holiday theft prevention

Secure Your Home Before Hitting the Road for the Holidays

November 26

The holidays are a busy time of year for travel. According to U.S. Department of Transportation Statistics, the number of long-distance trips by Americans increases by 54 percent during the Thanksgiving travel period. The number rises by 23 percent during Christmas and New Year’s, compared to the average number for the remainder of the year. Continue reading

Black Friday vs Cyber Monday Infographic

‘Tis the Season to Go Shopping: Black Friday and Cyber Monday Battle It Out for Consumer Dollars

November 20

Nothing says “holiday shopping” quite like the four-day weekend from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. According to the National Retail Federation, consumers spent $59.1 billion on 2012 during the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While 10% of shoppers rushed to the stores right after finishing their Thanksgiving dinners, others waited until Cyber Monday, with online shopping peaking at 11:25 a.m. EST. Whether you plan to shop in-store or online, check out this infographic for more fun Cyber Monday and Black Friday statistics. Continue reading

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon

Twenty Six Inspiring Stories at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

October 18

On Oct. 20, 2013, 18,000 runners and walkers will support patients at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital with every step they take. Each mile of the marathon is dedicated to a Miracle Mile Patient Champion — a patient at the hospital with a story to inspire. At each mile marker, these courageous kids will be on hand to cheer on the participants and motivate them through their journey. Continue reading