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The Powerline Group Is Proud To Support United Way’s Project Warmth

The Powerline Group is continuing its tradition of community outreach and helping those in need, and we can’t think of a better cause during these cold wintry days than United Way of Long Island’s Project Warmth, which has helped area residents with home heating costs for 23 years.

Heating costs are always on the rise, and some Long Island families struggle to keep this basic human necessity affordable. Our donation to Project Warmth will help thousands of working families pay their home heating bills.

The first major snowstorm has already hit Long Island and closed governments, schools and snarled daily travel. Imagine the fear of not staying warm on top of these other winter headaches.

The current storm is a combination of a rapid and rare plunge in barometric pressure that some weather forecasters are referring to as bombogenesis, or the so-called “bomb cyclone.” The term comes from the merging of two words: bomb and cyclogenesis, according to private forecaster AccuWeather.

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Project Warmth’s Emergency Fuel Fund believes that “home energy is a basic human need and is equal to other essentials such as food, water, prescription medication, shelter and clothing.”

The Powerline Group is thrilled to donate to this worthy cause as we continue to support local charities and our communities in times of crisis. Just a small bit of assistance can make a huge difference in people’s lives.

 

 

 

The Powerline Group Donates To Project Toy

The Powerline Group Donates To Project Toy

Project Toy is a special annual holiday program that distributes thousands of toys to Long Island children in need.

Run by the Family Service League, Project Toy provides toys and gifts to parents who are struggling to provide the basic needs for their family. With the funds and toys donated by FSL supporters, FSL opens a shopping center at each of their Family Centers where their clients can “shop” for holiday gifts for their children.

No one is immune to financial hardship, and it’s imperative that companies both big and small give to those in need, especially during the holidays. With that in mind, The Powerline Group has embraced the act of giving by teaming up with a local charitable organization.

Last week, The Powerline Group became a proud sponsor and donated multiple toys to this worthy cause.

We’re dedicated to Thomas Fuller’s quote “Charity begins at home, but should not end there” – and continue to strive to do more for our local neighbors and communities.

We’re thrilled to be part of this group of givers this holiday season! Happy holidays!

 

 

The Powerline Prodigies Scholarship Program Launches

The Powerline Group Announces New College Scholarship Program For Long Island And National Students

The Powerline Group is proud to announce its first annual scholarship offering for college students studying computer science, technology or software development—as well as any closely related fields. As a Long Island based tech company itself, the folks at Powerline wanted to put a special focus on Long Island colleges to feed the ever-growing STEM boom on the Island.

Powerline Prodigies Scholarship

Beginning November 1, the TPG will be taking applicants for two separate scholarship (one Long Island college/university student and one national college/university student) with a focus in one of the aforementioned fields. The chosen recipients will each be awarded $5,000 to be applied toward tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year.

To apply, students must submit all application requirements through The Powerline Group’s official scholarships page.

Applications will be accepted from November 1, 2017 through May 1, 2018.

The Powerline Group is actively seeking to expand its reach via scholarship program placement on New York and national college websites. If you are a financial aid, scholarship, or college representative interested in promoting Powerline Prodigies, please contact us at .

 

 

 

The Powerline Group Receives Mention in Reader’s Digest

 

This week, The Powerline Group’s very own VP of Marketing and Operations, Lyn Hastings, was quoted by magazine Reader’s Digest in a blog post entitled, “50 Secrets Your Boss Won’t Tell–But You Need to Know.” 

 

The article explores what employers are really looking for in their employees, straight from the perspective of the employers themselves. Lyn’s contribution spans 4 full paragraphs and can be found beginning with point number 17. The rest of the Powerline team is proud of her acknowledgement and looks forward to many more public recognitions in the future.

 

To read the full article beginning with Lyn’s contribution, click here.

 

Powerline Group Receives Mention in Reader's Digest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Powerline Group Donates Supplies to LI Schoolchildren

The Powerline Group had the opportunity to make a difference for locally-based schoolchildren this summer. Through the Long Island Cares Annual School Supply Drive, the team at Powerline donated notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, pencil cases, rulers, and more!

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Should We Kill the Password?

Do your employees still use “12345678” as their PC’s passwords? Not such a good idea. In today’s world, a strong and complex password is the key to company security. The digital world today forces us to create multiple passwords in both business and personal use, and this can create password laziness. Using ascending 1 through 8 or descending alpha H through A is an easy target to be hacked.

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Hackers Impressed with New Windows 10

No one wants to be hacked, but it is probably satisfying to know when those pesky hackers have a hard time drilling into your sophisticated system.

That’s how Microsoft should feel right now.

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