Affordable Dream Weddings at Hubbard Chapel – Best of the Mid-Valley 2020 GOLD WINNER!!!

We are so happy to announce that Affordable Dream Wedding at Hubbard Chapel has won 2020 Best of the Mid-Valley FIRST PLACE for “Best Wedding Venue”.  Even during the hardships with Covid-19, our great service and the memories allowed Hubbard Chapel great opportunities to provide wedding services to newly-weds and their families. Thank you, as this is the second First Place award we have received this year. We couldn’t have done this without you all.

What Are the Benefits of Term Insurance policy?

You might have numerous financial goals, but life is unpredictable, and you don’t know what’s there in the next moment. Sudden death can risk these objectives as well as can leave your family in a stressful situation. In such troublesome occasions, however, no measure of cash can supplant the absence of a dear one; yet, a term insurance plan financially secured your family when you are not with them.

Salem’s High Security Low Cost Mini Storage

When you are looking for a place to store your prized belongings, what is most important to you? This is a question that we asked ourselves when evaluating the storage facilities in the Salem Oregon area. Storage is a very personal thing. Certainly what you are storing is personal, and you want to find the right company that will both protect your property, but also meet all of your personal requirements.

Brazil’s “Lost Decade” Needs New Economic Drivers Such as Global Value Chains

The Brazil economy doesn’t have the raw force to drive it forward. The Federative Republic GDP per capita is today back where it was in 2010; this means the people of Brazil have lost the entire last decade.  Worse yet, during the 80’s they had another “lost decade.” The current lost decade is the second time this has happened in the last 40 years. Over the last forty years, Brazil had over 20 years of zero GDP growth per capita.

Here’s What Taxpayers Can Do Now to Get Ready to File Taxes in 2021

There are steps people can take now to make sure their tax filing experience goes smoothly in 2021. First, they can visit the Get Ready page on

Here are a few other things people can do now:

Check their withholding and make any adjustments soon

Since most taxpayers typically only have a few pay dates left this year, checking their withholding soon is especially important. It’s even more important for those who:

Taxpayer Relief Initiative Aims to Help Those Financially Affected by COVID-19

The IRS reviewed its collection activities to see how it could provide relief for taxpayers who owe taxes but are struggling financially because of the pandemic. The agency is expanding taxpayer options for making payments and other ways to resolve tax debt.

Taxpayers who owe taxes always had options to get help through payment plans and other tools from the IRS. The new IRS Taxpayer Relief Initiative is expanding on those tools.

Security Summit Partners Announce National Tax Security Awareness Week Dates – Urge Increased Security Measures as Fraudsters Exploit COVID-19 Concerns

The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry today announced that the 5th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week will take place between Nov. 30 and Dec. 4.

This year, there’s a heightened need for security as fraudsters seek to use the COVID-19 to scam taxpayers and tax preparers. New protections being offered by Security Summit partners in January can help protect people against tax-related identity theft.

Balancing Income Generation and Equity Growth with Capital Preservation and Reinvestment Risk

One of the most difficult and common challenges that both average investors and financial advisors are all faced with, is how to achieve above average returns with below average risks.  It’s an age-old dilemma, where the quickest and easiest solutions often come up short of what otherwise seemed to be rather reasonable expectations. Granted, sometimes they work great.  But, other times, not so much (if at all.) 

IRS to Mask Key Business Transcript Details – Protect Taxpayers From Identity Theft

Moving to protect business taxpayers from identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service announced that starting Dec. 13 it will begin masking sensitive data on business tax transcripts.

The announcement provides 30 days for stakeholders to make any adjustments. The IRS began informing tax professionals of this change during the summer Nationwide Tax Forums. The agency previously masked sensitive data on individual tax transcripts two years ago.

IRS Criminal Investigation releases Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report; Identifies $2.3 billion in tax fraud

The Internal Revenue Service released the Criminal Investigation Division’s annual report, highlighting the agency’s successes and criminal enforcement actions taken in fiscal year 2020 during International Fraud Awareness Week. The majority of these activities occurred during COVID-19. A key achievement was the identification of over $10 billion in tax fraud and other financial crimes.

5 Things That You Should Never Forget While Choosing Smart Contract Development Services

In recent days, Blockchain and Smart contracts have created lots of interest among the people. As the prices of cryptocurrencies continue to rise, it has started generating lots of revenue along with the numerous possibilities of business growth. Anything that is related to blockchain technology gains exceptional recognition among the technology markets. Recent news by Etherscan depicts that around 49% of the transactions are happening only through Smart contract development services.

4 Secrets to Improving Your Local Marketing Strategy

For a lot of small businesses, the macro strategy is not nearly as important as their local activity. Why? Well, because they’re probably providing services locally or have no means to deliver their products across the globe. Still, a lot of these businesses mistakenly overspend on making a marketing strategy that is not locally-oriented. While this doesn’t necessarily have to be a mistake, it’s always slight mismanagement of their resources. With that in mind and without further ado, here are the top four secrets to figuring this out.

Single Family Properties vs Multi Family Properties – Which is Better?

The real estate investing and property management world may sometimes be a tough one, full of incomprehensible tricks, property management secrets, with many ins and outs of the property management world you still have to learn about.

Should you invest in single or multi-family properties? This is one of the hottest debates in the world of real estate investing. Both options offer a number of compelling advantages. But, to make an informed decision, it’s imperative that you understand the differences between the two.

More Vendors Prompt Sweeping Changes to Retail Environment

Late last month, sports equipment company Under Armour announced it was cutting ties with some 2,000 retailers over the next two years.  In doing so, Under Armour would focus on building up its direct-to-consumer business.  Promo Marketing reported a more than 50% growth in Under Armour’s e-commerce business during the third quarter, with a 17% increase in direct-to-consumer sales.

How to Generate More Leads For Your Local Business

Read this analysis before you choose one of the local SEO packages available. You can try any of them for better conversion. It will boost your sales. Some of these ways are free while some may cost you a bit.

Getting budget-friendly local SEO packages for more local leads is one of these ways. We have divided the whole process into two steps. The first step is about preparing, analyzing, and planning. After that in the second step, you will implement your plan. This step will show you results much better than before. So let’s get started.

The Impact of CoronaVirus on Travel and Tourism, Globally!

Gone are the days when we used to book flights and buy tickets without thinking about travel bans and restrictions. Unfortunately, everything has changed in the past few months – be it businesses, the education sector, or travel.  The travel and tourism sector has massively suffered during the crisis. Not only airlines but almost all major tourist attractions and cruise lines have also been shut down during the pandemic.

Get Ready for Taxes – Get Ready Now to File 2020 Federal Income Tax Returns

The Internal Revenue Service encourages taxpayers to take necessary actions this fall to help them file their federal tax returns timely and accurately in 2021, including special steps related to Economic Impact Payments.

This is the first in a series of reminders to help taxpayers get ready for the upcoming tax filing season. A special page, updated and available on, outlines steps taxpayers can take now to prepare for the 2021 tax return filing season ahead.

Nov. 21 Deadline Nears to Register Online for Economic Impact Payment – Some People Can Claim Special Credit Next Tax Filing Season

The Internal Revenue Service reminds anyone who doesn’t normally file a tax return that they have until 3 p.m. EST this Saturday, Nov. 21, to register with the IRS for an Economic Impact Payment.

The only way remaining to get a payment in 2020 is to register using the Non-Filers: Enter Info Here tool on before the Saturday deadline.

The #CancelLockdowns Movement

The year 2020 has been tumultuous at best and now, as the year ends, it seems the COVID-spurred fear expressed at the onset if this global pandemic is re-emerging. With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, attempts to discourage family and friends to gather as usual to prevent supposed ‘superspreader’ COVID contraction situations. Some mayors and governors are calling for lockdowns in one form or the other to supposedly prevent regression to high numbers of COVID cases. But do lockdowns work?

7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying a Franchise Business

Many people aspire to be a successful business owner, but only a few have the skills and expertise to run a successful company. Putting up a business from scratch is not as easy as it seems. You need to find loyal customers, hire qualified employees, and increase brand awareness. If you don’t want to go through the hassle of starting a business from scratch, you can opt to buy a franchise with the help of a franchise business loan.

The Philippines Needs a Global Value Chain More Than Most Countries

The Philippine economy contracted at 11.5% in the 3rd quarter. The previous Philippine quarter GDP declined by 16.9% and was the worst quarter recorded in Philippine history (two negative quarters of GDP is the definition of a recession). Having two quarters of double digit declines is unheard of, and puts the Philippines in one of the world’s most severe recessions. The third quarter double-digit decline was much more severe than what the market projected and more severe than regional peers. The 3rd quarter decline of 11.5% was significantly  deeper than the median estimates of 9.6%.

Help for British Wholesalers During and After the Pandemic?

New research from Barclays suggests that the average length of British supply chains has doubled since the pandemic hit, and retailers and wholesalers in the country do not expect them to return to normal until at least March 2021.  The report, “Chain reaction: Retail and wholesale supply chains adapt to a climate of change,” was picked up by the Scottish Business Insider.

The Bathroom Panorama in Chinese Tech Giants

Founded in 2015, Pinduoduo is without doubt the fastest growing tech company in the world. In merely five years, it has become the strongest rival of Alibaba Group in China. Huang Zheng, the founder, is now the 4th richest man in China, 24th in the world. Together with other Chinese tech giants like Alibaba, Tencent and ByteDance, they have become the dream destination for most Chinese coders. Recently, a bathroom problem might make jobseekers think twice before applying to Pinduoduo.