RTC's Business Communicator for Winter 2018

WINTER 2018 3 4 WarmHoliday Wishes, Cool Holiday Ideas Several pages of holiday-themed articles to help you master the season 8 Business Spotlight: Local Hardware Stores These five featured stores are the nuts and bolts of community unity 11 Shift Your Shopping to Local Independent Businesses Buy gifts for family and friends and give a gift to our communities 12 RTC News on Scholarships, Employees, and More RTC Scholarships, FRS Scholarships and Youth Tour, New and Promoted Employees, and Holiday Office Closures 14 TheMoreDevices SantaBrings, theMore Internet SpeedYouNeed Is it time for you to upgrade your internet speed? 15 New RTC Phone Listings 8 11 Contents RTC: www.RTC.coop Business Office: 0811 (Toll-free within RTC Exchanges) 701.862.3115 888.862.3115 Fax: 701.862.3008 Email: rtc@restel.com Publication Contact: Shannon Stafslien, Marketing Manager CEO/General Manager: Shane D. Hart Directors & Officers: Jeanette Hoff, President Jared Eagle, Vice President Glenn Schreiner, Secretary/Treasurer Wayne Skarda, Director Terry Wilber, Director Marlyn Froseth, Director Barbara Steinmetz, Director Jennifer Sorenson, Director Alicia Brenna, Attorney RTC is an equal opportunity employer and provider. Copyright© 2018 by Reservation Telephone Cooperative and Cornerstone Publishing Group, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form, electronic, photocopying, recording, mechanical, or otherwise without prior written permission of the publisher. TRADEMARKS – All brand names and product namesused inthispublicationaretradenames, service marks, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The Communicator magazine is an independent magazine and is not affiliated with, nor has it been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation, Google, Pinterest,Twitter,andFacebook.Allscreenshots are the property of their respective owners. RTC and Cornerstone Publishing Group, Inc. (the Authors and Publishers) hereby disclaim all warranties relating to TheCommunicator magazine or its website, whether expressed or implied, including without limitation any implied warrantied of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Although the Authors believe the information provided is accurate, the Authors do not have responsibility for any damage or loss of data to a user’s computer causedbyutilizingthis information.TheAuthors will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential, indirect, or similar damages due to loss of data or any other reason when utilizing information/tutorials from The Communicator magazine or its websites. In no event shall the Authors be liable for any damages, regardless of the form of the claim. The person using the information contained in TheCommunicator magazine bears all risk as to the use of the information provided. RTC and Cornerstone Publishing Group, Inc. are not responsible for the quality, performance, or reliability of third-party tools or software. Copyright© 2018 by Reservation Telephone Cooperative and Cornerstone Publishing Group, Inc. The Communicator 14 4 12