Keep it GREEN, Keep it CLEAN Tips and More!

Garrett's Gadgets & Gabs

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A keen awareness of our environment is ever present in humanity’s daily life and, therefore, it seems fitting that there is a day to celebrate it. What day is this? Earth Day, which is celebrated across the world every year on April 22. On this day we are encouraged to recycle, reuse, and reduce. Today I would like to bring attention to reducing by means of maintaining.

One way to easily reduce by maintaining would be to curve the consumption of products with the maintenance of personal belongings. As far as personal belongings go; one that is often neglected is personal computers. Computers/towers tend to sit under desks, in a dusty corner, or even on the floor as a dust magnet often forgotten.

Did you know that dust buildup inside laptops, desktops, and other electronics can drastically decrease their lifespan? What happens is dust builds up around every nook and cranny effectively suffocating the computer. From there the device overheats causing electrical failure and can even burst into flames. Luckily, with a little TLC, this can easily be averted. About once a month open up your computer and blow the dust out. Be careful not to touch any of the components, making sure the computer is turned off and the power cord is unplugged. If the computer is exceptionally dirty; it is highly recommended to bring it to a computer specialist. Using the wrong cleaning tools can cause irreparable damage. By keeping up with the internal and external dust removal of your computers you can maximize the usefulness and use your PC for years to come.

Just remember there are many ways to celebrate Earth Day and help the environment. Whether recycling your waste materials, reusing your bath towel more than once, or even simply maintaining your computer, you can help the environment too. Get out there, help the environment, and make sure you clean your computer.

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Garrett Biebinger

Computer Repair Technician


New Employee Spotlight - McKay

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What do you like best about working for NGL? "The people are awesome."

Who inspires you? "My dad."

If you could be any animal, which would you be? "Eagle, I want to fly and feel free."

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing that you would do? "I would build my parents a house."

What are you passionate about? "Fishing, it's the best thing in the world."

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done? "Probably the craziest and dumbest thing I did was jumping dirt bikes at the Sand Dunes and breaking my back."

What are you currently watching on Netflix/Hulu? "I am watching "Breaking Bad" right now."

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day? "No one, I am content with being myself."

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had or weirdest thing you have tired? "The weirdest thing I have tried is Rocky Mountain Oysters."

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go? "New Zeland, it's a gorgeous place and I would love to go fishing there.

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person? "Working in the family business."

What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? "Riding ATV's and dirtbikes."

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? "Blue."

What is your favorite family tradition? "Camping, I feel at peace out in the wilderness."


Hometown Showcase 2019

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NGL Connection has the honor of joining the Evanston Small Business Network and community for this year's Hometown Showcase. This event will allow local businesses an opportunity to engage more directly and interact with each other on a more personal level.

Last year, Lupita Palma, Scotty Heckert, and others were able to join the expo. These expos let you experience and check out many of the great services offered in town. Last year, everyone was able to meet Weatherby the pack goat from a local business who offered their animals as a way to transport goods during large hikes and other activities.

"I was able to meet new people and learn about the other services that small businesses in the area have to offer!" - NGL Connection, Lupita Pama on her experience at the 2018 Expo

We invite you again to participate in this year's showcase on April 27, at 10 a.m. For more information visit evanstonsmbusnetwork.com.