BREAK INTO SPRING!
It’s March madness at the Hare Truck Center! As we head into spring, business is really picking up once again. January and February are often our slower months, but come March, that rapidly changes. Hopefully the snow is on its way out for good and will be replaced by warmer weather. March is an especially exciting month for us because it’s time for the NTEA Work Truck Show. It takes place in Indianapolis on March 5–8. The event will be four days of trucks, accessories, vendors, and so much more. We’ll definitely check out the modern trucks along with current body outfitters, as well as peruse what’s new in the industry. It’s a great way for our guys to stay on top of industry trends. That way, we’re educated and can better meet the needs of our customers. If the Work Truck Show is something you’re interested in attending, let us know! We have a select number of passes for anyone who wants to check out the expo. Just give us a call, and we’ll see what we can do! Speaking of giving us a call, the new Chevy 4500, 5500, and 6500 trucks are steadily arriving — and leaving with their new owners. These vehicles have been hotly anticipated. We can’t say enough good things about this lineup. I’ve leased one myself and I love it! While we don’t yet have a demo truck on site yet, you can still come down and give the truck a look. Just call ahead to confirm we have one on
the lot. As soon as we do have a demo, you can be sure we’ll let everyone know. On the Isuzu side of things, we can get you scheduled for a demo with a low cab forward Isuzu, if that’s something you’re interested in. Either way, we have demo slots open if you want to spend some time with the new trucks before making a commitment.
Outside of the truck center, I’m looking forward to spring break with the kids. Well, I think the boys are really the ones who are anticipating it most. Spencer and Conner have two weeks off from school, which means we have to find things for them to do. I imagine they’ll spend time with their grandparents. We also might do a three- or four-day getaway as a family to help break things up. It’d be nice to go somewhere a little warmer, but we haven’t figured out all the details just yet. In the meantime, Spencer and Conner are looking forward to baseball season. They just wrapped up basketball at the Boys & Girls Club. I’ve been coaching Spencer’s team — the Hare Auto team — which has been great. The team brought together a lot of kids from previous seasons, and everyone had a blast.
beginning of the season and once at the end. It’s a great time for everyone to get to know one another, chat, and just hang out away from the court. Looking ahead, the boys may also get back into soccer. John Pence, who’s headlined our newsletter for the past couple of editions, is thinking about coaching the sport this year along with his daughter, Kelsey. If they do, you can be sure Spencer will want to play for them. It’s things like this that really show just how much of a family we are around the Hare Truck Center and Hare Chevrolet. We know one another off the lot and out of the service center. It’s a real testament to the bonds we form here. I can’t say enough compliments about our team here. They’re all wonderful people, and I feel lucky to work with them! -Todd Thurston Service Manager
As coach, I like to take the kids and their parents to Culver’s twice a year — once at the
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4 STEPS TO SPRING-CLEAN YOUR COMPANY WEBSITE
What’s New? Blogs, social media widgets, and news pages make your website feel active. But if you aren’t updating these sections, it can make your site — and your company — look and feel abandoned. If you haven’t posted a new blog since 2016 or left your What’s New page totally blank, it’s time to make a plan to regularly update these sections or scrap them entirely. Double-Check Your Domain Don’t let your website domain expire. At best, clients will be taken to some unclaimed page when they type in your website. At worst, someone can snag
When was the last time you updated your website? Not a full overhaul with a new logo or a dynamic interface — when was the last time you checked for broken links or updated your blog? Your website is an important tool to help convert prospects and reach old and new clients, and it should be properly maintained. Here are some simple tips to keep your website fresh. Update Everything Do you have a team members page on your website? Does everyone listed on that page still work for your company? It’s easy to overlook how often your company changes. Update your team members page, check that the contact information is accurate, and add any new products or services. Also, make sure your website matches today’s version of your company rather than the company it was when the website launched.
the domain out from under you. It can happen to anyone. Even Google has had problems with expired domains! Check the status of your domain, set reminders to renew your plan before it expires, or set up auto-renewal so the domain is paid for automatically.
Check for Broken Links There’s nothing as unprofessional as clicking a link on a website only to be brought to a page that doesn’t exist. Beyond being an annoyance for anyone visiting your site, broken links are also bad for your SEO. Depending on the size of your website, you could check all links manually or run Google Chrome’s Check My Links extension. However, if you have a larger website, it’s wise to invest in a professional tool, like Semrush.
You don’t have to redesign your whole website to make it feel fresh. Taking the time to dust off the cobwebs and open the windows can make a world of difference.
Create Your Own Film Festival Having a movie or TV series marathon is another great way to pass the time. You can watch some of the classics, like “Forrest Gump” or “Singing in the Rain,”fill the day with “The Lord of the Rings”series, or start a new Netflix show. If you want to involve your kids in the binge-watching, you can let them pick out one of their favorite movies too. Piece Together a Puzzle A rainy day is a great opportunity to pull out a puzzle. You can also grab your friends or family members and make the puzzle a team activity. With the whole day ahead of you, you’ll have several hours to devote to one of your favorite hobbies. Don’t let the rain keep you down! Instead, take advantage of the weather and enjoy a cozy day at home.
As the weather warms up, the urge to get out of the house becomes stronger. However, any plans you might have can be abruptly canceled due to rain. If you find yourself stuck inside for the day, here are a few activities to keep you occupied. Get Bakin’ A wet and chilly day is an excellent opportunity to warm yourself up with some baked goods. Bake your favorite snickerdoodle cookies or fudge brownies, and pour yourself a mug full of hot chocolate or cider to get through the stormy day. Read a Book If you have a bookshelf full of novels you’ve not cracked open, a rainy day is the perfect time to jump in. Settle down on the sofa with a cuddly blanket and enjoy some uninterrupted reading. The rain smattering against your windows creates the perfect background noise to delve into the pages of a new adventure.
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Truck of the Month
It’s bigger. It starts with a bigger wheelbase, which helps accommodate a bigger bed (7 more inches of floor space width over the 2018 model). There’s a bigger back seat in the four-door crew cab (3 more inches of legroom). There’s also more storage space in the back seat! THE ALL-NEW 2019 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500
The new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is knocking on our door. Everyone at the Truck Center has been anticipating the new truck since it was unveiled earlier last spring. We know a lot of our customers are eagerly awaiting the truck too!
If you haven’t read about the 2019 Silverado, here are a few details that have people excited. It’s more fuel-efficient. For the 2019 model year, Chevy is introducing dynamic fuel management in the Silverado. This system directs cylinders to not fire in certain circumstances. As a result, it boosts fuel economy. In the new Silverado, it may be a boost of about 5 percent.
And with that bigger bed, Chevy decided to offer a power- operated tailgate option, meaning you can now open or close the tailgate with the push of a button — from the key fob or from in the cabin.
These details only begin to scratch the surface of the new 2019 Silverado. For more, check out Facebook. com/haretruckcenter, give us a call, or stop on by — we’d be happy to chat with you about this fantastic new truck!
On the diesel side of things, the turbo-diesel will have start/stop technology, which will also be a feature of the 6.2-liter V8. The truck is also being built using lighter materials. The hood, doors, and tailgate, for instance, are made of aluminum. When it comes to the V8 crew cab, the truck is now 450 pounds lighter than the 2018 model.
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2 quarts water 1 cup kosher salt
12 whole juniper berries
1/2 cup brown sugar
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2 bay leaves, crumbled
2 tablespoons saltpeter (potassium nitrate) 1 cinnamon stick, broken into large pieces
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 pounds ice
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 5-pound beef brisket, trimmed
1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
1 small onion, quartered
8 cloves garlic
1 large carrot, coarsely chopped 1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped
8 whole allspice berries
Ash Birds Day Fat
Lamb Leprechaun Lion
Rainbow Shamrock Spring Tuesday Wednesday
In a large stockpot, combine water, garlic, and all herbs and spices to make brine. Cook over high heat until salt and sugar are fully dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in ice. Once water temp reaches 45 F, place brisket in a 2-gallon zip-close bag, pour in brine to cover, lay flat in a large container, and store in fridge.
Brine for 10 days, checking daily to make sure brisket is fully submerged and brine is stirred. After 10 days, remove brisket from brine and rinse under cool water. In a large pot, cover brisket, onion, carrot, and celery with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and gently simmer for 2 1/2–3 hours. Remove, slice across the grain, and serve.
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The Most Hated Cinderella
The Cinderella Everyone Loved to Hate
THE 1990 UNLV RUNNIN’ REBELS
The early ‘90s was a contentious time in college basketball, full of pure amateur competition. The days of the“one and done”player were far ahead, which meant that all the top-level talent was bred in the hotbed of the NCAA. Players like Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and David Robinson had to prove their NBA mettle in the grueling basketball tournament we all know as March Madness. It has always showcased the best of the best, but America has always loved an underdog. Last year, audiences adored Loyola Chicago as they made their way to the Final Four. Cinderella teams fill our hearts with hope and optimism, but not all of them are loveable. Perhaps no small school is more polarizing than the UNLV squad that was put together by the late, great Jerry Tarkanian. The team was nasty, flashy, and, most importantly, downright impossible to beat.“The Runnin’Rebels”ran the court like no team before. Reports have the 1991 Tarkanian squad referring to the Arkansas Razorbacks’“40 minutes of hell”as“40 minutes of vacation”when it beat the then second-ranked team on its home court. The team embodied swagger and wasn’t afraid to create a splash everywhere it went. Most of the noise wasn’t positive, but when you win the national championship the year prior, a little arrogance is necessary to maintain your“bad guy”image.
Formally a small state school known to locals as“Tumbleweed Tech,”UNLV wasn’t even a Division I school until 1970. When Tarkanian took over in ‘73, the school went from an institution most acclaimed for its hospitality program to an NCAA basketball tournament regular. After making their first Final Four appearance in 1977, the team started down a path that would take them to four Elite 8s in five years, and there would be no greater success than the season that came to pass in 1990. Most games are back-and-forth, with drama centering around every possession. That was not the case during the 1990 national championship game. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski guided his team to the final through steady stellar performances throughout the tournament, and all was well until the legendary programmet UNLV’s rowdies. The opening tipoff was about as close as Duke ever got to controlling any part of that game. Anderson Hunt, Stacey Augmon, and Larry Johnson ran the Blue Devils off the court, and the Cinderella team everyone came to hate won 103–73 in the biggest blowout in NCAA tournament history.
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