Author Archives: brad

Welcome the New Year by Making a “New-To-You” Resolution

Making a “New-To-You” Resolution One of the biggest news stories of 2019 was that recycling is no longer the panacea Americans believed it to be. Much of what is put into our recycling bins is no longer being recycled, but is instead piling up in landfills. With the new year upon us, it’s time to […]

2019 Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) Entrepreneurship Competition – Brooklyn Park

Device Pitstop’s Brad Swenson was honored to participate in the 3rd year of the Maranatha Christian Academy (MCA) Entrepreneurship Competition or better known as the “Shark Tank Event”.  This year’s teams included the following:   Water Fighter, Insta-Order, Cafe4U, Grid-Iron, Quick Lacing Boots, On-Time, Rise, Alpha-Fits and Alarm4U.    The judges selected Grid-Iron as the winner […]

Device Pitstop Participate in 2019 Sleigh Bells and Sparkle Parade in Maple Grove

Device Pitstop of Maple Grove participated for the 3rd year in Maple Grove’s Sleigh Bells and Sparkle Parade.  The wind made it a bit chilly for parade-goers, but everyone enjoyed this wonderful Maple Grove tradition!  The event is sponsored by the Arbor Lakes Business Association and Maple Grove Community Organization.

RIP Windows 7. Are you (and your computer) ready?

It was fast, it was powerful, its security was robust and now it’s time to say goodbye: Windows 7 will officially reach the end of its life in January 2020. And while “mainstream” support for the operating system officially ended in 2015, many thousands of people (especially Windows 7 Pro users) still utilize it on […]

Device Pitstop helps Minnesotans utilize technology as “hands-free” becomes law

  In 2017, the most recent year for which data is available, there were more than 34,000 fatal vehicle crashes in the United States, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Nearly 3,000 of those could be directly tied to distracted drivers and, of those 3,000, at least 14 percent of those fatal crashes […]