Thanksgiving safety tips – from traveling to deep frying the turkey

Mary McGrathCondo Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, private client group insurance, Uncategorized0 Comments

Millions of people travel from near and far to spend Thanksgiving with loved ones – it’s one of the busiest travel times of the year. The holiday is also a time when people spend a lot of time in the kitchen whipping up their Thanksgiving dinner and all the trimmings – resulting in a spike of house fires claims. Whether … Read More

What Employees Want from Employers?

Shannon HudspethBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Wellness Programs0 Comments

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Today’s workforce is far less likely to remain at the same company from college until retirement. The average commitment period for younger millennials sits around two to three years. Turnover comes with a hefty price tag for employers. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it can cost an organization 33% of an employee’s salary. So, what does the new … Read More

Trick or Treating and Keeping it Safe this Halloween!

Jenn DwyerHealth Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Uncategorized0 Comments

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It’s the time of year for costumes, sweets, and tricks and treats. While Halloween offers plenty of make-believe fun, it can also bring real safety risks for children, adults, and pets. With their minds focused on getting tasty treats, kids are twice as likely to be hit by a car while darting across dark streets on Halloween than any other … Read More

Simple Cyber Security Risks You May Overlook!

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Cyber Security, Risk Management0 Comments

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As large-scale cybersecurity attacks continue to wreak havoc, attackers are broadening their approach in order to strengthen their impact. In addition to the growth of the sheer number of attacks, they are also becoming more destructive and being utilized by other entities, such as nation-states. Aside from putting robust anti-virus and malware software on your computers, you may want to … Read More

Protecting Your Company Assets 101

John TillistrandCommercial Property Insurance, Cyber Security0 Comments

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Providing employees with assets like laptops, cell phones, cameras and even cars tends to go along with growth in any organization. By necessity, business owners invest a great deal of trust into their staff to protect these belongings. If your employee loses or breaks these assets what then? Things can become a little tricky. In the absence of any pre-established … Read More

How to Protect Your Second Home When You’re Not There

John PhillipsHomeowners Insurance, private client group insurance, Uncategorized0 Comments

You’ve finally purchased your vacation home! It’s states away in a city you always felt at peace in. You’ve furnished the place with all the best appliances and adorned it with your favorite art pieces to make it truly feel like your home away from home. A vacation property can be a wonderful investment, but no one wants to see … Read More

3 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged at Work

Matt BauerBusiness Insurance, Employee Benefits, Human Resource Consulting, Uncategorized

Employee engagement keeps the world turning when it comes to the workplace. There’s tremendous power in having a staff that actually likes each other, values involvement, and communicates well. Disengaged corporate climates remain all too prevalent in today’s workforce, however. In fact, a whopping 70% of employees surveyed by Gallup report that they are not engaged at work! Matters of … Read More

Leasing Vs. Buying in The Trucking Industry: What you Need to Know

Jonathan BelekBusiness Insurance, Commercial Auto Insurance, Risk Management, Trucking and Transportation Industry0 Comments

The trucking industry is the core of transportation of goods across the United States and beyond. While investing in these monster-sized vehicles can be lucrative in the long-run, they can cost a pretty penny upfront. The average yearly cost of operating a truck is currently set at around $180,000 according to The Truck Driving Institute. The great debate of “buying … Read More

Thinking of renting your home out via Airbnb – Not so fast!

Jenn DwyerCondo Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Uncategorized0 Comments

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It sounds like a great idea – you won’t be using your home during a specific period of time, so why not rent it out and make some quick cash? Sounds like a win-win, right? Eh…. maybe not. Listing your home for rent through Web sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) can be fairly simple. But playing host to unknown … Read More