Health Benefits: Wellness Programs Benefit Company and Employees

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As healthcare costs continue to escalate without any signs of slowing down, many employers are looking for alternative ways to cut health costs and still provide for employees. The solution: wellness incentive programs. According to a new survey by benefits consultant Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health, nearly two- thirds of companies said the biggest obstacle to … Read More

Restaurant Study: Personalized Online Marketing Strategy Key


A comprehensive online marketing strategy is key to generating customer engagement and business for your restaurant. But what truly matters to your customer? According to the New National Restaurant Association and LivingSocial research, electronic marketing channels complement traditional and offline channels as part of a successful marketing mix. However, it is the personalized online messages that have the greatest impact. … Read More

J.P. Morgan’s Loss Raises Issue of Risk Management

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On May 10, J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon said the bank had taken $2 billion in trading losses in the past six weeks and could face an additional $1 billion in second-quarter losses due to market volatility. In several trades Dimon described as “flawed” and “poorly monitored,” concerns about increasingly large investments involving complex trades were dismissed, according to the … Read More

Why is Fine Art Collection Insurance So Important?


Why is Fine Art Collection Insurance So Important? In a recent blog post we covered Sotheby’s auction of Edvard Munch’s “The Scream.” The pop culture icon and fine art masterpiece made history as the most expensive work ever sold at an auction at $119.9 million. Extensive measures were taken in weeks preceding the auction. During public viewings, the artwork sat … Read More

What Is Wine Collection Insurance & Why Do I Need it?


What is Wine Collection Insurance & Why Do I Need it? You come home from a vacation to find your climate-controlled wine cellar has malfunctioned. Wine bottles are uncorked from the extreme heat and fine wine is spilling all over the floor. Or you may come home to find your house has been vandalized or ransacked. Hopefully you have insurance … Read More

Manufacturing Insurance: Technology Helps Grow Manufacturer Industry


The U.S. manufacturing market saw a more bullish upturn in the first quarter of 2012. According to the latest Manufacturing Barometer survey released by PwC, some 68% of the manufacturers said the U.S. economy was growing up 40 points from the fourth quarter of 2011. Industry Week gave a summary of the results: Despite the fact that many manufacturers faced … Read More

Restaurant Business: Decorating Mistakes to Avoid


As a restaurant owner, you want to create a unique, optimal dining experience for your customer that extends from the food to the atmosphere. It is the first impression a customer gets when they arrive and it can make or break their first impression. Here are tips to create the exact ambiance you want in your restaurant, and avoid traditional … Read More

Technology: Best Gadgets for Business Trips


Travel is a part of your business. From meetings to conferences and tradeshows, regardless of the industry, thousands of business owner travel all over the world each year. Packing for business trips should be streamlined, efficient, and seamless. When it comes to technology on the road it is easy to get caught up in lugging multiple gadgets around. The New … Read More

Crane Accident Raises Safety Concerns in Construction Industry


The collapse of a crane in New York City last week that killed one and injured four has raised a debate on safety requirements. The crane broke apart when handling rebar at a site where the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is building an extension of the No. 7 subway line beyond Times Square. The accident is the city’s third fatal crane … Read More