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5 Steps to Take After an Accident

AccidentAn automobile accident is a scary and stressful situation regardless if it’s your fault or not.  I talk to a lot of people after they’ve been in an accident and they are so shaken up that they have difficulty giving me the details of how the accident happened.  I can’t blame them.  I have never been in a car accident (knock on wood), but I do consider myself somewhat of a professional when it comes to what needs to be done following an accident.  Here are five steps to help you get back on track.

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Which Movie Villains Make the Best (and Worst) Customer Service Reps?

DraculaWith Halloween quickly approaching (where has the year gone?!), I would like to change things up a bit and have a little fun! I love Halloween! It’s actually my favorite time of year, much to the chagrin of my wife. But I look at it as an opportunity to watch all kinds of scary movies, which is another favorite activity of mine. So I thought, wouldn’t it be fun to take some of my favorite villains and actually try to look at them from a customer service perspective!

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Why I Volunteer

VolunteerVolunteering for a cause or organization that you believe in can be one of the most rewarding and fun things in life.  My first volunteer “opportunity” came when an organization approached my boss looking for help.  It wasn’t going to work for her to help so she asked me if I would be willing to give up a few lunch hours and join the group.  I have trouble saying no, plus it sounded interesting so I agreed.    The group was planning a brand new annual event involving many worthwhile organizations in the community.  While I was only a small part of the event’s success, I’m proud to say that the event marked it’s 13th anniversary earlier this month.  

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Five Ways to Protect Your Identity Online

Identity TheftHave you thought about what will happen if the United States Postal Service continues to reduce their services? How will you be impacted if they cut out Saturday delivery? Does your life get put on hold because they decrease service? I’m not going to sit around and wait for them. The answer lies in electronic and paperless options available today. Many companies and individuals are already taking advantage of electronic commerce, along with the cost savings they offer. 

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4 Ways to Approach a Loss Control Program

Safety WarningFor any business, an effective Loss Control program is a must.  It helps you minimize losses or puts you on a path that greatly reduces the chance of one happening.  Some may feel the effort put toward safety management or, in this case, loss control prevention is a waste of time and will not add dollars to the bottom line. Many business owners, however, have found this to be just the opposite. 

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Five Questions that Could Save Lives in a Fire

Fire ExitThis has been a strange year for weather, with some catastrophic losses occurring in the most unlikely of places.   From earthquakes in Virginia to massive flooding in Pennsylvania, one has to wonder if we are truly safe from Mother Nature sometimes!

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Keep Med Pay Coverage and Keep the Peace

Slip and fallHave you ever had a friend at your house and they tripped on a step and got hurt?  Maybe you are a business owner and you’ve had a customer that slipped and fell on your property.   Accidents happen, often by no fault of yours.  That’s why you carry medical payments coverage on your insurance policy.

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