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Have a Happy (and Safe) 4th of July!

This weekend, there will be Independence Day celebrations happening across the nation. People are stocking up on food, drinks, sparklers, and fireworks. Speaking of sparklers and fireworks, they can be fun, pretty, and cool, but they can also be dangerous….

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Summer is Coming: Tips for Outdoor Cooking

Spring is here and summer is coming. As a suburban dad, this means I only have two things on my mind: lawn maintenance and barbeque. Nothing ruins a good cookout faster than a trip to the emergency room or a…

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May the Coverage Be With You!

One of the toughest parts of commercial insurance is identifying all of the exposures a business might have. I met with a new client yesterday, Darth Vader, who is the Operations Manager for a business called The Empire. It sounds…

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Ladder Safety, One Step at a Time

Have you ever seen one of your family members or neighbors at the top of a ladder not being very safe? Maybe they were painting, taking leaves out of the gutters or cleaning windows, but they were making you nervous…

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Light Industrial – Heavy on Protection

  Light industrial is a term you often hear when discussing commercial insurance, but what does it mean? Typically, light industrial refers to operations such as machine shops, sheet metal work (shop only, no installation), and manufacturing of metal goods,…

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Smart Home Technology – Friend or Foe?

Anyone buying any cool tech gifts for themselves or for loved ones this holiday season? The possibilities are endless when it comes to “smart” devices that are available for you and your home! These devices range from smart plugs and…

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Small Business Safety: Taprooms & Tastings

As a long-time homebrew hobbyist and a self-proclaimed craft beer aficionado, I have a deep appreciation for the passion and hard work that goes into creating great spirits. If you’ve managed to turn your passion into your business and joined…

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House fires – $1.1 Billion property damage per year!

Can you believe there was $5.5 BILLION in direct property damage in the US from 2012-2016? Whoa! And, can you believe October is almost over and November is nearing?! Well, it still is National Fire Prevention Month, so let’s learn…

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Tips for a Spooky Safe Halloween

Halloween is fascinating to me! It is said to have gotten its start in the pagan culture of Celtic Ireland. Called the festival of Samhain, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off the evil spirits that were…

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7 Ways to Ready Your Vehicle for the Future Cold

Summer is gone, fall is here, and that means colder weather is coming. As cooler temperatures approach, it’s a good idea to think about ways you can help your car take care of you. After all, your car is likely your sole…

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