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Six Tips to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Attracting and keeping quality employees is a challenge for most businesses. With Baby Boomers retiring and the younger generation seeming to lack the drive, focus and work ethic needed to run a successful business, it’s becoming more difficult to fill crucial roles within an organization. Economic instability has forced companies to downsize, cut pay and/or work hours, reduce benefits, and …

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Six Security Tips to Protect Your Home While You’re Away

It’s the end of another school year and for many, that means family vacation time. This is the time we look forward to all year as an opportunity to rest and unwind. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year that thieves look forward to as well. According to the FBI, the highest rates of burglaries occur in the months …

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Financial Spring Cleaning

It’s spring; and for most of us that means packing up the winter clothes, cleaning out closets, washing windows, and getting rid of the clutter that has built up over the winter months. Spring is also a good time to organize your financial life and possibly save some money in the process. Here are seven steps you can take to …

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Expansions to the FMLA – What Employers Need to Know

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was instituted 20 years ago by the U.S. Department of Labor, with the intention of helping employees balance work and family responsibilities. It allows for a reasonable amount of unpaid leave for specific reasons while protecting the legitimate interests of employers. The FMLA governs all public agencies, public and private elementary and secondary …

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Cyber Attack! …It’s Not a Sci Fi Movie

We hear about it every day. Hackers infiltrate computer servers at some of the nation’s top corporations and government agencies. They may not always access classified information, but the data they do obtain can be just as damaging. What about you? Are you prepared if your servers are compromised? Do you think that because you’re a small or medium-sized company …

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New Team Members

We are pleased to announce the addition of two new employees to our staff:  Kari Lenz has been hired as Property & Casualty Sales Representative. She will be responsible for the management and servicing of the Personal Insurance Division. Kari has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and is a certified Legal Principles Claim Specialist and licensed Property …

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Cloud Computing – What does that even mean?

When you hear the term cloud computing, do you know what this term refers to? A recent survey by Citrix Systems revealed that most people believe cloud computing to be one of the following: related to weather, pillows, drugs, and even toilet paper. Over half of survey participants claim they do not use cloud computing; however, any Internet user who buys …

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Colonel Harland Sanders, Gene Simmons, Charles Ives & Homer Plessy – What do they all have in common?

The answer: they all sold life insurance at some point in their life. Before becoming a fried chicken mogul at age 65, Colonel Harland Sanders worked as an insurance salesman for Prudential. According to the book “Colonel Sanders and the American Dream”, being new to the business, he was given the worst territory in Indiana, occupied by the poorest residents and the …

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Watch out for the Younger Generation

As the baby boomer generation is slowly passing their wealth on to younger generations, financial advisors need to adjust, or risk being left behind. The generations following the baby boomers, known as X and Y, already control about $10 billion of the $18 billion wealth transfer expected to come. It should be noted that only about 17% of children stay …

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How Can You Help Your Employees Keep the Weight Off?

Losing weight can be a constant struggle.  How many times have you lost a few pounds through exercise and a strict diet and just as quickly gained the weight back and then some? According to a recent Travelers article, a new Stanford School of Medicine study reveals a different technique that might keep those extra pounds off for good. The study tested …

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