Customer Appreciation Event was a Success!

Our Customer Appreciation Event was a tremendous success! Visitors were able to enjoy great food while having a chance to relax and talk with friends. Brochures and other helpful information were available to aid in understanding their insurance coverages. Some even tried their skills at completing insurance related crossword puzzles and/or coloring books! (The did pretty darn good, too!) Many people won door prizes and a good time was had by all. Again, I wish to personally thank all my wonderful customers and friends for making my “job” a pleasure not a chore. You all are the reason I am here and[…]

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Come Heck or High Water

The camera focuses on a family enjoying a nice day out on the lake in a small boat. The camera pans out and we discover not a lake and a lovely day for a picnic…but rather, we see submerged roof tops and water cluttered with debris. The helicopter suddenly appears overhead, extends a lift system and raises the family to safety. Something like this always “happens to someone else”. Watch the video below to see flooding happening to other Nebraskans. This demonstrates that the possibility of floods happening in “land locked”, “drought ridden” Nebraska is not so far fetched. Have you[…]

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The DMV Debacle

The woman is driving home from work, happily tapping her fingers to the beat of her favorite song. All is right with the world, until….. she glances in her rear view mirror and sees flashing lights. Bummer.She didn’t think she was speeding…nope, not speeding. What’s up? She pulls over and nervously gathers her driver’s license, vehicle registration and insurance card. The officer steps to the window, “Hello Ma’am, do you know why I stopped you tonight?” “No” she sheepishly replies. “One of your tail lights is out”, says the officer while taking her license, registration and insurance card. He steps back[…]

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The Groundhog Froze!

Happy Groundhog Day! I don’t know about you but I am pretty sure that shadow or no shadow, the groundhog stuck his little nose out of his hole today and will NOT come out again until June! After all, it’s a balmy minus 16 degrees as I write this post! Groundhog Day is such as strange tradition (to put all our hopes and trust in a furry rodent that is often more of a garden pest than a desirable critter) that I thought I would find out where this practice came from. • February 4, 1841, Pennsylvania storekeeper James Morris wrote in[…]

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How many people does it take to change a light bulb?

How many people does it take to change a light bulb? I’m sure you have heard that joke or some semblance thereof…..but it’s a VERY valid question. Picture this: 22 feet of wiggly, wobbly, spaghetti-like track lighting 6 arms and hands a less than desirable working environment 4 feet above your head so all the blood rushes away from your fingers and they go to sleep (which is preferable to the burning sensation your shoulders and back feel from straining to keep the track aloft!) Oh, and did I forget to mention the swear words? (No home improvement project is complete without[…]

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New Year…New Lawsuits – Protect Yourself!

As we start the New Year, it is always a good idea to take a look at your insurance protection to make certain that you are still properly protected in the event of loss or damage to your belongings. In our “sue-happy” society it is equally, and possibly more important, to also review your liability coverages. My collegue, Jeff Orloff who writes on insurance related topics for the Renter’s Insurance blog has provided the following important information that addresses renter’s insurance but is also applicable to home, farm, and business owners as well: Renter’s Insurance and Liability CoverageMany people make a decision regarding a renter’s insurance policy[…]

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Is Santa an Insurance Nightmare?

Happy Holidays to you!  I know that sometimes insurance companies seem ask incessant questions and may appear to be overly picky when they make recommendations for safety improvements, however, they are just trying to ensure that your home, auto, or business is in the best position to withstand and hopefully avoid any loss or damage. Sometimes insurance companies have to worry about loss exposures that are quite hazardous and unique. With this in mind, I wanted to share the following with you that I received from a insurance company colleague of mine. The scenario is that an insurance agent has[…]

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During this season of gift giving and getting, it is especially important to protect your “stuff”…. even if and especially if, you don’t own your own home. Jeff Orloff, a blogger for http://www.rentersinsurance.org has asked to serve as a “guest blogger” on my blog in order to provide you with the following information: Renter’s Insurance BasicsWhile just about anyone who has a mortgage is required to have a homeowner’s insurance policy, those who rent – whether it be a house, apartment, or condo – often forgo insurance under the assumption that their landlord’s policy will cover them in case of disaster. Unfortunately[…]

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The “Roll Lady” Attacks Pumpkin Pie

The can of pumpkin and the box of pie crust dough mock me from their perch near the stove. They seem to sneer….”go ahead, we DARE you to try it…”  Crap. It was with this taunt echoing in my head that I found myself sitting at my dining room table with the current issue of the Parade insert from my newspaper. As I distractedly thumbed through the pages, one article caught my eyes:   The Pie that Ate My Thanksgiving.    Written by Jacquelyn Mitchard, the article expounds upon her lack of cooking talents and the pressures of creating The Thanksgiving Meal. WOW – someone else,[…]

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