7 Safety Tips for Bike Commuters

7 Safety Tips for Bike Commuters

May 29, 2017
As the weather begins to warm up, more and more commuters may consider biking to work. Biking to work is not only a great source of exercise, but it can reduce a commuter’s carbon footprint and help him or her save big on gas.In fact, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), the average person spends nearly $9,000 a year to drive his or her car. However, before making the switch, commuters should do the following to make their bike rides to work safe and fun:Practice your… READ MORE
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Insurance Immersion: "Five Employee Concerns That Keep You Up at Night"

May 24, 2017
During the recent MWV Business Expo, I was able to attend several educational workshops sponsored by both Chalmers and the NH Business Review. Each workshop was presented by a member of a local business and covered material that was relevant to that member’s organization.The first workshop, “Five Employee Concerns That Keep You Up at Night,” was presented by attorney Chris Meier of Cooper Cargill Chant in North Conway. This presentation focused on areas of employment law that… READ MORE
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Insurance Immersion: "The Core Qualities of High Performing Work Teams"

May 24, 2017
At the MWV Business Expo, we attended “The Core Qualities of High Performing Work Teams,” presented by Howard Stanton and Erin Wright of Vanguard Coaching and Training.This workshop was highly interactive, as attending members sat in a circle and discussed our experiences working in teams. I was looking forward to this workshop, as I have come to realize the importance of team performance through my time in athletics, college, and the business world.Howard and Erin asked the group… READ MORE
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Insurance Immersion: "Healthy Aging"

May 24, 2017
On May 23rd I was able to attend the MWV Business Expo and sit in on some seminars from people in the Mount Washington Valley area. The goals of these seminars varied, from talking about the basics of running a business to different meals you can cook in a crock pot.The first seminar I listened to was about healthy aging and was presented by Sue Ruka and Danielle Koffenberger of Memorial Hospital. Now, when most people think of being healthy they think of the way they eat and how much they… READ MORE
Preventing Auto Theft

Preventing Auto Theft

May 22, 2017
Cars are a popular target of crime because they are relatively easy to steal. To reduce your risk of becoming a victim, use the following tips:Never leave your car running and unattended.Never leave your keys in the car or ignition, even inside a locked garage.Always roll up your windows and lock the car, even if it’s in front of your home.Park in high-trafficked, well-lit areas, if possible.Consider anti-theft devices such as steering wheel locks or fuel cut-off switches.Purchase… READ MORE
CVIP: Common Exposures All Airbnb Hosts Should Consider

CVIP: Common Exposures All Airbnb Hosts Should Consider

May 18, 2017
In today’s technologically advanced world, individuals have a unique opportunity to efficiently rent out their home, spare bedroom or other accommodations through Airbnb, an online hospitality company.For travelers, Airbnb is a convenient platform that provides affordable and flexible alternatives to hotels. For property owners and tenants, the service easily connects various rental units with perspective occupants and makes collecting payments simple and secure. For the average… READ MORE
Do’s and Don’ts for First-time Homebuyers

Do’s and Don’ts for First-time Homebuyers

May 15, 2017
Purchasing your first home is an exciting milestone. However, home buying is no simple task, and many first-time purchasers fall into common, sometimes costly, traps.So, before you start searching for your dream home, keep in mind the following do’s and don’ts:DOGet pre-approved. When shopping for a home, it’s important to know what kind of credit you have and your overall budget. In some cases, real estate agents won’t even work with you until you’ve been… READ MORE
10 Essential Tips When Buying Disability Insurance

10 Essential Tips When Buying Disability Insurance

May 9, 2017
The future is uncertain, so it’s important to prepare as best as we can for what life may bring. If you’re looking for guidance and answers to common questions about disability insurance, this information can help you get started and make the best decision based on your specific needs.1) If you or others depend on your income --- you need it. If you have people who depend on your income – or if you depend on your income – you need disability insurance. You might be… READ MORE
Protect Your Eyes From the Summer Sun

Protect Your Eyes From the Summer Sun

May 8, 2017
While most people are aware of the cause-and-effect relationship between the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays and skin cancer, less people are aware of the damage that the sun and UV radiation can cause to the eyes. Of those who do protect their eyes with sunglasses, 47 percent don’t check the UV protection level of their sunglasses before purchasing them.According to the American Optometric Association, both short- and long-term exposure to sunlight can cause damage to the eyes… READ MORE
Insurance Tips for Summer

Insurance Tips for Summer

May 5, 2017
Here is a list of common summertime activities, and some insurance implications that you should know about so you don’t end up with a case of the summertime blues.
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