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Building Blocks - December 2018

Dec 19 2018 Don't end up on Santa's naughty list. Read the December issue of DesignPro's Building Blocks Newsletter where Eric Prempus, FAIA, ESQ., NCARB, ORSA, discusses Gift Giving Dilemmas. more

Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

Dec 11 2018 You’re not just imagining it—a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation, and 52% stay only at places that welcome pets.... more

What Does History of Sears Tell Us About Our Future?

Nov 9 2018 Last week you may have noticed that Sears filed bankruptcy with little more than a whisper. Knowing history is important for so many reasons. Those reasons are not to live in the past, but remind us of decisions, strategies, and opportunities for the future.... more

Five Common (and Potentially Costly) Homeowner Mistakes

Nov 5 2018 Owning a home is usually a great experience. But it can also be a hassle, especially when unexpected issues pop up-whether you have a minor breakdown or a major catastrophe, it’s almost certainly going to require time and money to fix. In many instances,... more

Five Ways to Protect Your Personal Electronic Data

Oct 5 2018 Online data breaches are just an unfortunate fact of life now-as the New York Times put it, you might as well assume that your personal information has been taken, because cyberattacks happen all the time. That’s why we recommend identity-recovery coverage,... more

Let's Keep Our Lawns and Ourselves Safe

Sep 11 2018 For many of our neighbors, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn and garden tools,... more

Non-Profit News (Emergency Operations Plan)

Sep 6 2018 Is your organization prepared for an active shooter situation? Our September issue of Non-Profit News covers this topic. more

6 Tips for Getting to Work on Two Wheels

Aug 3 2018 Did you know that hundreds of thousands of people in the United States commute to work by bicycle, according to the U.S. Census Bureau? That’s a lot of cars off the road each day, a lot of gasoline saved and a ton of calories burned. Maybe you’re a bicycle... more

Essential Safety Tips for Nighttime Boating

Jul 9 2018 If you own a boat (or better yet, as the joke goes, you know someone with a boat), you’ve probably thought about spending some evenings on the water - especially in the summertime. It’s a great thought, of course. But, when you’re boating after dark, you need... more

Summer Driving Tips

Jun 1 2018 Summer’s almost here. The sun will come out of hiding, and people will, too. As crowds swell at the beach, in parks, and even on roadways, it all makes for some challenging driving conditions. More people are out and about, whether on foot, bike, or... more

Protecting Your Home: Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

May 4 2018 As a homeowner, one of the most important aspects of your home isn’t something you use daily. And it isn’t something flashy you show off to friends. It’s your homeowners insurance policy, and it protects you in more ways than you may think, helping you... more

Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

Apr 6 2018 You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize-4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most... more

Insuring Jewelry: How to Know if Your Coverage is Enough

Feb 6 2018 A ring from a loved one. A bracelet handed down through generations. A watch or necklace marking a special occasion. Every reason you treasure a piece of fine jewelry is a reason it should be insured. However, calling it “jewelry insurance” may be a stretch.... more

Do You Need Umbrella Insurance?

Feb 2 2018 One of the most certain things in life is uncertainty. Your dog could bite the neighbor’s kid. Your teen driver could hit a cyclist. A guest could fall down your stairs. A rainy morning commute on worn-out tires could result in a multi-car accident. And you... more

Tips for Buying a Safe Car

Jan 8 2018 You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely, your phone). But even though our driverless future... more



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