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Restaurant Insurance

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Restaurant Insurance

Many insurance companies claim to be great at insuring restaurants. Likewise, many insurance agencies, claim to be specialized in the restaurant industry. We even have captive and direct home and auto insurance agencies who claim to have the insurance expertise. The entire  industry has really created a one size fits all approach to restaurant insurance. However, it seems the insurance industry has slipped; that so called specialized insurance policy doesn’t…

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Exciting News for Choto

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House Fire

It has taken 6 years for Choto to get a fire station and thanks to neighbors like Ed Stout that time is finally here. We have been following this neighborhood movement for many months and we are excited to see this happen. The Farragut Press Enterprise announced the fire station will break ground this month next to the Weigels in the Choto area. The owner and developer John Huber speaks…

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How to Blow Gourds Out on Thanksgiving

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Blow up Turkey

You know that person…….you know, the one who always tries to show his smarts at the dinner table. Whether its politics, or religion…and you’re like, man, “Just stop already,” “I came here to eat, drink, and watch football. I want to be uncomfortable after the meal, not during.” Well….blow their Gourds out at the dinner table this year with these 5 Thanksgiving Stats 1. Did you know that Macy’s parade…

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Our 1958 Newsletter

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Newsletter Heading

Our insurance agency started in 1946. Every now and then we come across something special. The other day we found a few old newsletters. So who is John Bailey? The newsletter we found introduces him and speaks about our insurance agency. While our writing styles and education points have changed; what is interesting about the newsletter is how history repeats itself, just in different ways.  The newsletter idea today is…

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Work Comp premiums for Non-Employees in TN

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Employees

Interesting case came out of the Insurors of Tennessee newsletter last week. We have a feeling insurance companies will be jumping all over Workers Compensation audits after the Tennessee Supreme court declined to hear a case about insurance companies collecting Work Comp premium on payroll for Non-Employees. Not good news for many companies who hire independent contractors. The only thing we recommend at this time is that your independent contractors…

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How to Slay Dragons

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22

This is my collection of journal notes taken from years past. Enjoyed publishing it on linkedin “If I were 22″ series and wanted to keep my content versus have it in a social media space. I am now 35, and live in my hometown Knoxville, TN. I have been compiling notes since my graduation from Ole Miss in 2001. From time to time I review them and realize how I…

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Connecting your Neighborhood

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Recently, my HOA board decided to implement and review a new model for connecting our neighborhood called Nextdoor. A good friend of mine named Casey Peters introduced me to the idea, as he had said it really opened up communication and helped his neighborhood organize, discuss risk management, ask for recommendations, borrow lawn equipment, share an aerator for the weekend, share documents for review, and discuss safety issues. Nextdoor is…

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What Does Your Final Four Team Say About You?

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Stuart Seeger Photo

Sometimes I feel like we pull for teams that we can relate to. I have always felt like basketball strategy and business approach go hand in hand. The team you are pulling for in the 2014 Final Four has everything to do with your current approach to business. Here is what your team says about you: Kentucky These flashy young guns have 2 simple goals – Win a national championship…

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The Office Refrigerator

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Dirty fridge

I received an email from Anne in our office this week about the “uncomfortable” situation in the office refrigerator. It is too good not to share her thoughts on the office refrigerator policy: The problem of food preservation has been a problem for humans since we first walked upright.  For centuries we have struggled to preserve fresh meats, vegetables, fruit and dairy so that we can continue to enjoy these…

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Sinkhole Legislation Passed

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Example of Sinkhole

Sinkhole legislation bill was passed by the Tennessee General Assembly this week. So what does that mean? It basically means insurance companies must make sinkhole insurance available to homeowners if they want to continue to insure homes in Tennessee. If they want to inspect the property before insuring the home for sinkhole coverage they may. What does all that mean? It means sinkhole coverage is now optional to you, where…

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