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This Makes You 23 Times More Likely to Crash Your Car

March 21st, 2017

It also makes you about 6 times more likely to cause an accident than driving drunk. These are just a couple of the surprising stats we noticed in one of our newsletters, Business Digest, a few days ago. In these unbelievable numbers you’ll see the immediate danger you face every day you drive a car….Read More

Build Value, Discover the World with Stamp Collecting

March 14th, 2017

A friend of ours visited the United State Postal Service Museum in Washington, D.C. recently and reported to us a fascinating visit. The museum is all about stamp collecting with some of the rarest stamps in the world displayed. Our friend was a stamp collector as a kid and the trip brought back fond memories…Read More

SZW Grateful for its 25 Years Serving the Mohawk Valley

March 2nd, 2017

It’s been quite a ride! We’re delighted to have celebrated our 25th anniversary March 2, 2017. Gary Scalzo, Steve Zogby, and Red Wittig started SZW back in 1992. A few months later they purchased the Smith, Treiber, and Wittig agency and the rest is history. After a long and successful career, Red is now enjoying retirement…Read More

I Don’t Have to Change the Oil? Plus 3 More Car Maintenance Myths

February 28th, 2017

Have you dutifully changed the oil in your car every 3,000 miles? Has one of your kids told you to shut the windows and turn on the air conditioning because the drag on the car hurts mileage? And what about using premium gas for better performance? We were speaking to a friend of ours the…Read More

Winter Storm Action Plan for Commercial Enterprises

February 21st, 2017

We obtained a comprehensive disaster preparedness program as a PDF recently and we’d like to share it with you. It’s from Liberty Mutual Insurance and it’s called the Winter Storm Action Plan. Download it yourself by clicking here: WinterThreatsGuide. We offer it here because it’s a great way to get you thinking about how you would…Read More

Are You Getting the Homeowners Insurance Discounts You Deserve?

February 15th, 2017

Do you know if you’re getting all the homeowners insurance discounts available? To help you get the best pricing possible, take a look at the following list of credits and discounts. These are not available with every insurance company we represent, but if you think you qualify, give us a call and we’ll review your…Read More

Do You Know the Answers to These NYS Learners Permit Questions?

February 7th, 2017

You’ve been driving a long time. It’s second nature. You know what you’re doing and you know the rules of the road. Or do you? Try the following questions. They’re taken from the New York State DMV study guide for the Learner’s Permit Test. So get out a piece of paper and pen…who knows, you…Read More

Don’t Miss Out on These Car Insurance Credits and Discounts

January 31st, 2017

Our customers are often surprised at the number of credits available to them on their car insurance policy. So we thought we’d list some of them here. This way you can check your auto policy to be sure you’re getting every discount you deserve. Note that not every insurance company offers all of these credits…Read More

Your New Year’s Personal Umbrella Insurance Checklist

January 24th, 2017

We’re well into the New Year and it’s time to talk about personal umbrella insurance, the last of our three “personal insurance checklist” posts. First we offered a list of auto coverages for you to check from your own policy. Then we talked about homeowners insurance. Both of those policies included separate coverage for lawsuits….Read More

What to Look For in Your Snowmobile Insurance

January 17th, 2017

What a terrific year we’re having for snowmobiling in New York State! Old Forge reports on January 17, 2017 fair to good conditions with up to 4” of frozen base. (Click to get the most current update on Snowmobile Old Forge NY.) And the Tug Hill is some of the best sledding in the northeast….Read More

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