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How Do I Get Rid of This Junk?

April 25th, 2017

Did you know that the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority has one of the most expansive recycling programs in the country? Because of their work and our community’s commitment to green, we are a national model for solid waste management systems. With spring cleaning in full force, we thought we’d check in with the Authority…Read More

Prevent This with Commercial Roofing & Coping

April 18th, 2017

We’ve been looking at the website of the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) recently and have come away impressed with their detailed advice. Their mission is to help you prepare for natural disasters such as high winds, snow, hail, and more. Their plans and advice are free for the download and we…Read More

Money Saving Discounts on Motorcycle & Boat Insurance

April 11th, 2017

What a snowy, cold winter! We hope all of our skiing and snowmobiling friends enjoyed it. But it’s warmer now and we’ll bet many of you are thinking about getting that cycle on the road or boat in the water. We thought this would be a great time to list for you the money saving…Read More

How Cleaning Up the Yard Can Get Dangerous

April 4th, 2017

For most of us here in Central New York, spring means working in the yard. It feels good to get out of the house and get active cleaning up from our long winter. But that often means we’re using tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. In fact, one of our friends is…Read More

NYS Motorcycle Safety Program at MVCC

March 28th, 2017

The New York State DMV states it best when it says, “…motorcycling requires skill, concentration and reasonable precautions. Although it is possible to ride a motorcycle on your own, trial and error is a tough teacher of motorcycling skills.” (Bold is ours.) We couldn’t agree more! There is so little protection for riders that one…Read More

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

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