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SZW Insurance Welcomes Lisa Marchitelli

May 22nd, 2017

We are excited to announce that Lisa Marchitelli has joined our staff as a Commercial Lines Account Manager. She will be marketing, quoting, and servicing commercial insurance programs for our business clients. She has been a licensed property and casualty agent for over 9 years, working for independent agencies locally and in Arizona. She also…Read More

This Can Be Worse that a Fire at Your Home

May 16th, 2017

Fire is the danger that most people think of when they consider insurance protection for their home and possessions. But according to the Insurance Information Institute (III), water damage is one of the most common and costly disasters for U. S. residences. It accounts for billions of dollars in losses to homeowners and renters. Water…Read More

Thanks, Mom!

May 9th, 2017

With Mother’s Day coming this Sunday, we got wondering about the history of this annual celebration of our mothers. Who came up with the idea? And why is the title singular, Mother’s Day, and not Mothers’ Day? Turns out it started in West Virginia in the 1850s when Ann Reeves Jarvis formed Mother’s Day work…Read More

“The Car Drove ITSELF into the Swamp!”

May 2nd, 2017

When relating the circumstances of their accidents, people often weave an excuse into their stream of consciousness explanations. And these can be hilarious. We found 15 of them at the Readers Digest.com: “I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over an embankment.” “I thought my window was…Read More

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

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