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  • Congratulations Donna……..again!

    Donna Moulton, a 20-year employee with Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig, Inc., was recently presented with Safeco Insurance Company’s Award of Excellence, for a THIRD YEAR in a row. “The 2012 Award of Excellence celebrates Safeco’s most outstanding and committed agent partners with superior underwriting skills who also belong to an agency that qualified for membership […]

    November 5, 2012

  • Let’s Have a Fun AND Safe Halloween

    Motorists beware!   In the next few days you will be dodging ghosts and goblins every where. Of course most of us are concerned with how much candy our kids will try to consume in one night; but what about the safety of our kids?   I want to make a few points that apply to everyone, […]

    October 28, 2012

  • Winterizing Your Home

      Look around you.……Fall is officially here.  The leaves are turning such beautiful shades of reds, yellows and oranges.  They’re also falling all around you.   That means it’s time to clean up and prepare your home for the fast approaching winter.  I’ve come up with a few ideas to get a head start on preparing […]

    October 4, 2012

  • Trusted Choice® Offers Storm Safety Tips for Consumers

    IA Magazine (for Independent Agents) published an article from Trusted Choice® offering storm safety tips.   From safety to clean-up to helping you with the claim process, this article can help you prepare your home or business for a disaster.  In the event that you find yourself in the midst of a storm or natural disaster, being […]

    September 7, 2012

  • Your College Student and their Cars

    Is your child embarking on their first year of college?  Are they living on campus?  More importantly, are they taking their car with them?  What do YOU think about that?  What does your insurance company think? From what I’ve read and heard, 1st year college students generally do not have a car with them on […]

    August 9, 2012

  • Matt’s Tips on Watering Your Garden – Part III

    Hello fellow Gardeners, summer is officially here.  And with summer, we have hot sunny days aplenty. Generally most of our plants are loving this right now.  Your peas may have seen better days, but your tomatoes, peppers and zucchini are just starting to hit their stride.  Let’s talk about watering for a minute. How often […]

    July 13, 2012

  • Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of NY on Teen Party Guidelines

    Teen Parties… they were ok when we were teens, but having a couples of teens now?  OMG!  Well, the best way to deal with them, in my opinion, is to keep the lines of communication open; tell them what you expect, act and be responsible, and to call – no questions asked, no matter what time – if […]

    June 28, 2012

  • Stay Cool in Your New Pool!

    But, before you go diving in to the prospect of a new pool be sure to do your home work and cover some basics of pool ownership: 1st, you should check with your town or city officials to determine what codes apply, or safety standards you will have to have in place, like a fence and/or lock.   […]

    June 15, 2012

  • Matt’s Successful Gardening Secrets for CNY – Part II

    For our next installment of Garden Blog, let’s discuss Mulch.  Most of us know what mulch is, we put it around our trees and around our perennial bushes and shrubs.  But, many of us do not know WHY we mulch.  For most the main reasons are to keep weeds down and to look attractive.  And […]

    May 22, 2012

  • So, Your 16 Year-Old Passed the Road Test, Now What?

    First, you panic!  OMG, what was I thinking letting him get his license?    Is he covered if he gets into an accident?  So many scenarios start swimming in your head.  Take a deep breath, and if you did your job as a parent and actually taught your child to drive (or even paid someone else to do […]

    May 14, 2012