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  • St Patrick's Day Utica NY

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Utica, New York

    Utica’s St. Patrick’s Day parade took place last Saturday down Genesee Street. But did you know? The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in America took place in New York City in 1762. Organized by Irish soldiers serving in the British army, the parade was a way for Irish immigrants to connect with their heritage and […]

    March 14, 2023

  • wind damage insurance

    Increased Wind Damage in the Mid-Atlantic Region Predicted

    A distressing article in the Utica OD caught our attention last week. It was about a report by the First Street Foundation predicting storm tracks across the country. The First Street Foundation is a non-profit in Brooklyn, New York whose mission is to make climate risk accessible, easy to understand, and actionable for individuals, governments, […]

    March 7, 2023

  • home contents inventory

    Why Keep Track of Your Home Contents?

    A serious fire at home is a complicated, devastating financial loss. That’s one of the reasons customers feel comfortable doing business with us. Our inhouse claims manager, Cathy LeTray, guides our insureds every step of the way through the claims process. But even with that valuable help, it’s also a time consuming job for you. […]

    February 28, 2023

  • cars for seniors

    What Are the Best Vehicles for Seniors to Buy?

    A few weeks ago we posted an article on our social media that offered advice for young adults buying their first car. Younger buyers were encouraged to buy used, be careful about their budget, and be smart about shopping around for the best deal. Money is important for younger car owners. Income, lack of credit […]

    February 21, 2023

  • winter heart health

    How to Stay Heart Healthy in Winter

    Since 1993, Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig has been honored to work with the American Heart Association Mohawk Valley as a sponsor of the Greatest Heart Run & Walk. This year will be no different as we get ready for the big event on Saturday, May 6, 2023. We look forward to the Heart Run & […]

    February 14, 2023

  • car theft prevention

    What You Can Do To Prevent Car Theft

    We saw a disturbing article in the Utica OD last weekend. It’s about two insurance companies who are refusing to insure certain cars for theft. And this a result of a viral TikTok challenge that caused a gigantic surge in car thefts. The vehicle makes affected are 2011-2021 Kia and Hyundai models. 2021 insurance claims […]

    February 7, 2023

  • Scalzo, Zogby Wittig claims service

    You’ve Had a Serious Fire at Home, How is the Claim Paid?

    The most important way we serve our Utica area community with insurance products is when a large disaster happens to one of our customers. That could mean a car accident, a serious fire at their home or severe windstorm. It’s winter, so we thought now might be the time to talk a bit about the […]

    January 31, 2023

  • family getting tax credits

    Tax Credits that Could Help in 2023

    We recently wrote about the joy of a home fireplace, not only as a warm, cozy place to enjoy winter indoors, but also a source of federal income tax credits. What we discovered was that, effective January 1, 2023, highly efficient wood or pellet stoves or larger biomass heating systems may be eligible to claim […]

    January 24, 2023

  • business insurance utica ny

    Special Insurance for Business

    Business owners face many risks and hazards. These include loss of property, business liability, and loss of income. That’s why a Business Owners Policy (BOP) is so important in providing the insurance protection retailers and professionals need to manage their risk. It comes in a package that includes property, liability, and loss of income. And […]

    January 17, 2023

  • fireplace value

    Fireplaces Add Beauty, Warmth, and Value

    Did you know that you can add to the value of your home if it has a fireplace? We’re seeing estimates of up to 13% more for homes with fireplaces than the national median sales price. We were speaking with a Utica resident the other day about fireplaces. When he and his wife were looking […]

    January 10, 2023