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  • When the Snow Flies, the Snowmobiles Come out. Here Are Some Tips to Follow:

    Well, we all appear to have made it through the 1st leg of the holidays, and hopefully survived Black Friday, Cyber Monday….you get the idea.  Since we’re all hoping for a white Christmas, our very own Donna Moulton has written some safety tips for those ‘chomping-at-the-bit’ to get out and ride. Tips for a safe […]

    December 2, 2011

  • Fire Up Those Wood Stoves…….But Do So Safely!

    Heating with wood can be safe and economical, but unlike a modern, central heating system, stoves and fireplaces require careful installation and constant vigilance.  In the interest of saving lives and property, we urge you to take the following precautions:  Have chimneys, stoves and connectors cleaned by a competent chimney sweep. Have stoves inspected for […]

    November 17, 2011

  • Winter Driving Tips…

    Prepare for winter driving before a storm hits: Have a mechanic check your car’s battery, brakes, fluid levels (antifreeze, windshield washer fluid and oil) as well as heating and exhaust systems to ensure that your car is in good, safe working condition.  Try to keep your gas tank full during the winter months.  Don’t allow […]

    November 7, 2011

  • Gary Scalzo Helps to Keep the Chamber Wheels Turning

    Once again, Gary Scalzo joins the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.   Always willing to give back to the community he grew up in, Gary works with the other members of the Chamber to encourage businesses to grow and prosper in the Mohawk Valley.   Thank you, Gary! Want to know more about the Chamber?  […]

    October 25, 2011

  • It’s National Teen Driver Safety Week!

    October 16 – 22, 2011  is National Teen Driver Safety Week.  Do you have a teen driver in your household?   Get involved with their learning process, they DO listen.  Set rules and lead by example….your teen is more likey to wear their seat belt if they see you wear yours.   Communication is key – they need to know about your safety concerns […]

    October 17, 2011

  • It’s National Fire Prevention Week!

    Have you replaced the batteries in your smoke detector?  Now is as good a time as any.  Soon, we’ll be running those furnaces, fireplaces and space heaters.  You’ll want to make sure you do this as safe as possible.  Have your chimney inspected and cleaned.  Give your space heater a LOT of space.  Here’s a […]

    October 12, 2011

  • The Winter Joys of Home Ownership

    So it seems that fall is here, are you ready for Winter?  More importantly, is your house ready?  Remember, we live in UPSTATE New York and the winters can be pretty harsh.  Luckily we have our homes to shelter us from the cold….snow….ice…..rain, and whatever else Mother Nature throws at us.  But, how do we […]

    October 6, 2011

  • We’re Cutting Her Loose……..Linda Ryan retires!

      It’s always nice when you can finally put a face to a name of someone you’ve worked with for years, but never met.  That’s what happens every year when our annual SZW picnic takes place.  Company people are invited to join us for an afternoon of Symeon’s GREAT FOOD and beverage.  One of OUR […]

    September 27, 2011

  • No-Fault Insurance May Not Be What You Think It Is!

    No-Fault Insurance is commonly thought to provide insurance when the “other” guy is at fault and not you. The name is a little misleading, however. Your policy will actually refer to it by a different and more accurate name, Personal Injury Protection, or PIP. PIP covers personal injury to the passengers of a vehicle, regardless […]

    September 23, 2011

  • What Would a Cyber Attack Mean to You?

    Cyber Attacks….   No, they aren’t science fiction – they’re real and they are happening to many businesses who never thought they would be a target of such attacks.  According to some reports, 85% of all cyber attacks are aimed at small businesses.  You don’t hear about these since they aren’t worthy of the national media attention that is garnered […]

    September 13, 2011