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What’s on our mind? You can read about it in our blog. Whether it’s ideas from the industry or emerging trends, you can read about it here. And once in a while, we may throw in a movie review or some other surprise. So keep checking in. We’re glad to have you reading along.

 

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

As reported this week by newjersey.news12.com, Airbnb has released its top-searched destinations for spring and summer across the United States, and one of our local Jersey Shore towns has come in as No. 2! “There are 30 million...

 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Second homes give us a get-away from weekday life, and most times is a good investment. They also, however, present more of an insurance risk than your primary residence. The fact that you don’t physically occupy your second home...

 

Friday, November 13, 2020

With Covid-19 cases rising in NJ, Gov. Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 192 to protect New Jersey's workforce during the Covid-19 pandemic. Beginning November 5, 2020 employers that require or permit their workforce to be...

 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Introducing White Horse Wine & Spirits, a grocery-store like experience for your entertaining needs! Their philosophy is , it all goes hand-in-hand. Food is the first thing, then comes friends, then comes booze. It doesn’t matter...

 

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Introducing Cheryl Huber, one of our area's leading award-winning realtors. Cheryl and her team have over 35 years experience in real estate, and promote themselves as the best negotiators on the island. With honesty, strong values and...

 

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Introducing Allegra Marketing, Print & Mail, and as the name says, they are your partner and one-stop for your business' marketing needs. Located in Marmora, NJ, they delivery weekly to Cape May, Atlantic and Cumberland counties, and...

 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

As locals know, fall is the best time to be at the shore! We'd like to introduce you to the Inn in the Gardens, the ONLY accommodation in the beautiful, quiet, residential North end of the island known as the Gardens. It's an easy walk...

 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Today's Business Spotlight is on Adrian's Property Maintenance and Home Repair LLC. If you have those home renovation projects piling up, consider bringing in the experts at Adrian's. Owner and operator Adrian Choriw prides himself on...

 

Monday, October 12, 2020

FEMA's special policy for condominium buildings Did you know FEMA created a special flood insurance policy for residential condominiums? It's called the RCBAP, or Residential Condominium Building Association Policy. It is designed to...

 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Today's Business Spotlight: For My Boys Hardwood Flooring LLC Their name says it all! Meet Gary, owner and operator of a For My Boys Hardwood Flooring LLC and his boys. Gary explained, “As a family owned and operated business,...

 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Today’s Business Spotlight looks at a unique local business, Cut and Board. We’d like to introduce Andrea and Sarah, friends who have a love for appetizers, fancy displays of cheeseboards and all things pretty. They are...

 

Thursday, August 20, 2020

We're entering the most active part of the Atlantic hurricane season. Here's what you can do now to prepare, during a storm to survive and after a storm to be safe. Now/Prepare During/Survive After/Be Safe Sign up for local alerts and...

 

Monday, August 10, 2020

How is football like a business? When you are busy amid new pandemic protocols trying to get your food served quickly, get those service calls solved, keep inventory on your shelves and keep your customers coming to your business, how...

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Can I be sued for claims that my website is not ADA accessible? Lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 have proliferated in recent years against private businesses whose web sites cannot be fully used...

 

Friday, May 8, 2020

Even though NJ announced this week the shutdown order is extended for 30 more days, we need to begin to prepare for the day businesses can be reopened. It will not be business as usual, but instead changes must be made to keep our...

 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Your coffee mugs miss you. You may be missing them as well, if you're one of the thousands of workers who have joined the WFH team. Here in NJ, Gov. Murphy's Executive Order 107 mandated that all businesses are required to reduce their...

 

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

What to do with the ham? This holiday season, Easter, Passover or other holiday you may be observing, will be different for many of us. If you're used to hosting your large extended family for dinner, you'll find instead its one, two...

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

As small business owners, we understand how vulnerable everyone must feel in this ever-changing situation. We are trying to operate our businesses under extraordinary circumstances. The emotional and financial toll is enormous. If you...

 

Monday, March 30, 2020

So its been a week or more that most schools have closed, and you're running out of ideas to keep the kids -and you- happy and engaged. For us adults, we may use our time at home to catch up on cleaning closets, watch movies, take an...

 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

We are monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 and its impact on our employees and customers. We encourage businesses to follow the latest guidelines and updates issued by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention for businesses....

 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Have you ever found yourself tempted to do any of these things while driving? Our friends at Travelers Insurance remind us that taking your eyes off the road for even a moment can be deadly. Vow now to follow these tips for safer...

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

An well-written and updated employee handbook can be your first defense against a lawsuit brought by an employee. Combined with continual training and an Employee Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) Policy, and you have increased your...

 

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

During the winter, you can always crank up the heat to keep your home warm, but there are a few things you can be doing as well to keep cozy while helping to keep the energy bills down. Our friends at Broadley's will tell you how....

 

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Has your homeowner's insurance kept pace as you transitioned to owning one or more higher valued homes? Imagine a new homeowner buying a first home. A standard policy was probably adequate at that time. Over time, they move into larger...

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

If you have been outside lately you have notice that fall is upon us. While generally this means nice sunny days with brisk temperatures and beautiful fall colors, it also means that Medicare Open Enrollment is here! Medicare and...

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

So you've decided to start a food truck business. Congratulations! Deciding how to brand your food truck may be the most important decision you’ll face as a food-on-the-go entrepreneur. A well-branded truck can draw attention to...

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Is your dependent student attending college outside your coverage area? Here’s 6 things to consider. Be sure to contact your carrier or agent for specific instructions on what is needed to extend coverage to your student. If your...

 

Friday, September 6, 2019

As the eastern coast experienced severe weather this week, its important to understand how your insurance responds to damage caused by wind. Depending on the wind speed, your out of pocket costs will vary greatly. It is important to...

 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Its almost August, and the tourists are filling our towns. Are they flocking to your restaurant? Here are 8 ways that can help get them in the door from our friends at Modern Restaurant Magazine.

 

Friday, July 26, 2019

One of the best things about summer is the abundance of community Farmers Markets! Our neighborhood’s Wednesday Farmers Market overflows the town with visitors who are seeking the locally famous home-made key lime pies, cookies,...

 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Insurance is meant to protect you against financial loss. But is it really meant to protect you from any and all financial loss? When it comes to filing a loss claim on your home insurance, there may be times when not filing may be the...

 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

One million dollars is the minimum amount of coverage for an umbrella policy. However, insurance companies usually offer these types of insurance policies in one million dollar increments and often go up to five or ten million. Some...

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

What is a drone?The FAA has defined what is commonly called a drone an “unmanned aircraft”. The definition includes all the necessary equipment to operate it (e.g., control station, data links telemetry, communication and...