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Announcing Our Great New Location in Portland!

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

We are thrilled to announce that our Portland location has found its new home – just down the street! This will bring us closer for the Montavilla neighborhood and its residents we strive to support. Being a part of this thriving community is a huge privilege and we look forward to joining the neighborhood association…Read More

Make It a Point to Get Outside With Your Family

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Americans today — particularly kids — are less connected to the outdoors than ever before, thanks to technology and the hectic pace of everyday life. National Get Outdoors Day aims to help change that through education and encouragement, as well as reminding people that getting outdoors doesn’t have to mean a full-blown camping trip or…Read More

Actual Insurance Claims. We Wish We Were Kidding.

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Whoever said insurance was boring? We get to hear some wild reasons for claims and they encourage us to…pay more attention! Don’t be caught using one of these stories! Incidents with Pedestrians. The pedestrian ran for the pavement, but I got him. The guy was all over the road. I had to swerve a number…Read More

3 Memorial Day Recipes!

Friday, May 15th, 2015

This month we’re thankful for moms, three day weekends and these three delicious recipes! If you haven’t planned your start-of-summer feast, we have some flavors – Grilled pineapple! Key West chicken! Flourless Zucchini Bread! – that will get your tastebuds signing and high-fiving. GRILLED PINEAPPLE 1 Pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into rings. 1/4 Teaspoon…Read More

Insurance Rates Vary By State – How Does Your State Rank?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

There’s a number of things that come into play when determining the rate you pay for auto insurance. For example, some carriers go as far as vetting who you live with so even your roommates can effect what kind of rate you’re getting. And then there’s states where insurance can be sky high or rock…Read More

Thank you, Veterans!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Sometimes I wonder how many of our customers are veterans or active military. When I look at the United States flag in our Salem office, I feel immense gratitude. You see, my son-in-law carried this flag during a combat mission in Afghanistan. He was flying the plane Christmas day during operation ODIN. The military along…Read More

Carbon Monoxide – The Silent Killer

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Many incidents involving carbon monoxide poisoning can be prevented — with the right preparation. Start with these eight tips to help keep your home and family safe from carbon monoxide. Know the risks of carbon monoxide. Anything that burns a fuel — such as a furnace, fireplace, generator, gas appliance or car — produces a…Read More

Roadside Attractions

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Larger-Than-Life Roadside Attractions from our friends at Safeco in Portland and Salem, Oregon. World’s Largest Tiffany Glass Dome, Chicago, Illinois A road trip is a great way to turn a vacation into a themed-adventure. Running with the “world’s largest” theme, we found a few record-breakers on our road trips such as the world’s largest toilet…Read More

Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Our friends at Safeco in Portland, Oregon have some great tips to share on home maintenance! Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer, there’s a positive energy in the air. For many people, it’s the perfect time to reorganize and refresh their home, while others…Read More

Do You Know The Difference Between Distracted & Impaired Driving?

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Taking a road trip in or out of Oregon is a grand American tradition, particularly once we escape the winter doldrums and the days start getting a little sunnier. Too many drivers, however, also take part in some other “traditions” that are far more dangerous — and very often deadly. They drive while they’re distracted….Read More

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