Tackling Cyber Risk for the Small to Mid-Sized Business

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On December 13, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned users of SolarWinds that hackers had compromised the system. A system that is used by hundreds of thousands of entities including several federal agencies, every one of the top ten telecommunications companies, every big five accounting firm, 85 percent of the Fortune 500, and… Read more »

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Protecting Employees from Hearing Loss

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Noise. It’s something we often can’t avoid. But for many workers, noise is something that isn’t just inevitable, it’s dangerous. Whether it’s in a manufacturing facility or on a construction site, employees are consistently exposed to dangerous levels of noise from engines, drills, pumps, stamping presses, conveyors, and much more. Hearing Loss is Common—and Preventable… Read more »

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Taking Steps to Protect Customers from Foodborne Illness

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Even if you’ve never experienced the joys of getting a “stomach bug,” chances are you’ve known somebody who has. With one in six Americans experiencing some kind of foodborne illness every year—resulting in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths annually—‘food poisoning’ is one of the most common causes of illness. In honor of Food… Read more »

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Vehicle Safety: Understanding the Dangers of Red-Light Running

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One of the biggest reasons that it has taken so long to train autonomous vehicles is the sheer number of calculations that the human brain has to make every millisecond in order to stay safe on the road. Though the reality is getting close and research has advanced insanely quickly in the past 5 years,… Read more »

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In for the Long Haul: How Fitness Facilities Can Go from Recovery to Growth

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Fitness is a journey—you can’t think short-term. It’s all about building habits, committing to the long term, establishing goals, and executing. While this is probably something you tell your clients when they’re hesitant to sign a 12-month contract or when they try to cancel their membership, it’s also something you need to think about as… Read more »

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Getting Your Own House in Order: Understanding Contractors’ Insurance Options

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Though it may not feel like it right now with the current stay at home orders, the market will once again pick up. Businesses who paused projects or expansion plans will want to resume work, and homeowners who paused renovations will want to get projects scheduled. Time on Your Hands Now, Time at a Premium… Read more »

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Tips for Protecting against Ice and Snow Dangers for Finance and Real Estate Companies

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If you’re in the northeastern United States, there are two certainties. First, it’s going to be cold. Second? You’re going to see snow. Lots of it. But you already know this. Knee-deep or even waist-deep snow is just a reality, thanks to the unique combination of latitude, altitude, and location between the ocean and the… Read more »

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Acadia Insurance Hires John Elias as Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer

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Westbrook, Maine (January 1, 2020)- Acadia Insurance is pleased to announce the hiring of John Elias to the Acadia Insurance management team as Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer.  Most recently, John served as the Insurance Commissioner of the State of New Hampshire where he led improvements in overall efficiency, speed to market of new… Read more »

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Help Protect Employees from Violence in the Workplace

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All one has to do is turn on the television or log into social media and news of workplace violence is a pandemic of modern culture. Just how widespread are such tragic occurrences? The numbers are staggering — each year, such reports exceed two million, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The outcomes… Read more »

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Four Trends Affecting the Hospitality Industry

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The hospitality industry is facing several external trends that are steadily reshaping the customer experience and how hoteliers serve their customer base. The Millennial Generation Companies in the hospitality industry are adapting and evolving to meet the preferences of millennials — a generation with vastly different expectations than those that preceded it. Today’s up-and-coming cohort… Read more »

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