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Susan’s Back!

 

This calls for a Happy Hour!

Susan Clancy is our co-worker who has been working remotely since she moved to Florida last fall.  She’s back in CT and working out of the office a few days a week.  To celebrate her temporary return we’re taking her out for Happy Hour today after work.  Come join us at Joey C’s Boathouse in Stratford at 5PM by the river and say ‘hi’!

Strawberry Festival this Saturday, June 10th!

 

Dougherty Insurance will proudly be one of the main sponsors for this Saturday’s Strawberry Festival at the High Plains Community Center in Orange, CT!   The weather looks like it will be perfect for this weekend’s event put on by the Orange Congregational Church.

Hope to see you there!

http://www.orangecongregationalchurch.org

 

 

 

Stratford Main Street Festival this Weekend

Right outside our office on Main Street will be the festival this Saturday, June 3rd from 10 AM to 5PM.

We’re not having a booth, but if you’re heading down make sure to listen for the bagpipes around noon. The president of the agency, Kyle Dougherty, expects to be playing with the Pyramid Pipes and Drums bagpipe band. They are part of the Shriners, who have their building on Main St. in Stratford Center and raise money for the Shriners’ Hospitals for Children.

Parking: If you’re a client of Dougherty Ins. Agency (or want to become one!) get in touch with us and we’ll see if we can save a parking spot for you in front of our office.

For more information go to the website at http://www.stratfordctfestival.com/welcome.html.

Malware Running Rampant

 

The latest cyberattack is spreading like wildfire in the form of a ransomware virus, holding your files for ransom if it infects your computer. “WannaCry” is in over 150 countries currently attacking computers with older, un-updated Windows versions. Update your Windows software immediately. Oh yea: Make sure you back up your files, too, preferably to a device that can be “unplugged” or made non-internet accessible. For more info from the internet pros check out https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-slams-spy-agencies-for-stockpiling-vulnerabilities/.  I’m really interested to see where this one originated from.

You can get Cyber insurance for certain business losses by cyber-attack. A breach that steals your customers’ data can ruin your reputation, monopolize your time, cause a ton of stress and be financially crushing. Call us at 203-377-4394 to protect your business.

 

 

New England Flood and Hartford – Our CT Flood Insurance Partners

 

You need the best partners for your insurance needs – so do we. So, we are moving most of our NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program) policies to the Hartford. NFIP remains the insurer, but the Hartford is our new administrator for these policies, handling renewals, payments, policy assistance, etc.

We are also starting a relationship with New England Flood Insurance that offers non-NFIP policies through the private marketplace as an alternative. This is a market that in many cases is 20 – 30 % below NFIP policies through an “A” rated insurer. Not everyone qualifies and it’s not the best fit for some (residential only, for example), We are hoping to place more and more flood insurance policies in the private marketplace over time.

The flood insurance market is changing quickly and many insurance agents are not keeping up! That could cost you in higher premiums and improperly written coverage. Put us to work on flood insurance needs for your family and your friends. Thank you!

Blizzard!

 

Our office will be closed on Tuesday, March 14th due to a blizzard! We will be open on Wednesday, March 15th, but not sure exactly when. Expect delayed openings across the state.

Enjoy the snow!!

 

 

Safeco Mobile app now available!

 

Introducing Safeco® Mobile! A new app that lets you manage your account and claims while you’re on the go. Available now to download for Android: http://spr.ly/61808TZ4O  and Apple iOS devices: http://spr.ly/61848TZ4r.

Colin’s Crew Walk of Hope, Sat., Sept. 17th

 

We’re going for a little walk tomorrow.

Susan, Denise and Kyle are going to the below event.   It should be a beautiful day and is for a good cause.  Care to join us?

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From their Facebook page: 

https://www.facebook.com/events/742706292537944/

Register today for the Colin’s Crew Walk of Hope Fundraiser on Saturday, September 17th. This event has been organized to raise donations in order to assist with our ongoing mission to fund the Meals4Kids, Snacks4Kids and Fun4Kids programs, which support families affected by childhood cancer. Colin’s Crew is looking for walkers to join us on this trek or to help donate to a great cause to help amazing kids.
Where: Camp Cuno, 6 Carey Ave, Meriden, CT
When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Registration – 9:00 a.m.
Walk Begins – 10:00 a.m.
Registration Fees:
Children (12 years & Under) – No Fee Required
Children 13+ and Adults – $25.00
(Raise $100 in donations and earn a free Colin’s Crew t-shirt)
Fundraising page: https://www.crowdrise.com/colins-crew-walk-of-hope1
Sponsorship opportunties available: contact us for details

“You give back, you don’t give up. You can always choose to help others. If you do, it will change you.”
-Author Susan Ford

Skybox! Travelers Championship. We have passes!

 

Last week we said we’d have tickets.  We have better than that:  We’ve got Skybox tent passes that means your food and drink is included.  All day on Wednesday, Aug 3rd.  17th green.   Contact our office before someone else claims them!   Thanks to our friends at SERVPRO.    Holding this for you, our customer, ’til 10AM tomorrow.  Then, it’s open for employees to claim them if they want.

Just in case you didn’t read the post from last Friday:

It’s time for the annual Travelers Championship Golf Tournament right here in CT.  It runs from August 1 through August 7 and will be in Cromwell.  It’s a PGA Tour event and has generated more than $33 million for charities, generating over $1.5 million last year and all proceeds go to charity!

Get more info at www.travelerschampionship.com and check out the sponsors that donate to and the charities that benefit from this very special event.

Want to be part of it? We expect to have 4 passes for Wednesday, August 3rd! Want them? Let us know you saw this post, and when and where you saw it, and they’re yours – if you’re the first to claim them and if you are a current customer of our agency!

We’re proud to have Travelers as one of our business partners.  Travelers + Dougherty Insurance = Awesome.

 

PGA Golf! Travelers Championship for Charity. Tix!

 

It’s time for the annual Travelers Championship Golf Tournament right here in CT.  It runs from August 1 through August 7 and will be in Cromwell.  It’s a PGA Tour event and has generated more than $33 million for charities, generating over $1.5 million last year and all proceeds go to charity!

Get more info at www.travelerschampionship.com and check out the sponsors that donate to and the charities that benefit from this very special event.

Want to be part of it? We expect to have 4 passes for Wednesday, August 3rd! Want them? Let us know you saw this post, and when and where you saw it, and they’re yours – if you’re the first to claim them and if you are a current customer of our agency!

We’re proud to have Travelers as one of our business partners.  Travelers + Dougherty Insurance = Awesome.

 

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