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Cyber Security for Small Businesses

Despite significant cyber security exposures, 85% of small business owners believe their company is safe from hackers, viruses, malware or a data breach. This disconnect is largely due to the widespread, albeit mistaken, belief that small businesses are unlikely targets for cyber attacks. In reality, data thieves are simply looking for the path of least…

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Structural Issues and Aging Buildings

Facilities managers need to keep a close eye on all components that make up a building’s functionality. While it may seem that structural issues only refer to the foundation and walls, the reality is that all systems within a building must be working optimally to keep the building structurally sound for the long haul. Many…

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Making Your Day Easier with our Client Portal!

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce the HR and Compliance Client Portal (formerly MyWave Connect), a time-saving online resource that puts clients in…

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Leading the Way: Ransomware Attacks in Manufacturing

For all the concerns about the manufacturing sector and how it’s been affected by supply chain issues, there is one area where manufacturing leads all other industries: ransomware attacks. According to Advisen loss data, ransomware attacks in manufacturing doubled from 2019 to 2021, making it the most targeted industry. This marks a shift from previous…

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Forklifts – Essential to Warehouse Tasks

Forklifts, also called powered industrial trucks, are essential to warehouse tasks, but present dangers if not properly used and maintained. That’s why forklift drivers must be properly trained and follow all safety procedures and precautions. Here’s an outline of forklift safety tips. Maintenance Check that the truck is ready to operate and perform any necessary…

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Flash-Robbed: The Growing Menace of Flash Mob Robberies

When you hear the term “flash mob,” you probably think of a bunch of people breaking into a song-and-dance number at, say, a train station or shopping mall. But the flash mob has a darker side in the form of flash mob robberies, and unfortunately it’s a growing trend.  The concept is the same: A…

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Spreading Your Wings Again: Travel Insurance Basics

As we continue to hope that the rest of 2022 will bring a gradual return to normal, many are beginning to plan to travel again. It’s important to remember, though, that even aside from the ever-changing travel restrictions related to COVID, things can and do go wrong with travel. Travel insurance can help to protect…

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Making Your Day Easier with our Client Portal!

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce the HR and Compliance Client Portal (formerly MyWave Connect), a time-saving online resource that puts clients in…

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Weather or Not – What’s Covered by Your Homeowners’ Policy?

The winter months usually bring more severe weather and much lower temperatures, and that often means an increase in weather-related damages to homes as well. What’s covered by a typical homeowners’ policy, and what isn’t? Frozen Pipes: Water expands when it freezes, and that’s bad news for copper pipes especially. Pipes exposed to low temperatures…

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