Insight & advice from the experts at Marshall & Sterling

Spotting Fake IDs
Whether it happens with your customers or in the process of hiring a new employee, it is vital to recognize the differences between fake identification documents and genuine documentation.
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Preparing Your Home and Family for a Tornado
When it comes to tornadoes, there’s no substitute for advanced planning. During peak tornado season—between May and August—storms that produce tornadoes can develop quickly, so it’s important for you and your family to know exactly what to do before, during and after a twister strikes.
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Are You Covered in Case of a Business Interruption?
If a fire causes your pawnshop to be temporarily unusable, what would you do next? Ideally, you would move to a temporary location while your permanent place of business is being repaired.
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Understanding Firearms Liability in your Pawn Shop
Many of our Pawnbrokers who deal in firearms and ammunition and or conceal or open carry weapons in their stores must understand the increase in liability it creates when running their business. In today’s litigious society where politically, guns are a very hot topic, I thought it be a good idea to address how having the proper insurance in place can make a difference
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Red Flags When Buying Used Cars
While buying a used vehicle will save you money and help you avoid depreciation costs, it is important to do your research before you purchase one. To avoid purchasing a car with hidden problems, look out for the following warning signs:

Excessive wear and tear in the interior.
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Light it Up Blue With Us - April 21, 2018
Join us at HV Light it Up Blue, supporting the Autism Move-A-Thon of Orange County on April 21!
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Pet Adoption Event & Drive
Our Marshall & Sterling Insurance branch location in New Windsor, NY is hosting a pet adoption event in their parking lot with Hudson Valley SPCA on May 19! Stop by our parking lot between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to win prizes, drop off donatoins, and see who is searching for their “furever” home.
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Dangers of Multitasking Behind the Wheel
When was the last time you talked on your cell phone, ate behind the wheel or quickly checked your notifications? For most people, the answer is "this morning." Many drivers have made it a habit, putting themselves and others at risk - and possibly breaking the law.
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Are You Prepared for Flooding?
What would you do if your property were flooded? Are you prepared?
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Celebrating Our Top Sales Executives
Each year, we hold a Producers Conference to help excite and inform our Sales Executives, and celebrate their success over the last year. This year our team celebrated at Rivers Casino in Schenectady, with a keynote address from Judson Laipply that really resonated with the group. 
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