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10 Tips for Wood Burning Fireplace Maintenance
Who doesn't love a nice, warm fire in the fireplace during the cold weather months? There can be many advantages to a wood burning fireplace, including saving money on heating costs and supplementing your main source of heat. At the same time, maintenance and service of your fireplace is of utmost importance.
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Data Breaches Increasing at a Record Pace
According to a recent report from the Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout, 791 data breaches were reported during the first half of 2017 in the United States alone, marking a 29 percent jump from the same period in 2016.
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Insurance Scores and Credit Freezes
If your business is looking for an insurance quote, it's important to know that many of our carriers consider insurance scores to be an important and predictive rating element. They obtain an insurance score on all new business applicants, and use the score received at inception on each subsequent renewal. 
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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Data security is crucial for all businesses. Customer and client information, payment information, personal files, bank account details—this information is often impossible to replace if lost and is extremely dangerous in the hands of criminals. Data lost due to disasters such as a flood or fire is devastating, but losing it to hackers or a malware infection can have far greater consequences.
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Marshall & Sterling Honored with “TRENDSETTERS AWARD” from National Safety Council
We are proud to announce that the National Safety Council has  awarded Marshall & Sterling Insurance with a “Trendsetters Award” at their 2017 Congress & Exposition, held on September 23, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN.
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Tim Dean Honored with Community Service Award
Our president, Tim Dean, received the “Community Service Award” at the annual Professional Insurance Agents of NYS board of directors dinner held Sept. 12, 2017. The PIANY Community Service Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate a significant commitment to the improvement of his or her community.
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Think you're too small to need cyber insurance? Think again.
Most small businesses think their company is too small to be a target for hackers - that their data just won't be valuable. In reality, data thieves are simply looking for the path of least resistance.
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The Benefits of Stone Removal
Article by Peter Spector, Geib Refining Corporation
 
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Why You Need Employment Practices Liability Insurance
As a business owner, you strive to hire qualified employees to work for you. Unfortunately, as you are well aware, not every hiring decision goes as planned. Even if an employee is terminated for legitimate reasons— such as poor attendance or unsatisfactory work habits—every termination opens the door for potential lawsuits.
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Why Are Auto Insurance Prices Rising?
Inflation will cause the price of all insurance policies to rise slowly, but you may have noticed that your auto insurance has risen more than normal lately. Most lines of insurance cycle between soft and hard markets over a number of years, which has a direct impact on the price you pay.
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