Today’s consumers are losing touch, the human touch.

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You can buy just about anything online today. It is convenient, usually costs less, and sometimes, but not always, painless. One thing you cannot buy online is the personal touch (customer service) based on a mutually beneficial relationship between the company and the customer. Sure you can ‘call’ some online businesses and actually ‘talk’ to […]

Experiencing Summer in Anacortes

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We are finally experiencing summer in the Pacific Northwest and Anacortes. Summer temperatures have finally hit the summer heatwave, though we are still cooler than others in the U.S. Summer means vacations, picnics, visit to the beach, playing on the water, BBQing on the deck, and just chilling. Here are some reminders for keeping it safe […]

Maneuvering through a Roundabout

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It seems that roundabouts are all the rage, even here in Anacortes and Skagit County. The state recently completed a two-lane roundabout on Highway 20 at Sharpes Corner. They also installed one at Gibraltar Road on Highway 20. Add this to the roundabout at Commercial Ave, just as you turn into Anacortes. In town, the city […]

Preparing for Summer

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The last couple of weeks have been sunny and glorious, reminding us it is almost summer. We find ourselves outside more and gearing up for summer fun. Here are some activities and things to think about as you head into the summer season. 1. Most of us in the Pacific Northwest do not have swimming pools, but […]

Distracted Driving – It’s Not Just a Law

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Distracted Driving–you hear this term all the time. You see it on the roads. And Washington State passed a law against it. Distracted driving is any activity that could divert your attention away from the main task of driving, according to Travelers Insurance. In this article Travelers talks about it being dangerous and yet still […]

Getting Ready for Boating Season? Some advice in being prepared.

Boating season is fast approaching and boaters are ready to hit the high seas. But, before you do, prepare your boat for its first voyage. Travelers has some advice in this article on what to do to prepare for boating season. Our friends at Travelers Insurance have some great advice in this article, Emergency Preparedness Tips […]

What to Watch for In this Digital Age

Our lives revolve around passwords, electronic devices, email accounts, Social Media, etc. Privacy is an issue, identity theft is an issue, electronic crashes and failure is an issue. Today, more than ever, we need to be vigilant and pay attention to what is going on. Here are a few articles to help: From the FTC […]

It is a New Year so time to do an Insurance Policy Check-Up

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Life does not stand still and neither do insurance policies. It is a good idea to touch base with your insurance agent, at least once a year to review your policies. This annual check-up will give you a chance to see if you are underinsured or paying for insurance you no longer need. The first of […]

Tips that remind us it is Winter

Brrr…. it is cold outside. The first day of winter may be the shortest day of the year, but  it is also a reminder that the cold is not over yet.  Here are a few things to remember during the cold season. Black ice: How to spot this winter driving danger This is very common […]

At Anchor

There are plenty of options with boat coverage, including roadside assistance, on water towing, total loss replacement, and also covering anything that is attached to your boat. It will also cover any liability issues that may be caused by an accident.  Call us to find out more 360293-5158.

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