Don’t Let Liabilities Crash Your Outdoor Parties This Summer

From sophisticated garden parties to casual backyard barbeques to huge Fourth of July bashes, summer is the perfect time for outdoor entertaining. With some extra planning before and during events, property damage and personal liability can be avoided.

Large parties will often involve vendors for catering, valet and security. While these services can help a party move smoothly, it is important to know who you are letting on your property. Check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure you hire a reputable company. When hiring, be sure to ask if the company does background checks on their employees.
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Participating in the Sharing Economy? Don’t Overlook Potential Exposures

Seventy-two percent of Americans have used some type of shared or on-demand online service. As more individuals opt into the sharing economy—especially short-term vacation rentals—it is increasingly important you don’t overlook potential exposures. Imagine the situation where you decide to … Continue reading

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Avoiding Real-Life Liability Nightmares this Halloween

More than 171 million Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). And it’s anticipated that more than 41 million youngsters will go trick-or-treating. Halloween is a time for ghosts and frights, but don’t let it … Continue reading

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Weakened Trees Make Lethal Dangers

For many, this winter has been especially difficult. Even locations much less accustomed to snow and ice experienced paralyzing storms. Your trees may have survived, but they also may have been weakened and could pose a threat when Spring and Summer storms hit.

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Serving Nonprofits and Protecting Personal Assets

If you serve on a nonprofit’s board of directors, whether it’s a large organization recognized nationally, or a smaller one making a difference locally, it’s important to help protect your personal assets from potential litigation.

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Winter’s Almost Over: Call an Arborist

After you shovel the last snowfall of the season (We hope!) off your walkway, schedule an appointment with a tree expert to assess the health of your trees. Your trees may have survived a steady stream of winter storms, but they also may have been weakened and could pose a threat when the next storm hits.

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Super Bowl Smarts

Ready for the big game? Having guests or a party for the Super Bowl? While you’re planning the fun foods and beverages, don’t forget the most important party detail, guest safety!
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