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Make Room on the Road: Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

Make Room on the Road: Sharing the Road with Bicyclists With sunnier days and warmer weather we will begin to see more bicycles on the road. To help keep everyone safe on the roads here are some reminder tips for vehicle and bicycle safety. - When riding a bicycle on roads or bike paths bicyclists are responsible for following the same Read More

How to Stay Connected – Finding a Business Email Address

How to Stay Connected – Finding a Business Email Address It used to be easy to find people, as long as you knew someone’s name you could open a phone book and find their address. In today’s age of technology it can be a challenge to find an email address for someone. To assist with this problem tools and resources have been created to help you Read More

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

The Dangers of Distracted Driving With better weather, more drivers take day trips or plan weekend getaways but more drivers on the roads create more potential for distracted driving.  Distracted driving can be more than making a quick call or firing off a quick text, it includes adjusting the navigation system, eating or anything that causes a Read More

Oh No, My Phone Got wet! These Tips Might Just Save Your Phone’s Life

Oh No, My Phone Got wet! These Tips Might Just Save Your Phone’s Life So you dropped your phone in the toilet, you knocked a glass of water onto it or you jumped into a pool and forgot it was in your pocket. There are a million different reasons how you phone ended up soaking wet but when it happens after the immediate panic you need a plan on Read More

Cinco de Mayo with Allan Block Insurance!

Cinco de Mayo with Allan Block Insurance! This year the staff at Allan Block Agency celebrated Cinco De Mayo with lunch brought in from Tomatillo! Tomatillo is a local restaurant in Dobbs Ferry, NY specialized in fresh Farm-to-Burrito foods using ingredients right from the Hudson Valley. You can see their full menu at www.mexchester.com . Read More

Think the New York Family Leave Doesn’t Apply to your Business? Think again!

Think the New York Family Leave Doesn’t Apply to your Business? Think again! A new bill establishing a Paid Family Leave (PFL) program in the state of New York was passed. This bill will apply to businesses of all sizes and under this bill workers will be able to take leave to: Bond with a new child (including adopted and foster children), Care Read More

National Small Business Week: From One Small Business to Another

National Small Business Week: From One Small Business to Another April 30th through May 6th is National Small Business Week! More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business and they create about 2 out of every 3 new jobs in the US each year. From Everyone at Allan M. Block Agency we would like to say from one small Read More

Long Live the Queen of Piedmont: Let’s Talk Barbaresco

Long Live the Queen of Piedmont: Let’s Talk Barbaresco I often talk about Barolo, and I am quick to add in a Barbaresco note or bottle to a tasting whenever I see fit. However, what you will hardly ever see in these pages is a tasting centered around Barbaresco. The reason for this, much like the reason why Barolo is more well-known than Read More

The Cost of Driving: Why insurance premiums are on the rise

The Cost of Driving: Why insurance premiums are on the rise Does the cost of driving seem to be a bigger drain on your wallet then it used to? It very well could be. Here are some trends that may be contributing to the increasing cost of driving. Driving Distractions – Today we have more distractions then ever causing us to take our eyes off Read More

Cyber Security Insurance for Small and Midsize Businesses

Cyber Security Insurance for Small and Midsize Businesses For many businesses the internet has opened a door to unprecedented connections with customers, productivity and visibility. Yet, along with all of the many benefits of the internet there is a real and growing concern of cyber attacks that can cause harm to a business’s revenue, Read More