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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

Tips to Protect Your Identity During Tax Time

Tips to Protect Your Identity During Tax Time It’s Tax time and while it may not be your favorite for many hackers it is their favorite time of year and there are plenty of opportunities to steal your personal information or tax refund. Here are some tips to help keep your information safe and make sure you get your tax refund and no one Read More

Spring Launch Boat Tips

Spring Launch Boat Tips Boat season is here, and it’s time to get your boat prepared. To make your first launch of the season an easy, safe and uneventful one, we have put together the following list of tasks before you put your boat in the water. Make sure your registration is up to date, and your boat insurance has been purchased or renewed. Read More

Individual Dental & Vision Insurance Plans for Everyone!

Individual Dental & Vision Insurance Plans for Everyone! Individual dental and vision plans are becoming extremely popular. Whether you have recently lost your group coverage or you are an individual looking for an affordable care, we can make it simple by providing you with an online portal that includes a wide variety of plans and carriers Read More

How to Cyber Protect Yourself: Tips to Avoid a ‘Botnet’ Attack

How to Cyber Protect Yourself: Tips to Avoid a ‘Botnet’ Attack   Your personal computer and, in fact, any other home devices that are Internet-enabled, are susceptible to hacking, which can allow criminals to access private information stored on your computers. Cyber criminals can even use your computer to send damaging programs to Read More

So You Had a Car Accident: What Do You Do?

So You Had a Car Accident: What Do You Do? Even a minor car accident can prove stressful and life changing. It is important to stay calm and make sure there are no medical emergencies. If necessary, call 911. Call the police on a non-emergency number to report the accident if there are no injuries needing attention. Move as far from the Read More

Tarrytown Rotary celebrates 10th Annual Rubber Duck Derby

Tarrytown Rotary celebrates 10th Annual Rubber Duck Derby The idea of racing rubber duckies took awhile for the club to accept. In fact, Mimi Godwin had to spend several years trying to convince us to say yes. Once we agreed to this crazy idea we had to find a place to race! The Hudson River? The Tarrytown Lakes? Tommy Basher and Gerry Read More