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    • Consistency and COVID-19

      June 10, 2020 - 3:05 PM

      Here’s something you didn’t expect a few months ago: that you would be spending April and most of May at home, talking with other people in person as little as possible. You might be getting back to your regular routine these days, but you’re staying prepared for another shutdown, another...Full story

    • The Ultimate Equipment Restoration Checklist

      June 8, 2020 - 1:56 PM

      Here in Michigan, some industries were finally allowed back to work through May and now into June, like construction, manufacturing, and lawn care. Others, of course, were always working, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and, of course, hospitals. Everyone here at Hastings Mutual was working too, though many of our...Full story

    • Getting Started With A Greenhouse

      June 3, 2020 - 1:18 PM

      It is the busy season for greenhouses — especially this year, as people start shopping for plants and seeds to get in the soil after two months of waiting. But it’s a business that comes with a lot of risk: you have to keep living things alive while making sure...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: Christ Child Society of Detroit

      May 27, 2020 - 3:56 PM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.Not every child has a happy, successful home life. That’s where the Christ Child Society of Detroit and their...Full story

    • Why Everyone Needs Inland Marine Insurance

      May 20, 2020 - 3:22 PM

      Despite the stereotype, insurance isn’t really that confusing. If something goes wrong at home or with your business or farm like a natural disaster or theft, that doesn’t mean it’s all over for you. Instead, the insurance that you pay for kicks in and helps you get back to work...Full story

    • Losing Everything On Your Desktop

      May 13, 2020 - 2:54 PM

      Whether you were still at work during the last few weeks or you had time to yourself, you probably spent a lot of time on your computer or your phone. You looked on Facebook, watched movies, created documents, downloaded files — in short, you put data on your computer. If...Full story

    • What Is An Insurance Peril?

      May 6, 2020 - 3:06 PM

      You might know them as natural disasters, but in the insurance business, situations that can seriously damage a house or other property are called “perils.” Not all of them are natural disasters, but each one can cause a lot of damage. There are many different types, but there are 16...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: Nutrition on Weekends

      April 29, 2020 - 1:42 PM

      The Hastings Mutual Insurance Company Charitable Foundation recognizes the contributions of nonprofit organizations in the communities we serve. Each month, we’ll honor one of those organizations as our Nonprofit of the Month.Our Charitable Foundation recognizes different organizations in our six-state region that help their communities. They all offer support and...Full story
    • How The Stuff In Your Car Can Save You Money

      April 22, 2020 - 1:40 PM

      If you’re in Michigan, you probably already know about the state’s no-fault reform changes coming this July. There’s a variety of changes to who’s covered by an insurance policy, how much coverage is worth, and much more. We’ve got an entire webpage devoted to it. But people in Michigan aren’t...Full story
    • Marketing Minute: Google Maps (video)

      April 21, 2020 - 2:39 PM

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