Mutual Understanding

    • Nonprofit of the Month — Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly

      June 26, 2019 - 3:00 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.

      Hastings Mutual’s home office is in Hastings, Michigan, the seat of Barry County. A lot of our neighboring businesses...Full story

    • The Easiest Way To Help People In Need

      June 19, 2019 - 2:53 PM

      You know Hastings Mutual offers insurance products — we talk about it almost every week here on “Mutual Understanding.” We also applaud the efforts of our independent insurance agent partners, who work in their own communities across our six-state region to support nonprofit organizations: specifically, organizations that help those in...Full story

    • How To Protect Your Credit Card From Hackers

      June 13, 2019 - 1:07 PM

      We’ve talked about financial online security and changing your password before. But there’s more to online safety than what you can do for yourself. Cyber liability and data breach response coverage, like the kind Hastings Mutual offers, helps companies stay in business after an online attack.

      A survey from...Full story

    • Planning Spring Planting (video)

      June 6, 2019 - 10:32 AM

      Video Transcript

      Planning Spring Planting

      Spring is finally here, and it’s time to think about planting your vegetables and flowers so you can enjoy them all summer long.

      Some of you may plant in small plants or fill acres of land with what you...Full story

    • Marketing Minute: Branding (video)

      May 30, 2019 - 10:39 AM

      Video Transcript
      ...Full story
    • Nonprofit of the Month: Flint Children’s Museum

      May 29, 2019 - 1:37 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.

      Founded in 1979, the Flint Children’s Museum has helped thousands of early childhood learners discover science, community, and...Full story

    • What You Can Do To Make Me Stay

      May 22, 2019 - 2:43 PM

      In the insurance business, we want everyone to have the right policy for their needs. No surprise, right? You could say the same about any industry — shoe manufacturers want everyone to wear the perfect pair of shoes; restaurants want everyone to have a delicious meal. So your independent insurance...Full story

    • The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do At Work

      May 8, 2019 - 3:14 PM

      In 2017, more than 320,000 construction workers nationwide suffered injuries on the job, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that of the top 10 standards violated by U.S. businesses in 2018, four had one thing in common: Falling.

      1....Full story

    • A Farm Business Boost (video)

      May 2, 2019 - 9:06 AM

      Video Transcript
      ...Full story
    • What Every Gardener Needs Before Every Project

      May 1, 2019 - 1:19 PM

      Whether you’re putting in acres of corn or planting a few flowers on your windowsill, you know it’s time to get plants ready to grow. A big project calls for a professional, and a landscape gardener’s expertise can take your yard from a few attractive plants to a beautiful, functional...Full story