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    • Make Your Holiday Meal Easier And Safer

      December 19, 2018 - 2:42 PM

      If you’re not already getting your turkey ready for the holiday meal, now is the time! But of course you’ll need it to be safe. Keeping yourself and your family protected from a literal kitchen tragedy might seem obvious, but when you’re busy frying a bird, whipping up potatoes, baking...Full story

    • Top 3 Ways to Stay On Task at Work

      December 12, 2018 - 10:35 AM

      In case you weren’t aware, it’s the holiday season! There’s a million things to think about: gifts, parties, meals, decorations… and that’s on top of everything you already deal with every day, from kids to commutes to grocery shopping. With all those distractions, it’s no wonder a Career Builder survey...Full story

    • Preparing Your House For Winter (video)

      December 12, 2018 - 10:14 AM

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    • The Easiest Way To Find Customers Online

      December 5, 2018 - 2:22 PM

      One of the big goals of this blog is to encourage everyone, especially our independent insurance agent partners, to use the online tools that are available to them. There are social media sites like Facebook (have you been to our page?), video on YouTube and Vimeo, and blogs just like...Full story

    • Nonprofit Of The Month: United Way Of Barry County

      November 28, 2018 - 4:12 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.

      Each year, Hastings Mutual supports our local United Way office with a week devoted to raising funds for the...Full story

    • Farm and Garden Winter Prep (video)

      November 14, 2018 - 4:05 PM

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    • Danger In Every Email You See: 16 Red Flags

      October 11, 2018 - 8:55 AM

      If you’re reading this blog post, you probably use email. It might be at your job, to communicate with co-workers on the other side of the building or the other side of the country. Or it could be at home, with family and friends. Most likely, it’s both.

      And though...Full story

    • What Every Farm Needs To Survive

      October 4, 2018 - 3:51 PM

      A farmer’s work is never done, especially in the fall. That’s when the crops grown all summer are harvested, and (a few weeks later) the farmer is able to take a look at his or her property, equipment, and resources, and come up with a plan for...Full story

    • Online Mistakes That Make You A Victim (video)

      October 4, 2018 - 2:02 PM

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    • Nonprofit of the Month: Shepherd Hall Transitional Living Program and Vista Maria

      September 27, 2018 - 9:01 AM

      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.

      The Shepherd Hall Transitional Living Program at Vista Maria provides temporary housing for homeless women in the Detroit area....Full story