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    • What I Did When My Car Was Hit

      September 20, 2018 - 12:58 PM

      I was in a car accident a few weeks ago. I was waiting to merge into traffic at a roundabout. It was afternoon rush hour, so there were cars constantly swirling past as I searched for an opening. A line of cars built up behind me at the roundabout entrance....Full story

    • Say Goodbye To Your Business (Successfully)

      September 12, 2018 - 2:57 PM

      Business succession is preparing for the day you step away from your company: who will take over? But that’s just one of the questions you’ll need to answer when it’s time to move on. Business succession looks at the future of your business, while a newer management concept, exit planning,...Full story

    • Stay Safe In Severe Weather (video)

      September 11, 2018 - 12:01 PM

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    • Condominiums: How to Protect Your Winter Home

      September 6, 2018 - 11:16 AM

      The weather’s getting cooler, and the kids are in college. You may be ready to move on to the next step in your life — out of the house and into a condominium. Hastings Mutual has condo owners property insurance designed exclusively for you. Condo owners insurance is known as...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: St. Martin's Healthcare

      August 29, 2018 - 9:36 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. St. Martin’s Healthcare is the only free medical clinic in DeKalb and Noble counties in Indiana. It offers doctor...Full story

    • How To Cross-Sell (And Benefit From It)

      August 22, 2018 - 11:51 AM

      Cross-selling is a word we use in insurance when we work with clients who might be interested in more than one kind of policy. For example, if someone has a Homeowners policy, an agent might be able to cross-sell an auto policy, since that person probably owns both a house...Full story

    • Why Your Church Needs Protection

      August 8, 2018 - 10:24 AM

      For many people, a place of worship isn’t just somewhere to visit once a week; it’s part of their community. It’s where they see their friends, celebrate life-changing events like weddings, and gather for activities open to everyone, like youth groups or Bible studies.

      A church, synagogue, mosque, or other worship...Full story

    • Spreading The Word About Your Business (video)

      August 2, 2018 - 10:43 AM

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    • Can You Run Your Business From Home?

      August 1, 2018 - 1:36 PM

      One of the most exciting things about technology is the opportunities it provides, from one-click shopping to working from home — if it wasn’t for the internet, who would ever be able to finish a project while still in their pajamas? Some employers may offer a chance to work from...Full story

    • Nonprofit of the Month: Child Development Services of Ottawa County

      July 25, 2018 - 2:31 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.

      Child Development Services of Ottawa County is behind Lakeshore Head Start, a preschool program for Ottawa and northern Allegan...Full story