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January 2017
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Insurance Resources Team. We hope that 2017 brings you all the things you hope for. I don’t know about you, but I like the feeling of “starting fresh." A new year seems to offer the opportunity to put the past behind us and move forward. It is routine to make resolutions for improving the upcoming year.    

My resolution this year is to re-focus. Specifically I want to re-focus on our Mission Statement and our Core Values whereby we truly believe that YOU, our customer, is of utmost importance to the success of our business. We love to hear from you so please make one of your resolutions to review your insurance portfolio to make sure you have the protection you need. We are here to serve you!

 

-Anita Crockett Ford, Principal/Owner
Does Your Homeowners' Policy Cover Water Damage?


If you have a home over 40 years old, your insurance carrier may not cover water damage as you might hope. As a result of many fraudulent claims, insurance carriers are looking to find ways to reduce water claims, but that come at your detriment. Read more in our agent, Brian Ford's, latest blog
Save Money on Your Homeowners' Insurance!

Going into the new year many of us start looking at ways to save money. Below are some tips to save money on your Homeowners' Insurance:
  • Increase your Hurricane and/or All Other Peril Deductible
  • Get a wind mitigation report
  • Review your contents coverage annually
  • Ask your Insurance Resources's agent to shop coverage for you
  • Review the amount of coverage you have on your home
  • Get a central burglar and alarm system
  • Get impact resistant windows, doors, and garage doors 
Insurance Resources Eats

Recipes from our employee's kitchen

Susan's Sweet Potato & Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredients:
  • 1 large sweet potato                  
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast                                                         
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 small sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup honey barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread, torn into small crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt –or to taste
  • Also add any fresh herbs to mix – parsley or cilantro

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish.
  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the sweet potato, and cook until soft, about 10 minutes.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes, and mash or whip until smooth OR you can microwave the sweet potato then let cool and mash with a fork.
  • Mix the ground turkey together with the egg, sweet onion, garlic, barbecue sauce, ketchup, dijon mustard, any fresh herbs, and whole wheat bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add the sweet potatoes, and stir until evenly combined. If the mixture seems too wet, add more bread crumbs.
  • Use your hands to form the turkey mixture into a loaf shape and place in the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven 1 hour.
  • Slice the loaf to serve.
  • Enjoy!

Local Events



January 11 - Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy.  Come watch an incredible show at the Mahaffey Theater.  This jungle themed act includes acrobats, contortionists, and aerialists all accompanied by a spectacular musical score.  All ages are welcomed.  Click here for more info.

January 14-15 -  20th Annual Treasure Island Sport Kite Competition and Festival.  If you like flying kites to the highest heights then this event is for you!  Come watch kite demonstrations and kite ballet, and don't forget to participate in the stunt kite lessons.  Click here for more info.


January 29 -  Mad Beach Block Party.  Get silly at this all day event!  There will be food, drinks, art, and music.  Click here for more info.

February 4 -  St. Pete's Localtopia.  Support local businesses by attending this awesome event!  With over 200 vendors and organizations present, you and your family are sure to enjoy a great day.  There will be live music, good food, and the opportunity to shop local.  Click here for more info.


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