December 2015
As we near the end of another year, I like to stop and reflect on all the positive things that have happened over the course of the year. Our agency continues to grow and improve with the addition of qualified new licensed staff. We continue to operate with our core values (see below) dictating the way we do business. For me, these are not just words on paper; it’s the way I want our agency to operate, every day, every phone call, every client.
As the year nears to an end, I also like to look forward to a new year full of new opportunities. We truly want to be YOUR agent for ALL insurance needs. We want you to look to us with your questions and concerns. We are here to help you. We know that without you, our customer, we do not exist.

Our hope for you it for the happiest of holiday seasons, filled with the love of family and friends. From all of us at Insurance Resources, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and may 2016 bring only good things your way.

-Anita Crockett Ford, Principal/Owner
Insurance Resources' 10 Core Values
  • Client Focus
  • Professional, yet personal service
  • Commitment to growth
  • Continuous self-improvement
  • Embrace & drive change
  • Build a positive attitude
  • Integrity
  • Be passionate & determined
  • Teamwork
  • Exceed expectations
Citizens Takeouts
And the shrinkage continues

The first round of Citizens takeouts for 2016 was just approved. Read more in our latest blog. Read it now!

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

  • If using a ladder to hang lights, always make sure you have someone with you to secure the ladder.
  • Make sure you buy the proper lights for outdoor use. These lights must be weatherproof to avoid any hazards.
  • Do not pierce light cords when hanging Christmas lights along the roof. Avoid this problem altogether by using plastic clips instead of nails or tacks.
  • Make sure to plug lights into a GFCI outlet to avoid a potential fire from outlet overload.
  • When hanging lights inside, avoid placing them near flammable materials and heat sources, such as electronics, heaters, and open flames. This could potentially cause a fire.
  • Avoid hanging lights or ornaments on lower tree branches if you have young children or pets.
  • If purchasing an artificial tree, look for one that is "fire resistant" or "fire retardant"
Employee Spotlight

Meet Sue Brochetti
Account Executive
"I am originally from the Philadelphia area and moved to Florida about 20 years ago after my family and I vacationed in Treasure Island. 

My family and I enjoy living in Pinellas County with the beautiful beaches, boating, and all the year round activities -- and of course our family members from the North love to visit!

Our daughter is a recent graduate of University of Central Florida with a Communications degree (Go Knights). The newest member of our family is little Mia, our 7 month old lab-mix puppy, who we adopted from PAWS Rescue. Mia loves going to the doggie beach, chasing just about anything, and being with her new family.

My husband and I were originally in the restaurant business for quite a long time. During that time, I also started my insurance career with a State Farm agency in New Jersey. Eventually, I returned to the insurance business again with State Farm until ultimately turning to the independent agency side. I have been an Agent with Insurance Resources for about 4 years and take pride in providing my clients awesome customer service and finding the right fit for their insurance needs!" 

Local Events

December 4- Beers on the Pier. Come sample craft beers at the St. Petersburg Museum of History!  Your ticket includes samples from more than 25 breweries, live music, food trucks, admission into the mueseum, and the opportunity to tell your friends that you drank beer with a 3,000 year old mummy.  Sounds like the perfect night!  Click here for more info.

December 5- Snowfest: A Real Snow Event.  Snow? In Florida? Yes! Come play in North Straub Park at the annual holiday Snowfest event.  Activities include tobaggan slides, ice skating, cookie decorating, and so much more for kids of all ages! Click here for more info.

December 5-6- Brocante Market.  Is your wallet burning a hole in your pocket? Do you like to shop till you drop? Great! Come to Brocante Market-  St. Pete's ONLY monthly vintage market! 15,000 square feet of vintage goods sourced by 50+ Brocanteurs. Located at 2200 2nd Ave S, St. Petersburg.  Click here for more info.

December 9- BRDM Open House Holiday Party. The law firm of Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A. welcomes you to its Open House Holiday Party from 5:30- 7:30 pm. Come celebrate the holidays and their new office location at 5858 Central Ave., Suite A, St. Petersburg.  Click here for more info.

December 12- Madeira Beach's 49th Annual Festival of Lights Boat Parade.  Looking for some holiday cheer? Look no further, this event will surely brighten up your night! Click here for more info.

December 19- Mad Beach Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl. There's nothing better than drinking a cold beer in a warm ugly sweater. Come support the Seminole Rotary Red Sled Project by donating toys and drinking with friends in John's Pass Village.  Click here for more info. 

December 19- Treasure Island's 30th Annual Lighted Boat Parade. What's better than a house covered in Christmas lights? A boat covered in Christmas lights! Click here for more info.

*Please contact us if you wish to have your event published in our newsletter.
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