By: Rita L. Sherwood 23 years and counting in the health care insurance industry, spanning three generations as a family business, Billy Drennan and his wife, Angelea grew up in insurance and know no other industry. That’s a good thing, especially when it comes to trying to navigate the often...
By Chris Balzar I once heard that the definition of maturity is deciding to do things you don’t want to do because they need to get done. If that’s true, then most of us are super mature. We all have our own lists of things we don’t want to do...
By Rita L. Sherwood Andrea Mandel and her family have owned property here since the 1950s. A proud Auburn alumni with a degree in education, Andrea says, “I have been blessed to grow up on the beach.” Her family has all moved back to the local area and she says,...
By Alan Roberts How safe did you feel the last time you used a rideshare service? Did the driver open the door for you? Were you treated like a guest and feel special? There are so many questions, so little justification for what Americans are currently experiencing throughout the industry....
By Chris Balzer If you are like most people when your electric bill arrives every month, you place it in the “to pay” folder and open it later.  When we do get around to opening the electric bill, we look at the amount owed; some sign, some grunt, some grin,...
Part of being a good business owner means giving back to the community. If your only focus is about making profits to grow your business, you won’t get very far.  Giving back not only benefits people in need, but your brand as well. Making an effort to help your community...
By Victoria Ostrosky   Hurricane deductible. Wind/Hail deductible. Named Storm deductible. These are synonymous terms, right? Wrong. If you don’t know which deductible you have, you may one day deal with more than damage to your home, but severe damage to your bank account as well. For wind coverage in Florida,...
By Ashley Vannoy   I’m truly excited to be celebrating my first year with First National Bank (FNB) as Market President from my office in Grand Boulevard! This month’s issue is about anniversaries and milestones, and turning age 51 in August has me at many of them. You might recall my first...
Summer Time Energy Tips By Chris Balzer Summer is in full swing with the heat index reaching 100+ degrees on most days.  If you are searching for ways to use less energy and increase comfort try doing some or all of these Summer time energy tips. Switch to LED lighting Consider replacing your...
Short Term Rental Checklist By Victoria Ostrosky “Good morning, this is Jenny, how may I help you?” Jenny enjoyed her job at a local vacation rental management company. It was a booming business, keeping her quite busy. For Jenny, she loved getting to know her property owners who were wonderful people. Jack,...

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