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What’s on our mind? You can read about it in our blog. Whether it’s ideas from the industry or emerging trends, you can read about it here. And once in a while, we may throw in a movie review or some other surprise. So keep checking in. We’re glad to have you reading along.

 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Nature of the Business There are many kinds of contractors-- with special skills which demand unique insurance needs. Most understand what they need, particularly if they are sub-contractors, per instructions from a General Contractor...

 

Monday, May 25, 2020

Whistle while you work….what’s your favorite tune? The seven dwarves in Snow White enjoyed a bit of music while they worked, and it worked well for them! Our team shares their top music genres: Vickie M – Talk Radio...

 

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Ever looked at a calendar and noticed the preset holidays, special religious dates, and the phases of the moon and wondered how many other special days are there? Maybe it's just me! I have checked it out for you -- and believe you me,...

 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Do you own a “Classic” Car? The age of most of the classic cars between 20 years and 40 years of age. The integrity of the car must be original to the year – any restoration must be of the period of the manufactured...

 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" This question starts when we are young and playing make-believe. Some of us had dreams of being a school teacher, an astronaut, a fire fighter, a doctor/nurse, or even a cowboy. Our desires of...

 

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Monday, May 11, 2020

Recently I heard about yet another waterfall accident, where not one, but two people were killed -- one was the victim, and the other a rescuer. It weighed heavy on my heart for the family and friends -- sad and so unnecessary. I love...

 

Thursday, May 7, 2020

You may be familiar with our agency's mission statement. If not, let's take a moment to share: Consultative Insurance Group's Mission Statement: "We provide personal and commercial insurance products and services, utilizing a...

 

Monday, May 4, 2020

In most states, car insurance is required to drive on public roads, particularly liability insurance. If you are just starting out, it can be confusing on what coverage you need and what coverage you may not need. Having a local...

 

Monday, April 27, 2020

Pick 3 more team members - are we done yet? 3 Questions We asked our team 3 questions about working remotely: 1) What challenges have you had working from home? 2) What do you enjoy about working remotely? 3) What do you miss about the...

 

Thursday, April 23, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oney7kOQTfk Kevin Brown's crisis time

 

Monday, April 20, 2020

pick 3 more team members 3 Questions We asked our team 3 questions about working remotely: 1) What challenges have you had working from home? 2) What do you enjoy about working remotely? 3) What do you miss about the office? Over the...

 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Daily Attacks Social media, online purchase transactions, and technology play key roles in how most businesses operate and the way they reach out to their prospective customers. However, you cannot fully prevent data loss and data...

 

Monday, April 13, 2020

pick 3 more team members to got 3 Questions We asked our team 3 questions about working remotely: 1) What challenges have you had working from home? 2) What do you enjoy about working remotely? 3) What do you miss about the office?...

 

Thursday, April 9, 2020

We are nearly a month into this pandemic called Coronavirus or COVID-19, and our lives have changed significantly. There are people who have to be on the frontline, who cannot stay at home, who have families, and may be dealing with...

 

Monday, April 6, 2020

pick 3 more team members 3 Questions We asked our team 3 questions about working remotely: 1) What challenges have you had working from home? 2) What do you enjoy about working remotely? 3) What do you miss about the office? Over the...

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Things are crazy now. We all have something we'd rather be doing. We all have somewhere we'd rather be. But there are many, many people who have it worse than us, so we endure. We make do. We set up home offices and homeschool...

 

Monday, March 30, 2020

As you probably know by now, COVID-19 has provided opportunities to challenge our industry and many others to think outside the box. We are open for business At Consultative Insurance Group, our entire team has been working remotely...

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken the world by storm and is not lessening its grip yet. Our world as we know it has definitely slowed down and nearly been halted due to this virus. The media outlets have...

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken the world by storm and is not lessening its grip yet. Our world as we know it has definitely slowed down and nearly been halted due to this virus. The media outlets have definitely been keeping...

 

Monday, March 16, 2020

As the temperature gets warmer, and the sun shines brighter, comes the itch to spring clean your house. Out with the old winter funk and in with the new warm scents of spring! Enjoy our 5 tips to spring clean your house. 1) Open the...

 

Thursday, March 12, 2020

As an employee, being employed with a company who offers health benefits, can be a great advantage to you and your family! Some of the advantages: By offering Group Health Benefits, an employer may attract a higher caliber of talent...

 

Monday, February 24, 2020

About three years ago, I was introduced to the Dave Ramsey way of getting out of debt. You may be familiar with this technique, or have gone through the Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. I'd heard of him, but had never put much...

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Do not judge a book by its cover Oftentimes, we find ourselves looking at others as though they have the secrets to a happy life figured out. The truth is, they may not. What you might be seeing is someone who figured out their purpose...

 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Let's have a little chat about an optional auto insurance coverage: Underinsured Motorist. That's right -- I said "Optional." Another words, the State does not require this coverage to drive on the highway. It may not be mandatory, but...

 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Recycling is good for the environment. My mom is the queen of recycling -- she knows what the local recycling center accepts and what they do not -- and has several collection bins in her home to divide out before depositing at the...

 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

POP QUIZ! Any item left in your car is covered by your car insurance policy. True or False The answer could be true or false, depending on the type of insurance protection you have at the time of the incident. Let's say for example,...

 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Recently I traveled to our office's annual kickoff meeting in Cleveland, OH. Outside of the drastic weather change -- from sunny and 71 degrees to snowing/windy and 32 degrees -- total shock to the system! Talk about reenacting Renee...

 

Thursday, January 9, 2020

My driving record is good, why should it matter what driving record my drivers have? If there’s one thing Henry Ford made a bare necessity in America it was the automobile. After food, shelter and clothing an automobile is the...

 

Thursday, January 2, 2020

I do not know about you, but quotes have always brought me encouragement, advice, and the motivation needed to press on. Here are a few of my favorites and a couple team member's favorites. "Things done by halves are never done right."...

 

Monday, December 30, 2019

Am I Covered? Nowadays, there is a lot going on in our world and sometimes we think we understand how we are protected by insurance until we are face to face with the dilemma, and then we hope we understood our insurance when we took...

 

Thursday, December 26, 2019

"Mom can I take the car?" The dreaded request heard by parents of teens all across the country. Your teen driver wanting to take the car for their first solo journey. In an instant the alarms start going off in your head. What if they...

 

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Reteaching myself to play the piano after 32 years When I was considerably younger, my parents made me take piano lessons. I had mixed emotions about it at the time, but endured 8 years of lessons before entering college. Initially, I...

 

Monday, December 16, 2019

'Tis the holiday season for craziness -- the hustling and bustling of people in shops, driving, crazy scheduling, family gatherings, cooking, baking, and finding the perfect gift to express your love to each and everyone on your...

 

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Distractions are a part of life -- welcome or unwelcome---can be constant. I'm going to share with you the top 5 distractions and how I deal with them to keep myself on track during work hours. Notifications from Cell Phone This is...

 

Monday, December 9, 2019

I’ve read articles on this topic and it seems kind of strange to believe you would have trouble recalling your life from the moment you were born. But there is a disconnect from birth to 4 or 5 years old. I guess it is possible...

 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

A few years ago, everyone was talking about their "bucket list." Honestly, I thought it was something new to the world --available online or in the nearest strip mall for sale! But apparently people get excited when they think about...

 

Monday, December 2, 2019

Vickie Williams joined our agency in 1999 and specializes in Business, Personal & Life Insurance. What parts of your job do you find most challenging?Vickie: Finding the right coverage for each individual client.What parts of your job...

 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

A few years ago, I went on a binge of collecting and trying healthy recipes and found one to share with my family: Tofu Ice Cream. That's right - you read correctly - TOFU Ice Cream. I should have known from the start to not even try...

 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

On Friday, November 22nd, I went to see the "Mr. Roger's" movie "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood." I'd seen a couple of previews and it looked interesting -- that with the memories of watching the original series in the 70's -- I...

 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Today I work for one of the top 25 insurance agencies in the United States in their Marketing and Compliance Department. It is safe to say, that I have come quite a ways in my insurance career -- one I had not even thought possible --...

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

(Shared with permission by Richard Lardie, Joe's father.) Living with Lardie: For a Pork Chop Events in the news reminded me of a few experiences I had in the summer of 1969. Racial tensions were high and everyone had their own...

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

I recently read an interesting article which challenged me to determine if I am a beach baby or a mountain lover. They had some interesting concepts on how to determine personality characteristics based on whether one enjoys the beach...

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cheryle Waller: I think the best place to go view the fall leaves is Asheville, NC. The mountains turn colors and are such a wonder to behold. There are a lot of lookouts where you can pull your car over and just enjoy the beauty....

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The fall season brings about thoughts of being outdoors, football, pumpkins, and apple picking! Fun facts about apples: Red Delicious is the most widely grown in the USA. Apples are the second most valuable fruit grown in the USA....

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Today is National Skyscraper Day! On this day, we "unofficially" celebrate our fellow architects and engineers in their enduring spirit to build larger and more impactful buildings, which seem to scrape the very sky! Here are some fun...

 

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Over the past four years, Consultative Insurance Group, Inc., has vested six local K9s in Ohio. 2015 - K9 Rico - Cleveland MetroParks/Ranger Barr (retired) 2015 - K9 Gunnar - Stark County/Officer Crock 2016 - K9 Chase - Cleveland...

 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A couple of weeks ago, a coworker, Bev Drake and her daughter, Laurie, found a tiny duckling in a parking lot. They looked around for the mother and found only broken eggs. They noticed the duckling had a bent foot, which may have...

 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Summer is a great time to get outside and take a bike ride alone or with friends. Check out these 5 tips to keep you safe! Safety First: If planning on taking out a bike for a ride, place a well-fitted helmet on your head. Helmets are...

 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The formula is quite simple: beautiful weather days, plus a body of water equals boaters, fishing and water fun. Most everyone likes to enjoy the freedom of a couple of hours on the water.

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Fourth of July is just a round the corner and the country will celebrate it's freedom with food, family, friends, and fireworks! Before you light up the grill, consider these 6 tips for a safer firework experience. Adult Supervision....

 

Monday, April 22, 2019

Team member spotlight time! This month we are featuring Mariela Castillo Couch. One of her amazing traits is she is bilingual in Spanish and English, in addition to being an amazing asset to our agency. Say "Hello" to Mariela!

 

Friday, March 22, 2019

Team member spotlight time! This month we are featuring Mary Beth Jeffery. She has been with our agency for many years and is a valuable asset providing top of the line customer service to our personal lines clients. Say "Hello" to...

 

Friday, February 22, 2019

With over 23 years in the insurance industry, Tony Bester is able to help with your personal insurance needs in Ohio. Give Tony a call: 1-440-234-0305 ext 221. When not in the office, he enjoys fishing and camping. Say "Hello" to Tony!

 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Consultative Insurance Group, Inc. offers an opportunity to its team members to pay $1.00 to wear jeans on Fridays during the year. At the beginning of the following year, the company matches the collected jeans donations, and donates...

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Team member spotlight time! This month we are featuring Tammy Holton. She has been with our agency since 2015, and is Kathe DiMatteo's right hand gal. When she is not in the office, she enjoys crafting, spending time with family,...

 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

December Team Member Highlight: Kathe DiMatteo Kathe has been an agent with Nationwide Insurance for over 27 years, and she continued the agency legacy of excellence that her mother, Janet Tietje, started years before. Kathe continues...

 

Monday, December 17, 2018

Our Strongsville, OH office collected over 6 large garbage bags of new and gently used coats of all sizes to keep local Strongsville, OH kids warm this winter! #ConsultativeCares #Coatsforkids

 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

November Staff Highlight: This young lady is an asset by helping with the day to day. She is always willing to help and always has a welcoming smile. When not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family, camping and fishing....

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

October Staff Highlight: Vickie McDonald Vickie is a behind-the-scenes vital part of our agency. She is an Ohio native and enjoys family time, travel, and gardening. She started with tus in 1987 in customer service and bookkeeping, and...

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Say “Hello” to Maurica! Education/Experiences: Saluda High School graduate Mars Hill University graduate Nationwide Sales Training Organization graduate Joined the agency in 2001 from an insurance claims and commercial...

 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

South Carolina has experienced their share of hurricanes this year. One of the local schools, Carolina Forest, in the Myrtle Beach area, packed over 400 lunches for flood victims after Hurricane Florence passed through. One of our team...

 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

August Staff Highlight: Say “Hello” to Paul! This gentleman has been part of our team for 30 years and knows insurance! Reside in Ohio and considering changes on your insurance plan, give Paul a call: (440) 234-0305 x 218...

 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Consultative Insurance Group, Inc. through Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, has provided customized bullet and stab protection vests for five local K9s of The Cleveland MetroPark Rangers since 2015. 2018 K9 Creed 2017 K9 Tyson 2016 K9...

 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

At Consultative Insurance Group, Inc., we love our dogs and the opportunity to help protect one of our local K9 officers was a natural fit. We love hosting the K9 Dog Demo at the Olmsted Falls Heritage Days Festival each year to show...

 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

A native of South Carolina, with an infectious smile and a “can-do” attitude, this person embraces and lives our agency motto. She is a Clemson University Alumni, and loves her Clemson Tiger Football. She started her own...

 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

One of our insurance team members, Mary, participated in the 2018 Fairview Hospital Toy Run, where over 700 motorcycle riders rode for a 15 mile ride. Proceeds benefited the Pediatric Emergency Room and Pediatric Unit at Fairview Hospita.

 

Friday, June 22, 2018

JUNE STAFF HIGHLIGHT: This young lady joined the Consultative Insurance Group family in 2014, and has extensive experience with Commercial Insurance. If you are looking for an associate who knows about business insurance, give Cheryle...

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Our annual Bark for Life - Olmsted Falls, OH dog walk representing Consultative Insurance Group! Always fun to meet members of the Olmsted Falls community (and their furry friends) and raise money for Cancer research and a cure!...

 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Most of you have seen this valued team member around from time to time. He enjoys traveling all over the United States, having his photo taken, and meeting new people. In his words: “…insurance is not about money....

 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

April Staff Highlight: Bev Drake The sweet voice that answers your calls is our Bev. She is one in a million!When she is not at the office assisting clients, she enjoys crocheting, cooking and baking. Say “Hello” to Bev!

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Consultative Insurance Group, Inc. -- with the culinary skills of Kenny at Suds Maguire's Bar and Grill -- provided and served box lunches to 106 hard working participants of Baldwin-Wallace University's annual "Building Walls" -...

 

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Consultative Insurance Group, Inc. participated in multi-events in 2018 sponsored by the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County in Ohio, through their Diversity Program. The Diversity program was designed to help educate...

 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

MARCH STAFF HIGHLIGHT: JOE LARDIE Joe – this guy does it all – Business, Farm, and Personal insurance, Irish dance, golfing, involved in the Irish community and family man. Looking for a second opinion for your OH...

 
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