June 2022, Vol 4, Issue 2

The Consultative Connection

In this Issue: 

New Phone System · Earthquake Insurance · New Partnerships · Community Events · Special Recognition and More!

New Way To Reach Your Favorite Agent

New Way To Reach Your Favorite Agent

It's easier than ever to reach an insurance agent or service account manager!

We have transitioned our telephone service to reduce frustration and have removed our extensions and replaced them with our direct dial numbers. 

Click below to visit "Our Team" page on our website to find your favorite person's direct phone number.

Call Our Team


We are excited to share special recognition with you! Christine Bohland recently changed positions from Account Manager Personal Lines service position to Account Executive, a sales and customer service position.  Kristine Bradley was promoted shortly after the first quarter from an Account Manager Commercial Lines service position to our Commercial Lines Account Manager and Team Leader. 


As our organization continues to grow, we are excited to share with you our new partnerships. 

The Wills Agency, with offices in Aiken and Batesburg, and the Yarborough Insurance Agency, which shares an office space with our Columbia Consultative office. 

The Wills Agency brings farm and agribusiness insurance experience, and the Yarborough Insurance Agency, personal and commercial insurance experience. 



On April 23rd, we supported the Annual Habitat Humanity's "Building Walls" event on the Baldwin-Wallace University campus, by providing the workers lunch from the North Olmsted Chick-Fil-A. 
 On May 5th, Consultative Insurance Group had a booth at the
annual North Coast Business Expo in Avon Lake, OH.  This event was open to the public
and showcased many local business professionals. 
On May 17th, we attended the Liberty Mutual Insurance Company's "Agent Appreciation Day, where we were invited to Progressive Field in Cleveland OH to enjoy Cleveland Guardians vs Cincinnati Reds. 

Huge "Thank You" to

John Flowers, Kristine Bradley and Tracy Larson representing our agency! 

Ernie Yarborough has been volunteering at the Children's Hospital for over 10 years and has been on the Children's Hospital Foundation Board for 4 years. 
Camp Kemo is held annually June 13th - 18th, where Ernie is the camp's  Assistant Activities Director.  In addition to cheering these amazing children, Ernie helps organize dodge ball, basketball, kickball, soccer, scooter ball, water balloons, slip and slides and other fun activities for the children's enjoyment.


Summer is here and it's time to fire up the grill with friends and family.  But many of our favorite human foods can be very unhealthy for our pets.  Here's what you need to know. 

Hazardous summertime foods for pets
The following people foods can be unhealthy or even deadly for your pets:

  • Alcohol
  • Avocado pits
  • Bones
  • Chocolate
  • Fatty foods and meat trimmings
  • Pitted fruits, like plums and peaches
  • Milk and dairy
  • Onions and garlic
  • Raw meat and fish

Did you know? 
In 2020, Nationwide members submitted more than $34.1M in claims for vomiting and diarrhea, plus another $7M in pancreatitis claims. 

Tips to keep your pets safe

  • Feed pets prior to any festivities to reduce begging
  • Keep snacks up high (and out of paw's reach)
  • Cover trash cans to prevent nosing around
  • Watch over snack tables

Choose coverage you can count on

Pet health insurance is a great way to stay ready for anything.  Visit Consultative Insurance Group (petinsurance.com) to get a free, no-obligation quote today.  You can also call 1-844-397-8939 and mention the discount code N12585 to speak to someone today! 


Don't wait on the quake to wonder if you have Earthquake insurance protection on your home or business property. 

Shake, Rattle and Roll
Feeling and hearing the earth move under your feet can be quite alarming - the thunderous rumbling, the swinging of lights, the vibrations that just seem to keep coming. 

Hydraulic Fracturing
In some areas of our country, oil and gas drilling called "fracking," where high powered water/sand/chemical mixture is drilled at rock layers to release gas.  This process can cause earth tremors and can be confused as "earthquakes." 

Recent Activity
South Carolina has on average 10 earthquakes each year due to the hundreds of fault lines across the state.  Most are small with few people noticing them. However, this year seems to be quite active!  Our Elgin, South Carolina residents have experienced over 20 earthquakes this year, with the most recent a magnitude of 3.4 around 1:30 AM on June 26th.  Even 75 miles away residents experienced a brief power outtage!

When Can You Add Earthquake Insurance Coverage To Your Property? 
Earthquake insurance protection can only be added to your home insurance policy one time each year -- at the policy renewal only. 

Waiting On Your Call 
If you live on or near a fault line, consider the risks.  Do not wait - call today to speak with an insurance representative to receive your free earthquake insurance quote


Did you know you have access to a large resource of business partners? Auto service and repairs, local contractors, professional services, and much more in both Ohio and South Carolina! Click here to explore!

"F-E-A-R has two meanings: 

'Forget Everything and Run' or 'Face Everything and Rise.'  The choice is yours." 

                                                                                   - Zig Ziglar