Phil Richard Insurance is pleased to announce the addition of a new member to our team. Nicholas Zolotas of Peabody began his work in our office as a sales representative this September and is quickly becoming a part of the Phil Richard Insurance family. Nicholas grew up in Peabody and graduated from St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers in 2007. He then attended Salem State University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations. Nick is an avid golfer and played both golf and basketball for the Salem State University Vikings. Nicholas is the son of Michael Zolotas, owner of Zolotas Bros, Inc. and Gail Zolotas, owner of Zolotas Peabody. He brings youth and enthusiasm to our office and we are proud to have him represent our agency.
We would also like to recognize some recent designations earned by our staff members. Colleen Derrivan, office manager, and Joyce Keller, commercial lines account manager, recently attended the Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) Institute, a prestigious designation program by The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. Jackie Melanson of our commercial lines department earned the CLCS, Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist, from the National Underwriter Company. Kathryn Coggeshall, marketing manager, earned the designation of Certified Insurance Service Representative, CISR, from The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research. We are so proud of all of our staff for achieving these designations. Our team looks forward to using these educational experiences to help better serve our customers.
Is it Wednesday again already? Pictured here is our marketing manager, Kathryn, with a camel in Morocco in 2008. Throwback Thursday came a little early this week. Remember, the Geico ad is funny, but we can usually beat their prices and provide you with some excellent service. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and see if we can make you happier than the Geico camel on hump day.
Did you know that many auto insurance carriers offer a discount for good grades?
Study hard this year and ask your local insurance agent about good student discounts!
Even we have to admit it; the Geico Hump Day ad is pretty funny. However, did you know our carriers often beat Geico’s rates and provide better coverage? Plus, you get the added benefit of working with a local independent agent instead of a large national corporation. Geico says you’ll be as happy as their camel if you switch to them, but we bet you’d be even happier if you switch to us.
Hump Day Camel Commercial
Please join us in welcoming our newest staff member, Hunter.
We invite you to attend an event benefiting the 26th Walk for Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston. This will be a great night featuring food from Henry’s, Treadwell’s Ice Cream, a live and silent auction,Eastern Bank’s Treasure Chest, a wine toss, and more!
Auction items include Red Sox Tickets, a stay at the Hotel Commonwealth, Getaway Week at a cabin by Lake Winnipesaukee, Golf outings, Treadwell’s ice cream party, and some surprises.
Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by clicking the link below or click here. All proceeds will benefit the Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston. To learn more about Hospice please visit: http://www.hns.org/. This is a truly compassionate and caring organization that greatly benefits our local community, we hope you will join us in supporting them.
Thursday, August 15
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
75 Sylvan Street, Danvers
Heard this great joke from our friend Mel this morning:
“A friend of mine’s wife’s credit card was stolen the other day. But my friend hasn’t reported it yet…
..because the thief spends less than his wife does.”
Did you know credit card theft can be covered by your home insurance policy? Call or email us to find out if you have this important coverage on your policy!
The Fourth of July is a fun celebration of American independence and is often one of the best weekends of the year. Unfortunately, however, it is also one of the most dangerous. The combination of drinking, travel, and fireworks align for a dangerous mix and make July America’s deadliest month. We want you to have a great Fourth of July celebration so please keep the following safety tips in mind this upcoming weekend.
- Leave fireworks to the professionals – As fun as it may seem, it is best to leave the fireworks to the professionals on the fourth of July. In fact, it’s even the law. Please don’t attempt to handle any fireworks yourself. Even sparklers can get as hot as 1,200 degrees. Check out your local Patch website for listing of fireworks in your area. The Danvers fireworks take place on July 3rd at 9:30 pm and will leave you in awe.
- Grill safely – Obviously the Fourth of July is a great weekend for barbecuing and enjoying some delicious burgers and hot dogs, but please use caution while cooking. As always, check your grill for grease, insects, tank / pipe cracks, and damage before lighting it up. Always keep your grill a safe distance away from houses, porches, railings, trees, and anything else flammable. A good rule of thumb is to keep the grill at least ten feet from your house. Never grill inside a house and never smoke near a grill or open flame. Keep children away from the grill area and only let an experienced (and sober) adult operate the grill. Keep a fire extinguisher close by and readily available. Also be aware of food spoilage as food is often left outside in the hot sun.
- Drive Responsibly – If you plan to drink on the Fourth, use a sober driver, sleep where you are drinking, or call a taxi. We cannot encourage this enough. The National Safety Council estimates 203 traffic fatalities and 10,600 nonfatal disabling traffic injuries during the holiday period that begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 3 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4. (NSC) If you are driving be sure to watch out for others. Also keep in mind that all the sun and fun combined with late night fireworks can leave you extra tired, so be very cautious getting behind the wheel later in the evening. It is often a night where many people are in the road so keep a sharp eye for pedestrians. Traffic is usually heightened so leave plenty of time to get to your destination and be patient!
- Pool Safety - Never let children swim unattended and encourage inexperienced swimmers to wear life jackets and flotation devices. Keep all gates and fences to the pool secure. Never let anyone drink and swim and never swim alone.
- Sun Protection - Don’t forget the sunscreen! Reapply a minimum of SPF 15 every two hours while you are out in the sun. Watch for the signs of heat stroke and dehydration; hot, red skin; changes in consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid, shallow breathing. If this occurs, get the person in a cool area and call 911.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating the Fourth of July with your friends and family. Please keep these safety tips in mind and act responsibly. Have a great Independence Day and stay safe!
As they head off to their respective college orientations, we thought we’d feature Jordan Richard and Maura Derrivan in this week’s Throwback Thursday. Jordan Richard is Phil’s daughter and Maura Derrivan is daughter to our Office Manager, Colleen Derrivan; both girls graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High this year.
Jordan and Maura have know each other since 2001 and have attended school together since the first grade. Colleen joined our office in December of 2006. It has been a pleasure for our office to see them grow into young women; we love when they drop in to visit us.
Jordan, Maura, and friends up at camp in 2009.
The above picture is of Jordan, Maura, and friends at Phil’s camp in 2009, just before the start of freshman year of high school.
Jordan and Maura in 2009
Jordan and Maura in 2009 again. Smiling and ready for freshman year.
Jordan Richard and Maura Derrivan Senior Pictures
As you can see from their senior pictures, the girls have grown right before our eyes. Jordan will be attending UNH in the fall and Maura will attend UNE. We are so proud of both girls and are lucky to call them part of the Phil Richard Insurance family.
Would you still like to donate to the Relay for Life?
Do you like the Red Sox?
Then this is the raffle for you.
Boston Red Sox
2 EMC level tickets in a private box
Valued at $500 a piece | Total prize value $1000
Ticket includes food, beverages, beer, and wine.
Saturday | September 21st, 2013 | 7:10 pm
Relay for Life
Raffle ticket prices:
$10 per ticket
$20 for 3 tickets
Drawing to be held on July 1st, 2013
To buy tickets contact
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