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  • Sheneka Leggison—Family, Faith, and Gratitude

    Sheneka Leggison—Family, Faith, and Gratitude

    Sheneka Leggison—Family, Faith, and Gratitude Sheneka Leggison, senior underwriter for Pearl’s real estate errors and omissions program, never expected a career in insurance. When she was younger, she dreamed of…

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  • Protect Your Home from These Holiday Hazards

    Protect Your Home from These Holiday Hazards

    Protect Your Home from These Holiday Hazards The holiday season is officially upon us, and unfortunately, many of our seasonal traditions present a special set of risks for homeowners each…

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  • Tracey Blumenshine—Going with the Flow

    Tracey Blumenshine—Going with the Flow

    For Tracey Blumenshine, her team and family—sprinkled with laughter and love—keep her going. As Business Insurance Operations Supervisor, Tracey oversees a team of service center technicians at Pearl's Peoria Heights…

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  • Civic Engagement Doesn’t End After an Election

    Civic Engagement Doesn’t End After an Election

    Congratulations! You made it through another nasty political cycle. But the problems facing America—and the world at large—won’t ever be solved in a single election. 2020 has been a historic…

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  • Change of Season Brings New Claims Risks

    Change of Season Brings New Claims Risks

    With daylight savings time and cooler temperatures marking the change of season for much of the country, weather remains a concern for business owners. Not only do you have the…

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  • Cheryl Staller – A Balanced Approach

    Cheryl Staller – A Balanced Approach

    When her high school accounting teacher told Cheryl Staller she should go into accounting, Cheryl scoffed and thought, no way! After getting her degree in business management and working in…

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  • Navigating a Tricky 2020 Halloween

    Navigating a Tricky 2020 Halloween

    Adding to an already scary year is the idea that we may have to give up some of the classic traditions tied to one of our beloved holidays—Halloween. But just…

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  • Justin McGhee—The (Nick) Name Says it All

    Justin McGhee—The (Nick) Name Says it All

    Justin McGhee is fondly referred to as "Bleader" by his coworkers at Pearl. While many of us may have garnered office nicknames, Justin's carries a particularly inspiring meaning. "'Bleader' actually…

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  • Is It Time for a Social Media Detox?

    Is It Time for a Social Media Detox?

    There’s no doubt social media has the power to bring people together in a powerful way. But it also has the ability to do the opposite. And because the pandemic…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Sam Daugherty—The Candy Man Cometh

    Sam Daugherty—The Candy Man Cometh

    Variety is the spice of life, and Sam Daugherty—one of our digital marketing strategists—adds an undeniable zest to the Pearl family mix. Just like the sweets he loves so much,…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • How to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

    How to Prevent Slip and Fall Accidents

    A slip and fall accident may be amusing in slapstick comedy, but in reality, it's no joke. Slips and falls account for a significant number of injuries to customers and…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • 6 Essential Fall Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

    6 Essential Fall Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

    There are probably a lot of activities on your fall to-do list, like picking apples, drinking pumpkin-spiced lattés, and taking hikes to enjoy the fall foliage. While you're enjoying autumn's…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • People of Pearl Insurance: Saurabh Shah

    Saurabh Shah—Family Keeps Me Going

    If you ask Saurabh Shah—Shah to his coworkers—what gets him up in the morning and helps him stay focused at work, it's one in the same: family. Shah's wife and two…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • How to Support Teachers During the Pandemic

    How to Support Teachers During the Pandemic

    In a recent survey, teachers were asked to describe in their own words how they were feeling about the school year during the pandemic. The response? Anxious, fearful, worried, overwhelmed,…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Are Your Employees Using Their Personal Vehicles for Work?

    Are Your Employees Using Their Personal Vehicles for Work?

    If you answered "yes" to this question, then you may want to check your insurance coverage to see if you're protected from possible claims. Even with a commercial auto policy…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Vanessa Ray—A Heart for Helping Others

    Vanessa Ray—A Heart for Helping Others

    For assistant data marketing analyst Vanessa Ray, there's nothing more important in life than caring for others. "I'm extremely motivated by helping people," says Vanessa. "I want to feel like…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Jack Pearl—The Start of It All

    Jack Pearl—The Start of It All

    Today, we have a very special edition of People of Pearl. We are focusing on the one man who started it all—our founder, Jack Pearl. Without his big dreams and…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Danielle Schoonmaker—A Happy Warrior

    Danielle Schoonmaker—A Happy Warrior

    One of our key missions at Pearl Insurance is to help people get back on track amidst a difficult situation. As it turns out, Danielle Schoonmaker—one of Pearl's marketing coordinators…

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  • Ways to Stay Connected While Apart

    Ways to Stay Connected While Apart

    There's no denying it… a pandemic can take a toll on physical relationships and mental health. So during a time where tensions are high and physical contact is low, we…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Car Maintenance Checklist for Road Trips

    Car Maintenance Checklist for Road Trips

    Whether you want to visit friends and family or you're just ready for a change of scenery, the urge to pack up and hit the road can sound awfully tempting.…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • 5 Ways to Save Money on Your Firm's Insurance

    5 Ways to Save Money on Your Firm’s Insurance

    Insurance is a necessary business expense, but there are ways to reduce your premiums if your bottom line needs a little boost. Here are five quick and easy ways to…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • How to Build an Accessible Website

    How to Build an Accessible Website

    Website accessibility is a concept many organizations take for granted. While many websites are built with the assumption that all users can see or hear the content being presented, some…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Brandon Morgan–Kansas City Has It All!

    Brandon Morgan–Kansas City Has It All!

    If you ask Brandon Morgan the best thing about working in Pearl's Kansas City office, he has one answer. "It's the Chiefs, of course!" he laughs. "Seriously though, KC is…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • How Sunshine Can Brighten Your Existence

    How Sunshine Can Brighten Your Existence

    Most of us are spending far more time indoors this summer than we’d like. While social distancing and abstaining from as many non-essential outings as possible will continue to be…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Emily Carpenter—Life Is What You Make It

    Emily Carpenter—Life Is What You Make It

    Like many of us at Pearl, senior insurance representative Emily Carpenter didn't grow up dreaming of working in the insurance industry. "I originally wanted to work in law enforcement," Emily…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • How to Prepare for Severe Weather

    How to Prepare for Severe Weather

    The early summer months are the perfect time to go outside and enjoy the warmer weather. But for much of the country, late spring and early summer also bring a…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Ingrid McKay—Service, Faith, Family

    Ingrid McKay—Service, Faith, Family

    It only takes a few moments to discern what's most important to Ingrid McKay. As a customer care representative for Pearl Insurance in New York, Ingrid enjoys assisting customers with…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Captive Agent vs. Broker: What's the Difference?

    Captive Agent vs. Broker: What’s the Difference?

    To pick the right insurance company for your specific business needs, it's important to understand the different types of professionals that make up the insurance industry. Largely, there are two…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Meet the People of Pearl Insurance: Mahita Kolli

    Mahita Kolli—Family Is My Prized Possession

    If you ask Mahita (Mahi) Kolli what makes her smile and what brings joy to her day, she has an answer quick as can be­—her family. "I know it sounds…

    by Pearl Insurance
  • Prioritize Self-Care to Maintain Well-Being

    Prioritize Self-Care to Maintain Well-Being

    These are challenging times. Due to the global pandemic, many face significant changes—work-from-home schedules, school closures, quarantines, social distancing, lost incomes, and more. Life as we knew it has significantly…

    by Pearl Insurance