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Cheers to Santa Coming to Your Town

Every community, organization and holiday event seems to have its own Santa Claus— a jolly volunteer behind the flowing white beard and garbed in that familiar red and white suit. Such is the case with Jeff Ruddell, a member of the Gannon Associates family working out of its Tunkhannock office. Jeff has been playing Santa for “15 years at least” and was again the main attraction (for kids anxious to get on Santa’s good side anyway) at Tunkhannock’s recent Christmas in Our Hometown event. Gannon was the corporate sponsor, along with Travelers, [...]

2018-12-06T11:54:21+00:00December 21st, 2017|

Gannon Still a Standout in Best Practices

Gannon Associates Insurance retains its Best Practices status, once again becoming a part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States. This status comes by participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study group. The annual survey and Study of leading independent insurance agencies documents the business practices of the “best” agencies and urges others to adopt similar practices. Since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlanta-based management consulting firm, have join forces to study the country’s leading [...]

2018-12-06T15:47:07+00:00August 16th, 2017|

Covering Business Property and Time Lost

Two things always go together when we talk about commercial property insurance— buildings and contents. They represent the future of your business and significant loss of either one would be a major setback. Some things are irreplaceable, especially on the contents side, but you need to be covered at a realistic replacement cost and not just what you paid for it. Then there is time. Time lost and time unable to do what you do for a living, as well as paying the people who work for you, whether a staff of [...]

2018-12-10T15:17:01+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

How Insurers Survive Catastrophic Events

Insurance coverage is all about risk, but the biggest risks, and the hardest to predict, are from natural and man-made disasters. How do insurance companies handle catastrophic insurance losses? According to Property Claim Services, a catastrophe is “an event that causes $25 million or more in insured property losses and affects a significant number of property/casualty policyholders and insurers.” There are, of course, insurance carriers, known as reinsurers, who specialize in covering catastrophic losses. Insurance companies have to pay the price for the peace of mind that they will be able to [...]

2018-12-10T15:18:44+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Insuring Your Matrimonial Memories

Here comes the bride through a beautifully landscaped garden on the grounds of a quaint country inn. But wait! An unforeseen storm, accompanied by roaring thunder and flashes of lightning, sends everyone scurrying. The bride and that expensive gown are drenched. It’s a washout as the downpour continues unabated. It looks like Mom and Dad are going to eat the bill and forced to settle for a do-over with a Justice of the Peace Okay, so that’s an extreme example, but all kinds of things can disrupt, interrupt or destroy those few [...]

2018-12-10T15:19:13+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Nick Spencer Excels in Education Sessions

A young professional on the Gannon Associates Insurance team recently received intense classroom training from one of the nation’s premier insurance providers and finished at the head of his class. Nicholas “Nick” Spencer returned from Travelers Commercial Lines New Producer Training 2017 in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and was awarded top honors in his class of 28 insurance professionals from all over the country. “This class deeply expanded my knowledge of commercial insurance, and how to better serve our business customers,” reported Spencer, a Penn State graduate with a degree in Business Management [...]

2018-12-10T15:20:57+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Gannon Associates Welcomes Account Manager

Michael Pasko joins the Gannon Associates Insurance team as Account Manager, overseeing and helping to serve the needs of personal insurance policyholders. Personal insurance coverage includes auto, home, life, disability and even long-term care. “I am excited to be a member of Gannon Associates and my role here as an account manager,” reports the Sayre resident and 2005 Troy High School graduate. Pasko, who has already been on the job for more than a month., benefits from experience in various components of the insurance business and comes to Gannon from State Farm [...]

2018-12-10T15:21:10+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Troy Resident Selling in Hometown Office

Gannon Associates Insurance welcomed Stevens Lambert, Jr., to its Troy office earlier this summer where his immediate duties were selling life and health insurance. Lambert should be right at home in Troy, where he resides with his four children, and comes to Gannon with about a decade of experience in customer relations in marketing, technology, purchasing and sales. Although he is new to the insurance field, the 2002 graduate of the New Covenant Academy in Mansfield is an experienced hand at working with customers and helping them come up with the best [...]

2018-12-10T15:21:24+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Wyalusing’s Justin Haley Interning at Gannon’s

A Wyalusing area resident and a junior at Bloomsburg University majoring in Business Education is working as an intern this summer in the Marketing Department of Gannon Associates Insurance. “I hope to gain valuable experience that I can use when I begin to pursue my career after I earn my college degree,” reports Justin Haley, a 2015 graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School and a former outstanding wrestler there. His duties as an intern, he reported shortly after starting there, are assisting in the Marketing Department, and he is looking forward to [...]

2018-12-10T15:21:41+00:00August 2nd, 2017|

Gannon Launches Enhanced User-Friendly Website

Gannon Associates Insurance proudly announces the launching of a new and totally remodeled website at www.gannonassociates.com. One of the major innovations, aside from an impressive user-friendly design that gets you where you want to go, is access —24 hours a day, seven days a week —to everything from amending coverage to filing a loss claim. That means you can go online and make a claim, initiating the process without having to abide by the office hours at Gannon’s 12 locations in one of the largest service areas of any independent insurance agency [...]

2018-12-10T15:21:55+00:00July 9th, 2017|