Archive for March 2018

Are You Overpaying to be Underinsured?

Technically, I’m a millennial, though I loathe the designation. I was born in 1983, so I barely made the cut for some demographers’ broad, sweeping designation of my generation. Yet, despite my “youth,” I can barely check my email account, and my use of emojis is not “lit,” as the kids say. Seriously. Until about…

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When OSHA Comes Calling, Will You Be Ready?

The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (“OSHA” in Georgia or “TOSHA” in Tennessee) is responsible for assuring that all employees have a workplace free from recognized safety and health hazards. OSHA conducts inspections to achieve its mission. OSHA’s method of conducting inspections, in almost every circumstance, is to arrive unannounced at any facility which it…

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Special Weather Statement

Action Recommended: Avoid the subject event as per the instructions Issued by: Knoxville/Tri-Cities – TN, US, National Weather Service …SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS THE PLATEAU, PARTS OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN TENNESSEE VALLEY, AND SOUTHWEST NORTH CAROLINA… …RAIN CHANGING TO SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT… A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL…

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Chattanooga: The Best Place to Grow a Small Business

I’m a small business owner in Chattanooga, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I grew up in the small town of Signal Mountain, a tucked-away bit of paradise just eight miles from downtown, where my dad would commute each day to the power control center at the Tennessee Valley Authority. There, he led…

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Why I’ll Never be a Captive Insurance Agent

You’ve seen the commercials with the huge celebrity endorsements. Peyton Manning’s jingle sessions with Brad Paisley on behalf of Nationwide; Green Bay Packers’ stars Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews profiling as neighbors for State Farm; famous actor J.K. Simmons portraying University of Farmers professor Nathaniel Burke; even Farm Bureau good-guy – your favorite trustworthy friend…

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