Posts by Keith Rocha

We’re Hiring!

Personal Lines Account Manager, The American Insurance Group The American Insurance Group The American Insurance Group was founded in 2014 to service the Chattanooga region’s small business and personal insurance needs. Since that time, our team has grown rapidly. The agency’s offices are in the thriving Northshore area near downtown Chattanooga. We believe we are…

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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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New Requirements for Churches Engaged in Youth Sports

In the wake of several high-profile cases of sexual abuse and misconduct by adults in positions of authority, President Trump signed the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 into law last week. The new law includes requirements for prevention training, prevention policies, as well as mandatory reporting. A…

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I Don’t Want To Be Your Insurance Agent

Remember the old curmudgeon coach from Vince Vaughn’s cult classic, Dodgeball? Ah, yes; Patches O’Houlihan. As he inspired his underdog team, he constantly reminded them of the five “D’s” of dodgeball — dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge.” It seems that old adage crosses industry lines.  “Hi, I’m an insurance agent.” Immediately, they dodge,…

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Clients Dominate 2018 Chamber Small Business Awards

American Insurance Group Clients Dominate 2018 Chamber Small Business Awards CHATTANOOGA – The 2018 Chattanooga Area Chamber Small Business Awards were announced on February 13, 2018, and The American Insurance Group’s clientele were extremely well-represented. In fact, of the 12 companies nominated as finalists, two of the Agency’s clients were finalists in their respective category,…

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Chattanooga on Lonely Planet’s “Best In The U.S.”

 We placed #3 on Lonely Planet’s “Best in The U.S.” 3. Chattanooga, Tennessee Once little more than a pit stop between Atlanta and Nashville, the nature-centric ‘Noog has transformed itself into a bastion of elevated Southern living. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Chattanooga for some of the best rock climbing in the country, myriad hiking and mountain…

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Flood Insurance: Reauthorization

President Trump signed legislation to extend funding for the National Flood Insurance Program through March 23rd, 2018. Full details provide by FEMA. “Congress must periodically renew the NFIP’s statutory authority to operate. On February 9, 2018, the President signed legislation passed by both houses of Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization…

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Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Christmas season is upon us.  With that comes decorating your home and setting up your Christmas Tree.  Whether real or fake there are steps you should take to make sure your family is safe from the increased risk of fires.  The National Fire Protection Association has provided some excellent information about Christmas Tree Fire Safety.…

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