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Posts by Keith Rocha

Brandon Wooden Joins The American Insurance Group

Brandon joined the team in June 2019. Brandon currently maintains a hybrid role, working within both service and sales. Brandon is from Chickamauga, Georgia, graduating from Gordon Lee High School (2015) and the University of Georgia (2019). As a Dawg, Brandon earned a BBA in Finance from UGA’s Terry College of Business, graduating with high…

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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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Why You Desperately Need an Umbrella Policy

The typical American spends between 45-50 years in the workforce; stashing away money in a 401(k) plan, paying off a mortgage, sending children to college, and paying for weddings. At age 65, the time has come to kick back and take it easy. And yet, most retirees – as well as those steadily working towards…

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Client Spotlight: CPR Wrap Competing for $100,000

Felicia Jackson’s brainchild – the CPR wrap – was born out of necessity more than anything else. When Felicia’s toddler son stopped breathing in the back seat of the car, she froze, even though she was certified in CPR. Thankfully, her husband acted quickly, and her son’s life was saved. But out of that near…

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Quietly, Chattanooga has Become a Foodie’s Paradise

Some of my longest-lasting, fondest memories are of a night enjoying good food and good company at one of Chattanooga’s many culinary delights. When I was a kid in the 80s and early 90s, the options, however, were limited. Our family’s staple choices rotated among Town and Country, The Country Place, and the Piccadilly. Succinctly,…

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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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