Showing posts from December, 2014

Businesses Need to Progress Not Just Change

I am not a big fan of New Years’ resolutions, especially for business purposes. If you want to make a change, be resolved to make it today. If the change is worth making, it is worth making now. I have heard that over 90% of resolutions are broken before January 15. I am not certain if that is accurate, but it is alarming enough to support the idea that New Years’ resolutions don’t work.
Change in your business is inevitable. If you do nothing, your business will still change. If you make adjustments to your daily routines, your business will change. The real question is, will your business progress? Will it actually get better? Are the changes you make improving your chances for success in the upcoming year? The last few weeks of the year is a busy time, it is often difficult to devote the few hours you need to create a plan for the New Year. Yet, it is important for you to make the time and think about your business and make a plan on how to improve. Once it is created, it is criti…

Holiday Traditions

What holiday tradition do you look forward to every year? Is there a tradition you have continued that has been passed down from generations? Did you start a tradition for your family? Traditions are one of the many things that make the holiday season special. We asked our team these same questions. See what traditions make our holidays merry and bright.

"One of our holiday traditions is to hop in the car, grab hot cocoa and drive around to see all the Christmas light displays. On Christmas morning I make cinnamon rolls from scratch to enjoy." - Sarah Kallio, Licensed Insurance Agent

Lisa Stay, Customer Service Assistant, says "My family has always had a village under the tree at Christmas.  Each house has been bought as a memory of what happened during the year.  My village started when I moved out of my parents home with houses that represented the dance studio I took at, the restaurant my husband and I had our rehearsal dinner at, and a nutcracker dancing stage for my …

Where has Michigan Insurance Group traveled?

Disney's lovable dog Pluto is on our blog today because Casey Stay (pictured on the left), son of our Customer Service Assistant, Lisa Stay just traveled many miles with his Michigan Insurance Group t-shirt tucked away in his suitcase. 

Casey went on a surprise Disney cruise with his Grandparents and cousin. They visited San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortuga and Castaway Cay, Disney's private island in the Bahamas where the picture was taken and Michigan Insurance Group was sighted. Casey not only met Pluto but he soaked up the sun on the cruise ship and swam with dolphins.
Sounds like a great vacation to me. Thanks for taking Michigan Insurance Group with you! Stay tuned for more: Where has Michigan Insurance Group traveled!  Written by Karlee Miller
Creative Administrator

Grandma Pat's Butterscotch Cookies

Foodie Friday presents: Grandma Pat's Butterscotch Cookies

Have you started planning your list of delicious treats for the holidays? Well, you might want to re-write your grocery list. Add this delicious recipe from Patricia McKie: warm, tasty, sweet butterscotch cookies.  

6 cups corn flakes
6 tbsp peanut butter
1 bag Nestle butterscotch morsels 

Serving Size: 24-36

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Combine peanut butter and butterscotch morsels in a bowl.Microwave mixture for about 1 minute or until mixture is creamy and smooth when stirred.Pour cornflakes into large bowl. Coat cornflakes with melted mixture.Mix until all flakes are covered.Spoon out on parchment paper in ball shapes.Wait 20 minutes until cookies are cool and firm. Enjoy!
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Written by Karlee Miller
Creative Administrator

Data Breach is on the Rise

With the busy holiday shopping season upon us remember to protect your customers’ financial information as well as your own personal financial information. Unfortunately, Data Breach is on the rise. You might also want to look into your current insurance policy; in the event of a data breach, are you covered?

Donald A. Shampine President & CEO of Michigan Insurance Group