EPB&B Welcomes A New Intern

Welcome to Dylan Baker, the first candidate to enter into Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker’s new internship program. 

Dylan is going to be a junior at the University of Oregon where he is majoring in Business Administration.  During his time at EPB&B Dylan will be introduced to all facets of the company, from sales to account management to loss control, to name a few.  

“The internship program is designed to identify young, talented individuals and give them the opportunity to gain business experience within the insurance realm, hopefully sparking an interest to continue within the field, “ said EPB&B President Marc Baker. 

We are excited to have Dylan as part of the EPB&B team this summer. 

Dylan’s first day on the job, and he is still smiling.


Make Sure Your Trees Are Summer Ready.

As the longer days and warmer weather head our way, many of us are focused on getting our yards ready for summer fun and relaxation. But while you are busy making sure your lawn is lush, and your roses are pruned, it is also essential to pay special attention to your trees. Yes, your trees. With summer approaching, the risk of severe weather such as wildfire and high winds increases. In addition to harsh weather, infestation and disease can easily damage healthy trees, weakening them and risking damage to your home and property. That’s why, each spring, it is important to inspect the trees on your property to make sure they are healthy. Here are some warning signs to watch for;

  • Leaning Trees. If a tree is leaning toward your home, it may require closer evaluation of the branches, leaves, trunk, roots, and/or soil to ensure the tree is healthy and well anchored.
  • Cracked and Raised Soil. The area around your trees can tell you quite a bit. Broken or raised soil or fungus growth may be a sign that the tree is in the process of uprooting, which is often the first step to a tree falling over.
  • Dead or Broken Branches. If there are many dead branches in the lower part of the tree or just on one side, your tree may be sick, imbalanced, or possibly dying.

If you see any of these signs or are concerned about a tree’s health on or near your property, please contact a certified arborist for evaluation.  

As with any professional you hire to work on or around your property, make sure you ask for proof of insurance and ensure that they are licensed and bonded.   

Enjoy your yard and your trees this summer. 


Get Ready For National Record Store Day This Saturday.

Love music?  Then set your alarm and get in line early at your favorite independent record store this Saturday June 12th for RECORD STORE DAY. This is a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities.

Here in Portland don’t miss two local favorites and valued EPB&B insureds, nationally recognized  Music Millennium, and Jackpot Records Records.  

“For me it’s like Christmas in June, “Says EPB&B President, and avid vinyl collector, Marc Baker.  There are so many cool limited releases that come and go in a matter of hours. Portland is very lucky to have two of the nation’s top record stores right here in Portland.” 

Special vinyl and CD releases and promotions are made available just for the day, and the merchandise  goes fast. 

Happy Shopping. 


EPB&B On Portland Business Journal Top Ten, Again

Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker is pleased to be recognized again this year as a top Metro Area Commercial Insurance Brokerage by Portland Business Journal. Number seven to be exact, not that we are counting.

“We are appreciative of the recognition we are receiving again this year by Portland Business Journal,” says EPB&B President Marc Baker, “and we thank our community for your  business, support and trust.”

Way to go team!


Team EPB&B Together Again

Team EPB&B Together Again

The boards are  down and the desks are dusted!   Although Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker has been open throughout the pandemic, seamlessly continuing to provide exceptional service to our customers, we had to take precautions to keep our team and our building safe, including working from home and safeguarding our property.  But today we are happy to announce, we are ready to get back to some normalcy, slowly transitioning our team back into a board free, light filled office.

“It has been a long year,” said EPB&B President, Marc Baker, “but I am excited to welcome the team back home.”