Wildfire Season: 5 ways Homeowners Insurance can protect you

Summer fun is  rapidly approaching in Oregon, and so is wildfire season. Now is the time to make sure your home and your belongings are protected and making sure you have proper Homeowners insurance in place is a good place to start. Homeowners Insurance typically covers damage caused by wildfires, however,  coverage can vary depending on […]


Include a National Driver Register (NDR) report in your pre employment screening 

As a small business Oregon it is prudent to conduct a thorough pre employment screening before hiring a new employee and checking references, confirming skill competency and background checks are all part of the process.  What is often overlooked is running a National Driver Register (NDR) report on prospective employees PRIOR to hire. Neglecting to […]


Does Car Insurance in Oregon follow the car or the driver?

A friend asks to borrow your car while they are in town.  Is it a safe idea to do so? Maybe.  In Oregon, Car insurance typically follows the car rather than the driver. This means that the insurance coverage primarily applies to the vehicle itself, regardless of who is driving it. As long as the policy is […]


EPB&B gives a gift to Stone Soup in recognition of their fifth anniversary

As a Portland based insurance agency, one of our core values is giving back to the local area non profits that provide help and hope to those in need in our Portland Community. Stone Soup is one of the organizations we have been proud to support since their inception five years ago. This week we […]


Car theft is on the rise; Five ways to protect your vehicle.

Auto thefts continue to be on the rise.  According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), 2023 was a record breaking year for auto thefts across the country, with Oregon ranking ninth with an auto theft rate of 394 per 100,000.  Criminals are using more advanced technology to find weaknesses allowing them to bypass even […]


Eight things to consider before purchasing a vacation property

Purchasing a vacation home is an exciting endeavor.  Whether you are looking for a tropical escape from the dark Portland winters, craving the bustle of a big metropolitan city or looking to add to your investment portfolio, purchasing a vacation home  requires careful consideration and having the right insurance coverage  is an important part of the […]


Ten ways employers can help mitigate employee work related stress

April is National Stress Awareness Month . According to the Amercican Institute of Stress , 85% of American workers experience work related stress, with 25% saying work is the number one stressor in their lives. Chronic stress not only has serious health consequences for your employees including depression, anxiety, heart problems and pain, but it […]


Protect your data; March 31st is World Backup Day.

March 31st is World Backup Day.  The threat landscape continues to change, and ransomware attacks and cyber-attacks are growing increasingly frequent and more sophisticated. There are things you can do to make sure your business is ready.  With a multitude of cyber insurance options, the team at EPB&B insurance have years of dedicated experience in helping […]


EPB&B Makes More Happen for Feed The Hungry

EPB&B Insurance is thrilled to announce that we have been awarded $10,000 for one of our favorite Portand area non profits, Feed the Hungry.  This award was made possible through the Liberty Mutual, Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award, and to the over 600 people who voted for our story (we only needed 500 ) […]


Commercial auto insurance for small businesses

Many small businesses in Oregon need commercial auto insurance to protect from accidents and other unforseen events that involve their work vehicles. Commercial auto insurance helps protect your business by covering vehicles owned by and used in your business, such as cars, trucks and vans, and liability for their use. Commercial auto insurance protects your […]


Why businesses need General  Liability Coverage 

General liability insurance is a type of insurance coverage designed to protect businesses from a variety of liabilities that may arise during their operations. It provides financial protection against claims of bodily injury, property damage, and personal injury that may occur on your business premises or as a result of your business operations.  Whether a […]


EPB&B “Lends A Helping Hand” to Blanchet House fundraiser

 Elliott, Powell Baden, and Baker was pleased to offer support to one of our long standing nonprofit partners Blanchet House as a $5,000 sponsor for their Lend A Helping Hand Brunch that was held March 3, 2024 at the Portland Art Museum.   Blanchet House is on a mission to alleviate suffering and offer hope for a […]


Nine factors that determine the cost of an auto insurance policy

Several factors determine how much you will pay for car insurance—from the type of coverage you have to your driving record to where you park your car. While not all companies use the same parameters, here’s a list of what commonly determines the bottom line on your auto policy. These factors vary depending on the […]


Business Insurance: The Importance Of  Ordinance and Law Coverage 

By: Justine Avera, Producer, EPB&B Insurance, Portland, OR Many businesses in the Portland area are are still working though the aftermath of the recent ice storm that swept through the city. Burst pipes, flooding, collapsed structures have forced some businesses into partial or full reconstruction of their sites, leading to inclusion of expensive but required […]


EPB&B recognized as a Liberty Mutual Elite Agency

As a result of outstanding performance, and our solid partnership, Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker has been recognized as Liberty Mutual Elite Agency for the first time.  This recognition is especially gratifying as it is awarded to less than 10% of independent agents who sell Liberty Mutual products.  “We are honored and humbled with the […]


EPB&B Insurance Newsletter goes digital

At EPB&B we strive to stay connected with our valued insureds, and a quarterly newsletter is just one of many ways we like to reach out. Traditionally in hard copy format, our newsletter has received such positive feedback we are taking it digital too. Offering everything from Insurance tips and trends, ideas for living a […]


EPB&B recognized as a Safeco Elite Agent for third consecutive year.

As a result of outstanding performance and an unwavering commitment to our customers, Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker has been recognized as Safeco Elite Agent for the third consecutive year.  This recognition is especially gratifying as it is awarded to less than 10% of independent agents who sell Safeco personal lines products.  “Elliott Powell Baden […]


Heart Health Awareness: Take Action Today

Do you ever find yourself racing to Google to do a symptom check when something feels off in your body?  That works for minor aches and pains but during a heart related incident, an internet search is probably not your best choice. This month we are joining millions in raising awareness about heart disease and […]


Flood Insurance: What it is and why you need it

Flooding is the most common and expensive natural disaster, but few businesses and homeowners are adequately prepared and insured.  According the NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) floods can happen during heavy rains, when ocean waves come on shore, when snow melts quickly, or when dams or levees break. Damaging flooding may happen with […]


Nine ways to support local businesses after a winter storm

The snow and ice may be gone but the Portland Metro is still digging out from the aftermath of the storm.  Frozen pipes, flooding, structure damage from fallen trees and lack of foot traffic due to unsafe streets have had an impact of our local businesses. Let’s rally as a community and show support for […]


Baker Family Foundation has grown and added the Josh Brown Youth Memorial Soccer Scholarship

Since 2021 the The Baker Family Foundation (BFF) has dedicated itself to giving back to the Portland community, so much so, BFF has established a new website dedicated to the cause. The Baker Family Foundation was established in 2021 by Marc Baker, President of Elliott, Powell, Baden and baker Insurance and his wife Sherri Sacconaghi. […]


Five safety tips for driving in snow and ice

Bundle up Oregonians as our area will see some colder temperatures ahead, bringing with it predicted snow and ice. In the Northwest, we are pros at driving in wet rainy conditions but driving in snow and ice requires extra preparation and caution in manoeuvring to ensure everyones safety.  Ideally  staying home when the weather gets icy […]


The use of Artificial Intelligence may be putting your company at risk

Cyber security and Artificial Intelligence will continue to to be a hot topic in 2024; Most recently regarding companies being banned from using AI facial recognition.  From identity checks at the airport and your local pharmacy, to biometric data used for site security or in policing – the use of facial recognition software and artificial […]


A three step Resolution Roadmap for a successful 2024

Call them resolutions, intentions, or goals.  The new year is fast approaching it is when many of us vow that THIS will be the year we keep our resolutions, only to give up on them by valentines day.  Researchers suggest that only 9% of Americans that make resolutions complete them. In fact, research goes on to […]


EPB&B welcomes a new Commercial Lines Assistant to our growing team

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker is pleased to welcome our new Commercial Lines Assistant, James Curtis to our team. With the addition of James, we have added ten new employees to our ever growing team in 2023 as we close out what has been a record breaking year for EPB&B. It is this success that […]


Hosting holiday parties: Five ways to address liability risk

Are you planning to rock around the Christmas tree with friends and family this season? Along with the  fun and festivities, when hosting people for a holiday party, there is always a risk of unexpected  liability concerns but with  some pre preparation  some of this risk can be mitigated. Here a five risks hosts should […]


EPB&B met our match donating $5,000 to Stone Soup

You donate to Portland based non profit Stone Soup  and we will match it,  That was the promise the team at Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker made, and we always keep our promises.  As part of the Willamette Week Give/ Guide! We partnered with Stone Soup last week, offering  matching donation for every dollar raised […]


Managing Holiday Stress: Five Practical Tips for a Joyful Season

The holiday season is often depicted as a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness. However, for many individuals, the reality can be quite different. The pressures of holiday preparations, gift-giving, and social obligations can contribute to heightened stress levels. In order to truly enjoy the festive season, it is essential to develop effective strategies for […]


Donate this week to Stone Soup (November 27-December 3) and EPB&B will double your dollars.

EPB&B is so lucky to work with so many wonderful non profits in the Portland area, and this season we are happy to see one of our favorite organizations, Stone Soup, once again as a highlighted non profit in the 2023 Willamette Week Holiday Give!Guide!   To show our support, this week, November 27-December 3, […]


Safeguarding Your Purchases: Eight Strategies to Prevent Porch Package Theft

Holiday shopping is here, and the abundance of cyber Monday deals mean the days and weeks ahead  could be a busy week for your front doorstep; and thieves know it. With the convenience of having packages delivered to your front porch comes the risk of theft. Porch piracy is a growing concern, but there are […]


EPB&B Has A Record Breaking Holiday Open House Benefiting Local Nonprofits

Thursday November 16, 2023 marked the sixteenth annual Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker Industry Holiday Open House at the Tiffany Center in Southwest Portland, and it was the most successful (and the most fun) to date.  The goal of our Industry Holiday Open house is three-fold; To thank our industry professional partners for their collaboration […]


EPB&B Welcomes Commercial Lines Assistant, Bobby Le

At Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker we have a solid team of experienced people who have any years of experience and tremendous knowledge of the insurance industry. It is because of this we are always looking to add those who may be new to the insurance industry but have dedication to helping people, an emphasis […]


Five Tips To Safely Rake Your Autumn Leaves

As the crisp air of fall in Oregon signals the shedding of leaves, the timeless task of raking becomes a seasonal ritual for many. While it may seem like a straightforward chore, raking leaves requires careful consideration to ensure both efficiency and safety. Here  are  five  key tips and practices for safely raking leaves, turning […]


Seven benefits of team building activities (and fun ideas to get you started).

In today’s remote and hybrid business world, fostering a strong sense of unity and collaboration among employees has become more challenging. Recently large companies here in Portland such as Nike and Intel have chosen to bring employees back into the office, citing that a unified team is an indicator of a company’s productivity. Team building activities have […]


Daylight Savings ends this Sunday : Strategies for a smooth transition

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is a topic for debate here in the Northwest but it has been a seasonal ritual for many countries around the world, designed to make the most of natural daylight during the longer days of spring and summer. However, when DST ends in the fall, and we “fall back” by setting […]


Eight Tips to Ensure and Safe and Spooky Halloween

Halloween night looks to be perfect weather here in the Portland Metro area which means more people may be out and about  celebrating  with costumes, candy, and spooky fun. However, it’s important to prioritize safety, especially when children and families are out and about after dark. Whether you’re going trick-or-treating, attending a Halloween party, or […]


EPB&B recognized once again as a Top Corporate Philanthropist

Taking care of our team members, customers, and the people in the Portland community is what EPB&B is all about. Because of this, we are happy to announce that EPB&B has once again been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as a Top Corporate Philanthropist award winner, coming in at an impressive #2  on the […]


Nine Ways Companies Can Prepare for a Fire Emergency

In today’s fast-paced business environment, where disruptions can come from various sources, it is essential for companies to be prepared for all types of emergencies. Among these, in Oregon and Washington, fire emergencies are particularly destructive and can have devastating consequences for both people and property. To safeguard their employees, assets, and operations, companies must […]


EPB&B welcomes new Producer and A third generation Baker to the team

It has been a long time coming but the team at EPB&B is thrilled to officially welcome Dylan Baker. Dylan has grown up in the world of EPB&B insurance while both his grandfather, past President Neil Baker and his dad, current President Marc Baker dedicated themselves to making EPB&B one of the top independent insurance […]


Data Breach Response – Why Planning is the Key.

BY: Justine Avera, EPB&B Producer/cyber Security Professional Data Breach and ransomware attacks are on the rise, but many companies are still struggling with having an effective breach response plan.  Planning starts with knowing where your key digital assets are, what is operationally the most critical, and what type of sensitive data is being processed, transmitted […]


President Marc Baker Celebrates Thirty Years at EPB&B Insurance

By: Marc Baker, EPB&B President As I reflect on the past thirty years, I can honestly say, wow, what a ride.  HOW IT ALL STARTED It began thirty years ago, after a dozen years working in the music/entertainment industry, I had reached a point of complete burnout. While I enjoyed the freedom of independence and […]


Cyber Security: The Crucial Importance of Two-Factor Authentication

In today’s digital age, where the majority of our lives are intertwined with technology, safeguarding our online accounts and sensitive information has become paramount. One of the most effective methods for enhancing online security is two-factor authentication (2FA). This additional layer of protection, also known as multi-factor authentication (MFA), plays a pivotal role in fortifying  […]


EPB&B sponsors of Oregon Music Hall of Fame for the sixteenth consecutive year

For the sixteenth consecutive year, Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker is proud to be the title sponsor of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was held October 7, 2023 at the Alladin Theatre in Southeast Portland.  The Oregon Music Hall of Fame honors Oregonians who have made outstanding contributions to, or significant […]


Breast Cancer Awareness: Empowering women to take control of their health

Breast cancer is a global health concern that affects millions of women and their families every year. Despite significant progress in diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer remains one of the most prevalent and life-threatening diseases among women worldwide. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention  reports it is the second most prevent cancer amongst women in […]


Seven Tips For Driving Safely in Wet Weather

Driving in fall weather in Oregon can be a beautiful experience with the colorful foliage and crisp air, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. The combination of rain, fog, fallen leaves, and shorter daylight hours can make the roads more hazardous. Seven Tips For Driving Safely in Wet Weather It’s The […]


EPB&B welcomes a new Vice President of First Impressions

At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, the importance of the Receptionist position, aka the Vice President of First Impressions,  cannot be overstated. This person is the first point of contact for clients and customers and strives to make individuals feel valued and comfortable. At EPB&B, the VP of First Impressions, is often an initial stepping […]


School bus laws every motorist needs to know

School is back in session, which means school busses in the Portland Metro area are back on the road. Driving safely around school buses is crucial to protect the lives of children and ensure road safety. To achieve this, strict rules and regulations govern how drivers should react when sharing the road with school buses. […]


SAIF declares $135 million dividend

Great news for policy holders. We are pleased to share the following press release from our professional partner, SAIF Corporation. It is a pleasure to work with a company that cares about their customers and the health and safety of Oregon workers . _________________________________________________________________________________________ September 6, 2023 Today the SAIF board of directors declared a […]


EPB&B earns Top Corporate Philanthropist recognition

Taking care of our team members, customers, and the people in the Portland community is the mission of Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker.  Because of this steadfast belief in care, we are happy to announce that EPB&B has been recognized as a Portland Business Journal Top Corporate Philanthropist.   “We are once again grateful for this recognition […]


EPB&B supports Children’s Healing Arts Project’s CHAP In a Box.

At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker Insurance, we know a great idea when we hear one, so when we were approached by Children’s Healing Arts Project (CHAP) to sponsor their Chap In a Box program.  We were all in.  What is CHAP In A Box? Children’s Healing Arts Project (CHAP) CHAP is the only non-profit […]


EPB&B Supports Path Home

The Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker team is proud to be a Silver Sponsor for the Path Home Family Reunion annual fundraiser.  This event is a night of games, food, and connection to support families at risk of homelessness in our community.  From serving meals to families when Path Home was just a small non-profit […]


Team EPB&B takes on Portland to Coast to raise cancer awareness

This past weekend, eight EPB&B team members, along with several of their family and friends, headed out to tackle the 128-mile Portland To Coast relay, otherwise known as the most popular and largest walking relay race in the world, annually drawing participants from over 40 countries and all 50 states.  This is the second year EPB&B […]


Five common scams to put on your watch list

In today’s interconnected world, where technology and communication have reached unprecedented heights, scams have evolved and adapted, becoming even more sophisticated. Here, are five  common scams that continue to plague individuals, businesses, and even governments. To protect yourself from falling victim to these scams, several preventive measures can be taken: Scams continue to exploit the […]


Ten ways to protect your health from wildfire smoke

The threat of wildfire smoke poses a significant risk to public health. Wildfire smoke is a complex mixture of delicate particulate matter, gases, and toxic compounds that can adversely affect the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Protecting your health from wildfire smoke requires proactive measures to minimize exposure and safeguard your well-being. 1. Stay Informed: Monitoring […]


Renters Insurance for college students

A student has a lot to think about before heading to college.  Parents too. As you register for classes and secure living accommodations, don’t forget about protecting yourself and your belongings with a Renters insurance policy.  It may seem like a college student does not have a lot in terms of valuables, but laptops, TVs, […]


EPB&B welcomes a new member to our commercial lines team

Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker welcomes our our new Commercial Lines Account Manager, Dawn Williams to our diverse team of insurance professionals. Dawn brings twenty years of experience in the industry on both the carrier and agency side making her a great asset to our team and our customers. Here is more about Dawn, her […]


RATS: Nine strategies to keep your home rodent-free 

Rats may be seen more this time of year; in fact, an estimated thirty percent of Americans have had a rodent problem in their home.* Deterring rats from invading your home is essential to protect your property, prevent potential health risks, and maintain a safe living environment. Rats can cause significant damage to structures and […]


EPB&B Welcomes Our First IT Assistant To The Team

As business at Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker continues to thrive we keep the needs of our customers on the forefront . Our ability to be innovative, responsive and nimble is a key component to our success and that is largely due to our top notch IT department. At EPB&B we are committed to having […]


Artificial Intelligence Highlights The Need For Cyber Insurance

Artificial Intelligence reduces human error, drives innovation and allows for faster decision-making, but it can also make it easier for cybercriminals in certain ways. While AI is not inherently malicious, cybercriminals can exploit its capabilities to conduct more sophisticated and efficient attacks. Some of the ways cybercriminals could use AI include:   However, it’s important […]


Workers’Compensation; A Required Safety Net For Employers And Employees

Workers’ compensation coverage in Oregon is a vital safety net that protects employees and employers alike in the event of work-related injuries or illnesses. It ensures that injured or sick workers receive necessary medical treatment and financial support while also providing employers with liability protection. The Oregon Workers’ Compensation Division administers the state’s workers’ compensation […]


EPB&B Supports Our Community and Our Professional Partners.

At Elliott Powell, Baden, and Baker supporting organizations that are important to our business and our community is part of our on going mission. This past week we had the opportunity to provide support in the form of sponsorship to two such organizations. EPB&B has been a sponsor of The Oregon Fuels Association (OFA) conference […]


EPB&B Welcomes Our New Commercial Lines Account Manager

We would like to welcome our new Commercial Lines Account Manager, Israel Ferrer. Israel’s years of experience in Property and Casualty Insurance, along with his dedication to helping his clients find the right insurance solutions to fit their needs, makes Israel a perfect fit for the EPB&B team. Here is more about Israel’s education, experience […]


The Importance of Boat Insurance: Protecting Your Watercraft and Peace of Mind

Boating is a recreational activity enjoyed by many, offering tranquility, adventure, and a sense of freedom that only the open water can provide. However, owning a boat also comes with responsibilities, including the need for boat insurance. Boat insurance offers essential protection for your watercraft and ensures your peace of mind.  Here are four things […]


EPB&B Recognized As Agency of the Year

We are proud to announce that Elliott. Powell, Baden, and Baker has been named Oregon Mutual’s Oregon Agency of the Year. This award is a result of our history of writing good business and developing a solid partnership with Oregon Mutual.   EPB&B has represented Oregon Mutual Insurance for over nineteen years . Founded in […]


Celebrate with Caution Using These Eight Fireworks Safety Tips

No Fourth of July feels complete without the captivating spectacle of fireworks. However, putting on a show-stopping display should not overshadow the importance of practicing fireworks safety. The improper handling and use of fireworks can lead to disastrous consequences, causing injuries, property damage, and even loss of life. Here are some essential guidelines and precautions […]


Protecting Your Skin: The Importance of Proper Sunscreen Use

Few will complain about this beautiful Northwest sunshine we have experienced so far this summer. The sun’s rays provide us with warmth and light, boosting our mood and energy levels, but they also contain harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation that can damage our skin. With the increasing awareness of the importance of sun protection, proper sunscreen […]


Prepare Now For Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is here, and taking steps now can prepare you and your family to react to a wildfire that could threaten your home or community.  DEVELOP A PLAN: Make a plan with your loved ones on what to do during an emergency.  Write it down and do a practice run-through.  PROTECT YOUR HOME: Give […]


EPB&B Merges With KBI Insurance

After many months of planning, we are pleased to announce the merger of KBI Insurance with Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, effective June 1, 2023.  We are excited to have the President of KBI, Dave Kilhefner join our team as a Producer in Commercial Lines and together we will strive to provide KBI customers with […]


Special Event Liability Insurance

By: Jeremy Dickman, Personal Lines Account Manager It is that time of year when graduation parties, company picnics, and weddings are in full swing, and a Special Event Liability Policy should be on the top of your party planning list.  The team at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker can help find the right policy for […]


How To Protect Yourself From Heat Related Illness

The Northwest Spring weather took a big jump last week from soggy to sizzling in just a matter of days, breaking seasonal records and making our bodies work overtime to adjust to the extreme temperatures.  Although the forecast shows a cool down this week, we still have a long summer ahead with some anticipated high […]


EPB&B Supports Teens In Foster Care Through Howard’s Heart.

When the team at Elliott Powell, Baden, and Baker learned about the Portland area non-profit Howard’s Heart , we wanted to be a part of supporting their mission.  Today we are pleased to be a Presenting Sponsor at their Summer Kickoff Fundraiser and Auction  held June 10, 2023.  As teens in the foster system grow, […]


EPB&B Welcomes A New  Member To The Commercial Lines Team

We love welcoming new members our ever evolving team at Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker. This week we are happy to introduce the newest member, Rose Petersen, who is joining the Commercial Lines Team as a Commercial Lines Assistant. With a passion for helping people, emphasis on teamwork and a desire for learning, Rose makes […]


Is Your Homeowners Policy Ready For Backyard Celebrations?

Graduation parties and summer holiday celebrations are almost here, meaning our backyards are taking center stage. But even the most well-planned event can bring the unexpected. As you uncover the grills, hang the banners, and spruce up the patio furniture, make sure to polish up your homeowners policy too ensuring it is adequate to cover […]


Tips To Support Mental Health In The Workplace

EPB&B is promoting Mental Health Awareness Month .


Honoring EPB&B Family Member Chris Harte In Her Retirement (Thirty Years!)

Dedicated, organized, generous, ethical, inspiring, team player and valued family member are only some of the words used to describe our CFO/HR Manager Chris Harte who is retiring from EPB&B after thirty years. Will miss having Chris as part of the team in the office but she will always be part of the EPB&B family. […]


Distracted Driving Facts And Prevention Tips

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines distracted driving as any activity that could divert attention from the primary task of driving. Besides using electronic gadgets, distractions can also include adjusting a radio, eating and drinking, reading, grooming, and interacting with passengers. Even the best drivers take a […]


Homeowner, Renter, or Landlord; Which Insurance Policy Is Right For You?

Insurance is not one size fits all.  Depending on your living situation, your insurance needs will vary and the Personal Lines Team at EPB&B can help you select the right insurance policies for each phase of life.  It is important to understand the key differences between the different types of dwelling insurance so you can […]


The Benefits Of Spring Cleaning And How To Get Started 

Rain, sun, and snow all within the same day can only mean one thing.  It is Spring in Oregon.  Spring cleaning historically was a time to air the house out and remove dirt and grime that had built up during the cold months. But now Spring is a sign of renewal.  A season when people […]


Spring Flooding: Are You Protected? 

Flooding is the most common and expensive natural disaster, but few businesses and homeowners are adequately prepared and insured.  In a recent statement  from the NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) it estimated that almost 50% of the United States is at risk for spring flooding.  Take steps now to make sure you are protected […]


Do You Need Life Insurance?

By: Frank Baccellieri, Producer, EPB&B Insurance Life can be hard, but buying life insurance does not need to be.  Life insurance is a compassionate way to financially protect the dreams of those you care about. At Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker we will help you find the right life insurance for your family’s future. What […]


2023 SCAMs To Add To Your Watch List

Scammers are tricky. Just when one scam is exposed, another one pops up, and now with access to so many of us via digital measures, it is hard to know if what we are receiving is the real deal or a scam in disguise.  According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), most con artists have […]


Spring Forward Safely This Sunday March 12th, With These Three Tips

Is it only an hour, right? As we turn our clocks forward this Sunday March 12th , we may gain more daylight, but that one-hour time loss can shake our bodies up just enough to create some adverse side effects until they adjust. As you spring forward, here are few things to keep an eye […]


EPB&B Supports Birch Community Services In Addressing Hunger And Hardship

Giving back to our community is a core value at  Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker Insurance. This week we were honored to put that part of our mission to work by donating $5,000 to Birch Community Services.  Birch Community Services (BCS) addresses the roots of hunger and economic hardship in our community. Their mission is […]


The EPB&B Team Answers Five Commonly Asked Questions Regarding Car Insurance.

Shopping for auto insurance can be tricky, and despite what you may see on TV and social media, there is no one size fits all plan.  The key to finding the right auto insurance for a reasonable price is to ask MANY questions.  That is why it is wise to use an independent agent.  With […]


Five Reasons To Use An Independent Insurance Agent 

With promises of cheap rates and one-click buying options, shopping for insurance online can seem too good to be true. But buyer beware, sometimes it is. When shopping for insurance, you often do so to protect some of the most significant assets you have; your car, home, business, and, most importantly, your family. As you […]


Why Business Owners Need General Liability Insurance

Did you know that four out of 10 small business owners are likely to experience a property or general liability claim in the next 10 years? Claims range from unexpected incidents, damage to a customers property, to unforeseen accidents, such as a customer getting injured after slipping and falling. Whether you are a boutique hotel, […]


EarthQuake Insurance Is A Solid Investment

This week marks 323 years since a major earthquake struck the Pacfic Northwest. According to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, there is a 1 and 10 chance that a major earthquake will strike Oregon again within the next fifty years, but we all know mother nature plays by her own rules. In the case […]


Heart Attacks Are Preventable. Tips For Heart Health and Awareness

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker Insurance is an independent insurance agent in Portland, Oregon offering Home, auto, business and group health insurance.


Our Lucky Referral Winner; We Appreciate Your Vote Of Confidence

Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker would like to thank everyone who takes the time and effort to refer business to us. When you refer your friends, and colleagues to EPB&B, it speaks volumes about the trust you have in our services, and we truly appreciate the vote of confidence. As you may be aware, whenever […]


EPB&B Supports Blanchet House In Their Mission of Help and Hope

EPB&B is a local insurance agency in downtown Portland offering both personal and business insurance.


Attention Employers: Post Your OSHA Summary By February 1, 2023

EPB&B Insurance is an independent insurance agency in Portland Oregon offering homeowners, auto and business insurance.


CYBER BREACH ALERT: Has Your Information Been Stolen?

Please be on alert that password management app LastPass and cyber security company NortonLifeLock have been compromised.  Between the two, they may store a list of your usernames and passwords to multiple accounts. Be aware that access to any of those credentials may allow a cyber-criminal to spread the attack out to other accounts and […]


Tips To Avoid The Aches And Pains Of Working At A Desk

You don’t move furniture or build houses for a living, so why does your body feel achy and sore day after day?  For office workers, the culprit may be too much sitting. One in four American adults sits for longer than eight hours every day, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Americans […]


Resolve To Review Your Personal Insurance In 2023. Here Is Why.

Like many Americans, cleaning up your diet or finding your dream job might be at the top of your resolutions list in 2023, but when setting goals, don’t forget about your insurance. Many life events can change in a year and it is easy to go on autopilot when it comes to renewal time. But […]


Online Shopping: Don’t Fall Victim To Social Media Scammers 

It is impossible to scroll through your social media feed without being hit with eye-catching ads for the latest trends.  It is tempting to get sidetracked and click on the site promising perfect hair, better sleep, or healthier meals and yes, even insurance ). Social media is a great way for legitimate businesses to get […]


How To Set And Keep Your Resolutions For The New Year

Call them resolutions, intentions, or goals.  The new year is fast approaching and it is when many people vow THIS will be the year they will keep their resolutions, only to see them fall to the wayside by Valentines day.   Not this year.  It is up to you, right now, to decide if this year will […]


We Met Our Match: EPB&B Donates $5,000 To Stone Soup

You donate to Stone Soup  and we will match it.  That was the promise we at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker made, and one we are more than happy to keep.  As part of the Willamette Week Give/ Guide! EPB&B Insurance partnered with Stone Soup December 12th through the 18th, offering  matching donation for every […]


Recycle, Re-purpose Or Toss? The Do’s and Dont’s Of Post Holiday Clean Up  

We know, the the gifts have yet to be been opened, and the needles are still firmly attached to the tree but before we know it, the holidays will be over and it will be time to  pack up the tinsel and fairy lights until next year . The holidays generate up to 25% more garbage […]


Donate To Stone Soup And EPB&B Will Match Your Gift

Donate this week to Stone Soup and Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker will match your donation!  EPB&B is so lucky to work with so many wonderful non profits in the Portland area, and ths season we are happy so see one of our favorite organizations, Stone Soup, as a highlighted non profit in Willamette Week’s […]


It’s Cold Outside: Protect your Business From Frozen Pipe Damage 

Bitter temperatures can freeze pipes, creating catastrophic property losses and that can be detrimental to your business. This year we have already had our fair share of cold weather, and chances are it will get colder. But there is still time to prepare. With proper winter weather preparation, you can minimize the impact of severe […]


Five Tips To Protect Your Holiday Packages From Porch Theft

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EPB&B Presents Over $30,000 To Two Portland Non-Profits.

We gathered  the numbers and checked them twice and the outcome of our fifteenth Industry Holiday Open House was really REALLY nice. Yesterday we had the honor of presenting recordbreaking fundraising proceeds from last months Holiday Open House to this year’s non profit recipients, presenting each a check for  $15,310.00.   It was with careful consideration […]


Introducing The Baker Family Foundation

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker is excited to introduce the Baker Family Foundation.  Keeping the mission of community giving at the forefront, the Baker Family Foundation has been recently established by Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker President Marc Baker with the mission of providing an accessible way to provide financial support to small, local, non-profit […]


Five Signs Your Phone Has Been Hacked 

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Seven Fun Finds To Support This Small Business Saturday

Small business is at the core of our city, and despite the pandemic and unrest Portland, there are many wonderful small businesses that have persevered and made it through to bring us fine food, fashion, art and accessories.   We are fortunate at Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker to insure some of the best small […]


To Our Generous Sponsors We Thank You For Making the EPB&B Open House A Record Breaking Success

Our favorite event was back live and in person last Friday as we celebrated the fifteenth annual Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker Industry Holiday Open House at the Tiffany Center in Southwest Portland. The goal of our Holiday Open house is three-fold; To thank our industry professional partners for their collaboration and partnership over the […]


Three Musts To Ensure Your Home Ready For Winter

It may still be Fall according to the calendar, but Mother Nature has left no question that winter is here.  While you may be busy with holiday menu planning and gift buying, don’t forget to get your home in winter weather condition.   This list is a start but only the tip of the icicle in […]


Three Tips to Surviving The Holidays

 It looks as if this holiday season will be closer to pre-COVID-level festivities than in the recent past.  For some of us, we are ready to deck the halls and shop the malls, for others the holidays can bring with it a wide array of emotions like anxiety and loneliness.  Regardless of your holiday agenda […]


An Exceptional Customer Experience Continues With Our New VP of First Impressions, Jesica Baca

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker Inc is an insurance company in Portland Oregon offering, homeowners, auto and business insurance.


EPB&B Recognized Once Again As A Top Corporate Philanthropist

Taking care of our team members, customers, and the people in the Portland community is what EPB&B is all about.  We are happy to announce that EPB&B has been recognized by the Portland Business Journal as a Top Corporate Philanthropist award winner, coming in at an impressive #3  on the list of small business and […]


EPB&B Is Pleased To Welcome Commercial Lines Account Manager Jessica Volk To Our Team

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker Inc is an insurance agency in Portland, Oregon specializing in homeowners, auto, and business insurance .


Five Ways To Save At The Supermarket

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EPB&B Proudly Sponsors Oregon Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony for the Fifteenth Consecutive Year

This past Saturday marked the fifteenth consecutive year, Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker Inc has proudly been the title sponsor of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) induction ceremony, donating $10,000 in sponsorship money that goes directly into the scholarship fund. Held at the Aladdin theater in Southeast Portland, the evening was spent celebrating […]


EPB&B Welcomes Commercial Lines Account Manager Amy Miller To Our Team 

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EPB&B Scores For Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker, Inc is an insurance Agency in Portland Oregon.


In Loving Memory Of One Of Our Family Members, Lori Johnson

It is with great sadness that we announce that Elliot, Powell, Baden and Baker lost a bright light September 22, 2022 with the passing of one of our family members, Lori Johnson. Lori was a valued team member at Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker for the past seventeen years as a Commercial Lines Assistant. But […]


AUTUMN LEAVES:  Four Tips For Easier Raking

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker, Inc is an insurance agency inn Portland Oregon specializing in homeowners, auto, and business insurance.


EPB&B Awarded Top Workplace In Oregon For Eighth Time 

  Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker was recognized today as The Oregonian Top Workplaces 2022.  This is the eight time in the past ten years (and fourth consecutive year) that EPB&B has made the Top Workplaces list of small employers of one hundred employees or less. It is more than the hybrid work schedule, chair […]


Four Autumn Driving Safety Hazards

You can feel it coming; summer’s long warm days slowly fade into cooler mornings and darker nights.   Autumn is here, and with it comes some additional hazards that make driving tricky requiring some extra attention .  Children.  With school back in session, be extra mindful of school zones where kids may be walking to […]


SAIF declares $75 million dividend

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker, inc is a home, auto and business insurance agency in Portland, Oregon


Free Webinar Series: Is Your Company Cyber Ready?

Are you Cyber ready?  65% of all U.S. businesses experienced a breach or ransomware attack in the previous 12 months.  Is your company prepared to meet the challenge?  Here’s your chance to ask the experts.  Justine Avera of EPB&B Insurance , Peter Talmage and Etay Maor of CATO Networks are teaming up in a dynamic series of webinars to help you become Cyber […]


Five Tips To make School Lunch Planning Easier

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Five Road Rules For Sharing The Road With School Buses

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Thank you! Your Support helped EPB&B Make More Happen and win $10,000 for Project Never Again

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EPB&B Takes On Portland To Coast

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Off To College: Don’t Forget To Pack An Insurance Policy.

EPB&B is a Portland, Oregon Insurance company offering home, auto, commercial and life insurance.


EPB&B Inc Meeting The Unique Needs Of The Aviation Industry

At Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker Inc, we are meeting the unique needs of the evolving aviation industry.


EPB&B Serves Up A Meal And A Surprise

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Avoid The Bite: Tips For Reducing Mosquitos Around Your Home

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We Need Your Vote: EPB&B Gets Packing With Project Never Again

It was all hands on deck to help Project Never Again prepare 5,000 duffel bags for the over ten thousand kids in the Oregon Foster care system. Seven EPB&B team members joined the over two hundred volunteers to fill each duffel with a journal to give the kids an outlet to express their thoughts and […]


Wellness Wednesday; One Eating Habit That May Improve Your Health

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Help us Make More Happen and win $10,000 for Project Never Again-Please Vote

We’ve got exciting news, and a simple way for you to help those in need! Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker has been selected as a Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award winner for volunteering with Project Never Again! This fantastic organization takes on the important mission to extend compassion and dignity through […]


Meet EPB&B’s Newest Team Member, Amanda McMillen.

We are pleased to introduce EPB&B’s newest team member, Producer, Amanda McMillen.  Bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the insurance industry, we are excited to have Amanda as part of the team.  Here is a little bit more about Amanda McMilllen:  What is your background in the Insurance Industry?  Holy cow! I just […]


Hot Weather Alert: Four Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe In The Heat 

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EPB&B Supports Local Non-Profit, Breast Friends at Annual Golf Tournament

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Three Tactics For Effectively Communicating With Younger Employees

Portland, Oregon Insurance agent for business insurance and Group Health Coverage.


Pet Insurance: Protect Your Pets, And Your Peace of Mind.

Yes, pet insurance is a thing. At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker we know all too well that pets are part of the family, providing unconditional love, protection, and a lot of material for social media posts.  Any pet parent will tell you that they will do anything to keep their pet happy and healthy […]


EPB&B Prevention Mention : New Heat Rules Implemented By Oregon OSHA

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Five Steps For Proper Sunscreen Use

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Walking Programs; Get moving, Your Boss Says So

Attention employers, summer is here and a great time to implement a walking program for your employees.  Anyone who runs a business knows that good employee are hard to find, so when you have a good team of people working for you, make sure you are taking care of them, and that includes promoting a […]


Memorial Day Serves To Honor And Remember

Memorial Day is considered the official start of summer, and despite record breaking gas prices, AAA forecasts this weekend will see more travelers off for adventure than in the past three years. But Memorial Day is more than just a kick off to summer fun. So whether you plan to fire up the grill for […]


Personal Insurance: How To  Avoid Moving Company Scams

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EPB&B Joins Project Never Again In Caring Card Event

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Creating a Workplace For Healthy Well Being

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EPB&B Is Talking  About Mental Illness

May is Mental Health Awareness month.  According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, one in five people will experience a mental health illness in their lifetime and two-thirds of those diagnosed will not seek treatment for their mental illness.  Although taking care of your mental health is important on a daily basis, there are […]


Get To Know EPB&B’s New Personal Lines Manager, Kim Hawkins

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker is please to welcome Kim Hawkins to the team as our New Personal Lines Manager. Kim has been working in the insurance industry for twelve years, and we asked her to share a little bit about her experience, her career path, and her life outside of the office. What is […]


Identity Theft Insurance:  Do This Immediately If You Fall Victim

Identity theft insurance can help you if you have unauthorized charges on your account, a credit card bill missing from the mail, or a loan or credit application being denied despite your good credit. Any of these could be a sign your identity has been stolen.  At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker we have shared […]


Rave Review For Team Member Donna Jones

 At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker our team of dedicated professionals strive to provide a positive customer experience.  When we meet or exceed the expectations of our customers we love to hear about it.  Positive reviews from our happy customers help other people seeking insurance for their personal or business needs feel confident in choosing EPB&B. […]


Gas Theft Is On The Rise; Four Ways To Protect Yourself 

It is flammable, poisonous, and hard to carry, but that isn’t stopping criminals from trying to get their hands on this increasingly hot commodity. Gasoline. As prices at the pump continue to rise, so have the incidents of gas theft. For victims of this crime, not only is it inconvenient but it can be expensive […]


Striving For Excellence: EPB&B Team Member Denice Nelson Recognized

At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker we do not believe in “good enough.” When it comes to serving our customers we strive to go above and beyond to ensure an exceptional customer experience, which includes helping our customers get the right insurance coverage to meet their needs.   We are fortunate to have a strong working […]


Healthy Spring Cleaning; Don’t Forget To Clean These  

Rain, sun, snow, it must be Spring in Oregon.  Take advantage of these chilly, wet days  to dig into some spring cleaning. Before you start organizing closets and tackling the kid’s rooms, don’t forget to give some extra attention to the often overlooked items that work tirelessly to help us keep our homes clean all […]


What Type Of Insurance Do I Need?

By: Ramona Childers- Portland Homeowners Insurance is a must. You wouldn’t walk into a shoe store and expect every pair to fit perfectly, and insurance is like that too, not one size fits all. When it comes to where you live, every situation requires a different type of coverage to ensure you and your possessions […]


Auto Insurance: April Is Distracted Driving Awareness Month 

Personal auto insurance is an important safety net because accidents happen. A  bite of a burger, checking navigation, and flipping through music can be an accident waiting to happen, and that is why April of every year attention is brought to the seriousness of driving while distracted.    Even the best drivers are taking a risk […]


Cars And Bicycles: Six Rules For Sharing The Road

It’s Spring, and Oregonians are ready to be out and about enjoying the warmer weather, and for many that means strapping on a helmet and hitting the road.  Cycling is great for commuting, exercising, or enjoying an outing with friends, but the influx of bikes on the road, especially in cycle-friendly Portland,  can be distressing […]


Give Insurance A Chance; EPB&B Employment Program Sees Success 

“I want to be a doctor, a basketball player, a teacher, an insurance agent. “ Well, that last one isn’t exactly an often uttered sentiment.  But at Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker we think it could be. That is why we have developed a  program that allows people looking for a career path to give […]


Spring Vacation: 3 Simple Ways To Secure Your Home While You Are Away

Spring break is here, and after the past two years being backyard bound, many of us are headed for some fun in the sun. In the best case, your home is well-protected with a security alarm and camera, but regardless, don’t forget to employ these three simple steps before grabbing your bags and hitting the […]


Three Tips To Stay Resilient Through Difficult Times

The masks have come off, and more people are out and about as the fast-paced rhythm of life slowly returns to the pre-pandemic levels.   While this is good news, these changes, coupled with ongoing uncertainty in the world can be stressful for many Americans.    Here are three tips to consider you navigate the unpredicted events […]


Three Tips To Spring Forward Safely This Weekend

Is it only an hour, right? As we turn our clocks forward this Sunday March 13th , we may gain more daylight, but that one-hour time loss can shake our bodies up just enough to create some adverse side effects. So as you spring forward, here are few things to keep an eye on. Distracted […]


Three Ways To Protect Your Business From Data Breach and Cyber Crime 

By: Justine Avera, Producer Several recent high-profile breaches of trusted Oregon brands like Yoshida, McMenamins, and Bob’s Red Mill have exposed employee data and brought operational software and reservation and booking systems to a standstill.  Insurance companies are reacting to the increase in E-Crime and data breaches by toughening up their requirements before an offer […]


Three Risk Management Strategies For Property Owners

A poorly lit parking lot, a slick tile floor, or a cluttered entryway are all examples of how your business could be a public safety hazard. Be aware that as a building owner or manager, if someone is injured on your premises you could be held financially responsible.  Here are three areas, that when properly […]


EPB&B Recognized A Safeco Elite Agent

As a result of outstanding performance and an unwavering commitment to our customers, Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker has been recognized as Safeco Elite Agent for the second consecutive year in a row.  This recognition is especially gratifying as it is awarded to less than 10% of independent agents who sell Safeco personal lines products.  […]


Caution: Catalytic Converter Theft Remains High

Last Spring Elliott, Powell Baden, and Baker reported that with the uncertainty and unrest in the Portland Metro area, we identified a steep rise in catalytic converter thefts. Although things are slowly re-opening and stabilizing in Portland, the team at EPB&B cautions that there remains an extremely high incident of catalytic converter theft.  Catalytic converters […]


New Year, New You

Old habits die hard — but the new year presents a great opportunity for you to start the process of change (even if we’re already over a month in!). If stress was one of your biggest problems in the previous year, you’re not alone. U.S. workers are reportedly some of the most stressed employees in […]


What To Do If You Are In A Car Accident

 Being involved in a car accident can leave the most experienced driver feeling scattered and overwhelmed.  Knowing these four basic steps in advance of a potential car accident can help you stay calm and take the steps necessary to protect yourself in the post-collision process.  Safety First:  Above all else, check yourself and your passengers […]


Four Fun Winter Outings In Portland

 Those of us who have lived in the Pacific Northwest know we still have several rainy grey months before getting a peek of warmer days and sunnier skies, but don’t let a little wet weather keep you from getting out and enjoying what Portland has to offer while supporting local businesses (and valued EPB&B insureds).   […]


EPB&B Introduces The Newest Member Of Our Team

EPB&B is happy to introduce Jennifer Abernethy to our team as a new Commercial Lines Account Manager. Jennifer has been in the insurance industry for twenty-five years, the majority of that time spent working in commercial lines.  Jennifer enjoys educating clients in what she explains can be a very confusing industry. Her goal is to […]


EPB&B Lends A Helping Hand

Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker is pleased to be a Helping Hands Sponsor, donating $5,000 in celebration of Blanchet House’s 70th Anniversary of providing meals, shelter, and restoration to people experiencing great hardship. From its early days as an all-volunteer soup kitchen to today’s modern organization serving thousands, they continue its mission to alleviate suffering. […]


Be Prepared For The Next Big Earthquake

This past week marked 322 years since a major earthquake struck the Pacfic Northwest. According to the Oregon Office of Emergency Management, there is a 1 and 10 chance that a major earthquake will strike Oregon again within the next fifty years, but we all know mother nature plays by her own rules. In the […]


Uncovering The Mystery Behind Cyber Crime

By: Justine Avera- Some of the most popular shows on TV are detective and true crime stories.  Most people don’t realize there is another kind of crime scene and the stakes are high — full of unsolved mysteries, international espionage, and tales of sabotage.  If a company experiences a hacking or breach event or discovers […]


Referral Business-The Sincerest Compliment

Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker would like to thank everyone who referred business to us over the past few months. When you refer your friends, and colleagues to EPB&B, it speaks volumes about the trust you have in our services, and we truly appreciate the vote of confidence. As you may be aware, whenever a […]


A Plan For A Safe And Healthy Workplace

With employers facing shortages in the workforce, now more than ever, it is crucial that employers have a plan in place to ensure employee safety, health and happiness.  And this month we are sharing how do do just that with safety ideas and resources from one of our professional partners, SAIF Corporation.   SAIF is Oregon’s […]


Three Insurance Resolutions For The New Year

Like many Americans, cleaning up your diet or finding your dream job might be at the top of your resolutions list in 2022, but don’t forget about your insurance. Many things can change in a year and it is easy to go on autopilot when it comes to renewal time. But a simple policy review […]


EPB&B President Looks Ahead To 2022

As I take time to pause and reflect on this year of 2021, including our second holiday season, which was altered by the continuing presence of Covid-19, I can’t help but feel more strongly than ever,  it is time to focus on moving forward. I have found many silver linings in this past year; the […]


EPB&B Offers a Happy Holiday To Three Local Non Profits

Once again this year has been difficult for so many in our community and we are grateful for the organizations that work tirelessly to support those in need. This week Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, had the privilege of offering our financial support by donating $5,000 each to The Jeremy Wilson Foundation, Stone Soup, and […]


Holiday Hacks To Help Keep You On Track

Work, kids, baking, parties, travel, and finding the perfect gift, sure it may be the most wonderful time of the year but it can also be the most stressful.   Try these easy tips to help find a little sanity this holiday season.   Disconnect.  Constant access to electronics, media, and work can make you more […]


Three Tips For Safe Online Shopping This Holiday

Comfy slippers, a warm fire, and your laptop.  Online shopping has made finding that perfect gift easy and stress free. Online shopping may help you avoid the long lines and loud holiday music but it can expose you to another frustrating and time-consuming issue; Cyber risk. Protect yourself and your identity by taking extra precautions […]


EPB&B Delivers Holiday Cheer

The EPB&B 2021 Annual Virtual Fundraiser has come to a close, but the fun isn’t over.   Today we had the opportunity, to present the proceeds from our event to this year’s two selected, and well deserving non-profits.    Thanks to the generous support of our industry partners and overwhelming community participation we exceeded our goal […]


Sponsorship Helps EPB&B  Exceed Fundraising Goal 

 The results are in and we are thrilled to announce that the Elliott, Powell Baden, and Baker  2021 Annual Fundraising Auction exceeded our goal, raising over $20,000 for Breast Friends and Project Never Again.  Much of the success of our 2021 fundraiser is due to the support of our strategic professional partners,  the companies we […]


EPB&B 2021 Giving: Thank You To Our Donators

Only twenty-four hours left to Bid! The Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker Annal Virtual Online Auction is open until tomorrow, Friday, November 19th at Noon. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to score tickets to exciting events, must-have sports memorabilia,  limited edition artwork, hand-crafted local food and wine, and so much more.   Most importantly, […]


EPB&B 2021 Virtual Fundraising Auction is Live NOW!

Game tickets, autographed sports memorabilia, art, wine, weekend getaways and more can be yours now via the Elliott, Powell Baden and Baker Virtual Fundraising auction.  It is live as of Wednesday November 10, 2021 at Noon and happening HERE.  Together with our industry partners, this auction is our way to give back to our community, with […]


EPB&B Introduces Annual Fundraiser Recipients

Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker is gearing up for our 16th annual Holiday Fundraiser, our favorite way to kick off the holiday season. This year, due to COVID precautions we have chosen to forgo our in person annual fundraiser and Industry Open House and instead, we have asked our industry partners to assist us in […]


Protect Your Home And Your Ghosts This Halloween

Halloween night is looking to be a good one this year, with more Americans planning on celebrating the ghoulish holiday after a quiet 2020.  But with more little goblins on the streets, the potential for homeowner risk goes up as well.  Help keep everyone safe this year by adding these three steps to your Halloween […]


Meet EPB&B’s Newest Team Member

Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker is happy to welcome Justine Avera as a new Commercial Lines Producer for Cyber/Data Breach, Technology, Professional Liability and Management Liability risks. Justine has over 27 years of experience working in insurance underwriting, at E&S brokerages, and on the agency side of the business.  “I wanted to best serve clients […]


EPB&B Is Going Pink For Awareness

October is  Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker is helping to spread the word.  This is a month-long annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to support women by helping them get access to education, screening, and support.  According to statistics, in 2021; Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American […]


EPB&B Proudly Supports Oregon Music Hall Of Fame

For the fourteenth consecutive year, Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker is proud to be the title sponsor of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  The Oregon Music Hall of Fame honors Oregonians who have made outstanding contributions to, or significant impact on the evolution, development, and perpetuation of the music industry. In addition to EPB&B significant sponsorship […]


EPB&B Supports PHFS Family Reunion

Giving back to our community is a core value at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker and once again we are proud to support Portland Homeless Family Solutions by being a sponsor at their annual Family Reunion fundraiser held Friday October 8, 2021. PHFS is an organization that helps homeless families with children get back into housing and […]


EPB&B Recognized By Portland Business Journal As A Top Philanthropist

At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker we are proud of the fact that we take care of people; our employees, our customers, and the people in the Portland community.   This week we are happy to announce that once again EPB&B has been recognized with a Portland Business Journal’s Top Corporate Philanthropy award, coming in […]


Free Event; Car Enthusiasts Supporting Local Portland Businesses

If you have some idle time on your hands this Sunday, fuel up and come visit the Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker booth at the Rose City Extrauto car show in the Portland park blocks from 8am-1pm.  This show was created to hold a free centralized car show all while helping support the local downtown […]


EPB&B Awarded Top Workplace

We did it again.  This past week Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker was recognized by The Oregonian as one of the Top Workplaces in Oregon.  This is the seventh time in the past nine years that EPB&B has made the Top Workplaces list of small employers of one hundred employees or less.  “I am proud […]


A Friend Of The Trees

What sets Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker apart from other businesses is the people.  Not only does the team at EPB&B have the  knowledge and expertise to help you with your insurance needs, they also take time away from the office to give back to the community, like Personal Lines Account Manager Olivia Astrue.  This […]


Hurricane Ida; Your Support Can Make A Difference

Only sixteen years after hurricane Katrina devastated the area, our neighbors in the South are facing yet another force of nature. Power outages across New Orleans, destructive winds of up to 145 miles an hour, and life threatening flooding are a result of hurricane Ida which touched down Sunday, August 29, 2021, the strongest hurricane to […]


Portland’s Hidden Oasis

Hidden inside our bustling city lies a treasure known as the SW Trails. Just a few steps from city sidewalks you can enjoy over forty miles of lush greenery, fragrant gardens and peaceful waterways that wind through the neighborhood of Southwest Portland.  Founder, Don Baack, is an avid Portland walker since 1972. Hindered by the […]


Meet EPB&B’s New VP of First Impressions

Providing opportunity for a career in insurance is something that is important at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker. It is in that spirit that we welcome our new Vice President of First Impressions, Sharif Morton, a recent graduate from the University of Portland. “The VP of First impressions is a chance for a person new […]


Serving A Meal And A Surprise

Barbecue beef burgers, baked beans, potato salad, and a BIG surprise. That is what the team from Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker served up yesterday for Feed The Hungry Sunday meal service, but that is not all that was on the menu.  Along with their time, EPB&B donated $5,000 to FTH in support of their dedication […]


EPB&B Supports the Hospitality Industry

Today EPB&B is excited to be a part of the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association‘s (ORLA) annual golf tournament as a hole sponsor.  This tournament benefits Oregon’s hospitality industry and is vital to the strength of our political action committee. ORLA is the leading business association for the foodservice and lodging industry in Oregon. A […]


Wildfire Evacuations: Tips To Save Time, Money and Stress

Wildfires around Oregon have already sparked several evacuation orders.  But completing these tasks can help save you and your family time, money, and stress before, during, and after a wildfire. Level 3 evacuation: If you receive the level 3 order, leave your home as soon as possible. When it is safe, let your insurance company know […]


EPB&B Supports Breast Friends

Today the crew at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker were excited to be a hole sponsor for the  Breast Friends Annual Golf Tournament. Started in 2000 by two breast cancer survivors, their mission is to ensure no woman goes through a diagnosis of cancer alone.  “I first discovered Breast Friends five years ago when a close […]


Oregon OSHA Adopts Temporary Working Requirements For Extreme Heat

As of July 8, 2021, Oregon OSHA has adopted an emergency rule that strengthens requirements for employers to protect workers from the dangers of high and extreme heat. The requirements expand access to shade and cool water. They also include regular cool-down breaks, training, communication, emergency planning and other measures that apply to both indoors and outdoors.  […]


Heat Related Illness: Know The Signs.

Wow, it has been hot.  Although forecasters say we have seen the last of the extreme heat, we still have several months of hot weather ahead.  It is important as you go about work and play this summer, to be aware of the signs of heat related illness. When a body cannot cool itself fast […]


EPB&B Supports Youth Music Project

At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, we love music, and we are thrilled to support Youth Music Project by donating $2,500 to their mission.   Every week at Youth Music Project the power of music sings for hundreds and hundreds of kids in our community. At Youth Music Project kids are encouraged and supported to take risks, […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


Eat In Or Dine Out: Five Delicious Team Picks

Decisions, decisions, decisions.  Here in Oregon we have no shortage of delicious dining options to choose from and  Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker is fortunate to call many of them our valued insureds.  So whether you are in the mood for a sit down steak dinner or a slice of pizza on the run, here […]


The Ultimate Wedding Day Surprise

Talk about making an impact!  Last month Portland Homeless Family Solutions, a valued Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker insured, had a big gift waiting for one special couple on their wedding day.  After reaching out to their village, PHFS received donations of a wedding cake, wedding flowers, a professional photographer, wedding dress alterations, a  night […]


EPB&B Is Going To Disneyland

That’s right, the team at EPB&B is walking our way to Disneyland.  Well, virtually anyway.  Each Friday the thirty participating EPB&B team members will submit their miles walked for the week (no cheating allowed) to head Mouseketeer, CFO/HR Manager, Chris Harte.  Chris will track our progress and when we reach 987 miles we will have […]


Protect Your Precious Metals

It is no secret that this past year has brought an increase in break-ins and thefts in the Portland Metro area. Here at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker Insurance, we have identified a steep rise in catalytic converter thefts. Catalytic converters change harmful substances in a car’s exhaust gasses, such as carbon monoxide, nitric oxide, […]


Two Unique Gifts For Mom This Mother’s Day

Breakfast in bed, a picnic lunch, or a gourmet dinner, every Mother loves a delicious meal, especially one she does not have to prepare. This Mother’s day, (May 9th, don’t’ forget), make her something unique with these two award-winning local treasures.  Start with a bottle from Abacela winery. Abacela, an EPB&B valued insured for two decades, […]


An EPB&B Team Member Reaches A Milestone

A big shout out to Administrative Assistant, Jason Larpenteur who this month celebrates fifteen years as a dedicated Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker team member. Jason began his career at EPB&B in 2006 as a part time telemarketer, securing appointments for our producers.  Due to his hard work and proven success record he became a […]


3 Heathy Spring Cleaning Musts

The sun is out, streaming through those grime-streaked windows, illuminating the fine layer of dust that has settled on the furniture over the winter. It is time to get cleaning. Before you tackle the big stuff, don’t forget to give some extra attention to the often overlooked items that help keep our homes clean all […]


Distracted Driving; Know The Facts

 If you see more police patrolling the roads perhaps it is because April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  Distracted driving is any activity that diverts your attention from driving.  These can include, checking navigation, flipping through music, eating, mediating bickering kids, and the most alarming distraction, texting.  Even the best drivers are taking a […]


Let The Music Play; EPB&B President Makes A Birthday Request

This week EPB&B President, Marc Baker celebrates his 61st birthday, and he knows what he wants on his big day. To celebrate, Marc is asking those who have the means to donate $6.10, a dime per year, to one of his favorite non-profit organizations, the Oregon Music Hall Of Fame Scholarship Fund. One of the […]


Vaccine Selfies: Beware Of What You Share

Vaccine Selfies.  They are the latest trend. It is understandable that those who have received the COVID vaccine want to celebrate. But before posting that selfie with your vaccination card, think twice. Not only do these posts contain personal information such as name and date of birth but in posts shared on social media platforms, […]


At EPB&B It Pays To Give Back

Giving back to the community is a core value at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker.  That is why, as part of the  employee benefits package, EPB&B offers each team member fifteen hours of paid time a year to volunteer in the community.  To help facilitate this, an internal philanthropy intranet page was recently implemented for employees.   […]


O’What A Day To Do Lunch

Although the team at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker continues to  practice social distancing and working from home, we wanted to come together to commemorate a unique and unforgettable year.   Today the crew packed their favorite lunch provided by EPB&B via GrubHub, donned their green garb and gathered together for a virtual St Patrick’s Day […]


Spring Forward With Caution

Is it only an hour, right? As we turn our clocks forward this Sunday March 14th , we may gain more daylight, but that one-hour time loss can shake our bodies up just enough to create some adverse side effects. So as you spring forward, here are few things to keep an eye on. Distracted […]


A Dynamic Duo: EPB&B Team Members Making A Difference, Together.

St Vincent De Paul food pantry at St. Henry Catholic Church in Gresham is where you will find Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker Personal Lines Account Manager, April Preston, two Saturdays a month. April began volunteering four years ago when her mom, a parishioner at the church, invited her to help out. April’s enthusiasm for […]


In Case Of Emergency: Are You Prepared?

Snow, ice, power outages.  Oh my.  Winter weather hit the Portland Metro area hard last week.  If you found yourself rummaging in the dark for working flashlights and panicking while your cell phone slowly died, you are not alone.  According to the Center For Disease Control and Prevention, half of adults in the US do […]


EPB&B President in Portland Business Journal; A Call To Action

It is well known that supporting local non profits is a core value of Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker Insurance.  So when Portland Business Journal wanted to promote the tremendous need for charitable giving in our community, they reached out to EPB&B President Marc Baker for his call to action.   “Community philanthropic support is vital to […]


EPB&B Spotlight; Make This Valentine’s Day Special

At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, we love our clients. This week, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we wanted to take the opportunity to spotlight two of our valued insureds. We are confident these premiere Oregon businesses will have just what you need to make this Valentine’s Day Special.  First, leave your sweetheart […]


EPB&B Wears Red: It Is Good For The Heart

They are mothers, daughters, sisters, counselors, providers, and protectors, and they could be at risk. Please join the team at Elliott, Powell, Baden. and Baker in participating in Wear Red Day. As the first Friday of American Heart Month, today is dedicated to bringing awareness to heart disease and its health risks, specifically for women.  […]


3 Mood Boosting Must Haves To Beat The Winter Blues

If the rainy weather and darker days are causing you to feel down, you are not alone. It is not uncommon this time of year to feel fatigued, distracted, and sad.  These feelings are temporary for many, but here are three lifestyle changes that can help lift you when you are feeling down.  Dial It […]


EPB&B Helps Fulfill A Birthday Wish

Sixty-six coats for her sixty sixth birthday. That was the request of Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker’s, CFO/HR Manager Christ Harte. And boy, did she get her wish. On January sixth, after seeing a post in her local Facebook group about three Gresham businesses teaming up to collect new and gently used coats for charity, […]


EPB&B Makes Portland Business Journal’s Book Of Lists

The Portland Business Journal recently published its annual Book of Lists which provides a comprehensive analysis of people and companies shaping the economy of the Portland area, and once again, Elliott, Powell, Baden and Baker is honored to be included.  This year EPB&B has been recognized  as one of the metro area’s top commercial insurance […]


Owning A Small Business: 3 Tips For a Successful New Year.

This past year took its toll on many small businesses, and here at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker we are so happy for those who weathered the storm. With 2020 in the rearview mirror, now is the time to look ahead to a prosperous 2021, starting with shoring up the basics for any successful small business. […]


Marc’s Message Of Hope For The New Year

As the unprecedented year of 2020 comes to a close, I cannot help but think this is a year that will not soon be forgotten. With the tragic events that have taken place, seemingly one after another, I have embraced an enhanced sense of gratitude for things I may have taken for granted in the […]


EPB&B Offers Help and Hope

EPB&B Offering Help and Hope    This year has been difficult for so many in our community and we are grateful for the organizations  that work tirelessly to support those in need. This week  Elliott, Powell, Baden, had the privilege of offering our financial support in the way of a $5,000 donation to each the Blanchet […]


The Gift We Love To Give

The holidays are in full swing, but things look a little different this year. COVID restrictions, financial stress, and the inability to spend the holidays with loved ones have made it more difficult to be jolly this season. Without the big holiday parties, festive family gatherings, and anticipated visits to Santa’s workshop, this year more […]


EPB&B Spreads Holiday Cheer

At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, one of our favorite events of the year is our annual company holiday party, a night to celebrate with music, comedy, food, and sometimes a few shenanigans. This year due to COVID risk and restrictions, we have respectfully put those plans on hold.  But that doesn’t mean we didn’t […]


Protect Yourself From Cybercriminals

Today, due to the Coronavirus, millions of more people are working from home. Although it cut out the morning commute, it has left many at risk of a bigger jam. Cyberattacks. Working from home has intertwined our work and personal life, leaving us vulnerable to very aggressive (and sneaky) cyber criminals trying to access our […]


A Message of Thanks

I’ve been giving much thought during these challenging times to what I am grateful for and striving to stay positive and hopeful for what the future brings. On this day before Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, I wanted to take a moment to share. I am grateful to have grown up around […]


EPB&B Celebrates Our 15th Holiday Fundraiser. (And Wow!)

Today we celebrated Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker’s 15th annual Holiday Fundraiser, our favorite way to kick off the holiday season. This event is our way of saying thank you to the professionals we have had the privilege to work with throughout the year and ask their assistance in paying our good fortune forwards. Although […]


With Respect, Honor, and Gratitude

Today we come together as a country to honor our Veterans, thanking the men and women who have fought for the safety and freedoms we have all come to appreciate and enjoy. For you, we are tremendously grateful. Here at EPB&B, we would also like to take this opportunity to recognize two of our own […]


Friendly Wet Weather Driving Reminders

They say all good things must end, and that includes the beautiful weather we have had this Fall. While it’s been fun, Oregonians know darn well what is ahead. Rain, and a lot of it, leaving slick roads and standing water to navigate once again. Here are some driving reminders for even the most experienced […]


Three Important “Fall Back” Fixes

Yes! We all get an extra hour of sleep this weekend as we end daylight savings time, but there is more to do than just turn the clocks back. Now is a great time to attend to some important tasks around your home, ensuring you and your family stay safe and healthy.  Check to ensure […]


EPB&B Delivers A Happy Halloween

Halloween will look a little different for all of us this year, and that is especially true for families in shelter.  When the team at EPB&B got word that Portland Homeless Family Solutions was looking for help in keeping the spooky, sugar-infused holiday tradition alive, we were more than happy to lend a hand. Today […]


EPB&B Recognized With The Portland Business Journal’s Top Corporate Philanthropy Award

At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, we are proud that we take care of people, including our employees, customers, and people in the greater community. This week we are happy to announce that, once again, EPB&B has been recognized with a Portland Business Journal Top Corporate Philanthropy award. Not only did we place number five […]


PHFS Virtual Family Reunion

Giving back to our community is a core value at Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker and help is needed now more than ever. Once again EPB&B proudly showed their support for an amazing local non-profit, Portland Homeless Family Solutions by hosting a “table” at this year’s Family Reunion. PHFS is an organization that helps homeless […]


2020 Holiday Open House

For more than 15 years, Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker has kicked off the holiday season by throwing Portland’s premier holiday event, The EPB&B Holiday Open House. The unfortunate reality of 2020 compels us to postpone this year’s event – yet that same reality means we need your help more than ever. This year, we […]


Who says there is no “free lunch”?

Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker sponsored an office lunch with yummy food from The Local Grind. Each time we write a large account, we celebrate the Producer and Account Manager with a special lunch for the entire office. Congratulations to Noah Baker & Jeanette Simmons. It was great to see folks we haven’t seen in […]


EPB&B once again named Top Workplace in Oregon

Last night EPB&B was once again named one of Oregon’s Top Workplaces. During the virtual ceremony held via Zoom, we found out that we came in at #29 on the list of small employers with less than 100 employees. We are beyond grateful that our employees are happy because happy employees made a productive workplace.


Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association – DONATE NOW

The Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association has an urgent need for immediate relief.


$5,000 Community Support Grant

Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker was pleased to nominate Stone Soup PDX for the Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance Emergency Support Grant. Thanks to our nomination and the fantastic work done by Stone Soup PDX, we are please to announce that our insurance partners at Liberty / Safeco will be making a $5,000 donation directly […]


SAIF Commitment to Serving you during this time

These are extrodinarily difficult times for Oregon businesses and workers. SAIF is committed to doing their part to provide relief to those hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. No workers’ compensation premium will be charged on payroll paid to furloughed workers. SAIF will also not cancel policies for financial reasons for the next 60 days […]


EPB&B is open for business!

EPB&B is taking the current Coronavirus outbreak seriously, and yet we are 100% open for business.  Most of our staff is working their normal hours from home.  You can communicate with staff members using normal channels, including telephone, fax, and email. Feel free to contact us if you have any insurance concerns, regardless if they […]


EPB&B Top Philanthropist in Oregon

EPB&B was again named among the top philanthropic companies in Oregon by the Portland Business Journal. We attended a very informative luncheon last week to pick up the award. We were #4 on the small business list. It was amazing and beyond humbling to see how many other like-minded companies are in our area. What […]


EPB&B Top Workplace in Oregon

Last night we were honored with an award for Top Workplace in Oregon and SW Washington from The Oregonian/Oregon Live and Energage. This award is based solely on employee survey feedback. There were 99 winners and we came in at #27 on this list of small employers. “I couldn’t be more excited about this award […]


EPBB Named Top Metro-Area Insurance Agency

We are pleased to have been included in The Portland Business Journal’s list of Top Metro-Area Commercial Insurance Agencies.    In celebration of this honor, we have unveiled our newest EPBB print advertisement celebrating 70 years of service in the great Northwest!!  Way to go Team EPB&B! Here’s to another 70 years !!


Bowling for LifeChange

Employees from EPB&B joined the Union Gospel Mission Bowl-a-Rama at Big Al’s in Beaverton on Sunday afternoon to bowl and help raise funds for the LifeChange program helping local women and children strike out homelessness, addiction and abuse. EPB&B joined other sponsors for an afternoon of bowling, food and friends.     Team EPB&B get […]


Protect your business from frozen pipes

Bitter temperatures can freeze pipes, creating catastrophic property losses and havoc in your life. Every year we have our fair share of cold weather and businesses can be caught unprepared, often resulting in the most costly losses. With proper winter weather preparation, you can minimize the impact of severe weather on your business. Before winter […]


Oregon Music Hall of Fame

Elliott Powell Baden & Baker is happy to sponsor the 2018 Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) Induction Ceremony on October 13th.  OMHOF honors Oregonians who have made outstanding contributions to, or significant impact on the evolution, development and perpetuation of the music industry. Tony Starlight will MC with special guest performances by The Kingsmen, Monti Amundson […]


Safety Break for Oregon 2018

Today EPB&B joined worksites across Oregon to honor workplace safety by participating in Safety Break for Oregon 2018.  We invited the Firefighters from Portland Fire Station #15 to come and join us for some fire education and a cup of coffee from Kelly’s Coffee Cruiser.  Oregon OSHA coordinates this one-day event, designed to raise awareness and promote the […]


EPB&B Gives Back to Local Charities

Today we were lucky enough to give back to two amazing local charities – Camp Ukandu and Oregon Humane Society.  Camp Ukandu is a camp for kids and families dealing with cancer.  Their mission is to bring joy and hope to children living with cancer, their siblings and families through “outrageously fun” camp experiences.  Oregon […]


Marc Baker on Risk Management Summit

Last month EPB&B President, Marc Baker attended the Energi Risk Management Summit: Unlocking Possibility in Las Vegas.  The event was held at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and hosted by Energi, a provider of risk management and insurance offerings to the energy industry. 


EPBB Voted Top Corporate Philanthropist

EPBB was named (lucky) #13 on the Portland Business Journal’s list of Top Corporate Philanthropists.  Employees of EPBB spent over 675 hours volunteering for many local causes such as Portland Homeless Family Solutions, Feed the Hungry, Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Meals on Wheels.  We also gave a combined total of $36,435 in cash donations […]


EPB&B is the ORLA Associate of the Year

EPBB and President Marc Baker, Alissa Mishler and Ronni Phillips were thrilled to accept the Associate Member of the Year Award from the Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association (ORLA) last night at their annual convention and hospitality awards. First time ever that this award has gone to an insurance agency. Thank you so much for […]


EPB&B wins Top Workplaces 2016 award

For the 4th straight year, EPB&B has won The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces in Oregon. This award is especially important to us because it’s all based on employee feedback.  We owe all our success to the smart, innovative, and hardworking people that make up EPB&B. Many thanks!


Safety Break for Oregon

What a mess !!  EPB&B particpated in “Safety Break for Oregon” by staging an empty office as a safety scavenger hunt.  Safety Officer, Jeff Bruss and Loss Control Manager, Jill Perucca designed the office to demonstrate many common and some not-so-common office safety hazards.  Employees were allowed to view the staged office through a window and […]


2015 Top Workplaces Honor

Once again, for the third year in a row, EPB&B has been among the Top Workplaces in Oregon.  We were happy to pick up the award last night at the ceremony hosted by The Oregonian.  We came in at #24 for the small business category – for businesses with under 100 employees.  Way to go […]


Portland Business Journal Top Insurance Agencies

We are beyond thrilled to have landed at number three on the Portland Business Journal’s list of Top Insurance Agencies in Portland.  We are the only “local” insurance agency in the top four.  We don’t need to be the biggest, we just want to be the best.  Way to go team EPB&B !!


EPB&B Volunteers to Serve at PHFS

Pam Wimmer from EPB&B helps serve dinner at the Goose Hollow Family Shelter of Portland Homeless Family Soloutions (PFHS), while Brennan and Dylan Baker helped to prepare and serve meals at the shelter during the holidays.  The Goose Hollow Family Shelter is a night shelter for eight homeless families with children.  Families are able to […]


EPB&B helps Portland Homeless Family Solutions

On August 25th several of our staff members helped Portland Homeless Family Solutions (PHFS) assemble baskets for participants in their 14 week parenting classes.  Each successful participant will receive useful items like popcorn, DVD’s, movie gift cards, bus passes and games to enjoy as a family. Employees from EPB&B were able to contribute many of the […]


2014 Race For The Cure

Team EPB&B raced for the cure on Sunday in downtown Portland.  Special thanks to our racers, Joanne Taylor, Parnie Meyers, Christine Harte, Frank Baccellieri, Julie Dunne, Coralee Aho, Sherri Lund-Fery and Tina DeHut.  The event to support Susan G. Komen Foundation raised more than $2,000,000 and our team was able to contribute $775 towards that […]


EPB&B Once Again Best Workplace in Oregon

EPB&B has been named among the Best Workplaces in Oregon for 2014.  Our team joined hundreds of people from companiies in Oregon and southwest Washington at Portland’s Sentinel Hotel on Wednsday night to accept the award.  We came in #26 out of the 85 companies that made the list.  We are beyond thrilled to accept this […]


The EPB&B Building – A Year of Change

Around a year ago, the remodel of our office building in downtown Portland was complete.  We had the building re-faced with stucco, the old copper cladding replaced, and new windows installed.


EPB&B Office Remodel Completed

It has been several long months but our office remodel is nearly completed – just a few minor tweaks on the punch list.  Looking at the building now, it is hard to remember just how far we have come.  Certainly a much-needed improvement to the neighborhood.  Lookin good EPB&B.


EPB&B Top Workplace in Oregon

EPB&B was named among the Top Oregon Workplaces by The Oregonian.  The prestigious Top Workplace designation is determined completely by employee feedback.  “We are honored and beyond excited to receive this important designation from The Oregonian and our own employees”, says, EPB&B President, Marc Baker.   EPB&B ranked 18th among the small to medium sized employers with […]


Why My Employees Won’t Steal From Me – 5 Myths

Why My Employees Won’t Steal From Me – 5 Myths This article is reprinted with permission of its author, Libby Libhart, LossBusters.com. The statistics are staggering. The latest National Security Survey states that 45% of losses to retailers are attributed to theft by employees. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) reports that 5% of […]


Barefoot Sage Spa Day

Just an afternoon at the office …… Thank you to Casie Bowers and Safeco Insurance for the relaxing afternoon of pampering and foot massages at Barefoot Sage Spa in Portland. EPB&B is off to a great start in 2013 with Safeco Insurance.  Way to go team – keep up the good work.


Marc Baker Goes To Salem

Marc Baker spent Monday, February 25th in Salem at the State Capitol visiting with Senators and State Representatives from all over Oregon. He met with Senator Bill Hansell, Representative Julie Parrish, Representative John Davis, Representative Michael Dembrow, Representative Chris Gorsek and Senator Brian Boquist. Marc is pictured here with Representative Kevin Cameron (Salem District).


Berkley Companies Conference

Marc Baker, President of EPB&B pictured here with W.R. Berkley Chairman and CEO, William R Berkley at the Berkley Companies Conference held over Super Bowl weekend in Florida.  Mr. Berkley lead two discussions; the first on history and globalization of industry and well as the future outlook and the second focused on why we invest […]


3 Steps to Avoid Flu

It seems that you don’t have to look far to find a friend or family member who is sick with the flu. The flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death in some cases. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges you to take the following actions […]


Trick or Treat Safety Tips

  Halloween is a cherished tradition but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful. There is no real “trick” to making Halloween a real treat for the entire family. The major dangers are not from witches and spirits but rather from falls and pedestrians/car crashes. Here is a list […]


Keep Safe on Overnight Shift

The world never stops turning and some organizations never stop working no matter what time it is.  If you’re working the night shift, or responsible for employees who are, you’re got to take extra care to stay safe.  Sleep deprivation, fatigue, and depression are just some of the more obvious problems that workers on unconventional […]


Following too close – rear-end auto collisions

Rear-end auto collisions continue to be the most-frequently reported claim in our office.  Did you know that most rear-end accidents occur when the trailing vehicle is following too close or driving at an excessive rate of speed.  Remember to always maintain at least a two- to four-second interval between your vehicle and the vehicle in […]


Open Windows – Child Safety

With the summer weather comes the desire to open windows and let in the fresh air. If you have young children, however, those open windows could be a source of danger – especially if you are on an upper floor. Just recently there have been several toddlers in the Portland Metro Area who have fallen […]


Most/Least Expensive Automobiles to Insure 2012

Is your car one of the “most” or “least” expensive cars to insure?  If you drive a Toyota Sienna, Jeep Patriot or Compass or GMC Sierra, you are probably paying less than most to insure your vehicle.  However, if are lucky enough to own a new Audi R8, Mercedes CL600 or Porsche Panamera Turbo, you […]


Smash & grab claims on the rise

Thefts from parked automobiles, otherwise known as, “smash and grab” losses are on the rise in the Portland and Vancouver Metro Area. Even a smart insurance agent is no match for a clever auto thief with time to kill. Just ask EPB&B President, Marc Baker, who has been the victim of two such losses in […]


EPBB Holiday Event For Oregon Food Bank

EPB&B held our 5th annual holiday open house on Friday December 2nd to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.  Over $2400 in cash and several tons of food were collected for the worthy local charity.  This event has become a tradition that we look forward to every year.  We invite insurance company representatives to join us for an open house that features […]


Embezzlement Crimes Rise

Embezzlement crimes are on the rise according to The Portland Police Bureau.  The bureau has fielded 105 cases of embezzlement so far this year, putting 2011 on track to match the 152 cases reported in 2010.  Embezzlement is not only common, it’s preventable and insurable.  Check out this recent Portland Business Journal article.  Call EPB&B […]


Market Grows for D & O Insurance

After a series of company failures, (think Enron) stockholders have begun to hold directors and officers of companies accountable for their failure to exercise management reviews and oversight.  Increasingly stockholders have seen litigation as the way to recoup losses and punish management for their failure to fulfill their obligations. Enter the world of directors and […]


Is it time to consider earthquake coverage?

Earthquakes and California go together. Or at least that’s what most of the country thought until Tuesday’s East Coast earthquake centered in Virginia. Reports of the earth moving were widespread, coming from New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia. Even a few came from as far away as Chicago. Although no news of significant damage emerged, […]


Smart Phones: Dumb Choices

A recent survey found that 54% of people check their smart phones while driving. We are over one year into Oregon’s ban on talking and texting while driving and the sight of drivers gabbing on cell phones is still a common sight around Portland.   In a recent University of Utah study of driving and […]


Data Security Coverage

Health Net, Michael’s, Microsoft X-Box.  You don’t have to look far to find major corporations who have become the victims of data security breach.  Think about it.  What is in your file cabinet right now?  Tax records?  Payroll information?  And what’s on your computer system?  Financial data from your suppliers?  Credit card numbers from your customers?  To a […]


Independent Contractors vs. Employees

 IRS plans to audit 6,000 companies over the next three years.    The IRS recently announced it will be increasing scrutiny of sole proprietorships that provide one 1099R for independent contractors who receive $35,000 or more during the year. The rationale behind the IRS’ thinking is that these independent contractors would be classified as employees based […]


Experts predict earthquake could devistate Northwest

Experts predict that within the next 50 years, Washington and northern Oregon may face a 10 – 15% probability of an offshore earthquake powerful enough to kill thousands and launch a tsunami that would level coastal cities.  Off southern Oregon, the probability of an 8-or-higher magnitude quake is even greater — 37%, according to Oregon […]


Check Washer Hoses Before a Loss

Washing machine hoses are one of the most neglected but potentially damaging maintenance items in a home.  Because they are out of sight, they are forgotten and give little warning of impending disaster. Not checking your washing machine hoses is like not checking your oil.  Nothing seems to be wrong until that moment when your […]


History of Bonding

Suretyship is an ancient practice, with the first documentation contained in the Code of Hammurabi, circa 1790 BC, which outlined requirements for individuals to act as surety. The practice of an individual co-guaranteeing the obligations of another for a pre-determined fee spread throughout the Fertile Crescent and is reflected in the early legal codes of […]


Windstorm Damage: Are you covered?

Windstorms are common in the Northwest and can cause significant damage whenever they occur.  Storms lashing the area can leave downed trees, debris and thousands of homeowners can be left without power.  Don’t be left in the dark when it comes to your insurance coverage for damage following a windstorm. Depending upon your coverages, you […]


Know Your Limits

You’re on vacation in Hawaii.  You look down at your hand and realize your $10,000 wedding ring is missing.  No problem, it’s covered under your homeowners policy, right?  Wrong.  You call your insurance company only to learn that “mysterious disappearance” is not a covered cause of loss on your homeowners policy but even if it […]


Employee Involvement Key to Workplace Safety

Employers across Oregon are encouraged to use award programs, trainings, and other special events to promote workplace safety and health during Safety Break for Oregon on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Division (Oregon OSHA) coordinates the one-day event, designed to raise awareness and promote the value of safety and health in […]


A proactive approach to securing bond credit

Over the past couple of years, downturns in residential construction have forced many contractors from the private to the public sector, driving down margins. This in turn has increased contractor failures, producing tightening in the bond and lending industries. Surety underwriters have responded to escalating losses by returning to fundamentals of underwriting. A proactive approach […]


Don’t become a real ‘road warrior’

Is road rage a medical condition?  Some therapists think so.  They call it “intermittent explosive disorder,” and group it with other kinds of angry outbursts that include threats and aggressive actions out of proportion to their cause. Whether it’s a psychiatric illness or just a bad temper, road rage can ruin your journey.  Being on […]


An apple a day – fact or fiction

  An apple a day may be true, but some health lore isn’t Everyone knows that you shouldn’t swim within an hour after eating, a glass of warm milk helps you fall asleep, and doctors always save the patient right before the last commercial.  Right? Maybe, but you’re right to be skeptical.  Many common beliefs […]


Bond Basics 101

  There are many different types of bonds, but of these Contract Bonds are the ones of most interest to contractors bidding public works projects. Contract bonds are also increasingly be required of subcontractors by larger generals, often at the direction of the general contractor’s surety company.  Basically these guarantee the performance and payment of […]


Insurance Coverage for Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are all over the news lately, showing up in places other than bedrooms.    It is believed that due to the rise in international travel and the use of less toxic pesticides, bed bugs have been making a comeback.  These little creatures are easy to pick up and difficult to remove.  Experts say that […]


Driver Fatigue

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calculates that drowsy or fatigued driving causes approximately 100,000 police-reported crashes and kills more than 1,550 each year.  Just last week a client of EPB&B experienced just such an accident when the driver fell asleep while operating a commercial vehicle.  His vehicle left the road and impacted two other […]


The Homeowners Policy & College Students

QUESTION:  “Is a computer provided by my daughter’s school for use while she is attending college covered for theft out of her locked room while she is out of the room”?   Toward the end of the school year, someone came through her suite-mate’s room, through the bathroom, and into my daughter’s room and stole […]


Did you know …..

June 26 – July 4 is Eye Safety Awareness Week 90% of occupational eye injuries could have been prevented if the victim was wearing eye protection.  If you workers are reluctant to wear eye protection, ask them what their lives would be like if they lost their vision. 


OSHA Audit – What to Expect?

No business ever knows when Oregon OSHA is coming to do an inspection.  That’s because it’s against the law to give prior notice.  Even though employers don’t know that the inspection is coming, there are a few things they can do to make the inspection process go smoother.   All Oregon OSHA compliance officers carry […]


Gone in 6 Seconds: Home Burglary Prevention

  Your home is your castle, right?  But is your home really safe once you leave for work?  According to statistics, a theft occurs every five seconds.  The majority of home burglaries occur during the day when most people are away from home.  During the summer months of July and August burglaries occur more often […]


Employment Related Practices: A Growing Concern

Workplace discrimination claims are at an all-time high and small-business owners might feel vulnerable.  With a difficult economy and new employment laws making charges and lawsuits more likely, every business owner should consider purchasing Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI).    EPLI is a form of liability insurance that provides protection for an employer against claims […]


Yard Tool Safety

Yard tools may seem safe, but each year, nearly four million people are admitted to hospitals across the country because of accidents involving these seemingly harmless pieces of equipment.  It is very important to remember that all tools can be very dangerous if they are used improperly.   The majority of the accidents are caused […]


Northwest Boating Safety

With boating season underway, now is a good time to make sure you are doing everything you can to protect yourself, your passengers and other boaters while crusing Northwest waters this summer.  Practicing safety and having the appropriate insurance will help reduce the risk of injury and keep you financially afloat while enjoying your time […]


Common Sense: Outdoor Grilling Safety

Americans fire up barbeque grills more than three billion times a year, according to the Insurance Information Institute.  Each year U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 7,900 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues. These fires cause an annual average of more than $80 million in direct property damage.   Firing up your grill is […]


8 Reasons to Purchase Rental Car Collision Damage Waiver

Spring is here and summer vacations are just around the corner.  Renting a car on vacation can be fun, but who pays for the damage, should there be any, to the rental car?  It has been debated for years whether or not a person renting a vehicle should purchase the Collision (or Loss) Damage Waiver […]


Court upholds landslide exclusion

Friday, a Multnomah County jury denied a Portland couple’s claim against their insurance company after the insurer refused to cover damage to their home, which was destroyed when it slid down a hill in 2008.  Earth movement and land slide are common exclusions found in most homeowners policies.  To get a quote on earth movement or land slide coverage […]


Is your business safe against a cyber attack?

Consider how your business would be impacted by the following:   A shut down of your computer system due to an outside hacker, introduction of malicious code, a virus, or a threat to shut down your system? The cost of a breach of your customer’s personal information – notification costs, credit monitoring, consumer redress funding, […]


Don’t Get Scammed When You Move

Movers who promise the moon but fail to deliver have recently been in the news.  Rogue movers typically work like this: Without ever visiting your home or seeing the goods you want moved, they give a low-ball estimate over the phone or Internet. Once your goods are on their truck, they demand more money before […]


Earthquake Insurance = Smart Investment

Oregon is among the states at highest risk for a major earthquake yet only about 20% of Oregonians have earthquake insurance. Your standard homeowners policy will not cover you against earthquake but earthquake coverage is readily available and relatively inexpensive – often less than $300 a year for a $300,000 wood-frame home.   January 26th marks […]


SAIF Declares Dividend for Policyholders

If you are insured for workers compensation through SAIF you may be getting a dividend very soon.  SAIF Corporation’s board of directors declared a $100 million dividend for more than 44,000 current and former policyholders.   Checks will be mailed to eligible SAIF policyholders during April.  Dividends will range from 20.79 to 24.61 percent of premium. If […]


The Underinsured Motorist

The insured was driving to work when he was hit head-on by another driver who wasn’t paying attention and accidentally crossed the center line on German Town Road.  The insured had to be pulled from his vehicle by the “jaws of life” and was life-flighted to Emanuel Trauma Unit.  He sustained a “pilon” fracture of […]


Hired & Non-Owned Autos

  ACTUAL CLAIMS SCENARIO:  An employee was operating his personal vehicle on an errand for his boss when he struck a middle-aged pedestrian moving in a crosswalk.  This loss exposed the company to a lawsuit and damages in excess of $1 Million.  Do you have coverage for hired and non-owned automobiles? Many companies misunderstand the risks […]


New law gives consumers more info when vehicle is totaled

EPB&B is reminding clients that they now have new rights if their vehicle is totaled in an accident.  Consumers often feel like they have no power when negotiating with insurance companies over totaled cars.  House bill 2190 to the rescue.  HB 2190 took effect this month, allowing drivers to get more information and leverage when negotiating […]


Stay warm and safe: Tips for using space heaters

  Heating your home in the winter months shouldn’t be dangerous.  But accidents with space heaters can cause disaster. Avoid becoming another grim statistic with these precautions: Buy a reliable heater.  Look for the label stating that your space heater has been approved by an independent testing labratory and meets safety standards.  Choose models with […]


How the Grinch stole your identity

Make sure you are protected this holiday season !! Not every Grinch is as obvious as the one we know with the big belly, and long fingers covered in green hair.  Many are lurking over a shoulder or wading through garbage.  Identity thieves see the holidays as a potentially lucrative time of the year.  The […]


Forklift Safety

Party Foul: Forklift Driver Spills Booze $100,000 in product lost in about 2 seconds. And that was the best case scenario. How bad would the loss be if someone had been standing in the aisle? And how does that happen? It looks like the driver is a complete idiot, but I bet if you dig […]