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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]