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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]