09/08/21

EPB&B Welcomes A New Team Member

Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker is happy to welcome Jenifer Lillie to our team as our new Commercial Lines Account Manager, joining Shelly Kidder as part of the Select Team.  Jenifer comes with over nineteen years of insurance experience on both the carrier and the agency side of the business.  “A recommendation from a current employee […]

02/23/21

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 […]

01/06/21

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. […]

12/03/20

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 […]

01/17/19

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 […]

05/18/15

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 !!

09/17/12

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 […]

11/08/11

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 […]

08/12/11

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 […]

06/30/11

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 […]