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Can Your Campground Function Without Electricity?

What would happen to your campground business if, through no fault of yours, no electricity was available? What if the power outage occurred during a holiday weekend? While some tent campers might be excited about the opportunity to be in unimproved nature, how would your RV guests feel about paying...

Can Your Inn Function Without Electricity?

What would happen to your inn business if, through no fault of your own, no electricity was available? What if the power outage happened during a holiday weekend or on a weekend when you had a wedding booked? 40,000 vacationers were recently forced off the Outer Banks, the popular North...

The Merriam Rises Program

The Merriam Agency has been part of the local community for over 100 years. From the very beginning, the founders were involved in many charitable endeavors. One of the three tenets of our corporate mission statement is to … “contribute to the well-being of our community” … be it our...

Merriam Insurance’s New Referral Program

Wouldn’t it be great if you were paid to talk to your friends and family? Well, that is exactly what you can expect from the Merriam Agency’s new referral program. How does it work? Simple. For the remainder of 2017, whenever you refer a colleague, friend, or family member to...

Tales from the North Country

Lifestyles in different regions of New York State are extremely diverse. What can I tell you about insuring people and businesses in the heart of the Adirondack Park? I have been the North Creek Branch Manager of the Merriam Agency for nearly 10 years, and no two days are alike. People...

Equipment Breakdown Coverage for Your Home

The summer of 2016 was very busy for Nick and Brittany Desso—they were moving, buying a house, and getting married, almost all at the same time. They used the Merriam team to help them find the right home insurance. They appreciated the thoroughness of the Merriam team in asking questions...

New York State Defensive Driving Course

Save $$ on your auto insurance and reduce up to 4 points off your license by taking the New York Safety Program’s Defensive Driving Course! Join Brian Merriam, CPCU, ARM, AAI in Schenectady at 376 Broadway for State sanctioned Defensive Driving.  This 6-hour, two night course (3 hours each night) is valid for 3 years and can...

Pruning!

I love pruning trees & shrubs. Once I get started, I’ll keep going until my blisters have blisters, leaving my hands sore and tired for days. Regardless, the satisfaction of whipping nature into submission is inexplicable. My first real pruning efforts were not appreciated. I pruned the top 10 feet...