Fireplace Safety

As the days get shorter and the thermometer drops, we naturally start thinking about what we are going to do to keep warm this winter. With the cost of heating oil, propane and natural gas taking a bigger bite out of the family budget, many people are thinking about using...

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...

Working or Volunteering with Children?

If you work or volunteer with children it is important to know how to properly protect your organization against potential threats. Abuse and Molestation Coverage protects your organization from the unthinkable act of a defenseless, dependent child being abused or molested. The Merriam Insurance Agency addresses abuse in two parts,...

Health Insurance Renewal Season

Health insurance renewal season is upon us once again. Every year in recent memory there has been an increase of premium which can be scary and frustrating. The Merriam Agency can ease the frustration of determining which health plan will bring the best overall value to your company and your...

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...

Autumn is Right around the Corner

Like many of us, I love autumn. The crisp apples in early September remind us that the leaves will soon be changing. Along with the beauty of the season, we should take the time to ensure that the spaces in which we live, work and play are a safe environment,...