Larry Cesare Appointed as Ravena Branch Manager

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
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As a result of our acquisition of Armor Risk Management, Inc., we are proud to announce the appointment of Larry Cesare as Branch Manager of our new Ravena, New York location. With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Larry will be responsible for managing the office and...

Merriam Insurance Acquires Armor Risk Management, Inc. of Ravena

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
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Merriam Insurance is proud to announce the acquisition of a local insurance agency, Armor Risk Management, Inc., based in Ravena, New York. The Ravena office will be our fourth location, joining Schenectady, North Creek, and Colorado Springs. The principal of Armor, Don Slattery, is retiring after a long career in...

Spring Into Better Health

Lisa Rice

Health Benefits Account Executive at Merriam Insurance Agency
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Schenectady, New York 12305

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Spring is coming, it doesn’t have a choice! Daylight will last longer and milder temperatures will be here. Many of us get set in our ways and settle into less healthy routines during the winter months. We go to work, we go home, we sit to eat and watch TV....

Merriam Rises: Giving Back to the Community

Joan Waddell

Executive Assistant at Merriam Insurance Agency
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Schenectady, New York 12301-1038

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For almost 125 years, Merriam Insurance has been part of the Schenectady, New York community. From the very beginning, the founders were involved in many local charitable endeavors. As the agency has grown and our reach has spread, so have our fundraising activities to support those we serve locally, nationally...

Mr. Merriam Goes to Washington

Brian H. Merriam, CPCU, ARM, AAI

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When you hear the word “lobbyist” do you have a negative impression? Perhaps you think of hired attorneys from large law firms who represent national oil companies, or you think of unions with busloads of their members all wearing identical, loud-colored T-shirts using bullhorns, chants, and placards touting some particular...

Merriam Insurance Referral Program

Richard Hale

Marketing Director at Merriam Insurance Agency
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Is Your Organization Liable for the Use of a Personal Vehicle?

Joshua D. Crowder, AAI-M

Operations Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
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Do you ever drive your personal vehicle, on behalf of an organization, as a volunteer or an employee? Are you responsible for an organization that has volunteers or employees that drive their personal vehicles while performing organization business? There are many tasks that fall into this category: drivers could be...

The Value of an Independent Insurance Agent

There are several different types of insurance agents, divided between independent agents and captive agents, and divided into groups based on the type of insurance being sold. There is tremendous value brought to the consumer in the relationship with an independent insurance agent. Independent agents, like ourselves, represent a large group of companies. This allows us to provide the best rates and coverage available to all our clients. Upon reviewing

Merriam Insurance Partners in Cutting-Edge Remote Sensor Program

James Dick, CPCU, AAI

Sales Manager at Merriam Insurance Agency
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James Dick, CPCU, AAI

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Merriam Insurance is partnering with several of its rescue mission/homeless shelter clients nationally to pilot cutting-edge remote sensor technology. These sensors are designed to send a signal through cell phone towers every 10–15 minutes, reporting the temperature and moisture levels in a monitored building. After being installed, the sensors are...

Joyfully Serving our Clients, Coast to Coast

Rachel Houghton

Account Representative at Merriam Insurance Agency
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