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Staff Spotlight: Bobby Sabeh

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The phrase “start off with a bang” rings truer for Bobby Sabeh than most. Living in Beirut, Lebanon in the 80s was a time of unrest and turmoil during their civil war. It was during this time when his mother had sought refuge in a bomb shelter when she was full-term pregnant with Bobby. She labored in this precarious location …

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Staff Spotlight: Kim Winborg

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Growing up on a dairy farm does not necessarily make you a farm girl. Ironically, growing up on a dairy farm does not even ensure that you will like cows or milk. Our very own Kim Winborg recalls what growing up in Millville, UT on a dairy farm feels like. She remembers her dad milking 40 cows both morning and …

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Client of the Month: 939 Transport Inc

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Manny Rilloraza met his wife Elise, of 41 years, in college and together they had three children. After their children had the opportunity to attend college in the United States, they decided that they absolutely had to follow them. It was just sixteen years ago that they left their home of Baguio City, Philippines to move to the United States. …

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Client of the Month: Black’s Towing

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In 2020, 184 deaths occurred in the USA to a group of individuals who were performing a service for others.  You might think of military, police, fireman, or paramedics, but the statistic is for a group known as tow truck drivers. Drivers typically load vehicles onto the tow truck on the side of the road.  It can be during the …

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December Charity: San Diego Foster Angels

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Christmas lights are everywhere, trees are decorated, and everyone is thinking of ways they can show love for the people they care about. Even with all this Christmas cheer, there are some situations that are not as wonderful this time of the year. Currently, in the United States there are roughly 440,000 …

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Staff Spotlight: Cecilia Geeraths-Moreno

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There is one word to describe the family that Cecilia was fortunate to grew up in – loving. She was blessed to have two parents who devoted their lives to being a great part of hers. Although Cecilia was born and raised in Mesa, AZ, her family has a very rich cultural history. Her dad was born in Indonesia in …

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November Charity: Family-to-Family 

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Thanksgiving is a special time of year. Colder weather, fireplaces, sweaters, baking, turkeys, pumpkin pies, and all the fixings are just a few of our favorite things. It is also a time to reflect on how grateful we are for the blessings of the year and to give back to those who may be struggling during this special time. This …

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Michelle’s Place Charity Event

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In October, The Insurance Store participated in our “Friday, We Wear Pink Events” to support the ongoing effort of those seeking help at Michelle’s Place. As a company, we donated $5 to the foundation for each staff member who participated by wearing pink. Bringing awareness to those struggling with diseases such as breast cancer is a small act of service …

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Staff Spotlight: Ruby Briseño

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San Agustin is a community of rich history and culture. It is home to a rural community of neighbors who all run small businesses and join together as a community to celebrate rich tradition seeded deep in their identity. This is where Ruby Briseño’s father’s family is from and currently resides. It is here that she spent many of her …

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Client of the Month: Classic Family Logistics

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Classic Family Logistics, owned and operated by Adrian Johnson and Lynnia Phillips, is a transportation company that hauls just about anything from cars to general freight. They are based out of Hemet California, but willing to travel anywhere the job requires. Adrian and Lynnia started their business together during the pandemic. They were tired of working for other people and …

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Staff Spotlight: Claudia Gutierrez

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Being outdoors, taking care of animals, and enjoying nature are the things that bring happiness to Claudia Gutierrez. Growing up on a few acres in Riverside, CA gave her the opportunity to care of many different animals. She had over 100 chickens, 40 birds that she bred, cats, dogs, turtles, hamsters, and bunnies. Every morning before school, she would wake …

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August 2021 Charity Event: Urban Angels

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The Insurance Store was able to join with Urban Angels again this year to make and plate the food for the 75 residents of Connections House.  We decided on American cuisine and made fried chicken, mashed potatoes, fruit salad, and a yummy dessert.  We enjoy volunteering to provide the menu, prepare the food, and plate it.  We want the residents …

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Client of the Month: High Tech Auto Transport LLC

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Meet Calvin Smith, owner and driver of Hi-Tech Auto Transport LLC. Calvin is an Auto Hauler based out of the Temecula, CA area. Key areas of travel and operations for him includes Nevada, Arizona, San Diego, Fresno, the Bay Area and most of Southern California. Calvin spearheads everything with the business, and his wife Eva runs his website, as well …

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Staff Spotlight: Bailey Anderson

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Being involved in the community and helping out with non-profits was a way of life for Bailey Anderson as she grew up in the small town of Ridgecrest, CA. Because of her mother’s involvement, she too got to enjoy helping in the community. When she was young, her mom started a community garden, and the family got to volunteer together …

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MS Walk and BBQ 2021

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The Insurance Store (TIS) is proud to host our annual MS Walk and company BBQ.  Multiple Sclerosis currently affects nearly 1 million Americans.  The founders of TIS, Norven and Cheryl Storrs, were personally affected by MS, when one of their daughters, Tina Monson, was diagnosed with the disease. Additionally, our staff member Tyler Connolly has been directed impacted by this …

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TIS Management Retreat: Team Building Activities

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Last month we had a Management Retreat filled with team-building activities that would cause our team to step outside of their comfort zones and stretch their capabilities beyond their imaginations.  We started at Trapeze High located in Escondido, California.  It is San Diego County’s ONLY Flying Trapeze school.  We asked our management team to give us some feedback as to …