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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 …

Watermelon Blueberry Salad

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Ingredients 1 small Watermelon , cut into 1/2 inch cubes 3-4 ounces Fresh blueberries , whole 2 ounces Feta cheese , crumbled A few mint leaves , torn into small pieces Instructions Watermelon tends to bruise when tossed in a bowl, so it is best to layer it with the blueberries in a shallow bowl or on a platter then …

Easy 4th of July Ribs

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Ingredients 4 pounds country style spare ribs Purchased Seasoning Rub for Pork 2 cups preferred BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays original) Instructions Cut spare ribs in small enough slabs to fit in pressure cooker. Cover all sides of meat with seasoning rub. Place meat in pressure cooker. Cover and lock lid in place. Select High Pressure and set …

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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 …

What is General Liability Insurance?

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General Liability insurance (GL) or Commercial General Liability insurance (CGL) can help cover expenses that arise from everyday business activities due to non-employee injuries that could happen at your property, damage you cause to someone else’s property, libel, and slander. General Liability insurance does not cover claims if your employees have a work-related injury or illness, you have damage to …

The Dangers of Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is any activity diverting a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. There are four types of driver distraction: Visual Distraction, or looking at something, other than the road. Auditory Distraction, which is hearing something not related to driving. Manual Distraction, manipulating something other than the steering wheel. Cognitive Distraction, thinking about something other than driving. …

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Client of the Month: Big T’s Trucking LLC

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The love of trucking came naturally to Tony.  His family was in the trucking industry, so he was sure he knew what he wanted to do.  Originally, the plan was to buy a truck and haul freight long distance.  The only problem was that he needed a truck!  So, he decided to work for a company and save up money …

Staff Spotlight: Isabel McElhaney

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Beaches, sunshine, and tan lines must be a hard way to grow up! I guess when you are born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, this is what you must endure. Isabel McElhaney has so many beautiful memories of her home in the area of Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Isabel grew up with one sister and one brother; …

Traditional Hot Apple Pie Jaffles

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Method: Using an electric hand mixer, whip Western Star Thickened Cream in a bowl until soft peaks form. Set aside Preheat a jaffle maker. Combine apples, sultanas, cinnamon and allspice in a bowl Spread each piece of bread on both sides with Western Star Spreadable Original Soft Dividing the mixture evenly, top 4 slices of bread with the apple mixture, …

Fresh Honey Lemonade

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Directions: In a heatproof 1-quart pitcher or bowl, combine the honey and hot water and stir until the honey is dissolved. Stir in the lemon juice. Let cool for at least 10 minutes or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Pour into ice-filled glasses.

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Royal Family Kids Temecula Surprise Birthday Party

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Our charity spotlight for June is Royal Family Kids Temecula. Royal Family Kids (now formally known as “For the Children”), exists to confront abuse and change the lives of children in the foster care system.  For the Children is promoting physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for child victims of neglect, abuse, and abandonment through intervention programs, education, and advocacy.  Their …

What you did not know was Covered by Homeowner’s Insurance

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We all know how important it is to invest in home insurance.  But what is really covered?  There are many unexpected things that can happen to your home and on your property.  We should always read the fine print in the policy itself, as not all insurance companies will honor the same claims. Here are some surprising things that your …

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Client of the Month: Nixxit LLC

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Nixxit is a locally owned and operated full-service junk removal company that serves the Bay Area. As a small business that has its roots in Alameda & Contra Costa counties, Nixxit truly cares about making a difference locally as this is where the Nixxit team grew up, where they currently live, and where their business continues to grow. Owner and …

Staff Spotlight: Glena Chargualaf

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Located just outside of Laguna Lake and alongside the slopes of the dormant volcano, Mount Makiling, in a city called Los Baños is the place where our very own Glena Chargualaf was born. In addition to being one of the protected areas of the Philippines that was set aside for research and discovery, it is also home to the famous …

Gimme S’more Mug Cookie

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Ingredients: ½ medium (59g) banana ¼ cup (26g) graham cracker crumbs ¾ scoop (24g) “Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey”, vanilla ice cream flavor 5 miniature marshmallows ½ tablespoon (7g) “Nestle Toll House” semi-sweet chocolate mini morsels Instructions: Mash banana in a medium bowl until it forms a smooth paste. Add graham cracker crumbs, protein powder, mini marshmallows, and chocolate …

BBQ Chicken with Lemon-Dill Potato Salad

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Ingredients 1 pound (454g) skinless boneless chicken thighs ¼ cup (64g) “Stubbs” bourbon BBQ sauce 1 pound (454g) baby yukon potatoes ¾ cup (170g) nonfat Greek yogurt 3 teaspoons (16g) Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup (150g) celery (diced) ½ cup (43g) red onion (minced) Instructions Light the grill …