Recent News

James A Connors Califon Employees Participate in Toys For Tots Program

For the tenth consecutive year, and spearheaded by office co-manager Nancy Hoffman, team members from the Califon office have organized a campaign for the United States Marines Toys for Tots program. Thousands of gifts have been collected over the years. The gifts are collected in the Califon office over the period of a few weeks where they spend a brief time decorating the office before being picked up by the Marines for donation to needy children. The collection is one of the largest in the area. Nancy said “I would like to thank our employees for their generous time and donations as well as thank our many clients and neighbors for again making such a successful program.

Flood Insurance

With all the rain that has hit the East Coast, flood insurance is more important than ever. Just two inches of rain can cause thousands of dollars in damages. Don't wait until you here that a storm is coming, you won't be able to purchase a policy due to the 30-day waiting period. Contact us today -- flood can happen even if you are not living in a flood zone.

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

The Department of Homeland Security is sponsoring Cyber Security Awareness Month.  All during the month of October, we will post tips on our social media pages to assist you in protecting your businesses.

According to a recent cyber survey over 82% of organizations expect to be attacked.  77% saw an increase in attacks against their companies.

Due to the shortage of skilled cyber security professionals, it is imperative that you educate your employees on how to fight cyber security threats and recognize trends.

If you have not considered cyber liability insurance for first- and third-party coverages, now is the time to talk to us.

Schedule an appointment to find out more.

Craig Cecere Promoted to Branch Manager

James A. Connors is proud to announce the appointment of Craig Cecere as Branch Manager in our Edison branch. Craig has been with our organization for over four years serving as a valued member of our commercial production team. Craig has many years of experience in the agency system and has served in a variety of capacitys within the independent agency system. With Craig's experience, he was our top candidate to fill the Edison position and was the number one choice by both Jim Connors and Jim Connors, Senior. We congratulate, Craig.

Leaving for vacation

Don't post your trip information on your social media page. Criminals troll the Facebook pages in their area, looking for these types of posts. Your home will be fair game.

Put up your vacation pictures when you get home, until then, keep your travel details to your immediate family or friends.

Workers in Hot Weather

If you are working outside for any length of time, here are a few tips to keep yourself from experiencing heat stroke:

  • Drink water every 15 minutes, even if you are not thirsty. 
  • Rest in the shade to cool down. 
  • Wear a hat and light-colored clothing. 
  • Learn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency. 
  • Keep an eye on fellow workers. 

Fourth of July Hazards

With the fourth of July weekend coming up, be sure to safe around fireworks and sparklers.  Having a barbeque, make sure that all your food is properly stored to protect your guests from illness.  Driving, be aware of those around you.  Be safe and enjoy your weekend.

Water Safety

May is Water Safety Month and with the holiday coming up you are probably off to the beach, lake, or pool.  Be safe and here are some tips to consider:

  • Never take your eyes off children when they are around water
  • Keep a cellphone close in case of emergencies
  • Wear life jackets or use flotation devised for those inexperienced swimmers
  • Don’t allow running around a pool as serious injuries have happened on slippery surfaces
  • Wear water shows to reduce slips and falls 

And finally, if you haven’t performed a maintain checklist on your pool, please make sure to clear the drains and fence in the pool.

Enjoy your holiday and be safe.

America's PrepareAthon! - April 30, 2015

Join over 5 million citizens across the United States to prepare you, your family, your business, and your community for disasters.
 
Through FEMA and the Ready.Gov website, you can log here to participate. From knowing hazards, to registering for activities, to spreading the word, you have the resources to help you.
 
So register today and be prepared for Earthquakes, Flood, Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Wild Fires, and Winter Storms. Each represents a unique challenge that you need to be ready for.

Spring Thaw - Where Will all the Water Go?

Spring is here and with it the "Big Thaw". Are you prepared?

Now is the time to purchase flood insurance, since it takes up to 30 days to go into effect. Look at your homeowners insurance to see how well it covers you for water damage. And finally, moisture causes mold, which can be devastating for your home as well as a potential health risk for your family.

Let us help you prepared for the "Big Thaw". Click on Live Chat to connect with one of our associates.