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Should a business own or lease its commercial space?

The age old question: To own or to Lease? There is a lot of commercial development going on in Clark County and surrounding areas. When contemplating whether to own your own commercial space, there is much to be...

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December Referral Rewards Partner: Courts for Kids

For the month of December we have the privilege of partnering with an incredible organization: Courts for Kids. Courts for Kids exists as an organization that seeks to provide teens with a cross-cultural perspective...

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December 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter: Featured Non-Profit:Courts for Kids Festival of Trees Work Anniversaries: Pat and LeslieUpcoming Community Events Click here to download a PDF of the December Newsletter

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November Referral Rewards Partner: Rocksolid Community Teen Center

The month of November begins a new partnership through our Referral Rewards Program with local non-profit, Rocksolid Teen Center. We are so excited to be working with a program that focuses on helping the youth in our...

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November 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter: Featured Non-Profit:Rock Solid Community Teen Center Festival of Trees Stories of Giving Upcoming Community Events Click here to download a PDF of the November Newsletter.

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Stories of Giving

Soup’s On was a success! Thank you to the 830+ guests that attended as well as those who gave money to this incredible community non-profit. We had a fantastic time at the event and felt honored to be able to support...

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Storm Safety and Claims Numbers

Our area is expected to receive some sever weather this weekend. We believe it is important to be proactive, so we sent out an email detailing how to deal with damage, a directory of claims phone numbers, and other...

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October Referral Rewards Partner: Friends of the Carpenter

We are excited to partner with a deeply relational and impactful organization during the month of October- Friends of the Carpenter (FOC)! This organization is our October Referral Rewards partner, which means that $25...

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October 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:Featured Non-Profit: Friends of the Carpenter Welcome Laura Grace!Work Anniversaries Upcoming Community EventsClick here to download a PDF of the October Newsletter

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Back to School Safety: Tips to Help Prevent Theft at College

It is that time of year again! Universities and Colleges across the United States are welcoming students to their campuses, some as seasoned veterans and others for the first time. Heading back to school can be an...

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September Referral Rewards Partner: Community Foundation for Southwest Washington

We are excited to partner with an intentional and caring organization during the month of September—the Community Foundation for Southwest Washington! This organization is our September Referral Rewards partner, which...

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Welcome, Laura Grace!

Meet, Laura Grace Dodd- the newest member of the Davidson team! Laura Grace has joined us as our Digital Marketing Intern and will be here for the next nine months. She has been a Tennessean her whole life and graduated...

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September 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:Featured Non-Profit: Community Foundation of Southwest WashingtonShare Soup's On!: Treasure Island2016 Best Practices AgencySafeco Award of Excellence Click here to download a PDF of...

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Davidson & Associates Insurance Re-Named Best Practices Agency

Davidson & Associates Insurance of Vancouver has been selected to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers...

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Friendly Face Friday: Bryce Davidson

Where would you consider your "hometown": Vancouver is my hometown. I was not born in Vancouver but spent most of my growing years in the Vancouver area. How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: Moved back in...

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Friendly Face Friday: Cassie Guthmiller

Where would you consider your "hometown": Vancouver How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: My Whole Life What is your favorite thing to do in Vancouver? Hiking Would you rather live on the beach or in the...

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How to Manage Insurance When Selling Your Company

How to Manage Insurance When Selling Your Company Many of our local baby-boomer entrepreneurs have built great businesses and are now at or approaching the stage in their careers where they want to transition their...

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Behavior Safety Strategies

Behavior Safety Strategies I knew that one day my University degree in Psychology would come in handy. One of our insurance carrier partners recently sent out a great newsletter related to the behavioral effect of...

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Friendly Face Friday: Pat Spicer

Where would you consider your "hometown": Vancouver WA How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: 62 years What is your favorite thing to do in Vancouver?: Walk the trails in Clark County Would you rather live on...

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What Does Liability Really Mean?

What Does Liability Really Mean? When asking a business owner, “What liability does my business have?” The answer we hear most often has something to do with the requirement placed on them by their Landlord or bank....

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Our Most Valuable Asset

Our Most Valuable Asset When asking a business owner, “What is your most valuable asset?” the response we hear most often is, “Our people.” Upon further reflection, many times what owner’s value most about people is...

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August 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:Featured Non-Profit: Humane Society of Southwest WashingtonKeys to the CityWork AnniversariesWelcome, Pete!Upcoming Community EventsClick here to download a PDF of the August...

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Insurance is Like Buying...

Insurance is Like buying… Have you ever thought that buying insurance is like buying: a fly swatter? spot remover? deodorant? cold medication? Antacid? Maybe there are some similarities: -It’s no fun to buy -When you...

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Friendly Face Friday: David Clark

Where would you consider your "hometown"?: The greater Vancouver area is the place I consider home.How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: I’ve lived in the area for 17 out of my 24 years. Most of those years...

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August Referral Rewards Partner: Humane Society for Southwest Washington

Throughout the month of August, $25 will be donated to the Humane Society for Southwest Washington for every referral our agency receives as part of our Referral Rewards Program. The Humane Society for Southwest...

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Human Resource Management: A Fresh Look

Human Resource Management– A Fresh Look To run a successful business it is necessary to effectively mange your risks through a combination of solid process and procedures as well as insurance products. I recently have...

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Friendly Face Friday: Tara Gonzalez

Where would you consider your "hometown": Vancouver, WA because I spent most of my school years here, but I still have a special place in my heart for my birthplace Nikiski, AK, where I spent the first 8 years of my...

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Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

The family summer vacation is a time-honored tradition, and it often includes a trip to one of our country’s incredible amusement parks. But, while the rides and other attractions at these parks are typically safe, it...

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Social Networking: Everyone Does It...

Social Networking- everyone does it… Let’s blur the line between personal and professional even more. Professionals today are tied to our communication devices. We Tweet, SKYPE, Facebook and Myspace. Social networking...

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Friendly Face Friday: Pete Riedel

This Friday we get to know a little bit more about a new face in our office- Pete Riedel!• Where would you consider your "hometown": Vancouver, WA • How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: 14 years • What is...

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What is Cyber Liability?

What is Cyber Liability? Today’s technology has changed the way we do business. There is no question about that. Almost every business has a website where it builds brand recognition, tells the story, shows the product...

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The Risks of being a Good Community Citizen

The Risks of being a Good Community Citizen Let’s face it, there is more to work than filling a chair between 8 AM and 5 PM. As business owners we need to be profitable, manage our resources and be good community...

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I Sell Insurance

I Sell Insurance Have you ever boarded an airplane for a long trip and just wanted to relax and read a good book? This is invariably the time when your neighbor leans over to start the conversation, “So, what do you do?...

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July Referral Rewards Partner: Innovative Services NW

A new month brings a new featured non-profit organization to our Referral Rewards Program. Throughout the month of July, all referrals to our agency will provide a $25 donation to Innovative Services NW. This non-profit...

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Friendly Face Friday: Margaret Rogers

Meet the wonderful, Margaret Rogers! Where would you consider your "hometown": Coos Bay/North Bend, OR – go Bulldogs! How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: 8 years, total of 17 years in Portland/Vancouver. ...

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Friendly Face Friday: Scott Knight

Where would you consider your "hometown": Vancouver How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: I have lived in the Vancouver area for the past 17 years What is your favorite thing to do in Vancouver?: I enjoy...

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July 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:Featured Non-Profit: Innovative Services NW4th of July CelebrationsWelcome, Jonathan!Friendly Face FridaysUpcoming Community EventsClick here to download a PDF of the July Newsletter

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Friendly Face Friday: Bruce Davidson

This week, get to know Bruce Davidson! Where would you consider your "hometown": Las Vegas, NV How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: since 1989 What is your favorite thing to do in Vancouver?: Being a part of...

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Friendly Face Friday: Savannah Mobley

This Friday, take a minute to learn more about, Savannah Mobley! Where would you consider your "hometown": Vancouver How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: All my life What is your favorite thing to do in...

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Welcome, Jonathan and Pete!

The month of June welcomed two new faces to our office, Pete Riedel and Jonathan Bicker!Pete Riedel moved to the Vancouver area in 2002 after graduating from Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota with a B.S in...

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Friendly Face Friday: Audrey Brouwer

Take a minute to meet, Audrey Brouwer! Where would you consider your "hometown": Delavan, Wisconsin – born and raised! How long have you lived in the Vancouver area?: 26 years in October! What is your favorite thing...

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Flag Exchange 2016 -Limited Supplies Left-

Vancouver Demonstrates its Patriotism with Successful U.S. Flag Exchange Offered by Davidson & Associates Insurance Flag Retirement Continues but Limited Supply of New Flags Are AvailableVancouver, WA (6/10/2016) In...

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June 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:Featured Non-Profit: School of Piano Technology for the BlindWork Anniversaries: Bryce and MargaretThank you, Heidi!Two new Homeowners: Leslie and BryceUpcoming Community EventsClick...

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June Referral Rewards Partner: School of Piano Technology for the Blind

Throughout the month of June we will be partnering with the School of Piano Technology for the Blind through our Referral Rewards Program. For 67 years, this non-profit organization has provided training and education...

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Flag Exchange 2016

"Flag Day is such an important way to celebrate our country and Vancouver's strong commitment to patriotism," declares, Bruce Davidson. This is why we are excited about our very first Flag Exchange!Flag Day is...

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May Referral Rewards Partner: Leadership Clark County

Throughout the month of May we will be partnering with Leadership Clark County in our Referral Rewards Program. Leadership Clark County (LCC) is a nonprofit organization aimed at developing effective and engaging...

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May 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:Featured Non-Profit Organization: Leadership Clark CountyDavid Clark's Work AnniversaryMelissa goes to NYC!Thanks for your "Cheers"Click here to download a PDF of the May Newsletter

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"CHEER" for Green Eggs & Ham to receive an additional $1,000!

In our March E-Newsletter we shared the exciting news that Davidson & Associates has earned a 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award! This award recognizes independent insurance agents who demonstrate...

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April 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:"Cheer" for Green Eggs & HamFeatured Non-Profit: FISH of VancouverPEMCO Hall of Fame AwardGiving Back in GuatemalaUpcoming Community EventsClick here to download a PDF of the ...

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April Referral Rewards Partner: FISH of Vancouver

This April we are proud to be partnering with a non-profit that has served our community for more than 45 years, FISH of Vancouver! Their name FISH stands for Friends in Service to Humanity and are guided by the...

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March Referral Rewards Partner: Shared Hope International

During the month of March we will be partnering with Shared Hope International (SHI) through our Referral Rewards Program. This non-profit organization is located in Vancouver, WA but has a worldwide presence leading in...

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March 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:Green Eggs & Ham FunMake More Happen AwardDisaster Preparedness Workshop: Thank You!Featured Non-Profit: Shared Hope InternationalUpcoming Community EventsClick here to download a...

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Davidson & Associates receives 2016 Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award

Davidson & Associates Insurance receives 2016 Safeco Insurance® Make More Happen Award, and $4,000 donation for Green Eggs & Ham, Sam I Am Event through the Beaches Charity Fund! Upcoming feature on Safeco.com...

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February 2016 Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:Featured Non-Profit Organization: Options360The Vancouver Business Journal's 2015 Best in Business AwardBruce Davidson Named 2016 Safeco National Advisory Council Member and President...

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February Referral Rewards Partner: Options360

Options 360 is our February Referral Rewards Partner. We are excited to partner with an organization that is striving to positively impact our community the people who live here. Options 360 serves women and teens who...

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2016 Referral Rewards Partners

Did you know that when you refer a friend, family member, or neighbor to Davidson & Associates we will donate $25 to a local non-profit organization in your name?We call this our "Referral Rewards Program"-- a fancy...

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January 2016 E-Newsletter

What you'll find in this Newsletter:VBJ's Best in Business Award!Featured Non-Profit Organization: The Hough Foundation2016 Referral Rewards PartnersTree Decorating PartyLunch Buddy ProgramThank You 2015 Referral...

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The Hough Foundation: January Referral Rewards Partner

The Hough Foundation is our featured non-profit of the month! This non-profit provides Hough Elementary students, families, and home-schooled children with basic needs and opportunities—all of which fulfill scholastic,...

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