The Advantage Blog


Our New Year’s Resolution for 2017

Each New Year has many of us setting goals that will improve our lives, our personal relationships, and perhaps even impact the world we live in. In our line of work we are exposed to some of the highest highs and lowest lows in an individual’s life.  From these experiences we recognize how important it […]

Computer Security is Not Just for the Big Boys Anymore

Computer hacking.  We hear about it every day.  Whether it’s the Russians or the cyber thief down the street, security breaches of important and sensitive data are occurring more and more frequently. Large corporations like Target, Bank of America and other billion dollar firms spend millions to prevent computer system hacking and still it happens […]

Mitchell Agency Hosting Flu Shot Clinic

Custom Plus Pharmacy will be administering flu shots on Thursday, October 13 from 9 am to 11 am at the Mitchell Agency offices located at 2800 Ferry Street. We will be offering the Quadviralent* flu shot that covers four flu strains compared to some flu shots that just cover three. Cost of the flu shot […]

Why Almost Everyone Should Get A Flu Shot

Annual Flu Shots Recommended for Almost All The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older. The influenza vaccine has prevented millions of flu cases and tens of thousands of related hospitalizations, according to the CDC. The vaccine doesn’t guarantee 100 percent that you won’t […]

Kym Hussong Recognized for Outstanding Service

GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND TO DELIVER GREAT SERVICE Acuity Insurance recently named Kym Hussong, a Customer Service Representative at the Mitchell Agency, as one of its Outstanding Service Professionals for 2016. At the Mitchell Agency, Kym Hussong is known for putting her best effort into any task. “Kym always goes above and beyond the call […]

Timely Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries

High school and middle school football, soccer, cross country, volleyball and other teams are now preparing themselves for their fall sports seasons.  These are activities that our young athletes enjoy, but they can also be physically and emotionally demanding.  With all the practices and extra training involved, there’s a chance sports related injuries will occur. […]

Be Safe in the Water and When Boating This Summer

Enjoying swimming, boating and other activities around water are great summertime pastimes. Staying safe when in the water or on your boat takes some common sense and following some basic guidelines. Water Safety Tips The four major causes of drowning are (1) not wearing a life jacket, (2) abuse of alcohol, (3) lack of sufficient […]

Insurance Questions that Come before You Say “I do”.

June is traditionally the “BIG” month for weddings.  With so much love in the air there are times when some of the practical considerations of being newlyweds are overlooked.  Being properly insured is often one of them. Along with your new marital status come several questions.  Do I need life insurance and disability insurance?  How […]

The Extras Only an Independent Insurance Agent Can Offer

Acquiring insurance today can be done in multiple ways.  Through an agent who works for one insurance company, online direct to an insurance company, or through an independent agency that represents multiple insurance companies. Of all these approaches there is only one where the insurance agent is working directly on your behalf. That is the […]