The Advantage Blog


Grant to Food Finders Food Bank Helps Local Community

Food Finders Awarded $5000 Grant Food Finders Food Bank located in Lafayette, IN has been awarded a $5,000 donation through the Liberty Mutual® and Safeco Insurance® Emergency Community Support Grant program. This program allows independent agents to give back to their local communities during the COVID-19 crisis.  Jackson Bogan applied for the grant on behalf […]

Local Businesses Need Our Support Now

Why We Need to Support Local Businesses Local businesses are essential for our economy. They bring growth and innovation to our communities. They provide employment and create entrepreneurship opportunities and support the local economy, community and neighborhoods. They are what make our towns special and unique. So during this exceptionally trying time we’d encourage everyone […]

Need For Cyber Insurance Keeps Growing …. And Growing

Almost 60% of companies have experienced cyber attacks in the past year according to Cybint, a cybersecurity training company.  This includes distributed denial of service (DDoS), phishing, ransomware and social engineering attacks. A Day-to-Day Struggle for Businesses Cybersecurity issues are becoming a day-to-day struggle for businesses. Recent cybersecurity statistics reveal a huge increase in hacked […]

Honoring Our Veterans in 2020

Few groups deserve our recognition, respect and gratitude more than the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military. These upstanding individuals sacrifice so much so that we can preserve our way of life.  Can’t Be Thankful Enough The Mitchell Agency would like to begin 2020 by expressing our appreciation to all […]

Thanksgiving Travel Tips for Families with Kids

Some say the “joy is in the journey”.  Whoever said this did not have three young children in their car seats, all wanting something different, and all wanting to know, “when will we be there”.   Visiting family makes the holidays special, but getting to your destination may not be the most pleasant part of the […]

Which Charities Should I Support?

It’s that time of year when many charitable causes reach out to their communities asking for their support. It can often feel a little overwhelming as you try to determine which organizations to contribute to.  Giving by individuals in the U.S. totaled an estimated $292.09 billion in 2018. Define a Giving Strategy Many of us […]

Everyone Should Have a Retirement Plan

Most of us want to retire someday.  There are those who say they enjoy what they do and don’t plan to retire, but even those individuals will want to find more time to do things they have had to put off. Building Your Retirement Nest Egg For most of your working life the main focus […]

When Your Kids Stress Out Over School

Now that all our children are back in school we collectively take a deep breath and think that all is well.  But this may not be the case with every student.  Some children become anxious over their new environment, their friends, grades, and other school related activities. Identify the Signs your Child is Stressed Stress […]

Vacation Destinations that Take You Out of this World

50 years ago this month on July 20, 1969 American astronaut Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon’s surface.  It was an historic event as NASA accomplished the challenge of going to the moon by the end of the decade set forth by President John F. Kennedy to our nation in 1962. Following the […]

Jack Bogan Jr. Celebrates 50 Years at the Mitchell Agency

“Take care of the customer and the business will take care of itself,” has been the business philosophy of Jack R. Bogan Jr. for the past 50 years.  Jack acquired this bit of advice from his own father, Jack, Sr., and it has served him and his company well since its founding in 1885. Never […]