The Advantage Blog


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 […]

Honor Our Veterans This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday set aside to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the military. Throughout our nation’s 243 year history over 1.1 million American soldiers have died fighting for our way of life. There are still men and women in uniform dying today to preserve our […]

Why We Should All Support Locally Owned Small Businesses

“If every family in the U.S. spent an extra $10 a month at a locally owned, independent business instead of a national chain, over $9.3 billion would be directly returned to our economy,” according to CustomMade Infographics. Not only does buying from locally owned businesses put dollars back in our local economy, but it adds […]

Protect Your Possessions When on Vacation

Over the next 2 – 4 weeks many of us will be leaving town for spring break destinations.  When it comes to keeping your property and possessions safe, there are a number of things that can be done to avoid the shock of returning home from vacation and finding that your home has been burglarized. […]

Tracy Layton — Inspired to Help Others

Getting to Know Us The Mitchell Agency Team is made up of a group of professionals that know their industry and clients well.  They are knowledgeable, dedicated and always work with the client’s best interest in mind.  They are also fun loving, have some interesting hobbies, and give back to our community in many different […]

7 Proven Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

By this time of year most of us are tired of the dreary days and cold temperatures that are part of our winter months.  But for some, it is more than just a dislike for our drawn out winters, it can actually deepen into what many refer to as the winter blues, known clinically as […]

How to Avoid a Winter Disaster

Winters in Indiana can be soooo… unpredictable.  We often seem to fluctuate between milder temps and little precipitation to full blown ice and snow storms accompanied by freezing temperatures.  When severe weather strikes it can cause some catastrophic damage to a home, individual, and business if precautions are not taken.  Here are some of our […]

The Importance of Having a Clean Driving Record

A clean driving record can keep your insurance rates low, enhance your job prospects, avoid substantial financial consequences, and even improve your overall health. What’s Revealed in Your Driving History Your driving history includes information about your driver’s license; information on traffic tickets and speeding tickets; and penalties like points, fines, suspensions and revocations.  It […]

Is Your Business Ready for Winter Weather?

Snow, ice and high winds can all cause havoc and disrupt normal business operations.  Here are a few suggestions on getting your business ready for winter to keep your employees safe and to avoid property damage. Go Over Plans With Your Employees Start by having a team meeting to discuss the most common seasonal hazards […]

Retirement Planning for Any Stage of Your Life

Are you a millennial, Gen Xer or Baby Boomer?  Depending on which group you fall into will determine just what you should be doing at your stage of life in order to retire comfortably in roughly 40, 25 or 5 years. Creating a Viable Retirement Plan at Any Age For anyone putting together a financial […]