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September 2019
September is National Preparedness Month


National Preparedness Month  is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. This year's theme is "Prepared Not Scared".  

According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 60% of American adults have not practiced for a disaster.  Preparing now makes sense. Here are 6 steps to get you started:

1. Create A Kit of Emergency Supplies.  

Download the FEMA  Emergency Supply Kit  list here.

2. Make a Plan For What You Will Do In Case Of An Emergency.

-Develop a Family Communication Plan 
-Create A Plan to Shelter-In-Place
-Create A Plan to Get Away 

3. Sign Up For Local Text Alerts/Warnings and Download Weather Apps On Your Phone.

4. Be Informed About What Might Happen.

Begin by learning about various threats, such as: natural disasters, terrorist, biological or chemical threats and prepare yourself on how to react in unexpected emergency situations.

5. Get Involved In Preparing Your Community.

The next step is to get involved in preparing your community.  We all have a role to play in keeping our communities safe and strong. 

6. Make Sure Adequate Insurance Coverage Is In Place.  

After a disaster is not the time to find out you don't have the right insurance coverage in place.  Are your buildings covered?  How about your contents?  Do you need flood insurance? Take the time to review your policies for adequate coverage, limits and exclusions.

If you have questions or concerns regarding your insurance coverage and how you can be better prepared for the unexpected, please contact Hawley & Associates today.
Coverage Corner
 
SPECIAL EVENTS LIABILITY

Maybe you are thinking about hosting an annual fundraising event or a charity 5K Fun Run in your community. Each type of event brings it's own risks and exposures and knowing how to minimize these risks is imperative in enjoying your event worry-free.

A Special Events Liability policy can pick up where your General Liability policy falls short.  It can help cover third party claims resulting from personal injury and property damage, as well as attorney fees, court costs and judgments and settlements. Many policies offer liquor liability coverage as well. 

Some venues do require Special Event Liability insurance as part of their contract and may also require to be named as an additional insured on your policy. 
 
There is no one-size-fits all policy. Coverage can be custom-designed to the size, activities, and nature or your individual event.  

Contact Hawley & Associates  for more information!

Welcoming Mike Fasani To Team Hawley!

Mike Fasani recently joined the Hawley family as a Sr. Account Manager and Business Development Manager.  Mike has 26 years of experience in personal and commercial insurance and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our brokerage.

Mike's personal goals align perfectly with our mission of serving others.  He has a true passion for giving back and currently volunteers with a medical mission nonprofit that provides pediatric cardiology and dental services for children in Peru, as well as volunteering in a mentorship program at a local hospital.

Mike enjoys the outdoors, hiking, gardening and traveling with his wife.

In This Issue
QUARTERLY QUOTE
A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer's wave goodbye.

-Unknown

Did You Know?
10 Halloween Fun Facts
 
1. Candy Corn was originally called Chicken Feed.  It is now one of the holidays most-produced candy.

2. According to Guinness World Records, the highest number of lit jack o'lanterns on display is 30,581 by the City of Keene, N.H. in 2013.
 
3. Only 6 states produce a majority of the holidays pumpkins:  Illinois , California, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, and Michigan
 
4. In 2015, consumers spent 7 billion dollars on Halloween costumes, candy, decorations
5. Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday, only surpassed by Christmas.

6. Harry Houdini died on Halloween.

7.  According to Hallmark, Halloween ranks as the sixth most popular card-giving holiday, with 20 million cards sent each year.

8. Leftover Halloween candy?  Hard candy can last up to a year, and unopened packages of candy corn can last nine months.

9. Halloween tops Valentine's Day in candy sales.

10. Boo!  Did we scare you?

Happy Halloween!
Hawley "Happenings"
The Gladney Cup 2019
The Winged Foot Golf Course, New York
September 23rd, 2019

 
Hawley & Associates was honored to once again participate and sponsor the 11th biennial Gladney Cup Charity Golf Tournament, held at the beautiful Winged Foot Golf Course in New York.

In the 20 year history of the The Gladney Cup, more than 9 million dollars have been raised in support of The Gladney Center for Adoption.  
  • Gladney has placed 32,000 children with forever families since 1887
  • 6,569 children placed since the first Gladney Cup in 1999
  • Over $9 Million raised since the first Gladney Cup
  • 250 children placed with adoptive families in 2018
Hawley & Associates is proud to be a part of their amazing mission and support the great work that they do.
17th Annual Rainier to Ruston-Trail Relay
Mt. Rainier National Park, WA.
June 1st, 2019


The Pacific Northwest is known for it's rugged and rustic beauty.  It has  mountains, forests, islands, coastlines, lakes and deserts, and then somewhere in between are bustling, major cities. Hawley & Associates is happy to call the PNW home!  

The 17th Annual Rainier to Ruston-Trail Relay race supports the non-profit Foothills Rails to Trails Coalition . This board is a dedicated group who uses all proceeds of the race to go towards the purchase and maintenance of the 50-mile trail system from the base of Mount Rainier to Tacoma's waterfront. 

TJ Armstrong, an Account Manager at Hawley & Associates was so excited to participate this year!  She ran with a group of other elite runners and their team came in 5th place!  

TJ loves to participate in local charity events and is passionate about supporting nonprofits.


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