Welcome to the December 2022 Truitt News Blast...
The Official Skinny From Truitt World Headquarters
With the holidays on us, we are getting ready to say goodbye to 2022 and I kind of hate to see it go. I have had a lot of fun this year and there have been so many good things happening. That being said, I am crazy-excited to see what 2023 has in store for us. We have some big plans here at Truitt World Headquarters. I can't wait to announce them and see how they shape up. If we can be of help to you or your business in the new year, please let me know. We want to be a part of whatever is going on.
Congrats To:
Claude Tindle of Longleaf Realty Partners on helping Slice Pizza secure their 4th location of the growing chain.
Summer Broadhead of Everthrive Financial Group on recently getting her Certified Financial Planner designation.
Our friend and bond underwriter, David Kinney, on his new position with AmTrust Surety.
The Church of the Advent in downtown Birmingham on celebrating their 150th Anniversary.
UAB on the hiring of their new football coach, Super Bowl winning quarterback, Trent Dilfer.
The University of North Alabama on the hiring of their new football coach, Brent Dearman.
Superwoman Valerie McLean Cuddy for starting and then making a major success of the Mercedes Marathon for the past 20 years!
Rob Buddo, formerly of Rev Birmingham, on his hiring as the President & CEO of Downtown Huntsville, Inc.
Southpace Properties' Patrick Sullivan Jr. on representing Big Dan's Carwash as they move into Alabama and are on the hunt for locations.
McLin's Steakhouse in Daleville for winning the 2022 Alabama Cattlemen's Association Best Beef Contest with their Special Ribeye.
Spring Hill College in Mobile on the hiring of Mary Van Brunt, the first female President in their school's 192-year history.
Dunn Building Company on the relocation of their Gulf Region office to 352 State Street in Mobile from their long-time office in Saraland.
Would You Have Coverage?
If you are putting your mail, especially any of your checks, in the blue post office boxes outside of an actual post office, beware. There has been a rash of thefts lately. The criminals lift your mail, then whitewash the checks and use mobile deposit apps to deposit into their fraudulent account names.

We know of several of these instances that have occurred lately. One of the insurance companies we work with had a check they were mailing to us for a little over $400 stolen, altered and processed for over $22,000 in someone else's name.

Check your limits on your policy to make sure you are covered for this.
News, Notes & Tidbits
The National Crime Insurance Bureau's Hot Spots Report that was released this fall shows Colorado led the nation in 2021 with the highest overall vehicle theft rate; however, California once again held the top spot for the number of cars stolen.
Carnival Cruise Lines "Ecstacy" ship is being retired after being in service since 1991. More than 2,300 voyages and almost 5,500,000 guests, many of them sailing from Mobile, enjoyed the ship during its tenure. The new Carnival ship using the Mobile port is known as the Spirit.
The owner of the slot machines in the Las Vegas airport has recently surpassed $1,000,000,000 in revenue they have produced since they began operating in 1984.
If you have a bottle of 23-year old Pappy Van Winkle, you might be in luck. The bottle retails for about $300; however, they regularly sell for 10-times that amount on the black market. That being said, a bottle just was auctioned off at Sotheby's for over $52,000. Furthermore, Sotheby's has sold over $12,000,000 of top-end liquors during 2022.
Attention Agents - Join Us At Truitt World HQ
If you are in the insurance industry and are not happy in your current role, I would like to talk with you. We may be able to work out something part-time or full-time with you.
We would love to add a licensed salesperson in 2023 and are also interested in some service help on both the commercial and personal sides of the agency.
Give me a call anytime at (205)254-3005. It might be great for both of us.
Happy To Support RMHCA On Giving Tuesday!
We celebrated being the GIVING TUESDAY matching sponsor again this year with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, marking the 5th straight year we have served in that role.
With our $5,000 match, the house was able to raise over $14,000 this year to help support families staying at the house while their children are receiving treatment in the area.
It is really important to me to help out as many churches, schools, charities and other organizations as we can across our state and RMHCA is really close to my heart.
Thanks to all of our clients. Without you we would not be able to be involved on the level we are. I sincerely appreciate your trust in us.
If you are looking for a charity to support, they are amazing.
We Might Be Talking About You!
On December 17th, we broadcast our 75th episode of the TRUITT NEWS RADIO SHOW. You can listen in every Saturday morning at 7AM on Birmingham's Talk 99.5. Just a few of the people we have talked with so far include:
  • Former LSU Basketball Coach Dale Brown
  • Stephanie Stuckey of Stuckey's
  • John T. Edge of TrueSouth on the SEC Network
  • Eddie Lumpkin of Lumpkin Development
  • Jo Bonner, President of the University of South Alabama
  • Mark Kessler with Grand Bohemian Hotels
Thank you to everyone who has joined us as a guest and all the nice notes, comments, emails and texts people have sent to us saying they are liking the show. We really appreciate it. Check out our past shows and guests on our show website.
He Said It Best
"Energy & persistence conquer all things."
-- Benjamin Franklin --
TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl Is Coming Up Soon!
My Truitt News Radio co-host, Brock Murphy, and I made it to the coaches reception for the upcoming, TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl. We had a blast talking with everyone, especially TicketSmarter CEO Jeff Goodman.
Our team at Truitt Insurance & Bonding is proud to be a sponsor of the game again this year.
If you can, try to get out to Protective Stadium on December 27th and help make Birmingham look good on TV again this year. It is always a good time and helps get us on the radar for other events in the future.
We Are Here When You Need Us For Your Surety Needs
We love handling surety and we have done it every day for the past 31 years. In the last 30 days we have processed:
  • $6,600,000+ payment & performance bond on a project out of state
  • $3,800,000+ payment & performance bond on a project in the Birmingham area
  • $2,000,000+ payment & performance bond in South Alabama
  • $2,200,000+ bid bond on a project in South Alabama
  • $50,000 bid bond on a project in central Alabama
  • $540,000 bid bond on a project for ALDOT
We worked on a lot more as well.
We Want To Work With You!
Our team at Truitt Insurance & Bonding represents a lot of fantastic insurance companies that are hungry for your home and automobile business.
We would love an opportunity to work with you so please keep us in mind if you are in the market for a new agent.
Call us anytime at (205)254-3005 or click the image to the left and it will let you send an email directly to us so we can jump on it for you.
Thank you for the consideration.
From The Internet (Who Knows If It Is True)?
DID YOU KNOW: Raspberries are a member of the rose family?

DID YOU KNOW: Rodney Alcala, now know as The Dating Game Killer, won a date on the show right in the middle of his killing spree?

DID YOU KNOW: Mount Disappointment in Australia got its name in 1824 when the explorers who summitted it just didn't like the view all that much?
DID YOU KNOW: The average man spends 37 days of his life shaving?
DID YOU KNOW: $1,000,000 in one dollar bills stacked one-mile high would only weigh about 20 pounds?
Get It On Your Calendar!
December 27, 2022: TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl at Protective Stadium

January 9, 2023: NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship Game

January 16 -19, 2023: World of Concrete, Las Vegas

February 4, 2023: Reese's Senior Bowl, Hancock Whitney Stadium, Mobile, AL

February 12, 2023: Super Bowl

February 25, 2023: Blake Shelton at Legacy Arena

April 1st & 3rd, 2023: NCAA Final Four Weekend

April 15, 2023: Birmingham Stallions kick off Year 2 of USFL action

April 22, 2023: Janet Jackson at Legacy Arena

April 28 - 30, 2023: Magic City Art Connection at Sloss Furnaces

May 21 - 23, 2023: ICSC Recon in Las Vegas

November 16 - 18, 2023: Las Vegas Formula 1 Grand Prix

Sometime in 2023: the new Taylor Sheridan show 6666
Get Your Business Coverage Set Up With Truitt!
If you need to get your workers compensation coverage in place, we would love to be involved. We represent numerous insurance companies and work comp funds that would do a great job for you.
Your business is typically your biggest asset and we want to make sure you are as financially secure with it as possible. There is way too much risk out there to not take it seriously. Give us a call and let's talk.
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Birmingham Office
3004 7th Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Daphne Office
25935 Friendship Road
Suite D
Daphne, AL 36526
Tallassee Office
319 Barnett Boulevard
Tallassee, AL 36078
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