Jonathan Geissler February 21, 2018 No Comments

How to Protect Your Jewelry and Valuables

Garrett Explains | Episode 8    When it comes to items like jewelry, coins, furs, watches, and guns, do you know the limitations in your homeowners insurance policy? Do you have the proper coverage in place, or are you at risk to lose it all? On the heels of Valentine’s Day, Garrett explains it […]

Jonathan Geissler February 16, 2018 No Comments

Resources for Breweries

New York State and the Hudson Valley region boasts one of the most dynamic bases for the craft brewing industry in all of America, fostering interest among locals and generating economic growth in the area. As your independent insurance agency, we are here to make sure your business thrives. Here are some resources for craft […]

Jonathan Geissler February 16, 2018 No Comments

Celebrating 75 Years at Seely & Durland

With two giant anniversaries, SDI has much to celebrate! Working a long time at the same company is unusual in today’s business world… …But not for Seely & Durland! Because, at our fourth generation organization, we truly are ONE BIG HAPPY FAMILY. We know it’s a cliché, but, for us, it’s simply the SDI way; […]

Jonathan Geissler February 15, 2018 No Comments

Risk Management Tips for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Creating and managing a successful food or beverage business is a daunting task. It takes extreme attention to detail regarding equipment, staff training and safety, marketing, and the manufacturing process. There are customer expectations to meet, potential injuries to combat, and production issues to face. Even with all the proper “ingredients” in place for success, […]

Jonathan Geissler February 14, 2018 No Comments

Common Craft Brewery Insurance Claims

The risks that craft brewers face can be as unique as the very beer the establishments brew. Some of the most common craft brewery insurance claims are related to secondary fermentation, a process that could lead to explosions if the beer is canned or bottled prematurely. Fermentation vessels have proper ventilation allowing gases formed by […]

Jonathan Geissler February 13, 2018 No Comments

Protect Your Home (and Health) from Mold

When mold invades your home, it is more than just a petty annoyance and a pungent odor. Its habitation — on your walls and ceilings, in your pipes, on your carpet, or in your bathtub — can cause a whole host of issues, ranging from minor property damage to severe health problems. Growing on anything […]

Jonathan Geissler February 9, 2018 No Comments

Your Guide to Food Business Insurance

Insurance seems like a waste of money. Until you need it. Commercial insurance is critical for any small business or startup, but when you’re dealing with the production of food and beverage products, whether yourself or with a contract manufacturer, it’s not just critical; it’s imperative. Here is a list of the most prominent coverage […]

Jonathan Geissler February 7, 2018 No Comments

Lettuce Talk Food and Beverage Production Safety

Safety in the food manufacturing and beverage production industries is crucial not only for workers, but also the end consumers of your product. While standards and regulations are extensive, safety can be achieved with proper sanitation, equipment maintenance, and employee training. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provides a complete list of Good Manufacturing […]

Jonathan Geissler February 6, 2018 No Comments

Jonathan Geissler Earns CPIA Designation

WARWICK, NY — Jonathan Geissler, Director of Marketing at Seely & Durland Insurance, was recently awarded the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society). Responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of the agency’s marketing plans, Jonathan joined SDI in […]

Jonathan Geissler January 31, 2018 No Comments

Special Coverage for Your Jewelry and Other Valuables

Your standard homeowners insurance policy includes coverage for jewelry and other precious items like watches, coins, and furs. These items are covered by perils included in our policy, such as fire, theft, and vandalism.  However, there are limits of liability for valuable items. Let’s say a fire in your home causes damage to your jewelry […]