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Archives: 2012

NGLCC Certification

This is a week old news, but it's something we forgot to share in our most recent post. Over the past month, AArdvark Insurance Agency has made efforts to become a LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) certified business through the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative. We recently received word that our application has been approved and we are now officially certified as...

The Dock. ChiGLCC. AArdvark Updates

Yesterday, Lu and I attended two social mixers in Chicago. The first one we attended was located at The Dock at Montrose Harbor along the beach. This event was hosted by the Uptown Business Partners Chamber. (Sidenote: Lu DiPaolo was recently voted in as a Board Member for the Uptown Business Partners Chamber. Just another way Lu is engaging within the Uptown community.) For those of you who do...

Is Renters Insurance Necessary? @AArdvarkchicago

People ask our office constantly, "is renters insurance that important?" Obviously, we stress that yes, renters insurance is of the upmost importance, but we came across an article that summarizes it perfectly through a brief 3 minute activity. First: list every room in your apartment Second: write down 3-5 of the most expensive items in each of those rooms. Third: estimate how much it would...

Insufficient Medical insurance Might have Significant Consequences

Many lives have been ruined by not being included in insurance. If this sounds like a warning it could perfectly be a wake up call.  In our contemporary society, we want laws to protect others and ourselves. Laws concerning car insurance is a good example. Other instances where the fallout could possibly be devastating if you don’t have insurance is householders, life, and medical insurance. Going...

License-plates could broadcast your insurance data!

A plan under study by Connecticut legislators would embed transmitters in  license plates to monitor drivers in real time. The idea upsets privacy advocates in a state whose plates bear the nickname  "The Constitution State." A Connecticut Senate committee recently approved a bill to explore putting  radio frequency identification tags, known as RFIDs, in the state's license  plates so cars can be tracked and tickets...