January 2012 | Forward to a Friend
Time to Talk Up The Walk:
It’s never too soon to talk up The American Heart Association’s Upstate Heart Walk, which is April 14, at Greer City Park. HBB’s Tom Bates is once again on the Executive Team and personally invites you to join us in supporting this great cause targeting the prevention of America’s #1 Killer --heart disease.
We’re giving away this great, new 2012 Commemorative HBB Heart Walk T-Shirt to anyone joining our Walk Team or contributing $25 or more through HBB.
To join HBB’s Walk Team…or to make your tax-deductible donation online, click this link to HBB’s Walk Team page. Or…you can mail in a donation check written to The American Heart Association Upstate Heart Walk, and send it to the attention of Tom Bates, Herlong Bates Burnett, 28 Global Drive, Suite 102, Greenville SC 29607. Be sure to specify your T-Shirt size –adult S-M-L-XL-XXL. Questions? Email Tom Bates or call 864-331-3305.
Big Brother Mentor Michael Herlong & His Little Brother Featured on
Dejarius Robinson, flanked by Michael’s two children Henry and Charlotte.
ON January 7, 2012, WYFF 4 aired a two-part feature about the longest standing relationship in the Upstate Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program. Michael Herlong and his Little Brother, Dejarius Robinson have consistently spent quality time together for the past 8 years. According to Michael, “I’m the one who has gained the most from our relationship.” To view their story and find out more about the Big Brother/Big Sisters Program, click on the following links.
WYFF FEATURE --PART 1
WYFF FEATURE --PART 2
Is Your Desktop or Laptop Computer Insured?
Can you count on your homeowners insurance to cover computer loss? The answer depends on several factors. Cause of loss is key: simple breakage is not covered nor are power surges or spikes. Then there’s the issue of determining whether the equipment in question was used primarily for business purposes.
Let HBB help determine what options are available under your current coverage to best fit your needs. We’ll help you decide if you should add endorsements to your policy to raise the internal business property limit or broaden the perils provided by the policy…for all your property or just the computer and accessories. We also strongly encourage you to have a personal “back up” plan in place. Precautionary steps like investing in a good surge protector, regularly backing up your data and storing it in another location will help make any computer loss far less painful.
go to HBB’s Michael Herlong, President, and Susan Finley, Account Manager, for each having been awarded the designation of Certified Insurance Counselor after the completion of an insurance education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors. To receive the designation, they completed five CIC classes and comprehensive written exams that focuses on all major fields of insurance, management and agency operations.
At the 113th Annual Convention for the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of SC, Tom Bates was awarded the IIABSC Committee Chairman of the Year for 2011. The award was in recognition of his work as State Trusted Choice Chairman on the Relay for Life campaign for The American Cancer Society. The convention was held in Charleston, SC Oct. 30 - Nov. 1