Archives for March 2015

Don’t Miss Out On These Easter Events!

Easter Events

Easter is just a few days away, and if you are still working on your Easter plans, look no further! Make sure to check out these exciting, family friendly Easter events in the local community on Saturday, April 4th that people of all ages will enjoy.

Kid’s DIY Easter Craft at the Walworth Library is the perfect place to create your own Easter bunny. From noon until 2 p.m., head over to the library. There is no registration that is required, so feel free to drop by whenever!

Red Bird, Red Bird Preschool is holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Webster Assembly of God for children up to 12 years old. Registration is required for this free event, and the first 100 registrants are guaranteed a gift bag full of prizes, but they are not the only ones. Get there early for your chance to pick up a goody bag as well. Over 1,000 eggs will be hidden to ensure that there will be plenty of eggs to find!

Medina Railroad is presenting their Easter Express from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event features a 1 hour train ride and an egg hunt. Make sure to arrive at least one hour early to purchase your ticket for the ride. First class tickets are $40 and includes juice, snacks, and a plush bunny for the little ones. Coach fare is $25, and each seat is able to accommodate 2 to 4 people.

The Aquarium of Niagara SEAster Egg Hunt puts a special, underwater twist on the typical Easter egg hunt. Children have the opportunity to search for SEAster Eggs and win prizes. SEAster Bunny and Beaker, the aquarium mascot will also be on site to meet all the kids!

All of us at Alliance Group in Fairport, New York would like to invite you and your family out to these exciting Easter events!

10 Most Popular Cars On The Road

Germany full-size luxury SUVCheck Out This List Of The Most Popular Vehicles!

As the economy continues to improve, so does the car industry. Car sales have been steadily rising, and have hit the highest sales volume since 2007. If you are looking to take advantage of the improving economy by buying a new car, consider investing in one of these 10 most popular cars.

  1. Ford F-150 – the F serious has continuously been the best-selling vehicle throughout the entire country for more than 32 consecutive years. Sales for the F-150 have increased by 20 percent in recent years.
  2. Chevrolet Silverado – Chevy’s redesign of their iconic truck model helped it continue to be a very strong competitor to the F-150.
  3. Toyota Camry – the Camry is continuing its streak as the best-selling passenger car throughout the entire United States.
  4. Honda Accord – the redesign of the Accord helped to significantly boost its sales in the past few years.
  5. Dodge Ram 1500 – Dodge redesigned the Ram 1500 to improve its gas mileage and include the latest technologies, which has helped to increase sales of the truck.
  6. Honda Civic – increasing sales of pickup trucks caused the Civic to drop a few spots on the most popular list, but it still remains as one of the bestselling small cars in the country.
  7. Nissan Altima – the Altima has remained in the top 10 most popular mid-sized sedans, even though it is the most competitive category.
  8. Honda CR-V – the CR-V is once again the best-selling compact crossover, but has started to receive serious competition from new crossovers entering the market.
  9. Toyota Corolla – the redesign of the Corolla has helped to maintain the consumer’s interest as one of the favorite sedans on the road.
  10. Ford Escape – the new, curvy body of the Escape has significantly increased interest in the Ford crossover.

No matter what car you decide to invest in, contact Alliance Group in Fairport, New York for all of your auto insurance coverage needs.

What Is Covered By a Commercial Property Policy?

commercial insuranceCommercial Property Insurance Basics

In order to properly and efficiently operate your business, chances are that you own a lot of property. If a fire wipes out your entire building, you may not have the finances needed to completely replace all your equipment and rebuild. Investing in a commercial property insurance policy can help to ensure that you are not financially devastated due to one unfortunate situation at your company.

A commercial property insurance policy will provide coverage for many different aspects of your property from a variety of perils. Some of the most common factors of your business that a personal property insurance policy will cover include:

  • Outdoor signage
  • Furniture
  • Building structures
  • Computers and other related equipment
  • Artwork and fixtures
  • Raw materials
  • Inventory
  • Specialty equipment

While commercial property insurance will provide coverage from a wide range of incidents, it still may not be enough for your company. Investing in a rider or endorsement will help to protect any high-dollar specialized items that are used by your business. A rider simply adds on extra coverage to your existing commercial property policy, and is designed to protect specific items that are listed.

There are two main options to choose from when looking into a commercial property insurance policy. The first is an all-risk policy, which will cover many different perils, including fire, storms, theft, and vandalism. The second is a peril-specific policy, which will only cover damage that is caused by a peril specifically listed, such as an earthquake or flood.

For all of your commercial insurance needs, contact the insurance experts at Alliance Group in Fairport, New York. As an independent insurance company, we will work with you to make sure that you have the right amount of protection, all at the right price to fit your budget.

Tips To Deal With Picky Eaters

Open refrigerator full of fresh fruit and vegetablesPicky Eaters and National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, which means it is the perfect time to start looking for small changes you can make to start living a healthier lifestyle. National Nutrition Month was started to help call attention to the importance of making healthy food choices and adding physical activity into your everyday life.

If you have kids that are picky eaters, you may dread mealtime every day. While chicken nuggets can be a good snack in a pinch, they should not make up your child’s entire diet. Keep these tips in mind to help get your picky eater to start eating healthy, more balanced meals.

  • Do not stress out at meal times – if you are stressed out, your child will become stressed out. Keep in mind that there is no magic solution to get your kids to start eating healthy. It will take time to find healthy foods that your child likes, so remember to be patient.
  • Do not make your child clear their plate – making children clear their entire plate before they leave the table is an old, outdated way of thinking. Children have a great sense of their hunger. If they do not finish everything on their plate, it may just be because they are not hungry.
  • Try to avoid bribes – bribing your children to eat their veggies sends the message that vegetables are not fun and delicious and require special conditions to eat. Bribing your children will not make healthy eating easier in the long run.
  • Try for one bite – if your child refuses to eat all of their veggies, try to get them to just take one bite. If they refuse, do not get mad. Keep bringing veggies back for each meal and give them the chance to try it again.

All of us at Alliance Group in Fairport, New York would like to encourage you to keep these tips in mind to help you and your family stay healthy this month.