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Tips for Holiday Travel

Tips for Holiday Travel

The cooling temps, pumpkin pie spiced packed products, and falling leaves means it’s that time of year…going home for the holidays. Inflated ticket prices, delayed flights, stressful treks home on a pilgrimage to spend time with loved ones make you question how you will survive the season. We have put together some holiday travel tips

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SmartStart4Kids Supply Drive

SmartStart4Kids Supply Drive

Atlas is proud to continue our support of Florida Association of Insurance Agents (FAIA) SmartStart4Kids school supply drive. Atlas employees donated backpacks, pens, pencils, binders and other supply items to help give Florida Students a smart start back to school. Supplies were distributed locally by Safe Place And Rape Crisis Center.

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Team Atlas Goes Pink

Team Atlas Goes Pink

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month the employees of Atlas took part in a “Week of Pink“ raising money to support our Team Atlas at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Walk. From Pink Pumpkin Painting and a Pink Breakfast to Pink Bingo we had a Pinklicious time in support of a great cause.

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Understanding and controlling business auto costs

Understanding and controlling business auto costs

It’s easy to understand why prices rise for manufactured or commodity-based products. When prices for raw materials increase, the cost of the product goes up. It’s not as easy to understand the cause of higher prices in a service-based industry such as insurance. Many factors can affect the cost of insuring a business vehicle. Rising

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Employee Spotlight – Meet Karen

Employee Spotlight – Meet Karen

Meet Karen! She is the Human Resource Manager who has been part of the Atlas team for almost 9 years.  Karen also manages the accounting, facility and IT departments.  Originally from Connecticut, Karen enjoys outdoor activities such as bicycling, walking the beach, and running after her grandchildren.  Karen and her husband Tom have been married for

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2015 Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotee County Shelter Locations

2015 Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotee County Shelter Locations

Sarasota County Shelter Locations Shelter openings may vary with each emergency.  Do not go to the shelter until local officials announce through the media that the shelter is open.  Shelter openings will differ by size and intensity of a disaster. Ashton Elementary School 5110 Ashton Rd. – Sarasota Atwater Elementary 4701 Huntsville Ave. – North

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Using Drones to Enforce HOA Violations

Using Drones to Enforce HOA Violations

Drones are quite the “buzz” nowadays.  Last month the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted Amazon permission to start testing their delivery drones.  Imagine getting your packages minutes after ordering them.  Amazing. Since the spike in private ownership of remote-controlled drones, more of us are asking whether homeowners associations can (or should) be using drones to enforce

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Employee Spotlight – Meet Christina

Employee Spotlight – Meet Christina

Christina “CC” Fredericks joined Atlas Insurance in 2005. She is a graduate of the University of South Florida earning a Bachelor of Science degree. She started off her career with Atlas as a filing clerk, and has progressed through our agency and currently serves as our Personal Lines Dept. Manager. Christina is involved in various

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Preparing for Flood Season

Preparing for Flood Season

While flooding is a year-round danger, it is a significant threat during hurricane season. Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause extensive damage on the coast and hundreds of miles inland, but there are steps residents and businesses can take now to reduce the impact to their businesses, homes, family and finances. 10 Tips to Reduce

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How to Prevent Boat and Personal Water Craft Theft

How to Prevent Boat and Personal Water Craft Theft

Don’t let the pleasure your boat provides you be taken away by thieves. When your boat is not in the water, always store it in a secured location. There are special locks available to secure your trailer, propellers, outboard motors and removal equipment. There also are alarms that monitor for theft, sinking and fire. Follow

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