• Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 4: Prepare Financially

    One of the best ways to prepare for any emergency is to be financially prepared to handle whatever situation you may face. Experts agree that you should have enough saved to cover about three to six months of expenses. Sadly, most Americans don’t have enough to cover a $1,000 unexpected expense, such as a medical emergency or forced time off … Read More

  • Hurricane Preparedness Week – Day 3: Assemble Disaster Supplies

    After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. If you put a kit together last year, but haven’t reviewed the contents, now is a good time to make sure food, batteries and other perishables … Read More

  • Hurricane Prep Week Day 2: Know Your Evacuation Zone

    If you’ve ever lived through a hurricane, you know the dangers that heavy wind and water can pose to your home and your community. Sadly, many people wait until it’s too late and find themselves on clogged freeways trying to get out of harms way, or worse, trapped inside their homes as the flood water rises.

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  • Hurricane Preparedness Week Begins May 9

    According to, the past five years have been devastating for the Atlantic hurricane season, claiming more than 3,000 lives and inflicting more damage than any other 5-year period on record in the United States. Those statistics mean it’s more important than ever to be prepared for the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which officially begins June 1 and ends … Read More

  • Spring Cleaning for the Outside of Your Home

    Now that the final frost is behind us for the season, we are eager to get out and start those barbecue grills, vegetable gardens and pool parties. Before you do, you might want to schedule a weekend to make sure your home is ready for the warmer months ahead.

    • Roof – As we get ready to enter hurricane season (June
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  • Employee Spotlight – Nicole Miller Knows the Importance of the Human in Human Resources

    Kinesiology is the scientific study of body movement, including physiological, biomechanical, and psychological movement and how it impacts health and wellbeing. On the surface, a degree in kinesiology doesn’t appear to be related to a job in Human Resources, but Nicole Miller, HR Generalist at Velocity Risk Underwriters, found a way to combine her passion both in and out of … Read More

  • Employee Spotlight – Jonovan Jordan – Lifelong Love of Insurance Began Because of a Car

    We are all motivated by different factors, and when you’re a young college graduate, looking for your first job, and a recruiter tells you that the job comes with a company car, you might be interested. That’s just what happened to Jonovan Jordan, Director of Personal Lines Claims, when he started his insurance career more than 15 years ago.

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  • Velocity’s Carson Herron loves change, adventure and building lasting relationships

    Carson Herron, Underwriting Assistant, grew up near the eastern shores of North Carolina, and when it came time to choose a university, he wanted a change of scenery. Appalachian State University seemed the perfect choice: close to family, a great investment in education and one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

    Carson’s early focus at the university was … Read More

  • Employee spotlight – Emily Henderson, VP of Systematized Risk

    When asked the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up,” most of us would not ponder between actress or math teacher, but those were the directions Emily Henderson, VP of Systematized Risk at Velocity Risk Underwriters, LLC, had in front of her as she began her college career at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Her … Read More

  • Phil Bowie Remembers 2020 as a Year of Overcoming Challenges With Tenacity and Resilience

    2020 was certainly one heck of a year around the world.  As heard from contacts around the insurance industry and in year-end news recaps, many view 2020 as a year they hope to forget. This sentiment does not resonate well with me. There is no doubt the year was exceptionally challenging, with Work-from-home, kids in virtual school, way too many … Read More