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Healthcare Leadership Education Forum: Winter 2019 Series

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CLEVELAND – Jan. 30 – Oswald Companies and Aspire Consulting Partners, Inc. will host the “Healthcare Leadership Education Forum: Winter 2019 Series.” This event, taking place Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the Oswald Conference Centre from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., will give you an opportunity to engage with and learn from…

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Ohio Passes “Data Protection Act” to Encourage Businesses to Proactively Use Higher Cybersecurity Frameworks

Lacy Rex

On Aug. 3, 2018, Ohio passed Senate Bill No. 220, the “Data Protection Act.” The Bill went into effect on Nov. 2, 2018. While many states have implemented punitive laws, Ohio’s new Act is designed to incentivize Ohio businesses to voluntarily implement and maintain a cybersecurity infrastructure. By utilizing one…

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The Big Freeze: Frozen Water Pipe and Burst Prevention Tips

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Now that more seasonal temperatures have set in, it’s time to think about frozen pipes. That is, avoiding the misery a frozen and/or burst pipe can cause. Here are some tips to help prevent a loss and alleviate the damages if one does occur. Prevention Keep the heat up; now…

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Michael Clark Recognized as 2019 Rising Star in Advising by Employee Benefit Adviser

CLEVELAND – Jan. 24, 2019 – Michael Clark, Oswald Sales Executive, Employee Benefits, has been named to the 2019 Rising Stars in Advising class by Employee Benefit Adviser. According to the award release, the 2019 class of Rising Stars in Advising was selected by the Employee Benefit Adviser editorial team…

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Oswald’s Moira Lyon Earns Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance Designation By Wharton and Chubb

CLEVELAND — Jan. 23, 2019 – Moira Lyon of Oswald Companies has earned the Certified Advisor of Personal Insurance (CAPI) designation from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Chubb Personal Insurance. Lyon is among a group of 38 agents and…

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Being Proactive to Safeguard Against Active Assailant Incidents: Aging Services and Healthcare Facilities

Jake Pease

An active shooter. A vehicle used as a weapon. Words you don’t want to hear. Yet, too often, we do. For the ownership, management and staff of healthcare facilities who provide vital care for the elderly, they too must be vigilant and aware of the risk. Safeguarding their patients, visitors,…

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Winter Driving Risks: Ten Tips for Safer Winter Travel

Adam Thomas

The snow and ice that blankets nearly 70% of the nation’s roadways during the winter months each year presents drivers with challenges that can result in vehicle crashes if they are not prepared. The winter weather crash statistics provided by the Federal Highway Administration indicate that over 1,300 people are…

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The Year of Celebration: Women’s Leadership Council 2018 Recap

Kim Ferenchak

In 2018, while Oswald Companies celebrated its 125th anniversary, Oswald’s Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) celebrated its 5th anniversary. Having reached all its original goals, the theme of “The Year of Celebration” was fitting and in step with the organization. After five years, WLC has built significant strength in our council’s…

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Traci Barlage Joins Oswald Companies as Global Casualty Practice Leader

CLEVELAND – December 19, 2018 – Oswald Companies, one of the largest independent and employee-owned insurance brokerage and risk management firms in the nation, has announced the appointment of Traci Barlage to the position of Vice President, Casualty Practice Leader. She specializes in implementing strategic risk management plans and alternative outcomes…

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Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber Presents Oswald Companies with 2018 Thrive Award

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BIRMINGHAM, MI – Dec. 7, 2018 – Oswald Companies, one of the nation’s largest independent insurance and risk management brokerage firms, was recognized with the 2018 Thrive Award by the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber during their annual meeting on Dec. 5. The Thrive Award represents the Chamber’s new strategic plan based…

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