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Staff Spotlight: Amy Winebarger

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month we spoke to Amy, an Associate Account Manager in the Commercial Dept. - she told us about her touching lottery dream of opening a trail-camping retreat for...

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Courts during COVID: prepare for the new normal

Courts nationwide are facing a backlog of cases - and with inconsistent COVID protocols from state to state, many have been using virtual tools for mediation and trials. Is this the new normal, or are there too many drawbacks to videoconferencing? Our partners at...

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Food as medicine: pick foods to help your mood

Some studies have shown that a healthy diet can help bolster your mood, and can even aid your overall mental health. Here, our partners at Kaiser list six types of food that check all the health boxes - they've even included a killer swiss chard recipe! When a bad...

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Trailering 101: A guide for safe towing

Towing isn't always as simple as it seems; hitching up a heavy load - be it a U-Haul trailer or a car hauler - can be intimidating for beginners. Fortunately, our partners at Hagerty Insurance put together this solid guide, which defines all the key vocabulary you'll...

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Staff Spotlight: Zoe Hovland

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month - since we recently observed Admin Professionals Day - our Exec. Assistant Zoe told us about making the daily rounds with her houseplants, winning gold in Biggs'...

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Protect yourself from catalytic converter theft

It's more than likely that you or someone close to you has been subject to this crime - our friends at Pemco report they're averaging one to two converter theft claims a week, with Priuses being especially susceptible. They released this article, which lists tips to...

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Everything you need to know about independent contractors

Here's an article from our partners at The Hartford laying out the basics on independent contractors - including the question of whether there's any difference between an independent contractor and a 1099 contractor. And for more on subcontractor/vendor risk...

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Staff Spotlight: Hope Coulter

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our ice-skating Client Services Coordinator Hope told us about her love for the arts, coffee, and reading. You won the lottery! What's your first purchase?...

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Winterkill: how to repair winter’s damage to your lawn

Last month's snow and ice storms impacted many of us in the Portland/Vancouver area - hopefully by now, any downed branches or power outages have been remedied, but have you considered the damage to your lawn? Here's an article to help you determine if your grass will...

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Staff Spotlight: Esther Barnard

Every month we like to introduce one of our staff members so you can get to know them better. This month, our Financial Controller Esther told us about her marathon ambitions, her high-stakes first job in the Australian cruise ship industry (at just 17!), and an...

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Questions to ask your home inspector

With interest rates at impressive lows, a lot of folks are becoming first-time homeowners - here, our friends at Travelers provides some guidelines to choosing a qualified inspector. Check out the video on the original page (linked to at the bottom of this article)...

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Important Notice to Our Customers and Partners

REGARDING COVID-19:

As we enter the new 'Healthy Washington' plan, Biggs is pleased to once again allow on-premises visits from our customers.

However, given that many of our crew will continue to primarily opt for telework, for the time being, we ask that you make an appointment in advance so you can be assured your representative will be present.

Our phones remain staffed from 8:30am-5pm, M-F, and if you want to email your agent directly but don’t have their info, you may find it here.

Thanks for your patience, and stay healthy.