Thinking Thursday – Winter Tornados

Thinking Thursday – Winter Tornados

In this week’s edition:
TIC closed tomorrow at noon for our holiday luncheon
Sourdough Sam and Sweater Steve had fun this past week ziplining and snuggling in bed
Ugly Sweater Contest-entries due 12/23/2021 at noon
Vote for us as one of the best MGA’s in the country-and enter for a chance to win some high-end tequila!
Evolution of Extortion tactics in cyber incidents
Those winter tornados…wow.
More Holiday Dad Jokes, and speaking of dads…


Our office will be closed tomorrow at noon so our team can enjoy an IN-PERSON holiday luncheon and celebrate the holidays together.
We will also be closed Friday
December 24th-Christmas Eve Day
We will resume normal office hours
Monday December 26th
We will also be closed Friday
December 31 for New Year’s Eve Day
Leah out: 12/17
Chameng out: 12/17
Johnny out: 12/27
Chris out: 12/28-29
Angela: Limited access these next few weeks

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Those winter tornados…

We are often humbled by nature, and this past week is a true testament to its fury and might. We actively pray for those caught in those storms, for those without power, supplies and food, for those that lost their homes and businesses, and especially for those that lost their loved ones. We also pray for the claims adjustors and the claims folks who are working 24/7 to help those individuals. Here are a few headlines about the insurance impacts that this $3.5B+ storm:

From Insurance Business: Amazon may turn to insurance after tornado wrecks warehouse

From PropertyCasualty360: Costs from tornado outbreak could reach $3.7 billion

Photo cred: Briana Stewart, ABC News

Sourdough Sam and Sweater Steve have been having a lot of fun back in the office. Make sure to follow them on either Facebook or LinkedIn daily. They are super-excited that they got an invite to the TIC Holiday Luncheon…pix will be uploaded to our Facebook page that day!

TIC’s Ugly Sweater Contest is back! Entries due THURSDAY 12/23 by noon for judging *Our office is closed on Friday 12/24

Bring your worst and win! Get started on yours today-the winner will receive a $50 Amazon card. Please send entries to Thanks!

Evolution of extortion tactics in cyber incidents

While it’s hard to not turn around and know our information needs to be protected, it’s hard to truly understand what level people will go to in an effort to extort businesses. Here’s the latest article from Insurance Business about why cyber criminals are becoming more and more savvy and cruel in their extortion plans: The Evolution of extortion tactics in cyber incidents

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Already looking forward to 2022? So are we. The following is a list of Holidays that The Insurance Center will observe for the calendar year 2022. The days we observe generally follow the Federal days off.Monday May 30: Memorial Day

Monday/Tuesday July 4-5: 4th of July

Monday September 5: Labor Day

Thursday/Friday November 24-25: Thanksgiving

Monday December 26: Day after Christmas holiday

Friday December 30: Day before New Year’s Eve

Dad Holiday Jokes

This time of year, everyone needs a good joke to keep the holidays merry. There is nothing better than a good, wholesome Dad joke to keep the fa-la-ha-ha-ha going! Here are this week’s dad jokes:

What does the gingerbread man put on his bed? Cookie sheets!

Why was the little boy so cold on Christmas morning? Because it was Decembrrrrr!

How does a sheep say Merry Christmas? Fleece Navidad!

What comes at the end of Christmas Day? The letter “Y!”

What do you get when you combine a Christmas tree with an iPad? A pineapple!

And speaking of dads…many of you guys know my dad Phil Mink, the former owner of The Insurance Center either as my dad and/or Josh’s father-in-law or as your favorite former underwriter. He was in the hospital these past two weeks because his cancer has returned. We are thankful he got to go home this year for Christmas! Please keep all of Team TIC in your thoughts and prayers as we get geared up to do battle to put his cancer back into submission in 2022. Thank you to everyone who reached out to us these past few weeks and sent prayers. He’s on the road to recovery!

Angela Mink Korver