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Monday, 06 June 2016 12:33

Sandy Barry

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Kudos to Sandy Barry of the Foy Insurance – Pembroke Office for her community work with Girls Inc, a non-profit organization “inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold”.  Sandy is on the Selection Panel to choose a qualified scholarship recipient for New Hampshire’s GIRL OF THE YEAR.  Thank you, Sandy, for your commitment to this fantastic cause.

Friday, 01 April 2016 18:55

Community Service Profiles; Michelle Ackroyd

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Michelle Ackroyd (left) from our Salem NH office spent her Community Service Day supporting her local Lion’s Club chapter doing vision screening at a local school.  They did over 200 screenings on that one day!  The Lions Club’s main focus is on Vision and Hearing offering free eye exams, glasses and hearing aids to those less fortunate.   Throughout the year they have many community projects, fundraising events and programs that support health, education, Veterans and others in their local communities.

Monday, 01 June 2015 21:08

Community Service Profile; Habitat for Humanity

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A former Convent that has stood vacant since 2004 is now being renovated and restored and will ultimately provide homes for ten families.  100 Parker St Lawrence MA is Habitat for Humanity’s (Merrimack Valley) most exciting and ambitious project to date.  When finished this landmark structure is poised to transform its neighborhood.

Several Foy employees recently helped out with this project.  We teamed up with our partner Axial Financial who has “adopted” one of  ten units being renovated.  Axial is responsible for raising some of the money and all of the volunteer labor needed to complete the unit.  While there our employees worked on hanging drywall, installing flooring, and sanding window trim.  The unit is expected to be completed and ready for occupancy by July 1st

When completed in 2015, more than 100,000 volunteer hours will have been spent in effecting the buildings transformation.  Foy Insurance offers their full time employees one paid day off per year for Community Service.  Per the employees working there it was a day well spent!


Tuesday, 07 April 2015 15:59

Testimonial Tuesday regarding Dan and the Dover NH staff

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We love to get testimonials from our clients!  We know how hard our employees work so it's exciting and rewarding to hear well deserved praise from a client.

Testimonial: To Dan and everyone at Foy Insurance (Dover NH)

I know I've told you before how  much I appreciate the great customer service that you all give.  Not only is it "great" service - but the response is wonderful.

I think I told you in the past that it's "faster than a speeding bullet".  But I have to change that - it's almost faster than the speed of light.

I was in a real time crunch for this info and was hoping to get it sometime before the weekend. Instead - the info was back to me from you in less than an hour.

You should teach a "Customer Service Seminar" - a multitude of businesses would certainly benefit from both your example and your advice.

Thanks so much


Tuesday, 30 December 2014 13:55

New Year's Resolutions - I Will Not Fail

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So we made it through Thanksgiving and Christmas and we are looking toward the brand new year. If you are anything like me, you made it a goal to eat as much as possible throughout the holidays for no reason other than you could! I also went a bit overboard on the budget I set for Christmas gifts, but my kids are happy about that one!

So now it’s time to pay for all that gluttony by making a New Year’s resolution. I have heard that more than half of all American’s make New Year’s resolutions and that over 90 percent of them fail to meet their goal. There are many, many reasons why we fail at our goals for the New Year. In the past, I have usually failed at my resolutions by early February! This year, however, will be different. And yes, I say that every year, but this year I think I have narrowed down my reasons for failure and resolve to keep these in mind when making my resolutions for 2015!

  • Be realistic. Sure, I would love to drop 25-30 pounds by the spring. Let’s see, to do that I will need to drop 10 pounds per month. That will probably not happen. However, I can resolve to lose 3-5 pounds per month and stick to that! I will not set unreasonable goals at the gym or with my diet and will not lose focus.
  • Be specific. Instead of resolving to just save money, I’ll come up with a plan. I am going to use a progressive savings plan that many of you have seen before. Week 1, put $1 in a savings account. Week 2, put $2 in. Week 3, add $3 and so on until I’ve saved almost $1,400 to spend on Christmas next year.
  • Don’t set too many goals. The more goals you have to attain, the more likely you are to fail at one or two of them and totally lose focus on them all. I am making just two of the top resolutions this year: lose weight and save money.
  • Share your goals with you close friends. I will surround myself with the right people to act as my support and encourage me to succeed rather than lead me astray!
  • Don’t use guilt or shame to motivate yourself.  No one is perfect. I will stray from my goals from time to time. Instead of getting down on myself, I’ll try to refocus on the positive aspects of my goal and move forward from there. I won’t give up.

I know making New Year’s resolutions sometimes sounds like a cliché, but setting the right goals and taking the right approach to reach those goals can result in a great 2015! Do you have any other tips for keeping New Year’s resolutions? Please feel free to share and Happy New Year!

Article written by Michael Reeves from Central Insurance Company.  Original article can be found here:

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