RHH Sponsors The 10th Annual Maryland ProStart Student Invitational

Maryland ProStart is an organization that supports educational programs in Maryland schools for high school students wishing to pursue a career in the restaurant industry.    High School students from around the state will compete in two different competitions, the Management Team Competition on the 19th and the Culinary Team Competition on the 20th. The students will be competing for 1 Million dollars in scholarship awards, and the chance to represent Maryland in the National ProStart Program Invitational.  It will be held at the Sheraton Columbia Town Center Hotel February 19-20, 2014.  The competitions and college and job fair are free to attend, and the public is encouraged to come both days and cheer for their favorite team.  RHH is a proud sponsor of the Management Team Station.  Good luck to all of the competing high school teams!!

 

For additional detailed information about this event, click here.

Baltimore Restaurant Week February 16 – 23

Come dine at one of the fabulous restaurants participating in this week’s Baltimore Restaurant Week which runs now through this Sunday, February 23rd.  Some of the area’s top restaurants are offering special three-course menus, plus some restaurants are offering two-course lunch or brunch menus at special pricing as well.  Click here for information about the participating restaurants, as well as all the information about the restaurant you will need to decide where you would like to eat next!
 
 

Carol Jordan Retires!!

After 31 years of employment with Rossmann-Hurt-Hoffman, Carol Jordan has decided it is time to shift gears in her life and pursue activities and lifetime goals outside of the office environment.  We here at RHH will miss her terribly, as will all of the Commercial Customers she has served over the years with her professional, friendly and knowledgeable service.  We wish nothing but the very best for Carol, and congratulate her for her stellar career at RHH as an insurance specialist!  Enjoy your well earned retirement, Carol!!

Carol....then and now

Carol worked directly with Wayne for her entire 31 years at Rossmann Hurt Hoffman!!

Carol worked directly with Wayne for her entire 31 years at Rossmann Hurt Hoffman!!

Carol and her fellow friends and employees in the Rossmann Hurt Hoffman Commercial Lines Department

Carol and her fellow friends and employees in the Rossmann Hurt Hoffman Commercial Lines Department

Vicki Leja Celebrates 10 years with RHH!

John Hinkle, VP congratulates Vicki on her 10 year anniversary with Rossmann-Hurt-Hoffman

John Hinkle, VP congratulates Vicki on her 10 year anniversary with Rossmann-Hurt-Hoffman


Our agency is so lucky to have Vicki with us!! She is a cornerstone in our Personal Lines Department. Please help us congratulate Vicki for her dedication, knowledge and professionalism. She is a true joy to work with every day!

Is Your Insurance Ready For College?

Is your insurance ready for college? If “back to school” means college for your son or daughter, make sure your home and car insurance is ready. Get our infographic at stateau.to/college_students

Does your insurance cover your child at college?

Is your insurance ready for college?

NEW MARYLAND LAWS FOR MOPEDS & SCOOTERS

Effective October 1, 2012, if you own or operate a moped or motor scooter, there are new laws you should be aware of.

1. Mopeds and motor scooters must be titled through the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) and the MVA-issued decal must be displayed on the vehicle at all times.

2. Moped and motor scooter owners must obtain and maintain liability insurance and uninsured motorists insurance coverage. Maryland law requires policy limits of $30,000 for bodily injury per person, $60,000 bodily injury per accident; and $15,000 for property damage for both liability and uninsured motorists coverage.  In addition, operators must carry evidence of insurance when operating the vehicle. This evidence of insurance would be a current insurance card. The insurance card should include the owner’s name, policy number, and vehicle information.

3. Moped and motor scooter operators must wear MVA-approved helmets, and if the moped and motor scooter does not have a windscreen, wear protective eyewear approved by the MVA.

Definitions

MOPED:

According to the Maryland Transportation Code Ann. § 11-134.1 (2011), moped means a bicycle that: (1) is designed to be operated by human power with the assistance of a motor;  (2) is equipped with pedals that mechanically drive the rear wheel or wheels;  (3) has two or three wheels, of which one is more than 14 inches in diameter; and (4) has a motor with a rating of 1.5 brake horsepower or less and, if the motor is an internal combustion, a capacity of 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement or less.

MOTOR SCOOTER:

According to the Maryland Transportation Code Ann. § 11-134.5 (2011), motor scooter means a nonpedal vehicle that is not manufactured for off-road use and:  (1) has a seat for the operator;  (2) has two wheels, of which one is 10 inches or more in diameter;  (3) has a step-through chassis;  (4) has a motor:  (i) with a rating of 2.7 brake horsepower or less; or  (ii) if the motor is an internal combustion engine, with a capacity of 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement or less; and (5) is equipped with an automatic transmission.

Rossmann Hurt Hoffman Insurance Offers Quality Insurance Products For Over 140 Years

Rossmann Hurt Hoffman Insurance Inc. has offered superior quality insurance products to people and businesses since 1871. The company is very proud of its ability to offer high quality insurance to its customers. Their extraordinary team of customer service experts takes pride in the excellent reputation they have earned for great service and for their exceptional customer focus.

Businesses from Maryland and from many other states have relied on Rossmann Hurt Hoffman Insurance for their insurance needs for decades. Rossmann Hurt Hoffman provides quality insurance to restaurants. They also offer general liability insurance for contractors such as plumbers, electricians, roofer’s, landscapers, flooring, roofing, street and road contractors. They provide insurance products to many other businesses as well.

Rossmann Hurt Hoffman offers car insurance and professional liability insurance in addition to their premium insurance products for businesses. The Maryland based company is also licensed and able to offer insurance products in many other states.

The company has special programs in place that allow them to find the best rates for each customer based on their needs. This very customer focused operation has earned an excellent reputation in the insurance business. All their systems are automated allowing them to work quickly and efficiently to find the best insurance for each clients needs.

With total customer focus, they take pride when they are able to get great rates for their clients and offer the best insurance products for the best price. They always strive to build long-term relationships with each client and the relationships are based on trust. This company-wide philosophy is practiced by everyone that works for Rossmann Hurt Hoffman Insurance, Inc. Their highly trained team finds the best products available on a case by case basis, and offers those products to clients at very competitive prices.

Rossmann Hurt Hoffman Insurance, Inc. has received the honor of being named a Best Practice Agency out of 900 eligible candidates. This is an honor and an amazing achievement. Only 195 were selected for this competitive honor and Rossmann Hurt Hoffman Insurance was proud to be named a Best Practice Agency for 2004 and 2005.

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This Month’s Tip | Exercise Caution with Bug Bombs

With the summer months upon us, many people are dealing with insect problems inside their home. Some people use total release foggers, aka “bug bombs,” to eliminate these pests. Bug bombs are pesticide sprays that discharge all of their contents at once. The contents are released upward, filling the air with pesticide. Spray droplets remain suspended in the air for a short time before gradually settling onto floors, countertops, and other surfaces in the home.

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) advises that many people misuse this product. A 2008 study of pesticide illness reports in 8 states found 466 illnesses related to fogger use in a 5-year time frame. For example, some people set off multiple foggers, often in smaller homes. In one case, this negligent act resulted in the water heater’s pilot light igniting the flammable gas, resulting in a major explosion and the destruction of the home owner’s property.

The California DPR has reported that every year bug bombs explode and catch fire when people ignore simple precautions. There have also been numerous incidents of respiratory, eye, and skin irritation from overexposure to these fumes. The following are some California DPR safety tips for the summer.

-Avoid chemicals whenever possible. Effective use of window and door screens and maintaining a clean home are good precautions against pests. Proper caulking of your home can also help.

-To choose the best control strategy, you should correctly identify the pest. Always read labels before using the pesticide, and follow all instructions closely.

-Use no more pesticide than necessary. You should read and follow directions for the recommended number of fogger aerosol cans to use. Generally, you should use no more than one 6 or 8 ounce fogger for apartments or small residences.

-When using bug bombs, you should turn off ignition sources, such as gas pilot lights and electrical appliances. Appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners may produce a spark when they cycle on and off.

-Hire a professional exterminator for major bug infestations.