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Your boat is ready for launch. Is your boat insurance shipshape?


Sylvia Group Account Executive

It’s that time of year when people begin to take off weatherproof wrap on the boat and get ready for another season on the water. From Narragansett Bay to Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, from Long Pond in Lakeville to the Watuppa Ponds in Fall River and Westport, the waters of southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island soon will be bobbing with boats.

Published April 25, 2017

Whether talking cyber security or Social Security, we help protect your future.



At first glance, the two seminars might appear to have little in common — last month's on the role of federal benefits in retirement planning, next month's on the evolving risks businesses face through cyber activity.

But the two events share a couple of common themes: preparedness and security.

Published April 12, 2017

The Many Costs of Distracted Driving

Account Executive
If you spend any time on the road, no one should have to tell you about the dangers posed by distracted drivers. You've seen them operating handheld devices while behind the wheel, observed their vehicles drifting into and out of neighboring lanes, perhaps witnessed one causing an accident — maybe even been the victim of a distracted driver yourself.
And now it appears a crash that killed..
Published April 04, 2017

Upcoming Events

2016-17 Campaign Celebration

Wednesday, April 12
5:30-9 p.m.
Rosebrook Event Center
Wareham, MA
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Cyber Risk and Your Business: Know the Exposures

Tuesday, May 23
8:30-10:30 a.m.
Sylvia Group
500 Faunce Corner Rd.
Building 100, Suite 120
Dartmouth, MA
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Seaside Swing 2017:
Phantom of the Symphony

Saturday, June 3
5:30 p.m.
The Kittansett Club
Marion, MA
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Buzzards Bay Swim

Saturday, June 24
7:15 a.m. start
The Edge Seafood & Lounge, New Bedford, to Fort Phoenix Beach, Fairhaven
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