Free workshop: Insurance and Benefits for the Small-Business Owner

Published March 20, 2017

Sylvia Group Employee Benefits Team.jpgAnyone who owns and/or operates a small business could use a little help, a little guidance — especially when it comes to the sometimes baffling challenge of managing employee benefits.

The team at Sylvia Group includes benefits professionals who specialize in advising small businesses, and this week they're joining forces two other respected organizations to conduct a free workshop: Insurance and Benefits for the Small Business Owner.

Wednesday afternoon at the Quest Center in downtown New Bedford, Sylvia Group Vice Presidents Julia Jennings and Rosemarie Lopes will present along with representatives of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC) Network's Southeast Regional Office in an event hosted by the New Bedford Economic Development Council (NBEDC).

During their presentation, Julie and Rose will address questions all small-business owners should be able to answer, including:

  • What would happen to the business if your or a key employee were to die or become disabled?
  • How will you retain your best workers and attract new employees?
  • Are you prepared to weather unforeseen financial hardships?

The workshop will run from 2:30-5 p.m. in the Quest Center's NBEDC Conference Room, located on the first floor at 1213 Purchase St.

While the workshop is free, attendees are required to register. Running a business leaves little time to spare, but we're sure you'll consider this invaluable workshop time well spent. Register today!

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About Sylvia Group

Sylvia Group helps businesses and individuals protect their future by designing insurance, employee benefits and financial planning programs. We’re a third-generation, locally owned agency known for our commitment to our clients and our community, as well for our industry expertise. Founded in New Bedford, MA, in 1950, headquartered in neighboring Dartmouth, and serving businesses and individuals throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and beyond, Sylvia Group is certified as a Woman Owned Business Enterprise with the Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office and has the distinction of being the first six-time recipient of the Five Star designation awarded by the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) for all-around agency excellence.

Upcoming Events

PARTICIPATING EVENT:
Veterans Financial Workshop
Thursday, November 9
5 p.m.
Landmark Senior Living Communities
400 Columbia Street
Fall River, MA

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HOSTED EVENT:
Sylvia Group Blood Drive
Friday, November 10
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sylvia Group
500 Faunce Corner Road
Building 100, Suite 120
Dartmouth, MA

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HOSTED EVENT:
Long-term Care Insurance Seminar
Thursday, November 16
5:30-7 p.m.
Sylvia Group
500 Faunce Corner Road
Building 100, Suite 120
Dartmouth, MA

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SPONSORED EVENT:
Team Noah Gala:
The Mad Hatter's Ball
Saturday, November 18
6 p.m.
Light Hall
Fall River

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Testimonials

  • “When I needed assistance with my business insurance program, Jill White immediately responded – and, even more important, she listened. She understood the challenges I had with my former agent, and she and the Sylvia Group team designed a program specific to my restaurant’s needs. I’m confident that with Jill’s expertise and personal attention, Fay’s is in good hands. That gives me the peace of mind to focus on what my family and I do best: serve delicious food and provide great customer service while running a successful business.”

    – Evelyn Bettencourt, Owner, Fay's Restaurant and Knotty Pine Fine New England Catering

  • “Thanks to John Beauregard and the professionals at Sylvia Group, our MassMEDIC membership has paid immediate dividends. Through the BIO Business Solutions® program, Primo Medical received a significant premium reduction on our Professional Liability policy. In addition, utilizing Chubb as our insurance provider and Sylvia Group as our broker, we’re confident that we have business partners who truly understand our insurance needs, provide outstanding loss control services and continue to work with us to lower our total cost of risk.”

    – Christopher LaPlante, Chief Financial Officer, Primo Medical Group

  • “I just wanted to take the time to recognize what a remarkable job Danielle Andre is doing. I cannot thank her enough for her time, her kindness and her willingness to make sure I’m comfortable with all the necessary changes that occurred from an insurance standpoint. As a whole, every Sylvia Group staff member has been friendly and knowledgeable, but Danielle has certainly gone above and beyond for me.”

    – Shannon S., Personal Insurance client

  • “I love your staff. In the first three or four weeks after we moved over to Sylvia Group for our insurance, I have had more communication and attention from them than I had in the seven or eight years we were with our former agency! You have a great team.”

    – Pat Cassan, Ocean Explorium

  • “I want to thank you for this incredible resource, ThinkHR. We will be accessing it frequently and appreciate Sylvia Group making this available to Advanced Eye Centers.”

    - Paul C. Abrantes, Executive Director, Advanced Eye Centers

  • “I so appreciate Julie Jennings' help with Medicare planning. It is a relief to be able to consult with a knowledgeable professional on insurance issues. I have no idea how people do this without such help.”

    – Chris Black, Personal Insurance client

  • “Working with Sylvia Group over recent years has taken our insurance issues from 'groans and moans' to 'no problem.' Rose Lopes, our Account Manager, is one of the most responsive people I have ever worked with. She responds immediately to questions or special requests. It is such a pleasure to work with Rose, who does whatever it takes to find a solution to our needs. We are very pleased… She always has our interests in mind.”

    – Lynne Foley, Director of Human Resources, Five Star Companies, Inc.

  • "Sylvia Group is by far the best insurance agency I have ever dealt with, both personally and in my business. They provide customer support that is not found in other agencies. For example, they take a personal interest in their clients, calls are always taken or returned immediately, and during reviews suggestions are made to offer the most cost effective and comprehensive coverage. When claims occur, they have always been there to facilitate the process. It has truly been a pleasure to have them represent me in my insurance needs."

    - William N. Whelan, Chairman, Whelan Associates LLC