Decluttering? Don’t Throw Money Away! Kovels’ Lists 9 Items That Are Going up in Value

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Declutter or downsize, yes. But don’t throw money away. Kovels says keep an eye out for these 9 things.

Before you declutter and downsize, Kovels' warns to first find out what it's worth. Here are 9 things to look for now.

CLEVELAND, OHIO, US, January 16, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Collectors and others spent years accumulating “stuff” they love and acquiring lots of treasures. The antiques experts at Kovels.com list 9 things that are hiding in the house that might be worth money.

1. Boxes that your pre-1970 toys came in. A working toy with the box is worth 20 percent more and easier to sell.
2. Used handbags by major designers.
3. Early iPhones in the box. An iPhone 1 (first generation) in its original box can sell in the thousands.
4. Ceramics used by florists. Some of the containers that were used 20 years ago are collectible.
5. Silver. It’s worth its weight and useful pieces are going up in value.
6. Anything that has to do with serving wine or cocktails.
7. Old rusty garden furniture. You can take the rust off and repaint and it doesn’t hurt the value.
8. Family letters and photos from ancestors that describe the history of the time and place including personal events in detail.
9. Posters by illustrators that turn out to be important artists or groups that later became famous.

But how to approach decluttering or, even more challenging, downsizing? What is the first step? Let the Kovels help. For detailed information on how to buy or sell specific types of objects such as furniture, pottery, glass or toys, visit Kovels.com and view their specialized “Buy and Sell Guides” and the informative, helpful “Downsizing Guide.”

About Kovels
Terry Kovel and Kim Kovel provide collectors and researchers with up-to-date and informed information on antiques and collectibles. The company was founded in 1953 by Terry and her late husband, Ralph. The Kovels have written over 100 books, dozens of leaflets, and created three series about antiques for television.

Kovels.com, online since 1998, offers a bird’s-eye view of the market through latest news, over 1 million prices, and advice. Read auction reports, answers to thousands of readers’ questions, a marks dictionary, and antiques & collectibles identification guides covering antiques from 1750 to 2010. Also included is the digital edition of Kovels on Antiques and Collectibles Newsletter including 46 years of archives. To stay in touch, subscribe to Kovels free weekly email, Kovels Komments, at Kovels.com.

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“KLC”-A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS IN 2021. Celebrity Therapist, Melody Anderson, Shares Guide For Affirmative Actions

Melody Anderson. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

"Brain scans reveal that exposure to more than 2 hours of television per day can cause and/or increase depression."- Melody J. Anderson

LOS ANGELES, CA, US, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — “You better not look down, if you want to keep on flying. Put your hammer down, keep it full speed ahead.”-B.B. King, “Better Not Look Down.”

B.B. King’s lyrics remind me that every New Year, or even every New Day, we can either focus our energies on creating better lives or “look down,” at all that is wrong and become stagnant. With the chaos of 2020 and the disruptive start to 2021, my goal is to help my Clients “Keep on flying.”

Clients tell me how overwhelmed they are by what they see, hear, and read in the media. First, STOP listening, reading, and watching the news throughout the day. Constant exposure to negative information leads to feelings of hopelessness. Brain scans reveal that exposure to more than 2 hours of television per day can cause and/or increase depression. Here are some helpful Affirmative Actions I have shared with my clients and in the media:

1. We can reset our emotions by writing “5 Gratitudes” down each day, even if we just acknowledge we have ten toes! Set Affirmations, not Resolutions. Resolutions add pressure during these stressful times. Use your Affirmations to identify your better qualities, nature’s beauty, and the best in loved ones. The Affirmative Actions of “KLC”- Kindness, Love, and Compassion-give us our road map.

2. Smile. This may sound trite, but scientists measured that the “feel good” hormones secreted in our brains increase with just a gentle, facial smile, even if hidden by your mask. Smiling eyes lessen aggressiveness in others.

3. Notice where your feet are in this moment, so you can be aware of anyone around you who may need your support. “KLC,” keeps you focused in the present and not in your head, which can be clogged with obsessions and resentments from the past, or fears for the future.

4. Forgive past slights, as it releases us from being in bondage to the very person who hurt us. But remember, forgiveness frees up space in your brain and is not about excusing bad behavior. As B.B. sang, when we “Put the hammer down,” we move forward, towards a positive future. If you are interested in working with me to make your 2021 is a year of growth, or want me to speak to your organization, please check out my website: (www.counselingbymelody.com) and call me at (310)-285-9410.

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Melody J. Anderson, LCSW, has a private psychotherapy practice in Westwood, LA, and New York City. She works with couples, individuals, adolescents, and families who face: anxiety, relational conflict, depression, trauma, addiction, impulse control, step-family issues, child-rearing, couple disputes, how to live with an addict, 12-Step Programs; life transitions, career concerns, life-coaching, and grief. Ms. Anderson is also a Licensed California Reverend, offering pre-marital counseling and wedding services. She also offers marital guidance for couples in recovery. Skype and Zoom sessions are also available.

Website: www.counselingbymelody.com

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Elizabeth Stanton, Host of The CW's "World's Funniest Animals", Reveals 10 ways to Help Your Local Rescue Shelter

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LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Elizabeth Stanton, host of The CW's "World's Funniest Animals", want to encourage of her TV fans to help local animal and rescue shelters.

Animal shelters and rescues are amazing! Usually with limited resources and very little publicity, they help untold numbers of animals and people. Give back by choosing one or more of the following ways to show your appreciation for the groups that do so much for animals, people and your community.

1. Adopt a pet

If you’ve been thinking that it’s time to add a pet to your family, consider adopting from a local shelter or rescue group. Search for available cats and dogs near you at the Shelter Pet Project. Be sure to find out from the group you are considering adopting from what their adoption process is like and, if it doesn’t feel right to you, move on to another local group.

2. Donate

Every animal shelter and rescue organization has bills to pay and your generous monetary donation will be gratefully accepted. Donations may be used to help cover the costs of daily operations, supplies, staff training, animal housing upgrades, community outreach programs, animal enrichment and much more.

3. Volunteer

Even if you can’t adopt a pet just now, you can help make life better for animals in your community by volunteering with your local shelter or rescue organization. Do you have experience as a carpenter or electrician? Are you a marketing or dog walking whiz? All of these skills are valuable! Or be open to learning something new that is needed, such as trap-neuter-return for unowned cats.

4. Say thanks

Take a minute to express your gratitude to the people who work at your local shelter or rescue groups. Did you adopt a pet from one of them? Did they provide affordable spay/neuter? Perhaps they helped reunite you with your lost pet or provided behavioral advice that made it possible for your pet to stay in your home. Give them a shout-out on social media, drop off lunch or cookies for the staff and/or mention to municipal leadership what a value they bring to your community.

5. Become a fan

Like and follow your local animal shelters and rescue groups on Facebook, then invite your friends and family to like and follow them too. Also like and follow the Shelter Pet Project, which directs people seeking to adopt a cat or dog to their local shelters and rescues. Engage by sharing and commenting on posts.

6. Get crafty

Combine fabric, recyclables and imagination to bring much needed fun into the lives of local shelter and rescue pets. You can fashion cage curtains to help shelter cats get some privacy (and stay healthy) or play matchmaker by creating attention-grabbing "Adopt-Me" vests to spotlight available pets at adoption events held by shelters and rescues.

7. Make wishes come true

Shelters and rescue groups always need towels, toys and other supplies. Check their websites for wishlists; if they don’t have one, call them to find out what's in short supply and offer to create an online wishlist for them.

8. Become a foster

The value of fosters can't be overrated. They can be lifesavers for pets who can't adapt to shelter life, those who need to be nursed back to health and orphaned kittens who need someone to step in for their mom (or whose needs are beyond what busy shelter staff can often provide).

Foster homes are the backbone of many rescue groups—without a strong network of foster providers, rescue groups simply could not take in as many animals. Foster homes can also become adoption ambassadors to friends, family and colleagues who otherwise may not visit the shelter. If you already have pets of your own, fostering is also often very fun for the resident pet.

9. Help at your own home

Make the jobs of shelters and rescues easier: Outfit your cats and dogs with collars and proper ID (a microchip and ID tags) at all times. As soon as you bring them into your family, have all of your pets spayed or neutered. Keep your cats indoors, where you can keep them safe (though it's great to take them on walks if they are comfortable on a harness and leash or provide them a catio for safe outdoor enrichment) and keep dogs on leashes when off your property.

10. Help your shelter make positive changes

The work your local shelter does may be hindered by an outdated animal control ordinance or, for municipal shelters, an inadequate budget. You can help by rallying support from your elected officials and working with shelter and rescue leaders to make necessary changes. If you see or hear anything at your local shelter that concerns you, follow our guidelines for addressing that concern in the most effective way.

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Elizabeth Stanton

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Elizabeth Stanton has been a world traveler her entire life, experiencing the culture of Europe, the wonders of the Far East, and the natural beauty of remote destinations. She started hosting “Elizabeth Stanton’s Great Big World” at the age of 15, and it was watched in 90% of the United States at its peak and is the top-rated show on FOX affiliates nationwide. In the show, she travels the globe with her celebrity friends exploring other cultures, learning about history, and finding opportunities to help those in need, while shedding some light on what others less fortunate are dealing with. The show featured stars like Bailee Madison, Jake T. Austin, Gregg Sulkin, and Garrett Clayton, and filmed in places all over the world, from the USA to Nicaragua to Paris to Beijing. She continues to film new episodes of Great Big World, which has been running for nine years and this is now the 10th year in which it continues to remain strong.

Elizabeth is very passionate about giving back and is a supporter of Marines Toys for Tots Foundation, donating thousands of toys to the organization over the last few years. In addition, she has donated money earned from her show to the homeless men, women, and children of Los Angeles, ultimately helping to feed over 4000 families in Los Angeles for two months. Earlier this year, Elizabeth teamed with Buca Di Beppo to distribute 10,000 meals between Los Angeles and New York to healthcare frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Five Towns College Music Division Prepares Students to be Music Educators and Performers

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The Music Performance and Education programs at Five Towns College continue to prepare collaborative, reflective, music educators and talented performers.

DIX HILLS, NY, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Five Towns College Music Performance and Music Teacher Education Divisions experienced something different during the Fall 2020 semester.  Due to the pandemic, several ensembles could not perform together live. Nonetheless, this did not stop the creative efforts of the Jazz Orchestra and Vocal Jazz ensembles.  In fact, four performance videos were done remotely by the students and produced into "quarantine" videos.  

FTC senior, Will Nannery, a Music Education major and Professor Eric Miller were both featured on trombone in the Jazz Orchestra selections that included  "Armandos Rhumba," by Chick Corea. Angelina Falino, a junior Music Performance major, was featured in "Paper Moon".

The Vocal Jazz Ensemble produced two virtual choir numbers during the Fall semester-one for the holidays, “Ill Be Home for Christmas” by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent and the other-"The World Keeps You Waiting” by Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge. The latter featured doctoral student Glenn Chiarello on drums, graduate student Felipe Rondon on saxophone, and senior Joe DiStefano, on Scat Solo.   

Another interesting accomplishment from the Music Division, a senior pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Teacher Education, Jonathan Flores, successfully completed his student teaching in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania this past fall semester. He represented the College at the NYSSMA Conference in December as part of NYSSMA – Collegiate Session on Student Teaching. Furthermore, the Music Teacher Education Division is proud to share that several students are prepared to begin their student teaching experience this Spring in the Lindenhurst, East Meadow, Comsewogue, and Uniondale school districts right here on Long Island.

More news includes that educators Michael Canipe, and Christopher Wink have joined the Music Education faculty. Michael is a Trombonist and comes with many years of experience as the Fine Arts Director at Deer Park and South Huntington Schools. He will assist in supervising student teachers in the field. Christopher, also a brass player, is currently a Band Director at North Babylon Schools. He will be teaching a Brass Methods course. 
 
The College’s NYSSMA Collegiate Chapter stayed active during the Fall semester with virtual activities, meetings, and a theme of delivering a culturally responsive education. Guest presenters included FTC Professor of Music Education and Director of Choral Studies, Dr. David Gomez, and Anthony Romeo, the Fine Arts Director and Band Teacher at Seaford High School. The Chapter looks forward to more meetings with guest teachers from around Long Island.

Five Towns College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Further, its Music Teacher Education Division is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org, now the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Read more about that program by going to https://www.ftc.edu/academics/undergraduate-programs/music-education/.

Fall 2021 applicants who apply and submit all required documents by March 1, 2021 will receive an admissions decision within 30 days. If accepted, these applicants will be entitled to a one-time Early Action Incentive Grant (EAIG) of $1,000. To receive this EAIG, students must indicate that they are committed to the College by submitting an enrollment deposit of $200 in the following 30-day period.
For those starting college this Fall 2021, there is still time to apply. Contact admissions@ftc.edu or call (631) 656-2110 or go to https://www.ftc.edu/request-more-information/ to learn more.

Melissa Cato
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Five Towns College Sound Athletics Makes Incredible Moves!

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Five Towns College celebrates the growth of the Sound Athletics program.

DIX HILLS, NY, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — For the 2021-2022 season, Five Towns College Sound Athletics Director Matt Guercio has announced that Men’s and Women’s Cross Country will begin competing as a varsity sport. The teams will compete in the Fall 2021 in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC). With the addition of Cross Country to the Sound’s line-up, Five Towns College has now moved up the number of varsity sports to nine. 

Head Coach for the Men's and Women's Cross Country teams is Leonora Petrina. Petrina earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Stony Brook University and is currently the Varsity Girl’s Track Coach at Half Hollow Hills High School West, as well as the Varsity Assistant Field Hockey Coach. She will help the team move to success in the upcoming season!

Additionally, the Sound Athletics program named Carlos Barros as the Goalkeeper Coach for the Men's Soccer team. Barros has played varsity soccer at Mineola High School and at the collegiate level at Molloy College helping both teams to win championship competitions and conferences through the years.

Last, but certainly, not least, the Five Towns College Sound has launched an Esports Program with Head Coach Thomas O’Keefe. “Thomas has a wide variety of experience and a detailed approach to competitive gaming,” said Athletic Director Matt Guercio. “I know he will be an outstanding role model for our student-athletes. I look forward to watching him take this sport to new heights under his leadership.” The Sound Esports team is scheduled to compete in the East Coast Conference (ECC) in the Spring 2021 semester. Currently, Five Towns College will compete in the following games hosted by the ECC, with the potential to add more game titles in the future: Overwatch, Valorant, Rocket League and League of Legends. Adding to the excitement, HyperX was named as the Sound Athletic program’s Official Gaming Peripheral Partner.

Five Towns College looks forward to the many student-athletes who have joined the institution. In addition to Cross Country and Esports, Sound Athletics has Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball. While Five Towns College student-athletes tend to enroll in the Business, Mass Communication and Interactive Computer Graphics programs, they join a campus that is typically abuzz with campus events and interesting activities. At Five Towns College, students have the best of all worlds-a suburban, congenial campus with a stellar faculty, first hand experiences that encourage learning, professional participation, dedicated advisors, and a mission driven by creativity all close to New York City.

Fall 2021 applicants who submit all required documents by March 1, 2021 will receive an admissions decision within 30 days. If accepted, these applicants will be entitled to a one-time Early Action Incentive Grant (EAIG) of $1,000. To receive this EAIG, students must indicate that they are committed to the College by submitting an enrollment deposit of $200 in the following 30-day period.

For those starting college this Fall 2021, there is still time to apply. Contact admissions@ftc.edu or call (631) 656-2110 or go to https://www.ftc.edu/request-more-information/ to learn more. We look forward to moving you forward to a successful college experience!

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YouTube Guru Derral Eves Shares The YouTube Formula in New Book

Derral Eves, The YouTube Formula

The world's #1 YouTube consultant shows content creators how to unlock the secret to big views and bigger profits on YouTube

I believe anyone out there that has the desire to be authentic and true can grow their audience. The YouTube Formula shows step-by-step how to become part of the daily ritual of your fan base.”

— Derral Eves

HURRICANE, UT, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — The world’s #1 YouTube consultant, Derral Eves, is unlocking the Pandora’s box of online content success and making it available to the masses. Eves, who has generated almost 60 billion video views on YouTube, is sharing his secrets to cracking the algorithm to drive views, building an audience and growing revenue in his book The YouTube Formula: How Anyone Can Unlock the Algorithm to Drive Views, Build an Audience, and Grow Revenue.

In the book, the expert content creator and YouTube coach teaches readers everything they need to know on optimizing current content strategies. Eves provides instruction on developing in-depth, practical strategies for launching a channel, driving massive viewer and subscriber growth, building a brand, increasing engagement, improving searchability and driving commerce through YouTube. “I’ve divided the book into three parts,” explains Eves. “In Part 1, I help creators understand the history of YouTube and the platform itself and the YouTube algorithm. In Part 2, I teach them how to use the platform by growing viewership and subscribers which ultimately translates into earned income, and Part 3 is where readers will actually learn how to implement the formula and achieve YouTube success!”

Eves has guided several of YouTube’s most watched content creators to more lucrative careers on the platform including Jimmy Donaldson (MrBeast) who has over 50 million subscribers and 9.3 billion video views. The YouTube megastar stated, “Only one or two other people in the entire world understand YouTube on the level that Derral does. I have one of the top three most-watched channels on YouTube, and I still talk about YouTube data and strategy with Derral because nobody is on the same wavelength as he is. Whether you have 5 subscribers or 5 million, you can learn how to become successful on YouTube by reading Derral’s book.” Eves says his passion and purpose for working with content creators began with a desire to help mom and pop businesses generate views on the internet in order to convert viewers to paying customers. “I discovered YouTube in 2005, and at first sight, I thought the videos were great. I had always loved video ads on TV and was excited about the ability to put those ads on websites. I started incorporating online advertising into my business offerings, and soon, clients who had ads running online experienced a tremendous boom in their business. That really showed me the power of YouTube and the online audience.” Eves was also featured on the Forbes list “20 Must Watch YouTube Channels That Will Change Your Business,” alongside Tony Robbins, Marie Forleo and Gary Vaynerchuk.

The YouTube Formula provides the know-how to take new and established content creators to the next level. Eves concludes, “Once you understand the messaging, it’s really easy to grow viewership and subscribers. I believe anyone out there that has the desire to be authentic and true can grow their audience. The YouTube Formula shows step-by-step how to use your content and messaging to become part of the daily ritual of your fan base and connect with them as a creator.”

The YouTube Formula is available for pre-order online at www.ytformula.com. The YouTube Formula is published by Wiley Press and is available at booksellers everywhere February 24th.

ABOUT DERRAL EVES
Derral Eves is a video marketing expert, coach and speaker. He consults some of the biggest YouTubers in the world on audience development and data-driven strategies. He is the founder of VidSummit, an exclusive annual conference for video creators and marketers. He is executive producer of the highest grossing crowdfunded movie or tv project of all time.

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Farmers Insurance Agent Matthew Griggs Launches Complimentary Referral Network to Businesses

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The network is designed to encourage cross-industry integration to meet the needs of all clients

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Farmers Insurance agent, Matthew Griggs, is pleased to announce the launch of a brand-new, complimentary referral network to businesses across Washington State.

Matthew Griggs is an insurance agent with the renowned Farmers Insurance Agency. Based in Clark County, Washington State, Griggs provides families and businesses with customized insurance solutions to meet each client’s diverse needs. Griggs is a firm believer that superior customer service, combined with unparalleled insurance coverage, are the key components to his success.

In his most recent news, insurance agent Matthew Griggs is announcing the launch of a new Clark County, Washington State-based, complimentary referral network. This innovative network is specifically designed to help support local businesses and encourage cross-industry integration to improve client satisfaction and retention rates.

“This free-of-charge service connects with 150,000+ Clark County homeowners on a monthly basis and offers enticing affiliate referral bonuses to community partners,” says insurance agent Matthew Griggs. “Additionally, this network awards a trophy to participating businesses or individuals in the Hometown Heroes program, making it all the more engaging and exciting.”

In addition to providing businesses with this brand-new referral opportunity, Griggs’ role also includes helping companies and individuals to identify insurance coverage that best suits their needs. Griggs takes pride in educating his clients about all of their insurance options, demonstrating exceptional experience and knowledge in multiple areas, including auto, home, renters, business, and life insurance.

To speak to insurance agent Matthew Griggs about his exciting referral network, please book a complimentary meeting with him at https://calendly.com/hometownhero/charter.

About Farmers Insurance

Founded in 1928, Farmers Insurance has been providing clients with quality insurance products at reasonable rates. The company aims to meet the ever-changing needs of Americans and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to uphold its founding ideals to provide industry-leading products and first-rate services to the customers it’s privileged to serve.

Matthew Robert Griggs
Farmers Insurance
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Local Clark County Insurance Agent Matthew Griggs Reminds Residents it’s Time for an Annual Review

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Griggs recommends all policy holders complete an annual review to ensure they have adequate coverage for their needs.

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Popular insurance agent, Matthew Griggs, is reminding residents of Clark County, Washington State, to complete an annual review of their insurance coverage.

Matthew Griggs is an insurance agent with the renowned Farmers Insurance Agency. Based in Clark County, Washington State, Griggs provides families and businesses with customized insurance solutions to meet each client’s diverse needs. Griggs is a firm believer that superior customer service, combined with unparalleled insurance coverage, are the key components to his success.

This week, insurance agent Matthew Griggs is reminding those with an insurance policy, no matter the agency, that it is time to complete an annual review of their current coverage. To help all policy holders from across the region, Griggs is offering a proactive and complimentary review and analysis of their current policies to ensure they have adequate coverage against loss and unforeseen financially detrimental events.

“It’s quite surprising that many people don’t think to have an insurance agent complete a review of their policies each year,” Griggs says. “Through completing an annual review, consumers can gain access to a massive number of available discounts and multiple product offerings they wouldn’t have known about otherwise. With my complimentary review, I can look for any missing discounts to optimize your policy and your peace of mind. There really is no reason to wait to check for ways to improve your situation.”

To obtain a free online or in-person review and analysis with insurance agent Matthew Griggs, please book a complimentary meeting with him at https://calendly.com/hometownhero/free-insurance-review.

About Farmers Insurance

Founded in 1928, Farmers Insurance has been providing clients with quality insurance products at reasonable rates. The company aims to meet the ever-changing needs of Americans and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to uphold its founding ideals to provide industry-leading products and first-rate services to the customers it’s privileged to serve.

Matthew Robert Griggs
Farmers Insurance
+1 360-216-1878
Matthew.DClinton@FarmersAgency.com


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Insurance Agent Matthew Griggs Helping Consumers and Businesses to Optimize Insurance Policies

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Griggs’ complimentary policy review is the ultimate way for individuals and businesses to ensure they are getting the best bang for their buck.

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — One of Washington State’s most beloved insurance agents, Matthew Griggs, is excited to announce he is helping both businesses and consumers to optimize their insurance policies, free of charge.

Matthew Griggs is an insurance agent with the renowned Farmers Insurance Agency. Based in Clark County, Washington State, Griggs provides families and businesses with customized insurance solutions to meet each client’s diverse needs. Griggs is a firm believer that superior customer service, combined with unparalleled insurance coverage, are the key components to his success.

In such times of uncertainty, insurance agent Matthew Griggs is providing comfort and reassurance to both consumers and businesses with a free in-person, or virtual, annual review of their insurance policies. This review is available to families and companies in Washington and Oregon and is designed to help provide peace of mind to confirm they have adequate protection against unforeseen loss.

“It’s always best practice to do an annual review of your policies every year, but this year has been particularly challenging with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” says Griggs. “As such, I want to help alleviate a little bit of stress by helping policy holders to see if there is an opportunity for savings – savings we all need right now, more than ever. With my no-obligation and free consultation, we will look at all of the different discounts that may be available, while ensuring you have the coverage you need during these trying times.”

To assist consumers and businesses in optimizing their policies, insurance agent Matthew Griggs has set up advanced self-scheduling options which allow clients to experience a greater level of VIP professional care, in a low-pressure way that puts policy holders in the driver’s seat.

To book a complimentary online or in-person review and analysis with insurance agent Matthew Griggs, please visit https://calendly.com/hometownhero/charter

About Farmers Insurance

Founded in 1928, Farmers Insurance has been providing clients with quality insurance products at reasonable rates. The company aims to meet the ever-changing needs of Americans and demonstrates an unwavering commitment to uphold its founding ideals to provide industry-leading products and first-rate services to the customers it’s privileged to serve.

Matthew Robert Griggs
Farmers Insurance
+1 360-216-1878
Matthew.DClinton@FarmersAgency.com


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FOLK MUSIC ICON NOMINATED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES, January 15, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ —
It is 1 am on Saturday August 16th, 1969 and Melanie Safka, a folk singer at the tender age of 22 years old sits herself on a chair front and center on the stage of the Woodstock Music Festival, to perform songs echoing love, beauty and freedom. Following a one-hour performance by Ravi Shankar, Melanie plays her music in front of 500,000 flower children, this would only be one precious moment in her music career. Three years and one recording contract later, Melanie Safka would ultimately record two singles that would take her into the mainstream music scene, “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)”, which would reach number six on Billboard and “Brand New Key”, which would become number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and become an international bestselling single reaching No. 1 in Canada and Australia and No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart.

Who knew that over 50 years later, Melanie’s trademark of success and songs would still be relevant and vital to society, she certainly could never have imagined that! Roll forward to 2021 and Ms. Safka’s journey continues. The influential singer-songwriter’s legacy now moves forward as she has been nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award given by Folk Alliance International in conjunction with the 2021 International Folk Music Awards. Influential and inspiring, this Award will be given to one individual with competition stemming from key influencers both living and those in legacy. The award, voted on by members of the Folk Alliance International is given and recognized by folk music industry leaders, legends, unsung heroes, and rising talent. Although the award has not been won as of yet, the sheer magnitude of being nominated is a testament to Melanie’s longevity and success as a singer-songwriter.

More information about the award can be found at: Announcing the nominees for the 2021 International Folk Music Awards – Folk Alliance International

ABOUT MELANIE:

Melanie landed in the New York City music and radio scene in the late 1960’s. Her first single, Beautiful People immediately became a turntable hit. Her first tour began with an impressive 40-day run of shows at Paris’ world-famous L’Olympia Theater at the invitation of Bruno Coquatrix. In the years to come, she would entertain millions: at an Aquarian Exposition (the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival), at Carnegie Hall, the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury music festivals, the Sydney Opera House, the South Korean DMZ, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, the Royal Albert Hall, and many many more theatres, halls, and beloved music clubs around the globe.

Melanie launched Neighborhood Records, making her the first American woman to open a mainstream record label, she has recorded over 20 chart hits and many have been re-recorded. Melanie received an Emmy after composing lyrics for the theme song of the hit television series Beauty and the Beast. “What Have They Done To My Song Ma” was re-recorded by Ray Charles with the Count Basie Band. Nina Simone delivered a remarkable rendition as well. “(Lay Down) Candles in the Rain” was re-recorded by Mott the Hoople on their 1971 album Wildlife. Meredith Brooks and Queen Latifah later recorded the anthem. “Some Say (I Got Devil)”was re-recorded by Smith’s frontman Morrissey. These are only a few of the many performers who have re-recorded Melanie’s works. She has always known her calling in life was to entertain. Audiences have welcomed her to the stage for more than fifty years, and she continues to perform today.

More information about Melanie can be found at the following:
• Website: http://www.melaniesafka.com/
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/therealmelaniesafka/
• Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CF5EEn7JdQP/?igshid=wbiuck74zr1o

To request an interview with Melanie Safka, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity: mickey.creativeedge@gmail.com / 403.464.6925. We look forward to the coverage

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Source: EIN Presswire