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Aug 18
Press Release 2021 - KY Trusted Choice Agents Grant Wish for Henry County Boy

(Smithfield, KY) July 6th, 2021 — Longtime wish supporters, Trusted Choice, and Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana (Make-A-Wish OKI), are bringing a Smithfield boy’s wish for a treehouse to life on Wednesday, July 7th at 4:00 p.m. Branch, who battles leukemia, chose his wish after making fun memories in a friend’s treehouse. Soon, he will have his very own backyard treehouse—a place to bring his imagination to life!

“Over the years, Trusted Choice has given more than $5M to make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses across the country,” said Make-A-Wish Kentucky Market Director of Advancement Kim Hales. “Thanks to them, Branch’s heartfelt wish will come true, and bring him and his entire family hope, strength, and joy, amid a difficult battle with leukemia. Trusted Choice is making the world a better place, and we’re so proud to have them a part of the Make-A-Wish family!”

WHAT: Branch’s Treehouse Wish Reveal
WHEN: Wednesday, July 7th at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Wish kid Branch’s home. *Please contact Kim Hales at 502-345-8729 or khales@oki.wish.org to receive the address*

Kim Hales, a Trusted Choice representative, and others will be available for interviews.

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About Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana:

Make-A-Wish® OKI creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Founded in 1983, we have granted more than 18,000 wishes! Make-A-Wish is more than wish granting, it’s a global movement of transforming lives through hope, and wishes need YOU! Hundreds of wishes have been impacted by COVID-19 and put on hold by our chapter. To learn more about how you can donate, volunteer and share our mission, visit: wish.org/oki and follow us on social media @makeawishohkyin.​

Media Coverage: ​

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Keep a close eye on your mailbox for the Winter 2021 issue of our quarterly magazine, Kentucky IA. 

Can't wait? Check out the online version.

The opportunities are endless. Click here to advertise in Kentucky IA or submit an article to be featured using the information below.

Contact Taylor Lee, Communications Director at tlee@bigiky.org, or call 502-245-5432.



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Mensa Puzzle Answer

​Find a SIX digit number in which the FIRST digit is ONE more than the THIRD, and SECOND digit is ONE less than the FOURTH, the FIFTH digit is ONE less than the THIRD, and the SIXTH digit is ONE more than the FOURTH. The sum of the SECOND and THIRD digits equal the FIRST. The sum of all digits is 30.

​ANSWER: 9 1 8 2 7 3

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Liberty Mutual to Acquire State Auto Group

Insurer Liberty Mutual reported that it will acquire State Auto Group, a super-regional insurance holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

Under the terms of the agreement, State Auto mutual members will become mutual members of Liberty Mutual. Also, Liberty Mutual will acquire all of the publicly held shares of common stock of State Auto Financial for $52 per share in a cash deal of about $1 billion.


Source: Insurance Journal


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July 4th Ransomware Attack May Be the Largest Ever

A ransomware attack by the Russian-based REvil gang on the eve of the July 4th US holiday weekend may end up being even larger than the recent SolarWinds hack, an Israeli cybersecurity expert has told The Jerusalem Post.

The supply-chain attack on IT management software provider Kaseya has been under-reported in the media due to the holiday, but may set a new precedent for future cyberattacks, said Demi Ben-Ari, Co-Founder & CTO of Tel Aviv-based security management company Panorays.


Source: The Jerusalem Post


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Unraveling the Mystery of the Miami Building Collapse

I grew up in Miami, and I know there are thousands of buildings just like the Champlain complex in Surfside erected over the past 40 years. Pretty much everything in South Florida is made of concrete; block structures held together with fortress-like strength by mortar, poured concrete lintels, pillars and fasteners of every type. They’ve withstood every hurricane-force passing their way.

When I saw the first images of this building collapse, my first thought was, “this was a bomb.” The photos showed a building sheared as if by a giant knife. They reminded me of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City. Had I not seen the security video footage showing the actual pancake collapse (from standstill to pancake effect; not initiated by any explosive), I could not have been persuaded. This is to be expected of buildings in the third world, where inspections are backlogged or non-existent and bribery abounds — not in Miami, Florida.


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Peel & Holland Insurance is Named "#1 Best Places to Work" in Small Business Category

​Peel & Holland Insurance Takes Top Honors Among Kentucky Employers Local Insurance Agency is Named “#1 Best Places to Work" in Small Business Category


​BENTON, KY, June 29, 2021 – Peel & Holland announces their company has been named #1 on the list of “Best Places to Work in Kentucky" for 2021. Over 600 people representing the top 100 companies making the 17th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky list gathered to learn the winner rankings at an awards dinner held June 17 at the Central Bank Center in Lexington, KY.

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Four years ago, Peel & Holland was first featured among the Best Places to Work in Kentucky which is presented by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management. This year marks the company's second time being awarded the #1 rank. The Best Places to Work in Kentucky is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the Commonwealth's best employers and providing organizations with valuable employee feedback. By participating, Peel & Holland has the opportunity to share their successes as well as receive constructive, anonymous input from their 60 employees who work in five regional offices across Western and South-Central Kentucky.

 

Peel & Holland employees say this years' ranking stands out more than ever before given the challenges they faced during the COVID-19 shutdown. The company's human resources generalist and team member champion Janice Winder explained, “During a year of unexpected changes, Peel & Holland was put to the test, yet has persevered and even excelled in some ways we could have never anticipated. Our team faced apprehension as we transitioned to a remote workforce and were deeply burdened to see so many of our clients struggling. Yet through it all, the Peel & Holland team rose up. Although situations changed daily, our culture never faltered. In fact, many employees say that despite it all, we have become a stronger team in the last year."

 

Winder continued, “Often, our team has stated that working at Peel & Holland is like having another family. In 2020, this proved to be very true. As stress mounted for those facing childcare and school responsibilities, we filled in for one another at work. When team members were sick, we delivered meals, checked in, and prayed for them. To boost morale, surprise 'work-at-home survival packages' were delivered to each employee. We felt pride as Peel & Holland reallocated funds to send meals to front-line workers and donations to multiple relief agencies. Peel & Holland is a best place to work because, together, we truly live out our mantra, 'we passionately care'."

 

The Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management (KYSHRM) state council and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce host the Best Places initiative. Peel & Holland is honored to come alongside them to support the value of workplace excellence as a key component in moving Kentucky forward. The two other #1 ranking organizations for 2021 are the Kentucky Lottery Corporation (Louisville, KY) and Booz Radcliff Hamilton (Radcliff, KY).

 

“We cherish the honor of a #1 rank. Being named 'best' is a testament to our team, and I'm so very proud of each and every one of them. Our culture speaks to the core values we've established as a company, and I'm humbled to watch our team live out those values as they serve our clients," commented Peel & Holland president Roy Riley. “Like everyone, we faced unexpected challenges over the last year, and instead of succumbing to daunting times, our team rose up to support one another and positively impact our communities. This award is a reflection of them, and I feel such pride in our team."

 

Read the FULL PRESS RELEASE. To see the complete 2021 rankings and to learn more about Best Places to Work in Kentucky, visit bestplacestoworkky.com.

 

About Peel & Holland, Inc.

Peel & Holland Inc. provides insurance services to businesses, individuals, employees, and public entities across 36 states. Established in 1924, Peel & Holland continues to build on a legacy of developing lasting relationships with clients they serve and within the communities where they do business. The company is headquartered in Benton, Kentucky with offices also located in Paducah, Murray, Mayfield and Franklin. The company is recognized as an industry leader having been named one of Kentucky's “Best Places to Work" in 2018 - 2021, and as a Top 100 in the nation “Best Practices Agency" by the Independent Insurance Agents of America. For more information, visit www.peelholland.com.


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