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About Lockton Affinity, LLC

Lockton Affinity, an affiliate of Lockton Companies, was formed in 1987 to meet the dynamic, specialized insurance needs of affinity groups, non-profits, associations and franchises.

How to Stay Safe Outside in the Heat

It’s the height of summer, and many people are excited to be spending more time outdoors after COVID-related closures. But along with the fresh air and sunshine there is extreme heat that can be dangerous to your health.

As your organization schedules activities outdoors this summer, make sure to take the heat into account. It could mean the difference between a fun and

August 3rd, 2020|Additional Groups, Non-Profit, Small Business|

Top Business Risks Are Cyber Related

Businesses face a variety of risks in the 21st century. But for many, no threat is more pressing that the risk of a cyber-attack. A recent industry report has announced that the world’s top business risks are cyber related. The dangers of cyber-attacks, data theft and cyber fraud are expected to be a concern for businesses

August 3rd, 2020|Small Business|

Top Four Cyber Risks Faced by Law Firms

Law firms and lawyers face risks from doing business online every day. Email communications, digital files, privileged client and business records and sensitive financial transaction information are all attractive to hackers. To stay safe online, it’s important to know the risks, minimize exposure and protect against potential impacts. Here are the top four cyber risks faced by law firms in 2020.

1. Crypto-Jacking

July 14th, 2020|Legal|

Returning to Offices After COVID-19

The last few months have been full of uncertainty. Now that things appear to have turned the corner, restrictions are easing and businesses and organizations are preparing to reopen. But returning to offices after COVID-19 itself can seem like a daunting task. A return to normal operations is crucial, but so is managing risk in these uncertain times.

It’s important to be organized.

June 8th, 2020|Franchise, Legal, Small Business|

Common Inventory Risks and How to Combat Them

Carrying inventory is at the heart of your business, but comes with significant risk. Inventory dealers make significant financial investments to make sure customers get the goods and services they need how and when they expect them. To ensure customer satisfaction and the profitability of your operation, it’s important to manage your exposures properly. Here’s how to recognize common inventory risks and

May 27th, 2020|Franchise, Small Business|

Spring and Summer Driving Tips

Many drivers are happy to trade scraping windshields and snowy roads for spring showers and longer days. But spring and summer weather also present several hazards for drivers. After a long winter, it’s easy to forget just how dangerous the roads can be this time of year, so here is a new list of spring and summer driving tips. 

Spring Driving Tips

Pack Shades

May 27th, 2020|Franchise, Non-Profit, Small Business|

Hiring Professionals for Landscaping vs Using Volunteers

As plant life springs back to life, you’ll need to find someone to do the yard work, gardening, mowing and tree-trimming this summer. Like many, your nonprofit might be weighing the pros and cons of hiring professionals for landscaping versus using volunteers. With volunteers, you could save on budget while engaging the local community. But landscaping and horticultural labor does carry the

May 27th, 2020|Non-Profit|

The Benefits and Risks of Social Media for Franchisees

Like their customers, businesses are spending more and more time online. Many franchisees now depend on social media, with more than half of franchisees saying it’s one of their top lead generation marketing channels. Social media is also a key tool for offering promotions and handling customer service.

Still, franchisees report there are both benefits and risks of social

May 27th, 2020|Franchise|

Tips for Texting and Emailing Clients for Financial and Legal Professionals

Like most people, many financial and legal professionals are rarely more than arm’s length from their cell phone. Taking a call on the go, pecking out a quick email or sending a text are the lifeblood of modern business communications. Yet email and text communications with clients may pose a substantial exposure. These tips for texting and emailing clients can help you

April 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Your Guide to Working with Vendors

For modern businesses and organizations, working with vendors is key. Specialized vendors help increase efficiency, meet the needs of customers and communities and positively impact growth and economics. Yet working with vendors also involves challenges, such as the need to manage risk and minimize exposure.

The right level of insurance protection for both you and the vendor is key, so that both parties

February 28th, 2020|Financial, Franchise, Small Business|