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Entering the season of giving.

 

As I sit drinking my coffee this morning, I heard the geese flying overhead, I love that sound. It brings back memories of when I was young, and summer would be coming to an end, we would see the geese fly over, and my mother would say, “fall is coming soon”.   Fall has always been my favorite season. It brings changes to the trees, with the many fall colors, the crispness in the air, and the beginning of the holiday seasons.

 

Each year as the holidays approach, I always start the season saying, I want to give back, or serve in some capacity, whether it be feeding the homeless, or helping a family in need. Each year flies by and before you know it, the season is over, and I didn’t find the time.   Last year our company decided to give back to our community, by picking two families during Thanksgiving and Christmas, to bless. We provided full meals and presents. Our whole office enjoyed the act of giving, and it gave us such joy to bless someone.

 

As the new holiday season approaches, and we start compiling a list of wants for Christmas, I encourage or shall I say, challenge you to take time this holiday season to do something special, volunteer to serve, or pick a family that is having a hard time and bless them. I promise you it will bless you, to be apart of something special, it gives the holidays new meaning. Incorporate your children into this act as well; it helps children to think of ways to help others.   Kids love participating in ways to help people, what better way to teach our children how to be selfless and to think of others. It teaches them kindness, love, and acceptance.

 

This is my challenge for you this holiday season!

 

Cheers,

Jenny

Reflecting on Life Insurance

 

This morning while having my coffee, I was thinking of my kids and my grandkids. We just spent Easter together; having my kids and my grandkids around is pure joy.   Then my mind started to wander, wondering what would happen if I lost one of them, or if I died, how would it change our lives, their lives.   As a Law Enforcement Chaplain I have seen the devastation of death and what it does to families, we never know what life has in store for us.

Early on in my career as a Law Enforcement Chaplain, I was on a call with a family where a man had died unexpectedly; he was young maybe in his early forties. He had a wife and 3 children.   The wife was a stay at home mom for the past 17 years, they had suffered the effects of the 2008 recession, they had no more savings, and there was no life insurance.   As I sat there with the grieving wife and the children, it hit me; this woman and her children not only lost their husband and father, but they lost their financial security. They had nothing to fall back on financially.

I have been a Chaplain for 11 years; and believe me; I have experienced many more calls like this one. Most people think this will never happen to them, but life is full of the “unexpected”. Unless we are diagnosed with a terminal illness, we don’t know when we are going to die.  Over the last 11 years as a Chaplain, I have realized that we should always be prepared.   Ask yourself, if I die tomorrow; will my family be able to continue to live the life they are accustom too?   Will my family lose the house they call home? What debt will my family be left with? No one likes to think of death, but one thing is for sure, death will happen, are you prepared?

Life insurance is a great way to protect those you love from financial devastation. There are many products that would fit anyone’s budget, so when you say, “I can’t afford life insurance”, ask yourself, who would be devastated, or the most effected, if you were to die tomorrow?   The grieving process is hard enough on a family; it’s even harder when they have to worry about how they are going to survive financially.

 

Written by Jenny Ebinger

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What a wonderful time of year the holidays bring. Time spent with friends and families, busy schedules with parties and gatherings to attend.   It’s a time filled with thanks and hope. The end of the year brings a time to reflect on the blessings in our lives and excitement for the coming new year.

At Sky Financial and Insurance services we are no different.   The end of the year brings a lot of busy schedules. Assisting clients with year-end items and new year planning. Holiday parties and client appreciation, along with closing out our own year-end items, makes for a hectic final sprint to the end of the year. But one thing does not get lost on us during this busy time is the blessings in our lives.

img_6622Sky was built on the idea of creating an agency to serve people and our community.  Service and gratitude is in our DNA and the fabric of our company culture.   Our goal has been and will be to use our company to better our region, to take profits and reinvest back into people and causes. Thanks to all of our wonderful clients, that trust us to serve them, we were able to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to a Grandma that is raising her two young grandsons after the unexpected loss of their parents.   She was/is struggling to afford the additional responsibilities that life has unexpectedly given her.

 

So how can you help?

 

In the month of December we are looking for a family that we would like to provide a meal and gifts so the family can have a proper Christmas dinner and the kids can have some gifts to open and enjoy. If you know of any family that might be experiencing hard times during this holiday season, please let us know. We are hoping you can help us identify a family that could use a little assistance during Christmas. Please email Erik at erik@skyinsurancegroup.com with any recommendation. We thank you and this wonderful community. We hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed holiday season.

 

God Bless,

Erik

 

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Building a company around relationships and integrity

As 2014 comes to a close and we prepare for the New Year and all the planning and excitement that comes with it.  I would like to take this time to reflect on this past year, where we were as a company, and the direction we see our company going.  For those that know us closely, know of the journey we traveled to get to this glorious point.  Our corporate restructuring, the rebranding of our agency name that complements our focus, and the rebuilding of a strong team.   We are building a company of substance and integrity. Every move was a calculated one, which moved us in the direction of becoming the company we can be proud of.  One that is built on integrity, trust and relationships that last.

In business, especially our industry,  trust and integrity are words that are often thrown around but hardly delivered on.  For us, it is centered at the core of our company and culture. As we transition into 2015 every decision we make, will be made with integrity.  Our goal is to make your experience with our agency, an exceptional experience when doing business with us.   We want to be the agency you turn to help protect your biggest assets, and the things that matter most to you, while building lasting relationships along the way.   We want to help you build your financial roadmap and guide you along your journey.

For us this is more than a job, it is a passion that we take pride in.  We care about what we do and strive to be better every day.   2014 was an amazing year, and the journey that brought us to this point was well worth it.  As we enter into 2015, we are stronger and better than ever.  We are looking forward to what the coming year has in store.  We thank everyone for the amazing support and continued trust.  You are what drive us and we are honored to serve you.

Our mission Statement:

“To inspire our clients to invest in their future by protecting what’s most important. Through education and guidance, we provide the financial tools to help navigate through life’s changing needs, while building lasting relationships along the way.”