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Your Local Insurance Agent

Your Local Insurance Agent

Our Story Essential for life. A powerful protectant, zinc is woven through every form of life we know. So, by nature, our instinct is to protect, to insure. Seeking the best source for that protection, you come full circle: Welcome to ZINC. Symbiotic relationships keep life moving, advancing. This simple truth is at the heart of what ZINC does. Our…
The Icebox Cometh: Smart Home Tech’s Emerging Reality

The Icebox Cometh: Smart Home Tech’s Emerging Reality

It knows your schedule, your Google login, and just sent a selfie, alerting that milk is low. Hmm—better stop on the way home. Don’t worry: it will probably remind you. Every second of every day, we’re up- and downloading, streaming and liking. At times, that’s whether we know it or not. And this is especially true in the up-and-coming smart…
Westfield Insurance Foundation’s Legacy of Caring Fund Benefits CERF+ —The Artists Safety Net

Westfield Insurance Foundation’s Legacy of Caring Fund Benefits CERF+ —The Artists Safety Net

News Release Broadview Heights, Ohio, 06/02/2017 — CERF+ received a grant from Westfield Insurance Foundation thanks to the help of ZINC. The grant is part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program, which invites Westfield independent insurance agents to nominate a local nonprofit in the areas of disaster recovery, insurance pathways, family stability or safety. “Thanks to the generous donation…
Tax Season Phishing: Peak Time for Big Game

Tax Season Phishing: Peak Time for Big Game

If you follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds then you’ve got a leg up—you know all about the growing phishing epidemic. Well-worded emails from supposed IRS workers or company execs have mislead many a dutiful employee. We’ve warned about this scamming method in the past, and the widespread threat continues to morph. The need for vigilance is vital. For while…
Tax Season Phishing: A Cautionary Tale

Tax Season Phishing: A Cautionary Tale

Joe, Kindly send me the individual 2016 W-2s (PDF) and earnings summaries for all of our company staff for a quick review. This request is time-sensitive and confidential. I really appreciate your cooperation. Thanks, Dave Smith Company CEO www.company.com Whether you’re often in communication with the upper execs at your company or not, the above request would sure get your…
Wiring the Workplace: Grounding Your Cyber Culture

Wiring the Workplace: Grounding Your Cyber Culture

We’re in the home stretch, and 2016 sure was one for the record books, cybersecurity- and other-wise. We’ll spare you a play-by-play, but suffice it to say in the world of all things cyber, we’ve hit a whole ‘nother level. And the upward trend continues, with abundant predictions of threats and concerns looming over the upcoming year. Rounding the bend,…

A Road Paved in Protection

During these, the longest days of the year, the call of the open road can be too strong to ignore. And with some 15 hours of sunshine to work with, one day can really pack a punch on the adventure scale. But as we collectively head out, and rubber meets the road, let’s be sure we aren’t leaving protection in…

Harboring Safety

BBQs and bonfires are in full swing, and the seasonal countdown begins. It’s the time of year for adventure, for stepping out of the norm. But as thoughts may shift from backyard swimming hole to open seas, let’s be sure our safety net is cast wide and far. Because while there’s little that’s more relaxing than bobbing along any given…

Cyber Survivor: 6 Tips to Stay Alive

All too often repetition fails at urgency, and as irony goes, the very topic we’re deaf to is the one that should have us all ears. Despite unending cycles of data breaches and subsequent warnings, 60% of small businesses will sustain fatal damage at the hands of cyber criminals. In such a harsh environment, only the fit survive. That’s why…
Data Sharing and Privacy—It’s a Give and Take Thing

Data Sharing and Privacy—It’s a Give and Take Thing

We all generate a seemingly unending stream of data on a daily basis, much of which flows right into businesses’ info stores. It’s a given that as customers, we’ll have to give to get; we know that much. But what should be expected from the entities that house our personal details? Being Open to Privacy What’s potentially unsettling is that,…