Gilbert Asks the Experts: Restaurant Business Insights from Tavern on High Owners Ryan O’Connor and Paul Gargano

The first thing you will probably notice when you walk through the doors of Tavern on High, a restaurant located in the historic West Mill building of North Andover’s Machine Shop District, is how inviting and attractive the environment is. During the day, floor-to-ceiling windows let in abundant natural light and create a sense of spaciousness. Once the sun goes down, contemporary hanging chandeliers...
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Supporting Local Businesses & Non-Profits in a Time of Crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic it is important for everyone to do their part to stop the spread and flatten the curve. For many, this means staying at home, practicing good social distancing, and waiting for the worst of the storm to pass. For others, such as nurses, doctors, and other medical/ health care professionals, it means battling coronavirus on the front lines, putting themselves at...
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What Factors Into Commercial Auto Insurance Rates in Massachusetts?

Updated May 2020 Over the past several years, commercial insurance rates have been increasing across virtually all lines of coverage. However, the most dramatic rate spikes have come from just a few specific coverage classes, with commercial auto insurance being one of the main culprits. There are many reasons insurers have been feeling the pressure to raise commercial auto rates, including the escalating rate of...
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Mark Gilbert Welcomes Danca–Edgeworth Insurance Clients!

Mark Gilbert and the entire team at Gilbert Insurance are delighted to welcome Danca–Edgeworth Insurance clients to their family. For those of you who may not be familiar with Danca–Edgeworth (or with Gilbert Insurance for that matter), Mark would like to take a moment to tell you more about this wonderful agency located in Malden, MA. Also, Mark wanted to share why this is the...
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Gilbert’s Guide to Restaurant Insurance

You’ve invested your livelihood into your restaurant business and the last thing you want is for the doors to close due to unexpected circumstances. Here at Gilbert Insurance, that’s the last thing we want too. We have worked with many restaurant owners on the North Shore and in Greater Boston to help them prepare for the unique risks restaurants may face. As a restaurant owner,...
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Insurance for Artisans and Contractors in Massachusetts

You’ve worked long and hard to grow your business — and here at Gilbert Insurance, we want to make sure your livelihood is protected. For over 65 years, Gilbert Insurance has worked extensively with local artisans and contractors to make sure they have the insurance coverage their unique business requires. And today, we want to share our knowledge and experience with you! The Gilbert Insurance...
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Does Home Insurance Cover These 6 Types of Water Damage?

Wet weather is something all four seasons have in common here on the North Shore. As a result, roof leaks, ice dams, backed-up drains and sewers, basement seepage, flooding, and many other types of water-related events threaten our homes year-round. Because home water damage can be so destructive and costly, the Gilbert team wants to make sure that all homeowners understand what a standard homeowners...
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4 Types of Business Insurance

According to SBA.gov, small businesses in Massachusetts employ more than 1.4 million workers and make up 97.8 percent of all employers in the state. So if you’ve ever doubted the power of your small businesses, you now know you are a major force in our area’s economy. You and your company not only contribute to the region’s economic well-being, but also drive innovation and create...
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Gilbert Insurance Promotes Local Farms

August has arrived, and with it, the "Dog Days" of summer! We've compiled a list of local farms selling homegrown produce, flowers and other seasonal staples to enhance your summer table. Visiting nearby farms, farm stands and country stores is not only fun and family-friendly, it's a great way to support small businesses in your community while bringing summer's fresh flavors, vivid colors and healthy...
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