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Everyone knows that winters in Northeast Ohio can be brutal, but contractors must continue to work. The least of which is the viability of the business; bills, payments on equipment and other expenses do not stop when the warm weather ends. More importantly, the safety of your employees becomes even more important during the harsh […]


Our offices are open on MLK Day! On the third Monday of every January, Americans observe the only federally recognized holiday celebrating the birth, life, and legacy of one man, a civil rights activist, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Though assassinated in 1968, the works and impact of Dr. King live on. His actions […]


Read a hypothetical example of how a church could jeopardize its 501(c)(3) status. Learn why cool heads and sound judgment must prevail in decision-making. Election years come and go, but when is the last time one started at a simmering boil?? Simmering boil is an oxymoron, but American politics are saturated in one now. Eventually, […]

Where is Your Check & Balance?


Jim’s shop is a thriving retail business that almost wasn’t thriving any longer. Jim received a call from his bank that his business checking account was overdrawn and they were transferring money from his savings account to cover a $4,300.00 overdraft. Jim never overdraws his account! He may not check balances regularly but he always […]

Happy New Year!

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As the owner of a business, this is a great time to look ahead and make some New Year’s Resolutions as well as review and update your records. Below are some items to consider at the start of 2020. Review your insurance coverage. New coverage regarding cyber-security and workplace violence has become necessary coverage for […]

Preparing for Catastrophe

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If you did not hear about the terrible shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, 2 parishioners were shot to their death during Sunday morning’s service. The church’s volunteer security team then fatally shot the gunman within six seconds, preventing additional casualties. All of us here at Richey-Barrett Insurance offer […]

Gifts to your Church…Is it just the Thought that Counts?

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Ben and Pen are long-time, members of ABC Church (All ‘Bout Church), a hypothetical church located on the outskirts of a large town with just over 100 members. Ben and Pen have decided to donate to ABC Church two acres of land they own near the center of town. ABC is excited and accepts the […]

Happy Holidays!


We are taking the time to reflect on what truly matters in the holiday season. The holidays are a time for gratitude and appreciation, a time to spend with loved ones. To take that time, our offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th. We will resume normal business hours on […]