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INVO PEO Cares: Community Outreach School Supplies Drive

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Boys & Girls Club back to school Drive

We at INVO PEO are combining our new tradition of team building with a new community outreach initiative to benefit the Boys & Girls Club by collecting school supplies to help students prepare for the upcoming year. Over the next 3 weeks, the INVO PEO staff will be broken into teams and encouraged to bring in different school supplies items.

Appalachian Underwriters Hosts Corporate Pet Adoption Event March 31

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Oak Ridge-based Appalachian Underwriters, Inc., 800 Oak Ridge Turnpike, will host an adoption event for the city’s animal shelter from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31,

A team from the animal shelter will bring pets that need forever homes and set up in the Appalachian Underwriters courtyard picnic area. As long as the weather cooperates, both dogs and cats will be available for adoption.

Oak Ridge Animal Shelter is giving Appalachian Underwriters employees the opportunity to adopt a pet for a reduced fee of $55 (regular $110), which includes spay/neuter, microchip, booster vaccines, rabies vaccine, a dose of Frontline flea and tick repellant, a dose of dewormer and a nail trim. Employees who are unable to adopt but want to help an animal can sponsor one by paying part or all of their adoption fee to better their chances of finding a home.

“Adopting a pet benefits both the animal and its humans,” said Bill Arowood, president of Appalachian Underwriters. “The pet gets a forever home, of course, and those of us fortunate to have pets enjoy great health benefits, like lower blood pressure, less loneliness and depression, and so much more.”

The shelter will also accept donations of items to help the animals in the shelter. Needed items include: cat litter, puppy and kitten food, towels and washcloths, blue Dawn Liquid Soap, bleach and monetary donations for medical needs.

To learn more about Appalachian Underwriters, Inc., visit

Thanks for Supporting MEDIC Blood Drive at Appalachian Underwriters

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Appalachian Underwriters, 800 Oak Ridge Turnpike, held a MEDIC blood drive on Monday, March 23. MEDIC’s mobile unit was parked on the second level near the back of the building.

“Thanks to everyone who donated today,” said Bill Arowood, president of Appalachian Underwriters. “Did you know that MEDIC Regional Blood Center provides lifesaving blood products to 29 hospitals in 23 counties across East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky? We were all part of lifesaving work today.”

To learn more about Appalachian Underwriters, visit

Appalachian Underwriters Hosts MEDIC Blood Drive March 23

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Appalachian Underwriters, 800 Oak Ridge Turnpike, will hold a blood drive for MEDIC on Monday, March 23. The MEDIC mobile will be parked on the second level near the back of the building.

“Our blood drive is a tremendous opportunity to help others in our community,” said Bill Arowood, president of Appalachian Underwriters. “Patients awaiting surgery in 27 hospitals around the region depend on MEDIC having an adequate inventory. Volunteers like us are critical to helping MEDIC meet this life-saving need.”

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AUI Donation Delivered to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

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Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) employees have made a difference in the lives of our region’s children.

They collected onesies, clothing, coloring books and crayons, and DVDs for East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Items were collected through the month of February and delivered to the hospital on Tuesday, March 3.

“I am grateful to everyone at AUI for their generosity,” said Bill Arowood, president of AUI, who was on hand to make the delivery. “These items may seem small, but they will make a big difference in the lives of the children who receive them.”

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Tips for Keeping your Home Warm, Protected in Subzero Temperatures

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Temperatures throughout the Tennessee Valley are expected to turn colder over the next few days, and overnight temperatures will dip below zero.

“Heating our homes and doing it safely will be extremely important over the next several days,” said Bill Arowood, president of Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. “There are a number of things we can all do to keep our homes warm and plan for safety at the same time.”

Arowood offers the following tips from the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) to keep your home and your family safe during an outage.

Family Safety

  • Include power outages in your family disaster plan, identifying alternate means of transportation and routes to home, school or work.
  • Keep extra cash on hand since an extended power outage may prevent you from withdrawing money from automatic teller machines or banks.
  • Keep your car fuel tank at least half-full, gas stations rely on electricity to power their pumps
  • During a power outage, resist the temptation to call 9-1-1 for information–that’s what your battery-powered radio is for.
  • Turn off all lights but one, to alert you when power resumes.
  • Check on elderly neighbors, friends or relatives who may need assistance if weather is severe during the outage.
  • Keep a supply of flashlights, batteries and a battery-powered radio on hand. Do not use candles as they pose a fire hazard.

Keeping Warm

  • Put on layers of warm clothing.
  • Never burn charcoal for heating or cooking indoors.
  • If you are using a gas heater or fireplace to stay warm, be sure the area is properly ventilated.
  • Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345)


  • Keep a supply of non-perishable foods, medicine, baby supplies, and pet food as appropriate on hand. Be sure to have at least one gallon of water per person per day on hand.
  • Avoid opening the fridge or freezer. Food should be safe as long as the outage lasts no more than four hours.
  • Have one or more coolers for cold food storage in case power outage is prolonged. Perishable foods should not be stored for more than two hours above 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If you eat food that was refrigerated or frozen, check it carefully for signs of spoilage.


  • Do not run a generator inside a home or garage. Use gas-powered generators only in well-ventilated areas.
  • Connect only individual appliances to portable generators.
  • Don’t plug emergency generators into electric outlets or hook them directly to your home’s electrical system – as they can feed electricity back into the power lines, putting you and line workers in danger.

When Power Returns

  • When power comes back on, it may come back with momentary “surges” or “spikes” that can damage equipment such as computers and motors in appliances like the air conditioner, refrigerator, washer or furnace.
  • When power is restored, wait a few minutes before turning on major appliances to help eliminate further problems caused by a sharp increase in demand.

For more information on protecting your home from extreme cold conditions, visit For more information about Appalachian Underwriters, Inc., visit

Georgia Recovers $1M from Drivers, Insurers for Damage to State Property

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GDOT officials say annual damages to state property — such as signs, guardrails, bridge supports and more — can add up to more than $10 million. Deputy GDOT Commissioner Todd Long said he’s pleased with collections results he’s seen through a partnership with Claims Management Resources Inc. The company negotiates with drivers and their insurance companies.



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