Farewell to Beth Cincotta

Beth with NEADS service dog ambassador, Currahee.

Beth with NEADS service dog ambassador, Currahee.

Brownstone says goodbye to their Director of New Media, Beth Cincotta, today. For the last four and a half years, Beth has transformed the Brownstone brand to represent them as the premier master policy provider in Massachusetts.

During her time with the team, Brownstone earned recognition as the National Insurance Marketing Agency of the Month by Rough Notes Magazine, as a standout exhibitor at the annual MAIA Big Event, and was regularly recognized as a leader in social media.

Beth is taking an opportunity to work as the Director of Communications for NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans. Brownstone has worked closely with NEADS since Brownstone's support of their Pawsitively Strong Fund, during which the agency sponsored the first pairing of a service dog with a Boston Marathon bombing survivor. 

We wish Beth well and look forward to continuing our support of NEADS.

Beating the Summer Heat in Boston

The summer weather is finally here to stay in Massachusetts! But high temperatures combined with the level of humidity can make the heat index (aka how how it really feels outside) rise to over 100 degrees. These conditions are not safe for people or pets, so here are some tips to help you stay as cool as possible:

  • Consider your landscaping
    Did you know that landscaping with too much rock, cement or asphalt on the south or west sides of your property can increase the temperature inside your home? They trap and radiate heat if not located in a shaded area.
  • Make sure your ceiling fan blades are rotating in the right direction
    Many people are unsure which way their ceiling fan should operate in summer versus winter. During warmer months, you want to make sure your fan is operating in a counter-clockwise direction. This motion helps produce a breeze. During the winter, change your fan so the blades are moving clockwise. This pushes the warm air downwards for more effective heat distribution.
  • Check your air conditioner's filters
    Having a clogged filter makes your AC unit work that much harder to produce cold air.
  • Consider where your AC unit is located
     An air conditioning unit located in a shaded area is utilizing air that is naturally cooler, therefore it has an easier time cooling the air and distributing it.
  • Don't cool the whole neighborhood
    Check to make sure there are no air leaks around your air conditioning unit. Seal them with weather-stripping.

Memorial Day Hours

Brownstone Insurance will be closing at 1:00pm this afternoon to give our employees an early start to celebrate the long holiday weekend with their families.

We will reopen on Tuesday, May 27th at 8:30am. Hoping all of our clients and friends enjoy their weekend!