June 2020 Newsletter

June Newsletter

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The Silver Lining

We have all been through a lot these past few months. Uncertainty, fear, anger, resentment and confusion to name a few. We have been forced to stay inside, isolate, enter lock down, our freedoms to roam about and do what we please taken away. Small businesses were forced to close, people lost jobs. People still got sick and died apart from their families.

Although there has been a lot of suffering and pain, we have learned a lot. We have learned that we are here for each other. People stopped to think about others. Their elderly neighbor needed food and supplies and they went and shopped for them. Instead of idolizing celebrities, we now hold nurses, doctors and teachers in high regard. We never appreciated them this way before. We’ve always needed them, but now we understand their passion, skill, compassion and dedication.

Companies understand that their employees are able to work remotely and still get their jobs done. Employees appreciate the work-life balance as well as saving time and money with no commute. The freeways opened up, smog and pollution dissipated and our air is clearer.

Parents are teaching their children and learning something new every day. Children and teens are interacting with their parents more and less with their handheld devices. People have realized the need to go out into nature, to exercise, to breathe fresh air instead of staying inside binge watching tv shows or scrolling through social media.

Our lives are intertwined. We are all fighting an invisible enemy and realizing that life as we know it has changed. How we proceed has yet to be seen, but how we have changed is evident. We have to realize that despite how we were born, we are all human. We all want to be happy and to do this, we all have to live together for the greater good of all.

Always, always, look for the silver lining. For it is in hope that we endure.

VP Ken Potter hiking

Happy Anniversary Ken!

Ken Potter is the quarterback for Apollo Insurance Services and he has been with the company 8 years! He’s a former football player for the UCLA Bruins and has extensive knowledge in the insurance field making all the right offensive and defensive calls in leading his team. Ken said he’s very happy working together with his dedicated and passionate team to protect what’s essential in the lives of our customers.

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We are here for you

We are all thankful for many things, our jobs, our health, healthcare workers and of course chocolate! We are especially thankful to you, our customer. If you are experiencing any hardships, please reach out to us at 800.426.1088, option 3 and we will do our best to find a solution for you. We value you and strive to protect what’s essential in your life during this time and for many years to come. We want you to stay safe and healthy!

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No vacation – no problem – take a virtual tour of National Parks

Ah, nature! Where towering redwoods make humble ants of great men! Where the vast blue meets in a foam crescendo against cliffs rich in mineral history! Where people are free to wear cargo shorts! The national park system in the United States is one of America’s greatest treasures, undoubtedly worth traveling the country to explore. But, thanks to Google Earth, it’s also one we can appreciate from the comfort of our own homes.

In the time we’re living in, these digital perks are more important than ever. Last year Google Earth rolled out virtual tours of some of the most breathtaking parks in the country. The map and satellite imagery masters at Google Earth have put together a series of guided virtual tours of 31 national parks around the country, providing a stunning glimpse of the trails and vistas you can take advantage of if you visit them in real life. It may not be the same as lacing up your hiking boots and inhaling the crisp clean air of the wilderness, but they’re pretty awesome nonetheless.