Category Archives: Small Business Partner Program

Helping Small Businesses

starting a small businessOne of our specialties is Small Business Insurance.  We work with a variety of styles of small businesses, from hairdressers, retail stores, small manufacturing companies just to mention a few. We work with small business in Connecticut and Massachusetts. When it comes to Small Businesses, there is a lot of information you need to know.  Making sense of it all can be difficult without a knowledgeable agent to discuss it with. Running a small business involves a significant investment. Business insurance protects your investment by minimizing financial risks associated with unexpected events such as a death of a partner, an injured employee, a lawsuit, or a natural disaster.

With a special focus on Small Business Insurance for businesses with less than 50 employees.  Whether you are a store owner, restaurant, wholesaler or office professional we can provide you the small business insurance you need. With our launch of our Business Partner Program in January of 2013,  this is another commitment to helping our Connecticut and Massachusetts small businesses succeed. Small businesses are the cornerstones of our communities.  Working with our small businesses on their insurance needs is just part of what we do. We make use of our social media avenues to help further promote our Small Businesses. We also build videos for our clients that they can use to help promote their business.  We also post many helpful articles and tips right here on our blog to help small businesses.

– Insurance coverage that helps protect your business

Your small business needs are important to us.  We are here to help with all your insurance needs, as well as support you in you continued growth of your business.

Protecting YOU is our Job

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Referral Program

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Referral Program- 2014

As a family owned small business, Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance knows the importance of community and building strong relations with our clients in the community. We’ve been part of the Stafford community for 149 years. Our customers are like family to us.  We want to show you our appreciation and show you just how much your business matters to us.

As part of our new referral program, every time you refer a potential client to Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance you will be rewarded with a $5 gift certificate to one of these local businesses.  Small businesses are the heart of our community and we support them as much as you support us.

Artisans’ Corner

Window Box

Three Graces

Middle Ground Cafe

J & D Pub and Grill

Basils Restaurant

Pastries 4 Pets 

But that’s not all.  When that referral becomes a client of Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance we will enter your name in a drawing to be held on April 30, 2014.  You will be entered to win a Kindle Fire.

If you don’t see a local business listed here, please let us know and we’ll be happy to add them

Keep those referrals coming.  If you know someone who is looking for personal service and great rates on the HomeAuto and Business Insurance we hope you’ll refer them to Penny Hanley & Howley Insurance.

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Protecting YOU is our Job





Business Partner Program

We wanted to share our newest video from one of our Business Partners.  Stafford Academy of Dance has been a local dance studio in Stafford for over 50 years.  The business switched hands to current owner Heidi in 2000.  Heidi was a student of the dance academy for years as well as working with the previous owner.  Heidi is a passionate teacher and really gives personal attention to all her students.  We hope you will enjoy watching the video.

Remember if you are a local business looking to be part of our Business Partner Program you can contact Renee at to find out more.

Business Partner Program

Back in January of this year we started the Business Partner Program.  This program is offered to all our business clients and local small businesses.  We started this program as a way to give back to our community and our businesses.  Many small businesses just don’t have the time or money to promote themselves.  So we thought this was a great chance to offer this program and help a variety of small businesses with their promotion with a short one minute video.  Videos help increase SEO for your website and also help reach your audience in a different way.  Giving your customers and fans a chance to learn about you and your business on a more personal basis.

Since starting our Business Partner Program in January, we have filmed 12 different companies.  Each video a little different based on the type of small business.  The feedback from the businesses and community has been great.  Small Businesses that have taken part in the program have been very pleased with the response they have received.  So as we continue to move forward with our mission to help small businesses succeed, we look forward to the upcoming videos we will be doing this fall.  Look for these upcoming businesses videos soon: Middle Ground Café, Rustology and Stafford Dance Academy.

If you haven’t had a chance to catch the videos we done so far here is the most one we just completed.  You can watch all the videos on our YouTube Channel as well.

If you are a local business in Stafford, or Tolland County and would like to be part of our Business Partner Program please contact Renee at or call 860-458-9360.  We are currently booking for late September and October.

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