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World Series Champions Cubs!

108 years since their last championship. Congratulations to the World Series Champions  ,

2016 Chicago Cubs!

Click here to recap this once and a lifetime historic moment!

From Tom Neis, CEO of Parr Insurance Brokerage & Neis Insurance


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Parr Insurance Brokerage
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Chicago, IL 60647
773 – 489 – 3001



Banner Award

Tom Neis Award Receival in Germany


Tom Neis was accepted an award on behalf of the city of Crystal Lake for the recognition of 20 years of town interchanging schools, music, cultural and civic events for the betterment of cultural understandings during his presidency of the Chamber of Commerce in Crystal Lake.

Congratulations to Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce as well as Tom Neis!

Award Receival




Tom Neis & Neis Insurance Recognition Award

Tom Neis received an award on behalf of Neis Insurance for their support and overall effort following the events of January 3, 2015 presented by Jim Potts of the Motor Group.

The award reads: ” Tom Neis & Neis Insurance Thank you for your commitment of time, support, dedication, and acts of kindness following the events of January 3, 2015.”

Congratulations to Mr. Neis and the staff of Neis Insurance!


Uber Over Takes Rental Cars

In this Bloomberg Business Article, Uber’s percentage of ground transportation transactions were measured for the year of 2015. It was reported that Uber transactions comprised the majority of all ground transportation transactions with 43%, while rental cars were 40%. The accessibility and convenience of Uber seems to be “driving” the company into first place! Make sure to read the full Bloomberg Article, Uber Overtakes Rental Cars Amongst Business Travelers, by Olivia Zaleski, by clicking here!



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BYD’s Electric Cars of the Future

Melissa Neis, Vice President of Parr Insurance Brokerage, along with Dwight Zivo, Vice President of Marketing,  met with representatives from the ever-growing auto manufacturing company BYD in Beijing for the launch of their 2 new electric vehicles, the BYD Qin Ev300 and e5 .

Electric Car

The Qin (pronounced “chin”) EV300 is an all-electric version of the Qin plug-in hybrid first glimpsed at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Both vehicles can discharge electricity to help power houses during blackouts, BYD says. Pricing in China starts at 259,800 yuan ($40,171) for the Qin EV300, and 229,800 ($35,553) for the e5. The Qin EV300 also features a special air-purification system.

In China, the rise of natural gas car ownership in the 21st century has effected the environment negatively. Thus, the Chinese Government is providing incentives for Auto Manufactures and the general public to switch to electric cars. As a result, electric vehicle sales have multiplied by more than 3x with 2015’s sales of 331,000 EVs. Endorsed by Warren Buffet, BYD corporation has stepped up to the plate with its own line of electrical cars. In 2015, BYD sold more than 55,000 units but this year sales are expected to reach 150,000+.

Chairman Wang ChuanFu explained “The Chinese government has more comprehensive policy support on new-energy cars than other governments, leading to the industry’s explosive development last year,” said Wang. “The rapid growth will remain from 2016 to 2018.”


Mickey Mouse

Mickey Mouse Memorabilia Worth Over 30k

Edward Bergen has been an avid philately of Disney memorabilia for over 30 years. One of his collections is a compilation of stamp and postal memorabilia in honor of the Disney Icon Mickey Mouse titled, Walt Disney’s First Superstar: Mickey Mouse.  This collection is valued between $30-35,000 . Another collection of his is titled Walt Disney Postal Commemoration of 1968 is valued around $25-30,000.

These collections will also be presented at the International Stamp Show at the Javitz center in New York from May 28th to June 4th 2016. A book based on his collections will published on Amazon titled identically to Bergen’s exhibit, Walt Disney’s First Superstar: Mickey Mouse.  This book includes 3 volumes with 52 pages in each of them. Here is the link to the pictorial book.  The proceeds from these volumes will benefit the Carl Barks Fan Club.

Carl Barks is the creator/designer of the immortal Mickey Mouse, as well as his companions : Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy. His career spanned over 60 years as a cartoonist starting in 1935 in the Disney Animation department. He single-handedly wrote and drew nearly 500 “Duck Stories” for the Disney Comic Books: Walt Disney’s Comics & Stories, The Donald Duck Adventures, and The Uncle Scrooge Adventures.

These greeting cards, stamps, and editorial pictures are not just simply Disney themed artwork. These are pieces of history which also tell a narrative about the customs of American society from the 1920’s to the 60’s. These pictorials within Walt Disney’s First Superstar: Mickey Mouse, chronicle the evolution of Mickey Mouse as the decades pass by.  These valuable pieces of history are kept in a fireproof alarmed safe while at home, but requires additional coverage while it is on display.  Always make sure to talk with your agent before displaying your collections to ensure proper coverage.

 Cedric Ngwa, Parr Insurance Brokerage
spring soiree collaboraction

Collaboraction Soho Spring Soiree

On April 2nd, 2016 , Collaboraction returns to SOHO HOUSE for the second annual Spring Soiree. Melissa Neis, Vice President of Parr Insurance, is the chair of the event. Enjoy a DJ, drinks, appetizers, and special performances as  they celebrate their 20th year and the exciting projects and events coming up. The event is sponsored by Parr Insurance Brokerage.

Click here to purchase tickets online!

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8 Spring Insurance Hazards

After a long and cold winter season, the warmth of the spring season refreshes us and breathes life back into the world. But as the ice thaws and melts, damage and erosion caused by winter weather becomes visible. Cracked pavements and driveways, pot-holes, rust on cars, and flooding are all examples of this type of damage. Although this article was originally published in the spring of 2011, with these tops you can protect yourself from this sort of damage through spring of 2016. Click the link below to learn more!                                                     

By Margarette Burnette 

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Parr Insurance Brokerage
2157 N Damen #2B
Chicago, IL 60647



Share Economy Risk

Melissa Neis, Vice President of Parr Insurance, was featured in the article Sharing Risk  by Alex Wright where she provided her take on the difficulties of insuring the growing Sharing economy. The article details how as share economy services continue to rise in popularity, you can expect an increase in use by a substantial amount in years to come. The advantages of services such as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb are their ease of use and relatively cheaper price compared to traditional taxi or hotel services. Not to mention they are great options to fill your pockets with a little extra money. But the Sharing Economy is facing many risks in years to come regarding legal issues and insurance requirements.

To learn more about the risks of the ever-growing share economy, visit http://www.riskandinsurance.com/sharing-risk/

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2157 North Damen Ave Ste. 2b
Chicago, IL 60647
P (773)-489-3001



Protect Your Jewelry

By Trudy Knockless of PropertyCasualty360.com

When buying new jewelry for yourself or a loved one, it is important to always take measures to ensure that your new jewelry is protected in case it is damaged or comes up missing.  It is always important to keep an inventory, save your receipts, and see if your jewelry can be insured. Read this article below to find out how you can ensure the safety of these prized possessions.

Click here to read the article!

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Cedric Ngwa
Parr Insurance Brokerage
2157 N Damen #2B
Chicago, IL 60647