Dayton.com and the Dayton Daily News named its 2023 winners in the annual "Best of Dayton" readers' choice awards. Buckner Insurance earned the region's top honor as "Best Insurance Agency" and Buckner's own Ashley Alford was named the region's top insurance agent.
Dayton.com and the Dayton Daily News annually host the voting for Best of Dayton to celebrate the longtime favorites and new selections for eating, drinking, shopping and living life in the region. This year, there were 153 contests and hundreds of thousands of votes.
Weisenborn Insurance and Buckner Insurance are pleased to announce a merger! The combination creates an organization even better suited to serve customers and compete in today's insurance marketplace.
The merger is scheduled to be complete August 1, 2021.
As we complete the integration of our businesses, be assured that we are committed to delivering the same high level of service to which our customers are accustomed. Our goal is to make this a seamless transition for customers.
By: Ashley A. Alford at Buckner Insurance
Did you know the odds of picking a perfect March Madness bracket is a mere 1 in 9,223,372,036,854,775,808. That is 1 in 9.2 quintillion, according to many mathematicians! Each year, fans spend countless hours working on their brackets. Some are more familiar with Duke’s perimeter shot than their own insurance policies… even though the odds of getting hit by an uninsured driver or having a major loss to your home or business, are astronomically higher than a 16 seed upsetting a 1.
At Buckner insurance, we are all too familiar with the game of statistics. We know anything can happen at any time to even those with the best odds. Like all teams preparing for their season, it’s best to have a game plan and be ready. Life moves at a fast pace just like basketball and you never know when a turnover could cost you the game.
Start with reviewing all of your policies with your agent at least once a year or every time you have a major life event, like adding new players to your team, when your oldest goes off to the Pros, when you acquire that championship ring, or build a new stadium. We are here not only to help coach you but also to protect you. Think of us as your full court press defense against life’s unexpected!
Grange insurance is one of the many companies we represent and write for in our agency. They are such an awesome company! A couple of weekends ago, Grange Insurance invited all of their agents and their families to the Columbus Zoo. We got to hold a baby kangaroo!! Here are some pictures from our zoo adventure!!
Ashley has been with Buckner Insurance a little over 12 years now. She is licensed in Personal and Commercial insurance and has a big hand in all of our marketing and community outreach. She has a son named Colton and a dog named Rigs.
What super power would you most like to have and why? Teleportation. I would teleport to the beach on my lunch breaks. Free, No Hassle travel.
If you could choose one celebrity to hire and work with in the office who would it be and why? Chris Pratt. I imagine our office would then be like Parks & Rec and I would laugh constantly.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate and Vanilla swirled soft serve dipped in cherry or sprinkles.
Where is the next place you would like to travel to? Havasupai Falls or Iceland
This year, we raffled off some Apple Airpods and held a Kids Coloring Contest for superhero raffle baskets.
Insurance is a lot like superheroes. We are here when you need us....especially when life hits you with those unexpected BANGS, POWS, and CRASHES!!
When you choose us for insurance, we want you to feel safe. If you need to Report a Claim, it should be as easy as flipping on the Bat Signal!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth and participated. We appreciate you so much!
Debbie is the owner and daughter of our founder Don Buckner. She was a nurse at Saint Elizabeth medical center for 25 years. She then came here to run the family business, where she has been for 20 years. She is licensed in all types of insurance and is the heart behind the whole company!
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Graduating from the University of Kentucky. I was the first person in my entire Buckner family that had ever graduated from college.
Other than insurance what is your dream job?
Being a travel blogger. You could just travel the world for free and tell everyone all about it and get paid!
What do you think is the greatest invention of all time?
The car is definitely the best invention! I love driving and having a fun car!
What is one movie that will never get old to you?
Romancing the Stone….so much unexpected adventure and true love!
Brittany has worked at Buckner insurance for 1 year. She is usually the first one you get on the phone, and the first smiling face you meet in the office. She came from Allstate and is licensed in personal and commercial insurance. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She has a 53lb. puggle named Digger and an Australian Shepherd named King. She loves the NBA and her favorite team is the Knicks!
Other than insurance what is your dream job?
Be the hostess of Woman v. Food or any food related TV show. My dream is to travel and taste as any different dishes possible!
Do you believe we should get a dog for the office? If so, what kind and what would you name it?
100% yes. We should get a shelter pup and name her Fancy Nancy
If you could go back, what would you tell your 16 year old self?
You have more control now than you think. You shouldn’t be waiting around for things to happen, you should be out there making them happen for yourself.
What super power would you most like to have and why?
Ability to pause time. I would love to get an extra couple hours each day to sneak in a few mid-day movies and maybe a nap or two.
Patrick has been with Buckner Insurance for 11 years. He is the grandson of our founder, the great Don Buckner. He is licensed in personal, commercial, life Insurance, and a Certified Insurance Counselor. He loves watching sports and spending time with his family. He is the office go-to for fantasy football advice!!
What is one movie that will never get old to you? Step Brothers
You’ve been given an elephant as a gift. You can’t give it away or sell it. What would you do with the elephant? Become the weird guy in the neighborhood with an elephant
What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid? Cardiothoracic Surgeon
What is on top of your bucket list right now? Travel to Bora Bora
What is your favorite quote? Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery, but today is a gift, that is why it’s called the present.
After 8 long months, football season is upon us, and with it comes traditional tailgates and good old fashioned get togethers at your home. Regardless if you’re a Bengals fan or a Browns fan it’s important to know you are covered for those unexpected events and we’re not talking about Cleveland winning. Are you protected if your neighbor trips and falls in the living room while celebrating a touchdown? What happens if someone is injured on the grill? Good insurance coverage is your defense for potential liability claims against you. Don’t get caught off guard without these key coverages.
Homeowner Insurance policies have a coverage called Medical Payments to Others. This coverage is designed to pay medical expenses to guests who are injured in your home regardless of who’s at fault. This limit is usually anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000. Homeowner’s policies also offer liability coverage. This covers incidents you are legally responsible for. These limits are much larger and tend to be anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000. You can extend your liability limits to $1 million and above with the purchase of an Umbrella Policy. The extra Umbrella protection on average cost around $160 a year.
Don’t get called for a flag, Watch for these hazards:
SPicy Jalapeno Dip Recipe
Spicy Jalapeno Dip
2 8oz Crème Cheese (Softened)
1 Cup Mayo
1 4oz Can of Green Chilies (Drained)
1 4oz can of Jalapenos (Drained)
½ Cup of Mexican Cheese
½ Cup of Mozzarella
1 Cup Planko
½ Cup Parmesan
Preheat Oven to 350
Mix Crème Cheese, Mayo, Chilies, Jalapenos, Mexican cheese, & Mozzarella in pan or glass dish.
Layer it on top with parmesan and planko for the crust
Add some optional Jalapenos on top for extra taste
Bake for 20/25 minutes
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