New Business Insurance Policies for Bowling Alleys

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Our continued commitment to provide some of the best insurance products in an ever-expanding range of industries allows us to offer our clients more options when it comes to securing their businesses and properties. This is why we are now offering our new Bowling Alley Policies, which are specifically designed to help proprietors who operate bowling alleys insure their businesses. A business insurance agent from Allied Insurance Managers, Inc. can help clients understand this new insurance policy.  Here are some facts about Bowling Alley Policies. Continue reading…

Determining Coverage Needs for Commercial Auto Insurance in Michigan

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Companies and entrepreneurs in Michigan, or anywhere else for that matter, put a lot of their assets at risk to operate their businesses on a daily basis. An insurance policy helps protect these assets when an unfortunate accident occurs. Perhaps one of the most important types of insurance in the market is commercial auto insurance. This is why we at Allied Insurance Managers, Inc. offer several coverage options with our commercial auto insurance policies. We can write anywhere from one auto, to an unlimited amount on a business policy. In addition to this, we partner with a wide range of trusted carriers. Continue reading…

Craft Beer Headquarters

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For years, Michigan has primarily been known as the auto capital of the world. Today however, the state can add another great industry to its resume; Craft beer. People from all over the country come to visit the mitten state to partake in what many folks are now referring to as the beer headquarters of the country. If you are tired of the same old mainstream beer brands, make sure to take a look and see what Michigan has to offer. Below we will explore new brands and established favorites in the state.



ROAK Brewing Company:

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This microbrewery opens its doors on June 18th in Royal Oak. It will feature seven craft beers, deck-oven pizzas, and several small plates. A lot of buzz surrounds the new establishment considering that it has done $4 million in renovations and includes a 70-seat tap room. The company started distributing to stores and restaurants locally last month, which has given people in the community some insight to the quality drafts ROAK has to offer. ROAK also hired Mark Bommarito, an artist/sculptor, to make some unique and interesting architectural features to the bar. If you are looking for a brand new environment to drink quality Michigan craft beer, be sure to check out ROAK Brewing Company.


Rochester Mills Beer Company:

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Opening its doors in 1998, this brewery first started serving its lagers and ales to the city of Rochester in Oakland Township. Today, the brand has expanded significantly. Michiganders all over the state come to visit this historic Western Knitting Mill. Rochester Mills Brewing Co.  features much of the original character from the old building, giving it some rather unique qualities. Although the building is an attraction in itself, the beer is a main incentive to go. There are many brews on draft, and you can find their brand in 16 oz. cans distributed across the state.


Brown Iron Brewhouse:

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With more than 60 taps and beer engines, there’s not much you can’t find at the Brown Iron Brewhouse. It offers beers, ciders, wine, and even a gluten free menu! The layout consists of a main dining hall, an outdoor bar, and an outdoor beer garden. Along with these features, the microbrewery offers classes on beer styles, brewing and club events. At Brown Iron, beer is a passion and their brewery headquarters in Washington is the perfect place to enjoy a casual evening with friends.




Griffin Claw Brewing Company:                                                


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This company is one of Michigan’s fastest growing breweries. It has 15+ drafts on tap and features a great food list. Dan Rogers is the genius behind the scenes, creating some of the best and unique concoctions in the world. He is truly a master of his trade, and the praise from competitions and beer drinkers alike confirms this. Griffin Claw has won nine gold medals for their brews in a highly competitive industry. This success has led them to expand outside of just brewing for the restaurant, but also for the public. Their brews are distributed to restaurants and liquor stores across the state. They are even featured in Joe Louis Arena, where Red Wings fans come to enjoy great hockey and refreshing beverages. If you are seeking an award winning craft beer, make sure to try this unique brand.


The craft beer industry in Michigan provides more than 57,000 jobs, generating roughly $6.6 Billion dollars

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Allied Insurance Managers, Inc. has designed an insurance program for companies in the Beverage Industry. Realizing the unique needs of this specialized insurance industry, we have worked to develop specific insurance programs exclusively available to companies in the Beverage Manufacturing Industry. – See more at:




Eastern Market Detroit: A One Stop Shop

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Shopping list:

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1. New hat

2. Local art

3. Whole goat

4. Cilantro

5. Bag of apples

6. 2 ducks

7. Coffee Mug

8. 40 pounds of potatoes

9. New pen


Many would find it troubling to get all of this shopping done at one location. However, those of you who are confident that you could complete this list, probably already shop at Eastern Market in Detroit. Eastern Market is located in the thick of the city and contains over 150 vendors in peak months, selling just about anything that you can imagine. Outside the confines of the Market area is a neighborhood that is home to many specialty shops such as butchers, cheese and wine shops, coffee shops, restaurants, and antique shops selling reclaimed Detroit memorabilia and art. Come check out the excitement! Eastern Market is open: Every Saturday year round from 7am-4pm, Every Tuesday from June to the end of October, and Every Sunday from 10am-4pm year round.

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Have a family of 12? Or own a restaurant? Check out the wholesale Market: Open Monday-Friday, April-November from 12 a.m. – 6a.m. Come hungry and be prepared to buy in bulk.

With over 150 years of rich heritage, the Eastern Market neighborhood has something to offer for any individual. Featuring food from every corner of the earth and artistic styles unique to the city of Detroit.



A Few Annual Events

  • Hooray for Flower Day

  • Taste of the Lions

    • Kick off the football season with autograph signing by some of Detroits top players, and enjoy food and drinks by the area’s top chefs. Proceeds from the event support Eastern Markets Food Access Programs.
  • Harvest Celebration

    • Up and coming chefs from the Detroit Kitchen Connect Program provide appetizers before a feast prepared by some of the region’s top chefs. Enjoy wines from Michigan vineyards and help support access to healthy food in Southeastern Michigan.


Hint: Try taking the Dequindre Cut for easy navigation between Eastern Market, the Riverfront and residential neighborhoods. The Dequinder Cut is a 1.35-mile recreation path great for biking or walking. The path is made up of the old Grand Trunk Railroad and displays unique graffiti and lush greenery.

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Home Insurance in Michigan Can Be Bumped Up by a Pool: What Can You Do

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As in other states, the premium rates for home insurance in Michigan varies depending on certain considerations. Living in a disaster-prone location is a drawback that would influence premium rates because of the high-risk factor. The value of the property also affects the premium price, as the higher the value the higher the worth of potential claims. Continue reading…

Auto Insurance in Michigan: 3 Common Myths about Rental Car Coverage

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There are generally two types of travelers. One group can be called “old-fashioned”—these travelers rely on traditional brick-and-mortar establishments to book tickets at airline premises or have car rentals arranged and everything else until arrival at the destination. Another group is pretty much hands-on, and will arrange for everything—booking online for the best travel deals on the Internet and checking out details to arrange a car rental, for example. Continue reading…