Paul G. Sohigian

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How the Restaurant Industry (and its Risks) Are Changing

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Wed, Oct 27, 2021 @ 02:24 PM

People need to eat, so the restaurant industry isn’t in much danger of extinction. That doesn’t mean it won’t evolve. Many factors – including new technology, changing social norms and the pandemic – are forcing restaurants to adapt. It’s survival of the fittest.

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Tags: restaurant industry risks, restaurant industry

SBA Announces Application Opening for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Wed, Apr 28, 2021 @ 11:59 AM

Today, we’re sharing news from the Westchester County Board of Legislators …

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Tags: Restaurant Revitalization Fund, SBA

Breaking News from Westchester Legislators

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Tue, Jan 12, 2021 @ 06:15 PM

In an effort to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Raising the NYS Bar Restaurant Recovery Fund offers reimbursement grants of up to $5,000 to eligible businesses. The $3 million program is intended to support full-service restaurants during the winter months when outdoor dining is limited and as restaurants adjust to New York State’s COVID-19 safety restrictions and new mandates.

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Tags: breaking news, Westchester

NY Restaurant Risk Management: New COVID-19 Strategies Create New Risks

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Fri, Jan 08, 2021 @ 02:22 PM

Few businesses have gone unscathed from the COVID-19 pandemic; perhaps none have been more impacted than our beloved restaurants and eateries in New York. Although this state has responded to the mandated restrictions with finesse and fresh ideas, new COVID-19 strategies created unknown risks. Here’s a look at how the pandemic continues to transform exposures and how NY restaurants can approach these risks innovatively.

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Tags: restaurant risk management, NY restaurant risk management, COVID-19 risk management for restaurants

Restaurant Risk Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Mon, Apr 20, 2020 @ 12:24 PM

COVID-19 is changing the way restaurants operate. Although some restaurants have closed, others remain open on a pick-up and delivery basis only. This shift, along with other safety issues related to the pandemic, is leading to new risks.

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Tags: restaurant risk management, COVID-19

Restaurant Liquor Liability: What If You Overserve?

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Tue, Jul 23, 2019 @ 01:47 PM

There’s a fine line between pleasantly buzzed and dangerously drunk. Many restaurants serve alcoholic beverages alongside their meals. The owners and employees may believe that, because they are legally licensed to serve alcohol, what happens to the guests who overindulge is not their responsibility. However, this is not exactly true. Restaurants do face liquor liability.

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Tags: restaurant insurance, restaurant liquor liability, liquor liability

5 Ways to Prevent Auto Accidents and Control Car Insurance Rates

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Wed, May 01, 2019 @ 12:15 PM

You might be surprised to learn that while cars keep getting safer, crash rates aren’t going down. In fact, traffic fatalities rose 8.4 percent in 2015, then 6.5 percent in 2016. Since then, there have been modest decreases, but not enough to bring us back to pre-2015 levels.

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Tags: car insurance, car insurance rates, prevent auto accidents

Five Social Media Activities that Could Raise Your Insurance Premiums

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 02:02 PM

You’d be hard pressed to name something that’s had more impact on global society in the past decade than social media. More than a game changer, it’s been a culture changer.

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Tags: insurance premiums, insurance and social media

Restaurant Risk Management: Safety Tips for Young Workers

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Fri, May 25, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

With another summer season about to kick off, it’s time to gear up for the picnics, back yard barbecues, boating, swimming, traveling, and other summer activities we love so much.

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Tags: restaurant risk management

Tip-Pooling Proposal Could Stir Up Restaurant Changes

Posted by Paul G. Sohigian on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 01:49 PM

Tips are a big deal for restaurant workers. As a result, regulations governing the way tips are shared are also a big deal – and these regulations may be about to change. The Department of Labor has recently published a new proposal that could change the way tip-pooling, also called tip-sharing, is done.

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Tags: tip-pooling proposal, tips