“Hey” Chula Vista: How would YOU improve your neighborhood with $5k?

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Submit an application through the “Great Neighborhood Challenge” Through the “Great Neighborhood Challenge,” residents across the San Diego region are invited to engage their neighbors to improve the quality of life in their communities! The Great Neighborhood Challenge will grant 10 to 20 community awards, between $1,000 and $5,000 each, to encourage the creation and implementation of projects that improve neighborhoods in the region. By supporting resident-led efforts and building upon existing community assets, the Great Neighborhood Challenge seeks to: • Bring people together to work for a common cause • Offer new opportunities for leadership • Showcase neighborhood-level solutions to improve quality of life The application period closes on March 10th with awardees being announced in July 2014. For more information on applicant workshops and the application process, please visithttp://www.sdfoundation.org/SanDiegoCenterforCivicEngagement/TheGreatNeighborhoodChallenge.aspx. For full details, view this message on the...

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Preferred Contractors Rating Outlook to Stable (B+)

Posted on Jan 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

OLDWICK, N.J. – JULY 25, 2013 A.M. Best Co. has revised the outlook to stable from negative and affirmed the financial strength rating of B+ (Good) and issuer credit rating of “bbb-” of Preferred Contractors Insurance Company Risk Retention Group, LLC (PCIC) (Billings, MT).The ratings reflect PCIC’s adequate level of risk-adjusted capitalization and recent improvements in operating performance. The ratings also reflect management’s substantial expertise in marketing the type of business PCIC writes.Partially offsetting these positive rating factors are PCIC’s volatile operating results during the first five years of operation, high expense ratio and limited business profile. An additional offsetting rating factor is the execution risk associated with the implementation of PCIC’s business plan. Compare price estimates for your contractors insurance premium rate instantly – online. Further rating factors are the company’s fundamental business strategies, which include providing stable pricing for insurance coverage coupled with quality service for its members. Reflecting its limited business profile, PCIC as an insurer is exclusively oriented toward one class of insureds. PCIC maintains a conservative operating strategy by limiting participation in its insurance program to members that meet stringent underwriting standards. PCIC provides general liability coverage to general contractors and subcontractors in the residential and commercial construction industry. The stable outlook recognizes two consecutive years of PCIC’s improved underwriting results; thus, reducing A.M. Best’s concerns surrounding its historical volatile performance. More Preferred Contractors rating...

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