Allied Announces Temporary Closure of Physical Offices During G-20 Summit

Office will operate remotely during G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh On Thursday, September 24th and Friday, September 25th, 2009, Pittsburgh will host the G-20 Summit. The Group of Twenty (G-20) is an assembly of world leaders that represent 85% of the world’s economy. President Obama will chair the meeting whose purpose is to discuss key issues in the global economy.

Allied Insurance Brokers, Inc. is headquartered in Pittsburgh and is located very close to the event. We recognize the potential for protestors, traffic issues and last minute security closures that would prohibit our employees from safely traveling to our workplace. The previous G-20 Summit in London saw widespread disruption of business due to security concerns.

As a result, we have made the decision to close our physical office for these two days. However, we have taken the initiative to operate remotely. Every effort will be made to ensure that your insurance needs continue to be met but please be aware that there may be a delay during this time.

Please rely on email as the most efficient way to reach your team members. For normal business calls, you can also leave a message at your team member’s phone extension. For a full staff list, please visit the Contact Us page of our website. Should you have an emergency during this time please leave a message at 412-231-8374 and every effort will be made to return your call as quickly as possible.

We are also asking that clients who need to request a certificate of insurance to be issued from our office to please forward your requests by late afternoon on Tuesday, September 22nd. If you have other pressing issues that can be addressed prior to this time it would be recommended.

Should you have any questions, please contact your Allied Insurance Brokers team for more information. To learn more about the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh, click here. As always, thank you for your business and we appreciate your patience during these days.

Sincerely,

Marty O’Brien, President

*Allied does not deem this blog entry as a complete and thorough listing or overview of the above topic, and does not recommend it be primarily relied on. It only highlights some common issues and resolutions. For a thorough overview, please contact Allied’s Risk Engineering Division.