Two years ago this past October 1, in the face of Hurricane Joaquin’s 150-mph winds, 40-year-old cargo ship El Faro went down, sinking 15,000 feet of water to the sea floor near the Bahamas and killing 33 people on board. The worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel since 1983, the El Faro was one… Read More
Roanoke Insurance Group is pleased to announce that Karen Groff, Executive Vice President of Operations, will assume the role of President as of October 1. Current President, Bill Sterrett will remain as Chairman. Karen will be responsible for the ongoing leadership, management and directional planning of the organization; Bill will assume various strategic assignments and… Read More
In honor of President’s Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, February 21st. We recognize this patriotic day as a time to pay tribute to and celebrate our country’s great leaders. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable extended weekend!
Credit insurance provider Atradius recently released some of the emerging markets set to be promising for 2017, which could be a boon for the trade industry. These markets are less vulnerable to external volatility such as U.S. trade restrictions, a strong dollar and projected outlook for higher interest in advanced markets. They rely on growth… Read More
On behalf of the Roanoke team, we’d like to extend our gratitude for our continued partnership, and wish you a joyous holiday season and a prosperous new year.
In observance of the upcoming Christmas holiday, our offices will close at 1:00PM on Friday, December 23rd and remain closed through Monday, December 26th. We will resume normal office hours on Tuesday, December 27th. In observance of New Year’s, we will also close at 3:00PM on Friday, December 30th, remain closed on Monday, January 2nd… Read More
The global supply chain is a $26 trillion per year industry, with the job growth for logisticians in the U.S. at 22% through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Moreover, today the demand-to-supply ratio of jobs to qualified individuals is six to one. In a few years, that could be as high… Read More
Online shopping has transformed the way consumers purchase everything from electronics to clothes, toys and a host of other goods. It has also impacted the way retailers are doing business. Instead of stocking their stores up with merchandise, they are housing more goods in warehouses in order to quickly ship to stores or fulfill online… Read More
In honor of Labor Day, our offices will close today, September 2nd at 3:00PM and will reopen on Tuesday, September 6th at 8:30AM. We wish all of you a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend.