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

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

2016 Holiday Hours

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