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Moving to Shawano a handy guide

Posted on June 26, 2017 in Shawano, Wisconsin - 0 comments -

Beautiful Wolf RiverAre you moving to shawano soon?

Congratulations on a great decision in moving to Shawano in the first place.  Shawano is a great place to raise a family.  With our numerous recreation options and low crime Shawano has been a prime city to live in for Wisconsinites looking to get away from the city.  We would love to make the transition to shawano that much easier.  Below are some resources to get you started.  Whether you are buying or renting in Shawano there are so many options right in the city.  We have downtown, rural, wooded and waterfront properties in both categories.

As a transplant to Shawano myself I can tell you that I have not second guessed my decision once to relocate.  Moving from a different state or even anywhere nearby can be a daunting task if you have no idea where to go.  Of course, the internet has made that a bit easier but I will try to give you some tips.

First lets work on proper pronunciation!

Shaw-no

Great!  That’s the hardest part.  Now you’re ready to surf!

Realtors

We have some amazing local realtors who are knowledgeable in both buying and renting.  I would suggest checking Hilgenberg Realty or Hometown Realty.  If you like to check more than two places for properties you can go to the realtor section on our chamber page or sites like Zillow or Realtor.com.

Insurance

We can help you there and you can get most of that started right online.  It will only take you ten minutes and you will get real numbers right away.  Of course this wouldn’t be a very good moving to Shawano guide if I only offered you one choice so here is the link to the chamber listing for Insurance in Shawano.

Hotels

You’ll want to visit here and unless you know someone personally you will need a place to stay.  Shawano can oblige happily.  Check out the beautifully redesigned Four Seasons Hotel or if you want to stay on the highway Boarders Inn is a great spot.  Pro tip: There are numerous eateries near the Four Seasons.  Of course you can also check out the chambers hotel listing.  I do not work for the Chamber, really.

Let’s pause and work on pronouncing Shawano correctly again.  It’s fun!

Shaw-no.

That was amazing.  Have you lived here all your life??

Here are some final tips.  Drive around the lake.  It will take you about a half hour but is beautiful.  There are some great places to eat as well.  The Chamber, which I do not work at, is right on Main Street if you need some brochures.  Their info Center is open 24 hours.  Make sure to check out our annual Sundrop Dayz or the Sundrop museum if you have some time.  Pro tip: Sundrop is available pretty much anywhere here.  I was from Illinois and let’s just say I was stuck with lesser options until i moved to Shawano.   That reminds me stop by and see me if you are in town.  I can personally answer any questions you may have.  We also have a Sundrop machine right in the insurance agency.

The Wallrich Agency Sundrop MachineI can’t wait for you to move here.  It really is a great town.  See you soon!  I will provide some more category Links below for your convenience.

Shawano Fitness Centers

Shawano Storage Centers

Shawano Landscape Companies

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Shawano Wisconsin Storm Warning System for Severe Weather

Posted on May 19, 2017 in insurance 101, Shawano - 0 comments -

Shawano Wisconsin Storm Warning System

For Severe Weather

Photo By: Lee Pulaski

Spring Storms and Severe Weather are upon us in the Shawano area.  The bad news is that property damage will occur.  The good news is that we have technology to help us be prepared as ever.  With apps on our phones and 24/7 media we can get ahead of storms and take measures to secure our property while staying safe.

Shawano County has implimented the CodeRED Weather Warning system.  As outlines by the Shawano Leader you can sign up on this website to get alerts about Severe weather.  This could give you and your family extra time to protect your property and get to safety.

If you have any questions as to how your home is covered in the event severe weather damages your property you can read about it here or give us a call locally at 715-526-2156.  We insure property all over the state and around Shawano County so we see more storm damage than most.  Wind has been a major contributing factor to some home rates increasing.  Over the last five years we generally have more wind losses than neighboring states.

We would be happy to help put your mind at ease so you can enjoy your Spring when the sun is out.

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Shawano Summers bring Shawano Tourists

Posted on June 12, 2015 in Shawano, Wisconsin - 0 comments -

Shawano Summers bring Shawano Tourists

Lake Sunset

W Shawano Lake Sunset

We have some of Wisconsin’s most beautiful scenery in Shawano.  As year-long residents we get to enjoy our lake, forests and country roads year round but we don’t keep them to ourselves.  More than half of our local economy depends on the fine folks that like to catch a glimpse at our wonderful natural resources.  Some come to boat on the glassy surface of Shawano Lake.  Some stay at any number of our beautiful lake-side cabins and resorts.  Some just like to browse our Main Street shopping district.  Any resident of a community like ours knows that comes with traffic and an even slower pace than what we have come to enjoy.

When I first moved here from a city I immediately noticed that you drive different in Shawano.  You dont hit the gas as hard and you sometimes cruise under the limit on Green Bay Street.  Sometimes you just aren’t going to pass that slower vehicle on 22 heading to Cecil.  I learned fast just to chill out – if I hadn’t I would be a participant in many more parking-lot and street accidents especially on the weekends.  This revelation was only made possible because I was used to city driving.

Light turns green HIT THE GAS!  Light turns yellow HIT THE GAS!  In a bustling city it takes you forever to get to the grocery store so the urgency is bred into us.  Here I know it only takes five to six minutes, heck I could probably drive around the lake in less than 40 minutes without traffic.  I have grown accustomed to the pace, now when I go back to the city, I cannot stand driving.

We have to give our visiting guests some understanding.  Not only are they used to a faster traffic pace but here in Shawano they are constantly bombarded with beauty out their side window.  Looking at the lake or checking out the speedway dust on a Saturday Night.  We have to treat our guests with respect and cut them some slack.

Next time you have someone honk the horn behind you or rush past you at Charlie’s County Market just do that thing I have grown to love so much about Shawano….wave and smile =)

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shawano insurance

Posted on July 9, 2014 in Shawano, Wisconsin - 0 comments -

Shawano Logo

Shawano Insurance

The Wallrich Agency has helped the residents of Shawano with their insurance needs for over 80 years.  From beautiful Shawano Lake to our historic downtown Shawano is unique.

We enjoy low rates on Home Insurance and Auto Insurance here in Shawano and we aim to keep it that way.  Low traffic and low crime are some of the driving factors in our area’s low rates.

You can get an instant quote here or you may stop by our office at 300 E Green Bay Street to speak to us personally.  We would be happy to sit down with you and go over your current coverages as well as talk about our products.

If you are moving to Shawano we would like to welcome you.  Many families move from large cities like Green Bay, Milwaukee and Chicago to take advantage of our small town atmosphere.  We have great schools and lots to do in the Winter or Summer.  Check out our Chamber website for more information on those great activities.

We provide an array of companies who offer competitive rates for your Toys.  Boat Insurance, Snowmobile Insurance and Motorcycle Insurance are some of the products we specialize in.

We strive to be your # 1 Shawano insurance agency!
shawano chamber

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