Gress Kinney Parrish Insurance Center Inc
Serving the insurance needs of Yakima Valley families since 1964.
Gress Kinney Parrish Insurance Center, Inc. is an independent agency that has been taking care of the insurance needs of families and businesses in the Yakima Valley for over 25 years. Current customers say, “We switched to Gress Kinney Parrish Insurance for the price, but stayed for the service.” Gress Kinney Parrish does the work for you, searching the insurance marketplace to find you the best coverage for the best value. We specialize in personal and commercial policies, including auto, home, renters, and business insurance. GKP is licensed to serve customers in Washington and Oregon. Call, email, or stop by our office today for your free, no-obligation quote.
As an independent insurance agency, we have access to a wide variety of companies in the insurance marketplace, including Progressive, Liberty Mutual, The Hartford, Travelers, Safeco, Hagerty, Kemper, and many more!
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Lightning Safety Outdoors
tkpl.us Thunderstorms can strike with little to no warning, bringing dangerous lightning. Do you know how to react if you’re caught in a sudden storm? Share these tips to help others stay safer. #ThinkSafe
tkpl.us Ready to enjoy your fire pit? Read these safety tips to help avoid injury and damage to your home. #ThinkSafe
In observance of Labor Day, we will be closed at 12pm noon Friday August 31rst, and closed Monday September 3rd. We will resume our normal hours of 8:30am – 5pm Tuesday September 4th.
Common Causes of Homeowners’ Claims
tkpl.us What are the most common causes of homeowners’ claims? Travelers analyzed the data: the answers may surprise you. Learn more:
Keeping Your Passengers Safe on the Road
tkpl.us You can play an important role to help keep your passengers safer. Learn how and share these tips with your friends and family. #ThinkSafe
How to Help Prepare for a Hurricane
tkpl.us Start preparing your home, inside and out, before a storm is even in the forecast. Share these hurricane prep tips to help others weather the storm. #ThinkSafe #ThinkSafe
Thick smoke chokes Yakima Valley; red flag fire danger warning issued
With the poor air quality in our valley, be sure you are following directions on how to protect yourself from the hazardous conditions. Stay indoors if possible, and monitor the air quality levels in our area to properly protect yourself. The Yakima Herald is keeping us up to date on the conditions and recommended precautions. Stay safe everyone.
yakimaherald.com The National Weather Service says the northerly winds that have deposited a thick layer of smoke on the Yakima Valley are expected to strengthen Monday afternoon, bringing with them more
World’s 17 Most Amazing Swimming Holes (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel
We’re eager to hit the swimming hole and are putting every single one on our bucket list! Which one is your favorite? Have you ever visited one of these amazing places before? We want to hear about it! https://goo.gl/U9JffT
weather.com There’s no better way to cool off this summer than a dip in one of Mother Nature’s own stunning creations.
Yakima Police Department Lip Sync Challenge
Have you seen the highly antisipated Yakima Police Department’s Lip Sync video yet? Check it out! What a great, fun loving group of officers we have watching over our valley! Be sure to share so all our Yakima friends can enjoy!
Watch the highly anticipated release of the Yakima Police Department’s lip sync challenge video produced in coordination with the Yakima Police Department, Y.
Grilling Safety Tips
tkpl.us Getting ready for a cookout? Share these safe grilling tips with your friends and family to help keep everyone safer. #ThinkSafe
Summer Driving Tips
tkpl.us Excited to hit the road for that summer vacation? Kids can be a big distraction while driving. Keep them happy and safe with these tips. #ThinkSafe
How to Pack a Car Safely
tkpl.us Make your summer road trip more enjoyable with these safe packing tips. #ThinkSafe
Downtown Summer Nights
Have you heard of the Police Lip Sync challenge? Our local officers are putting on their performance tonight at Downtown Summer Nights! You won’t want to miss this! Share your pictures with us, and let us know if you went.
Every Thursday from June 14th – August 16th, 2018! Each week features live music, local food vendors, a beer garden and family fun from 5:30-9 p.m. on North Front Street in Yakima.
These Recipes Will Help You Survive the Summer Heat Wave
Is it too hot to cook at your house too? Try one of these recipes and let us know which is your favorite! https://goo.gl/Hs179H
thekitchn.com No-cook solutions for the hottest days.
Lunar eclipse, Mars & Perseid meteor shower: 3 best summer skywatching events
Summer nights are the perfect time to direct your gaze skyward. Don’t miss the upcoming lunar eclipse, perseid meteor shower, and more. https://goo.gl/D4mn2U
nbcnews.com It’s a great time of year to spend an evening gazing up at the night sky.
[07/23/18] Did you know about our “Just Keep Talking” Referral Program?
We are sending out a $5 gift card for every referral you send us. Then each quarter we will draw a $50 winner! Just refer your family, friends & neighbors to our agency. When they call or walk in for a quote and tell us YOU referred them You’re A Winner!
Home Solar Panel Installation Tips
tkpl.us Thinking about solar power for your home? Here are a few things to consider before installation. #ThinkSafe
Swimming Pool Safety Tips
Its finally heating up and time to jump in the pool! Be sure to make it as safe and fun as possible by checking off these safety tips.
tkpl.us Ready to cool off in the pool? Check the deck for any protruding nails or loose boards first. Get more tips: https://www.travelers.com/resources/home/safety/swimming-pool-safety-tips #ThinkSafe
What a great event to attend in our area, and for such a great cause! This Saturday 5-10 pm at the Selah Civic center.
In observance of the 4th of July, our office will be closed early today at 12pm, and closed tomorrow. We will resume our normal business hours in Thursday July 5th. Have a happy 4th of July!
Your Complete Guide to RV Safety and Maintenance
Its 4th of July weekend! Or is it next weekend? Whatever weekend you choose to celebrate, it’s a fun and busy time! Camping and weekend trips are on the rise, and here are some great safe traveling tips for those that like to take an RV or travel trailer. Whether it’s your first adventure, or you’re a seasoned RV hauler, it’s never a bad time to look at your safety checklist before a trip. Have a safe 4th of July!
tripsavvy.com Use these RV checklists to maintain your RV for trips, inspect your RV before purchase or rental, and for setting up and leaving your campground.
Love being out on the water? You need Safeco watercraft insurance. | Safeco Blog
Thinking about getting a boat? Wanting to look at other insurance options? Look into Safeco watercraft insurance. If you are interested in getting a quote, please contact our office.
safeco.com Spending time on your boat should be fun. With Safeco watercraft insurance, you can relax knowing that an accident or other problem won’t sink your budget.
Stay Safe With Summer Driving Safety Tips From AAA – Your AAA Network
Every season has different safety precautions for safe driving, even Summer. Here’s some great tips to keep in mind this summer before you get on the road.
magazine.northeast.aaa.com Enjoy the road with these summer driving safety tips.
Downtown Yakima Farmers Market |
Have you been to Yakima’s Farmers’ Market yet? May 13th-October 28th. Every Sunday 9am to 1pm. Check out their website for more info.
Yakima River Canyon Bird Fest
Are you a bird lover? You won’t want to miss this event, coming up this weekend. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, follow the link below.
ycic.org Come bird with KEEN for 3-days during the second weekend of May and discover the natural beauty of Central Washington State!
Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Grande in the Yakima Valley
The Cinco de Mayo fun begins tomorrow in Sunnyside, and on Friday in Yakima. For more information, follow the link below.
visityakima.com Cinco de Mayo is the largest cultural event in the Yakima Valley, celebrating Latino culture and heritage. Cinco de Mayo celebrations are planned throughout the valley with the largest occurring in Sunnyside and Yakima. Enjoy live entertainment with dancing horses, carnivals and unforgettable authen.
Spring/Summer 2018 Bus Book Now Available – News – City of Yakima
Where will YOU go?
yakimawa.gov Yakima Transit has issued its new Spring/Summer 2018 Bus Book showing City bus routes, schedules, maps, fares, and helpful information on services such as Dial-A-Ride, Vanpool, and Bikes on the Bus. Schedules in the bilingual Bus Book are effective from Monday, April 30th to Sunday, August 26th. The.
KIMA Action News
What awesome news!
Starting today, Selah Transit Service is FREE for passengers! Hop on board!
(Video: selahwa.gov) 🚍🚍🚍
Department of Visual Arts Exhibition at the Larson Gallery in Yakima
Here is your chance to appreciate and support up and coming artists! The opening reception is tonight, and the exhibit runs through May 26.
visityakima.com 10am-5pm Tuesdays through Fridays, 1pm-5pm Saturdays – The opening reception will be May 1, 2018 from 5pm-7pm. YVC students and faculty of the Department of Visual Arts (DoVA) present their work from the current academic year. Photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, and ceramics.
Small Business Administration
It’s National Small Business Week, and the U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE Association is hosting a free, 3-Day Virtual Conference. The conference will take place Tuesday, May 1 – Thursday, May 3 between 12:30 pm ET – 6:30 pm ET each day. Registration is free to the public. Participate in all the webinars or pick and choose the topics you like. You will also have the opportunity to meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling!
sba.gov We support America’s small businesses. The SBA connects entrepreneurs with lenders and funding to help them plan, start and grow their business.
Somebody’s having a birthday this weekend. our own Doug Parrish! Happy Birthday, Doug! Feel free to post your own birthday wishes for him below. 🙂
2018 NFMS 80th Anniversary Show & Convention Hosted by Yakima Rock & Mineral Club
There will be all kinds of fun for the entire family this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday–including a gold panning demonstration, a Space Needle replica made of petrified wood & gem stones, and a T-Rex skull fossil.
yakimarockclub.com 80th Anniversary Northwest Federation of Mineralogical Societies Show & Convention 2018 & “Parade of Gems” Show Hosted by Yakima Rock & Mineral
Cowiche Canyon Rocks 2018 – Annual Fundraiser – Cowiche Canyon Conservancy – Yakima, Washington
You won’t want to miss the annual fundraiser to help support the conservation, recreation, and education programs of Cowiche Canyon Conservancy coming up this Sunday 29 April. For more details, follow the link below.
Does My Education Level Affect My Car Insurance?
The short answer: Yes–to an extent. This is currently a hot topic in our office.
carinsurance101.com Car insurance premiums vary from one person to the next. Generally, car insurance companies charge higher rates to people who pose a higher risk. Individuals who are likely to get into car accidents will pay more for insurance. So will people who drive expensive cars. Risk factors are not always eas.
Thanks to The City of Yakima for sharing this post from the Yakima Police Department.
Hurry–you have only two weeks left to apply!
6 Camping Essentials You Need in the Pacific Northwest
Camping season’s nearly here! Do you have what it takes to camp in the PNW? 😉
seattlemag.com Whether you’re heading out on a camping trip or just want to improve the stash of supplies in your earthquake kit, these essentials work both ways
It looks like gardening weather is finally here (yea!). Before you get busy get started, visit the Centers for Disease Control website for tips to keep you safe and healthy so that you can enjoy the beauty and bounty gardening can bring.
On this day in 1964, the Ford Mustang, a two-seat, mid-engine sports car, was officially unveiled by Henry Ford II at the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. That same day, the new car also debuted in Ford showrooms across America and almost 22,000 Mustangs were immediately snapped up by buyers. (Apparently, the $2,368 sticker price for the base model wasn’t too off-putting,)
Need insurance for your beautiful classic automobile? Give us a call or stop by our office.
Images of the Shrub-Steppe, an art exhibit – supporting Cowiche Canyon Conservancy – Yakima, Washington
Are you an artist and also an admirer of the Yakima Valley Shrub-Steppe landscape? Boxx Gallery and Cowiche Canyon Conservancy invite you to submit your artwork for an exhibit celebrating our arid landscape. There are no media restrictions. Submissions are due June 2. For more info, click on the link below.
Control Household Pests Without Scary Poisons
Ah, Spring, glorious Spring! Alas, with warmer weather often comes an increase in pests. Find out how to mitigate infestations without using pesticides that can be harmful to your health.
nrdc.org How to get rid of bugs and vermin without putting your own family’s health at risk.
Dog Bite Prevention
It’s National Dog Bite Prevention week. Any dog can bite: big or small, male or female, young or old. Even the cuddliest, fuzziest, sweetest pet can bite if provoked. Find out how to avoid risky situations by visiting the American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s website–just follow the link below.