Happy Memorial Day – Office Hours

Memorial Day

In observance of the holiday weekend, our office will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 27th and remain closed through Monday, May 30th.

Our normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.

The whole Dempsey & Siders team wishes you a safe and happy holiday weekend with family and friends!

Weissman – Bengals Draft Day

We are so incredibly excited for our Agent/New Business Director, Matthew Weissman. He will be with the Cincinnati Bengals in Chicago on Draft Day presenting the Jersey for the Bengals first-round selection. The Draft starts tonight at 8pm on TV (ESPN and NFL Network) or Stream Online: NFL Live.



Photo: Molly Weissman, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Matthew Weissman






Here is the official Bengals Press Release: Posted – April 26, 2016  Editor – Geoff Hobson

VIP VANGUARD: Renowned Cincinnati wildlife artist John Ruthven, otherwise known as “the 20th century Audubon,” has painted many great scenes in his career.

But he never came up with this one.

His grandson, Matt Weissman, third generation Bengals season ticket holder, goes to Chicago Thursday night to hand the Bengals jersey to the NFL commissioner before Roger Goodell hands it to the Bengals’ first-round selection.

“I’ve got pictures of me wearing Bengals’ Super Bowl stuff in ’88 and ’89, so I think my parents were pushing me in that direction right away,” said Weissman after being introduced before Lewis’ news conference.

The Bengals chose Weissman randomly by tenure to represent the club as one of the NFL’s 32 season ticket holders who get V.I.P. access to the draft.

His agenda begins at Wednesday night’s Draft Eve Party presented by Verizon and continues to Thursday’s NFL Draft Luncheon presented by Nationwide before he’ll join the other season-ticket holders Thursday night walking the red carpet in the Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University to deliver the 2016 New Era Draft Caps.

After handing Goodell the jersey, Weissman visits Draft Town, presented by Oikos Triple Zero, consisting of a series of unique fan experiences in a space the size of 20 football fields with interactive games, free player autographs, youth football clinics and more.

Weissman, 33, of Hyde Park, said he got the tickets from his mother after Ruthven became the original Season Ticket Holder more than 35 years ago.

“My first memories are of Carl Pickens and (Jeff) Shake and Blake and Corey’s (Dillon) teams,” said Weissman, who hasn’t missed a game in 10 seasons.

Although Weissman’s favorite Bengal is WILL linebacker Vontaze Burfict, the man Goodell has suspended for the first three games of the season, he says he has no plans to ask the commissioner about it. He says he’s simply looking forward to enjoying the three days with wife Molly and trying to make Lewis a happy man.

“Make a good pick,” Lewis told him.

The day after Weissman leaves Chicago the draft heads into its final day on Saturday and Paul Brown Stadium is going to host its own V.I.P. celebration. Former Bengals Ira Hillary and Joe Kelly plan to be paired with two select Bengals’ Season Ticket Members to announce the team’s selections for rounds four and five. The team’s guests also enjoy lunch, live coverage of the draft and a visit from Cincinnati’s selections in the first three rounds.

Bengals Press Release

Thanksgiving Dangers – Don’t End Up in the ER

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Thanksgiving is finally here! The holiday season has officially begun and we get to look forward to catching up with friends and family, eating some great food, and (hopefully) a few well deserved days off. But there is another side to thanksgiving to think about… Thanksgiving is one of the biggest travel days of the year. Unfortunately, traffic in your local ER will pick up as well. Turns out Thanksgiving can be downright dangerous! Here are the common hazards/injuries experienced during Thanksgiving and some tips to help stay safe and avoid a trip to the hospital.

Car Accidents

The National Safety Council estimates that 433 people will be killed and another 52,300 will be seriously injured in car crashes during this Thanksgiving holiday. So whether your travel is a short drive or a long road trip, conditions are ripe for auto accidents. Be cautious, increased volume on the freeways, earlier sunsets/sun glare, distractions in your car (family members or pets), and electronic devices are all possible causes of auto accidents.


Turkey fryers, cook tops, candles, and electrical outlets all get used a lot during Thanksgiving, any of which could start a fire.

Turkey Fryers – If you are going to fry your turkey, please do so safely! Place your fryers away from any structures and be sure it is 100% thawed and lower it slowly into the oil. Any frozen meat could cause splattering or fires. Keep a fire extinguisher handy! DO NOT use water on a grease fire! Watch here to see the right and wrong ways to fry a turkey.

Overused power sockets – Don’t over crowd your outlets

Food Safety

It is surprisingly easy to make your guests ill.

Make sure to wash your hand after touching any raw meat to avoid cross contamination.

Proper thawing and cooking of the turkey is most important – CDC Guide to safe turkey prep


Don’t overdo it. If the bird is too heavy, get help. Also, your tackle football days might be behind you. Just know your limits and when to take a rest.


Don’t forget about your furry friends!

Food – Never give your pet poultry bones or chocolate. Make sure the trash is secured and your pet can’t reach food left on counters or tables.

Doors – Keep an eye on your pet as guests come and go. An open door is an invitation for a pet to flee.

Anxiety – Having many guest or loud sounds could be overwhelming for your pet. You can try and safely keep your pet in a quieter section of your house during noisy festivities.

Happy Thanksgiving – Office Hours

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Thank you for being our valued clients. We are grateful for the pleasure of managing your insurance needs.


In observance of Thanksgiving, our office will close at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th and remain closed for the duration of the week.

Normal business hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.


On behalf of the entire team at Dempsey & Siders, we wish you a very safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Thank you!

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Open House Success in Madeira- D&S Insurance Agency

The Dempsey & Siders Insurance Agency Fall Open House in Madeira on October 23, 2014 was a huge success! It was remarkable to experience the residential and business community mingling together and enjoying a gorgeous evening. Since Dempsey & Siders relocation from Kenwood to 6725 Miami Avenue, Suite 102 in Madeira one year ago, the agency updated to a state of the art customer management system, added five new team members, and added new insurance carriers to provide more options the meet the unique needs of their clients. The agency invited clients, neighbors, friends, family, and business partners out to tour the new Madeira office, meet the growing team, and showcase the wide range of commercial and personal insurance products they offer.

The event was made possible by the talents and generosity of many community members. The Vision for the Arts Academy sponsored the Vision Ambassador Violin Duo and Vision Ambassador String Quartet that tastefully entertained the open house guests. Harvest Mobile Cuisine, Grand Winner of the Springfield Rotary Club’s Food Truck Competition, catered delicious, locally grown food for the event. Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits sponsored the event’s premium wine selection and Rivertown Brewery provided its Helles Lager and Winter Ale beer. Lisa Gonzales prepared all of the mouthwatering desserts. The elegant floral arrangements were crafted by Lois Wise. Gift Certificates given out to guests were donated by Eddie Merlot’s, Ram Development, and Eisele Gallery of Fine Art. High school students from Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy volunteered their time to help serve guests and clean up. A number of businesses contributed to the welcome bags that went out to the first fifty guests. Over 100 clients, friends, family, and business partners enjoyed the festivities!

Diane Booth, Lois Wise, and The Mann's enjoying the Dempsey & Siders Fall Open House.
Diane Booth, Lois Wise, and The Mann’s enjoying the Dempsey & Siders Fall Open House
Lisa Gonzales mingling with a local guest at the Dempsey & Siders Fall Open House.
Lisa Gonzales mingling with a local guest at the Dempsey & Siders Fall Open House

To view Mark Bova’s photography from the event visit the Dempsey & Siders Agency Facebook page. www.facebook.com/dempsey.siders

Dempsey-Siders Fall Open House


Get your ticket here!

With the changing seasons also comes the changing of Dempsey & Siders Insurance Agency! The new location, growing team, fresh branding, and additional insurance carriers we represent provides a crisp, cool opportunity for us to extend an invitation for you to join us at the 2014

  • Enjoy fresh, locally grown food prepared by Harvest Mobile Cuisine, Grand Winner of the 2014 Springfield Rotary Club’s Food Truck Competition
  • Wine & beer provided
  • Prizes raffled to event guests
  • First 50 guests receive a Welcome Bag stuffed with deals and goodies from our partners and neighboring businesses


  • Address:

    6725 Miami Avenue
    Suite 102
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Contact:

    October 23
    3PM to 7PM

To be entered into the iPad Mini raffle, you must R.S.V.P. by October 3 and be present the day of the event. Winner will be chosen by a random drawing on October 4. No purchase necessary. Insuring with Dempsey & Siders Agency, Inc. does not increase your chances of winning.