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RBI’s Senior Sales Coordinator: James Gramp

About the Author: With his signature common sense, quiet good humor, and brilliant customer service, Jim is an integral part of the RBI team — we’d go so far as to say we’d be lost without him! An Arizona native, Jim has been a licensed health insurance agent for 2 years, and has worked at RBI for almost 4 years. An accomplished bassoonist, he is known around the office for his amazing musical skills. In addition to keeping busy around the office, Jim frequently contributes to our blog, bringing a new agent’s perspective to the RBI online presence.

Halloween Fun Facts!

My favorite time of year is finally here, the fall! It’s a time when candy wrappers and pumpkin bits litter the streets, dentists are in high demand, and best of all, it’s finally below 100° in Phoenix! To celebrate, I present you my top 10 interesting Halloween facts!

  1. Halloween is a more Irish holiday than St. Patrick’s Day. It is a Gaelic festival that marked the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter.
  2. The first Jack-o-lanterns were made from turnips.
  3. Original trick-or-treater’s got fruit and nuts.
  4. Famous magician, Harry Houdini, died on Halloween night in 1926.
  5. In 2007 candy makers succeeded in lobbying to extend daylight savings time into the beginning of November so that kids could have an extra hour of daylight to collect candy (and for the companies to sell more candy!)
  6. Behind Christmas, Halloween is the 2nd most commercial holiday in the US.
  7. In the 1978 movie Halloween, the mask that Michael Meyers wore was a mask of William Shatner’s Star Trek character, Captain Kirk.
  8. In Hollywood, there’s a $1,000 fine for using silly string in public areas starting at 12:00am on October 31st through Noon on November 1st.
  9. The Jelly Belly Candy Company has been making Candy Corn with the same recipe since around 1900.
  10. The correct way to pronounce “Reese’s” Peanut Butter Cups is Rees-is. Reese’s were actually invented by Harry Burnett Reese; so they are quite literally Reese’s peanut butter cups (because he made them!) Thankfully there’s no wrong way to eat one!

Hopefully some of these put a smile on your face during this extremely busy time of year for Medicare brokers. Want to learn more about RB Insurance Group or maybe you have some interesting Halloween/Fall fun facts of your own! Give me a call either way, I love talking with like minded agents! 480-829-1222.

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