Cordes Insurance Agency Joins VIAA Membership

Missouri-Based Insurance Alliance Welcomes Newest Illinois Member
Cordes Insurance Agency joins growing Missouri and Southern Illinois alliance

Chesterfield, Missouri — Apr 18, 2016 / ( — Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of nearly 100 independent agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently added Cordes Insurance Agency to its growing organization.

Cordes Insurance Agency is a full-service insurance agency that specializes in home, auto, commercial, farm, life and health insurance.  Mark Cordes and Angie Durbin are the co-owners of the company, which is located at 1501 W. Main St. in Shelbyville, Ill.

“This partnership will give us the diversity we need to handle our customers’ unique needs,” said Cordes.  “We now will feature a broader offering of insurance providers, which we know will be very appealing and beneficial to our area.”

Founded in 2006, VIAA is located at 7745 Carondelet Ave. in Clayton, Mo.  The alliance generates more than $125 million in written premium and is the regional founding member in Missouri and Southern Illinois for the Strategic Insurance Agency Alliance (SIAA), a $6 billion national insurance coalition.  SIAA, which is the nation’s largest partnership of independent insurance agencies, consists of the highest caliber of firms that share a leveraged strength with their carrier partners and industry resources.

For more information about Cordes Insurance Agency, visit or call (217) 774-2090.

More To Explore

GMB pic

Why You Should Regularly Update Your Google Business Profile

A Google Business Profile for your Independent Insurance Agency is an often overlooked but crucial tool for any independent insurance agent. Considering over half of Google Business Profile interactions end in website visits, this free resource has unlimited potential to boost your business. Here at Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, we’ve personally seen a positive impact on our business from our Google Business Profile. However, we don’t want to keep the secrets of success to ourselves. Keep reading below for more information on why a regularly updated Google Business Profile is vital for your independent insurance agency. What is a Google

VIAA Website Images (6)

How to Grow Your Commercial Insurance Book of Business

Successful commercial agents focus on one primary mission, and that is creating and growing their commercial insurance book of business, but how do they do it? Even though the insurance industry is known for its traditions, whether it’s marketing or how they sell policies, to customer engagement, the industry as a whole has been reluctant or slow to adapt to technological. Unfortunately, what has worked in the past is not enough to reach new customers anymore and those stuck in the past are missing out on ways to grow and expand their businesses. Here are five proven ways that an