Bell Insurance Solutions Joins VIAA!

Bell Insurance Solutions is a full service insurance agency that specializes in business, life, home and auto insurance. The company was founded this year by owner JR Bell, who has been in the insurance industry since 2008. Bell Insurance Solutions is located at 250 Regency Centre in Collinsville, Ill. “We joined the alliance so we […]

Liz Letterman Becomes Farm Certified

Advisor Insurance Agency’s Liz Letterman recently earned the On Your Side®  Basic Farm Certification designation from Nationwide, the number one farm insurer in the U.S.  A certified agent understands a client’s farming operations, provides basic risk assessments that can help reduce expenses, educates clients about exposures, matches coverages to meet a farm operation’s needs, and […]

Home Replacement Cost

Don’t pay out-of-pocket to rebuild a home. When determining if an insured has adequate insurance coverage for their home, it’s important to understand the subtle differences between home valuation terms. Market Value reflects the price a buyer is willing to pay for the home when considering the location, the desirability of the neighborhood, the quality […]

VIAA adds Pillar Insurance as 100th Member

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently added Pillar Insurance as its 100th member.  Pillar Insurance is a full-service insurance agency that specializes in commercial, aviation, personal and life insurance.  Founded in 2016 by John Russell, Pillar Insurance is located at 2847 S. Ingram […]

VIAA Hires New COO

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA) and sister company POWERS Insurance and Benefits recently named Brien Pidgeon as their new Chief Operating Officer. VIAA is a cohesive family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois. POWERS Insurance and Benefits is one of the largest family owned and operated independent insurance agencies in the bi-state […]

Ellsworth Insurance Agency Hires New Employee

Ellsworth Insurance Agency recently hired Stephanie Phelps as an administrative assistant. In this position, her responsibilities include handling the office’s daily operations. She also will assist with accounting tasks, as well as arrange the agency’s purchases for office equipment and new systems. Prior to joining Ellsworth Insurance Agency, Phelps worked as an administrative assistant at […]

Reagan Consulting’s Organic Growth Results

Organic revenue growth in independent insurance agencies and brokerage fell to 4.0 percent for the second quarter of 2016, down sharply from 5.9 percent for the second quarter of 2015, and the lowest rate since 2011, as measured by the latest Reagan Consulting Organic Growth and Profitability (OGP) survey. Reagan Consulting found that commercial lines […]

Advisor Insurance Agency, LLC Holds Local Charity Drive

Advisor Insurance Agency recently held a charity drive to benefit Sammy’s Window, which is located in Springfield, Mo. and provides direct services to foster and adoptive families in the form of clothing, food, hygiene items, furniture, school supplies, and baby equipment. The insurance agency collected clothing, hygiene items, and school supplies plus made a $250 […]

How to connect – and prospect in a small town

I found this article on the VIIA website today and wanted to share with everyone as it has some relevant tips for the small town/rural members.  What are some things you do that work for you? Dawn   How to connect — and prospect — in a small town Aug 27, 2015 | By Bryce […]

VIAA Hires Two New Employees

(St. Louis, Mo., July 13, 2016) Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, a cohesive family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently hired Kevin Horth as Agency Development Specialist and Mathew Myers as Member Development Specialist. In this position, Horth will be responsible for improving and growing the company’s Independent Strategic Member […]

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