Lighthouse Insurance Agency Joins VIAA

Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently added Lighthouse Insurance Agency as its newest alliance member. Founded in 1987 by owner Steve Lacine, Lighthouse Insurance Agency specializes in personal service and features a variety of insurance products including home, auto, business, farm […]

FAA Unveils Drone Registry Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has unveiled its registration process for owners of small unmanned aircraft (UAS), or small drones used for hobby or recreation.  The registration requirement applies to UAS weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds including payloads such as on-board cameras.  Under the rule, any owner of a small […]

GuideOne Foundation MyCause Awards named a VIAA member a finalist…

GuideOne recognized Bob Graves as a finalist in Missouri for the GuideOne Foundation MyCause Awards. The MyCause Awards Program recognizes individuals who are seen as unsung heroes in their communities for their efforts of improving the lives of others. You may not know, but Bob Graves is a Board Member and Flight Leader for Greater […]

Mathenia Insurance Group Expands Team

St. Peters, Mo.-based Mathenia Insurance Group recently hired Andy Kelly as a producer and Leslie Osborne as new business support. Kelly will represent a variety of insurance products and services to existing and potential clientele. His responsibilities include providing expert guidance and customizing insurance programs. Osborne will assist the company’s sales producers by issuing policies more […]

Insuring Uber & Lyft Drivers

Ride-hailing services like Uber have grown rapidly and signed up thousands of drivers. These new businesses make it possible for individuals to work flexible schedules and to enter the transportation business without a big initial investment. If you’re one of those thinking about driving for a ride-hailing company, auto insurance is one of the most […]

Wohltman-Aherin Insurance Agency Celebrates 40 Years!

Posted Oct. 28, 2015 at 9:46 AM Dieterich, IL Wohltman-Aherin Insurance Agency recently celebrated its 40th anniversary in business. The company, which is owned by Diane Aherin, is a member of Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois. Founded in 1975 by Myron […]

Mathenia Insurance Group Announces New Ownership

St. Louis, Mo. : Mathenia Insurance Group owner Dave Mathenia recently announced that Bill Kaatman and Kristin Rubinstein have earned co-ownership of his insurance group.  Mathenia, who has more than 35 years in the industry, will continue to serve as the company’s managing agent.  Kaatman will serve as managing producer, and Rubinstein as office operations. […]

HALO Turns 5 Years Old

HALO Insurance & Benefits Group, which is owned by Charlie Fellous and Harold Long, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary in business. The company is located at 7413 Manchester Rd. in Maplewood, Mo. HALO Insurance & Benefits Group specializes in auto, home, life, business and group benefit insurance. The company works with a variety of small […]

VIAA expands Illinois Territory

St. Louis-based Valley Insurance Agency Alliance, a family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently doubled its Illinois membership territory by adding 47 counties in Central and Southern Illinois. The expansion includes the cities of Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Peoria and Springfield. According to VIAA Regional Vice President of Illinois Janice […]

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