Valley Insurance Agency Alliance (VIAA), a cohesive family of nearly 100 independent insurance agencies in Missouri and Southern Illinois, recently celebrated its ninth anniversary in business.

Founded in 2006, VIAA 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 $5.7 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.

“This is a huge accomplishment for our company and for my family,” said VIAA managing member Pierce Powers. “Three of my children are actively involved in our growing organization, so this achievement is awe-inspiring on both a business and personal level.”

VIAA is the sister company of family owned and operated POWERS Insurance and Benefits, which is one of the largest family owned and operated independent insurance agencies in the bi-state region. VIAA is located at 7745 Carondelet Ave. in Clayton, Mo. For more information, call (314) 333-4906 or visit www.viaa4u.com.