NORTHUMBERLAND, Pa. (Aug. 13, 2015) –Hawkins-Harrison of Edina has joined Keystone Insurers Group as its latest franchise partner in Missouri, as Keystone, with partner agencies in 10 states, pursues its swift expansion into the Show-Me State. The announcement was made today by agency President Belinda Brenizer and Keystone’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing Elizabeth Schenk.
“At Hawkins-Harrison, we strive to provide our customers with unique and innovative products and services,” noted Brenizer, who recently was named Insurance Person of the Year by the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents. “Our affiliation with Keystone will not only allow us to expand our product offering, but it will also help us take to the next level the service our clients are accustomed to.”
“We are pleased to welcome Hawkins-Harrison as our eighth partner in Missouri,” Schenk said. “During our initial review of the state, our agency partners advised us Hawkins-Harrison was an agency we must consider. They are frequently recognized for their community involvement, and Belinda has a long history of leadership within the MAIA. The addition of Hawkins-Harrison further supports our mantra, ‘Bringing the Best Together.’”
About Hawkins-Harrison – Hawkins-Harrison was established in 1956 and quickly expanded into selling all lines of business. They are the current sponsored agent for the Wheatbelt Insurance Program, a franchise of farm/hardware stores in 30 states nationwide. Today the agency employs 26 staff members. Belinda Brenizer and her husband, J.L. Brenizer, purchased the agency in 1999 and continue to manage it today. For more information, please visit www.hawkins-group.com.
About Keystone Insurers Group (KIG) – Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, KIG is owned by its franchise partners and employees in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia. In addition, KIG conducts business in Illinois and Missouri. Each partner is an independent agency. With property/casualty premiums exceeding $2.3 billion, Keystone is ranked number one on Insurance Journal's 2014 list of Top 20 Privately-Held Property/Casualty Agency Partnerships. For Missouri franchising opportunities, contact Elizabeth Schenk at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, go to www.keystoneinsgrp.com.
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