• First Mid Insurance Group receives President's award from West Bend

    May 01, 2020
    West Bend Mutual Insurance Company recently honored First Mid Insurance Group’s Commercial Division in Forsyth, IL, with their President’s Award for earning top status in the company’s 2019 agency incentive program, Partners In Excellence. This marks the second time in three years that First Mid’s Forsyth office has earned this prestigious award, the first time in 2018 when the agency was known as J.L. Hubbard Insurance & Bonds.

    Partners In Excellence is a program that measures five areas of agency performance, including profitability, premium volume and agency management. About 1,600 independent insurance agencies participated in the program.

    “Being honored with this award two out of the last three years speaks to all the great people at First Mid Insurance Group. I cannot think of a time in my 27-year career when we’ve assembled a stronger team and commitment to our customers,” says Dan Martini, First Mid Insurance Group’s President. “The onset of COVID-19 has made the last couple of months difficult and life-changing for so many people. As an agency, we’ve dug in. These changes have made us more nimble, better stewards to our clients, and more committed to bringing value to those we have the privilege to serve. I could not be more proud of our team and our company.”

    Martini adds, “We’re also proud to work with West Bend, a company that understands the value of relationships and community service. Thank you again to their amazing people for the honor of being awarded with West Bend’s President’s Award. Their partnership and commitment to the independent agent sets them apart, and their value proposition will make them a dedicated partner of our agency for years to come.”

    “The competition for the President’s Award is strong, so it’s almost unprecedented that First Mid Insurance Group has now won this award two out of the last three years,” says Kelly Tighe, West Bend’s Senior Vice President - Sales. “They’ve proven they have the ability, over time, to grow organically while maintaining superior profitability. First Mid is also a great corporate citizen as evidenced by giving back to the communities they serve, a value system we share. We’re excited about the future of First Mid Insurance Group and West Bend.”

    About First Mid Insurance Group: First Mid Insurance Group has been committed to helping customers with risk management solutions for over 100 years, and is the largest community bank-owned insurance broker in Illinois with offices based in six communities. The team of over 60 risk management professionals collaborates to make an impact in tailored insurance and benefits solutions for over 15,000 commercial and retail clients. For more information, visit www.firstmidinsurance.com.

    About West Bend Mutual Insurance Company: West Bend Mutual Insurance Company is headquartered in West Bend, WI, and provides property/casualty insurance products in 13 states. For more information, visit www.thesilverlining.com.
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    Laura ZuHone, Director of Marketing
    217-258-0675