Thompson Insurance Group Earns Accolades

Thompson Insurance Group LLC experienced an exciting 2018 as it earned industry accolades, contributed more than ever to community causes and added staff.  

The Girard-based company experienced growth across the board in each of its four subsidiaries, resulting in a record amount of new business and growth in its commercial lines division, according to Andrew D. Thompson, vice president.  

Early this year it will launch a new, mobile-friendly landing page for its existing websites, he reports. The company will focus on improving client experience and communication through several enhancements to its technology and processes, he adds. Another goal is greater employee involvement in the community. 

In 2018, Thompson Insurance Group earned senior partner plus status with Grange Insurance for the 13th consecutive year. Out of 4,000 independent agencies that sell Grange products nationwide, Thompson is one of only 68 agencies that received the designation. 

2018 was also an eventful year for the agencys vice president as Thompson was selected as one of the Mahoning Valleys 25 Under 35 honorees. He was nominated based on his career achievements and philanthropic efforts.  

Thompson was also selected as the chairman of the 2018 Tri-County Heart Ball benefiting the local chapter of the American Heart Association.   

The annual event is the premier fundraiser for the nonprofit organization where community members, medical professionals, corporate leaders and survivors gather to honor those who have contributed to cardiovascular research, education and advocacy efforts.  

Thompson Private Client Services, a subsidiary of Thompson Insurance Group, was the signature sponsor and contributed $30,000 to the cause. The Heart Ball was held in February and raised $180,000. 

Throughout the year, Thompson Insurance Group participated in various community fundraisers.  

In June, the company hosted a customer appreciation event and open house that doubled as a food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank. A total of 664 pounds of food was collected, along with $315 in donations.  

The Thompson team also participated in Junior Achievements Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser and raised $250 for the organization. In September, the agency participated in the Tri-County Heart Walk, won best message for its T-shirt design and collected $1,550 for the American Heart Association. 

The agency also added staff to its personal lines department. Bill Kanche and Becky Ricchiuti were hired as personal risk managers, while Dawn Lingenfelter joined the team as a service processor. In addition, the agency participated in Youngstown State Universitys internship program and employed an accounting intern during the summer. 

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