Andis Insurance Agency, Inc., Naples: will be offering The Hartford’s AARP-branded auto insurance program.
Earl Bacon Agency, Inc., Tallahassee: received the inaugural Tallahassee Democrat “Demo” Award as Tallahassee’s Best Insurance Agency.
The Fessler Agency, Inc., Clearwater: named one of the Top 10 growth agencies by Auto-Owners Insurance.
Gulfshore Insurance, Inc., Naples: named a Florida Community Association Journal’s (FLCAJ) Readers’ Choice Award winner.
Derick Alan Poppelreiter, Paul Harris Insurance, Inc.: received the June National Alliance Certified Insurance Service Representative scholarship.
Premier Insurance, LLC DBA Lutgert Insurance, Inc., Naples: named Derrick Ayers chief financial officer.
R. V. Johnson Agency, Inc., Stuart: recognized as a “Best Place To Work” in Martin County.
Sihle Insurance Group, Inc., Altamonte Springs: successfully nominated the Children’s Home Society of Florida for a grant from the Westfield Insurance Foundation.
Zachary Ingram, Steven A. Sprague, LLC: received the June National Alliance Certified Insurance Counselor scholarship.
Citizens Property Insurance Corp.: Board approves 2017 rate filing.
City of Sarasota: Current flood-plain information and technical assistance is available from the City of Sarasota for properties within the city limits. For more information, call 941-954-4127, or visit the city's Flood Insurance Information website.
Insurance Risk Services, Inc.: has promoted David F. Valenzano to president. He succeeds James Robert Hawkins.
Lockton Companies: named Glenn A. Spencer to succeed John L. Lumelleau as president and CEO, effective May 1, 2017.
Prime Property and Casualty Insurance, Inc.: has expanded into the Florida commercial auto market.
Safepoint Insurance: named the following FAIA member agents to its new Florida Chairman’s Council: Rick Combs, Gabriela Dominguez, Missy Flint, Holly Kabboord, Brian Marino, Andy Pappas, and Rip Weachter.
Universal Insurance Holdings: has expanded into Alabama and Minnesota.
Alvarez Financial Services: Miami
Angell's Insurance Specialist, Inc.: Plantation
Coastal Premier Insurance Group, Inc.: Naples
EPIC Insurance Group, Inc.: Ft. Myers
Florida Elite Insurance: Juno Beach
Florida Risk Partners: Valrico
Insurance Group of Florida: Winter Park
Jupiter-Tequesta Insurance Services, LLC: Jupiter
Lee and Collier Insurance: Ft. Myers
MidWest Insurance Agency: Tampa
Superior Insurance Solutions, Inc.: Miami Shores
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