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Pekin Insurance® Holds Annual Meeting

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in News

The Farmers Automobile Insurance Association held its annual meeting on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at their Home Office in Pekin, Illinois.The following directors were elected for three year terms: Steven R. Anderson, Loves Park, Illinois; Byron A. Dodd, Anna, Illinois; and Brian K. Lee, Pekin, Illinois.Subscribers elected Steven R. Anderson, Loves Park, Illinois; and Byron A. Dodd, Anna, Illinois, to the Advisory Committee.Pekin Insurance officers elected included: Scott A. Martin, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer; Steven R. Anderson, Vice Chairman of the Board; Daniel V. Connell, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary; Todd A. Clark, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Property/Casualty; Brian K. Lee, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Life; Curtis A. Eeten, Vice President – Claims; Gregory L. Feller, Vice President – Sales; Joel M. Jackson,...

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Pekin Insurance® Agencies Helped Support the Honor Flight Network

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in News

Pekin Insurance® agencies are honoring those who served in our military by supporting the Honor Flight Network, which recognizes American veterans for all their sacrifices.  Several independent insurance agents participated in the annual Tour of Honor Contest sponsored by Pekin Insurance. For every life insurance application submitted, money was donated to the Honor Flight Network which transports veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit and reflect at their memorials.  This is a small tribute to those who gave so much.  Thanks to the combined efforts of the Pekin Insurance independent agency force, the company donated $20,000 to this cause. Pekin Insurance and its independent agencies thank the men and women who made the sacrifice and commitment to fight for the freedom and safety of our country. In business since 1921, Pekin Insurance offers multiple lines of insurance in Arizona, Illinois,...

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Mike Hermes Named Life Agent of the Year Award Winner

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in News

Mike Hermes, owner of Northeast Insurance, Inc., located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, was named the 2015 Life Agent of the Year award winner. The announcement was made at this year’s Inner Circle Club meeting held on May 19, 2016, at the Par-A-Dice Hotel in East Peoria, Illinois.Brian Lee, CPCU, FLMI, FALU, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer/Life, accepted the award on Mike’s behalf, as he was unable to attend the meeting. The award is given to individuals who display outstanding performance in Life Insurance production and a dedication to professionalism in our industry.During his career with Pekin Insurance, Mike has won twenty-nine Gold Key Awards, one Silver Key Award, and has been named to the Inner Circle Club twenty-three years, with twenty-one consecutive honors. Mike was also the recipient of the 2015 President’s Trophy. His agency, Northeast Insurance,...

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Pekin Insurance® Holds Annual Meeting

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in News

The Farmers Automobile Insurance Association held its annual meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at their Home Office in Pekin, Illinois.The following directors were elected for three year terms: Scott A. Martin, Peoria, Illinois; and Thomas C. Hornstein and Christine A. Schwartz, both of Pekin, Illinois.Subscribers elected Scott A. Martin, Peoria, Illinois; Thomas C. Hornstein and Christine A. Schwartz, both of Pekin, Illinois, to the Advisory Committee.Pekin Insurance officers elected included: Scott A. Martin, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer; Steven R. Anderson, Vice Chairman of the Board; Daniel V. Connell, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary; Todd A. Clark, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Property/Casualty; Brian K. Lee, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Life; Curtis A. Eeten, Vice President – Claims; Gregory L. Feller, Vice President – Sales;...

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The Dangers of Loading Docks

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Blog, Small Business Safety

Loading docks can be dangerous places for forklifts and pedestrians. Falls from a loading dock in a forklift can be fatal. Every year, injuries and fatalities in the U.S. occur as a result of not taking safety precautions around loading/unloading docks. By adhering to the following safety tips, the risk of an injury or fatality can be reduced significantly. Periodic (at minimum annually) training should be completed and documented for any employer who has loading dock exposure. Definitions Gaining a thorough understanding of key terms related to loading dock safety is very important in order to maintain a safe work environment and properly train employees on potential hazards. Dock Lock – A safety device that hooks to a trailer’s bumper when the truck is backed into a loading dock. The device is controlled from inside the loading dock area...

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