Celebrating Excellence at Annual Awards and Appreciation Banquets
Pekin Insurance® recently held their 54th annual Awards and Appreciation Banquets to honor agents and agencies for insurance production that has gone Beyond the expected.® With sincere pride we presented 38 Beyond the Expected® Agency Awards, 167 Underwriter of Merit Awards, 142 Gold Key Awards, 161 Silver Key Awards, and 101 Inner Circle Club memberships at banquets held in the states of Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
The top 3% of agencies were recognized with the Beyond the Expected® Agency Award for exceptionally high standards of service to an agency’s customers and community. As our top award, the Beyond the Expected® Agency Award is given only to an agency which has demonstrated outstanding professional performances in both the Property/Casualty and the Life and Health lines of insurance. The top 14% of agencies were presented with the Underwriter of Merit Award, which recognizes agencies with excellent professional skill and knowledge in the field of Property/Casualty insurance. Individual agents who demonstrated commitment to and superiority in the sales of Life and Health insurance were awarded the company’s Gold and Silver Key Awards. Gold Key Award winners represent the top 2% of the company’s agents, and Silver Key Award winners are in the top 4% of agents. Membership in the elite Inner Circle Club, which was established in 1979, is the highest honor that Life and Health insurance producers can attain and was achieved by those agents who excelled Beyond the expected® to be among the top 1% of Pekin Life Insurance Company producers.
In addition, the coveted Robert T. Tebben Agency of the Year Award was presented to one agency in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin. This elite award honors the late Robert T. Tebben who, in his more than 50 years of service to the company, contributed more than any other single individual to the present success of Pekin Insurance. He believed that all Pekin Insurance agencies should strive to go Beyond the expected® to provide a full range of services to their customers. The agencies honored with this award were Farmers Woods Group, Phoenix, Arizona; Hartauer Insurance Agency, Inc., La Salle, Illinois; Home Insurance Agency, Tell City and New Albany, Indiana; Nelson Brothers Agency, Bettendorf, Moline, Muscatine, and Blue Grass, Iowa; Schneider Insurance Agency, Inc., Gahanna and Newark, Ohio; and Lakeshore Financial Group, LLC, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. It is a true honor for Pekin Insurance to recognize the accomplishments of their outstanding agents and agencies at Awards and Appreciation Banquets that have become traditions for 54 years.
Pekin Insurance, which provides multiple lines of insurance, has been in business since 1921. The company offers a wide range of insurance products in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin through its growing agency force, which now totals over 1,200 independent agencies and nearly 8,000 producers in the six-state area. The company is headquartered in Pekin, Illinois, with service offices in Mount Vernon, Rockford, and Warrenville, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana;
Des Moines, Iowa; Columbus, Ohio; and Appleton, Wisconsin.