Category Archives: Our Communities

You’re my hero

Last month, a customer called me a hero. Tonight, I’ll talk to someone else who considers me a hero. I’m working a catastrophe event in central Illinois, where an extremely powerful tornado smashed through Washington and nearby communities the morning of Nov. 17. You may have seen stories in the news as it drew national […]

I find problems before they occur

For many people, getting an insurance policy is pretty straight-forward. You have something you need insured, you call an agent, he or she takes your application, calculates your payment, the company issues a policy and presto! You’re insured. That works in some cases, but in many others – especially farms and businesses – it’s more […]

Position yourself for the job you want

As part of the DreamBank Learning Lab in Madison, Wis., several recruiters from American Family met with job seekers looking for customized resume strategies, job search advice and insider tips for using social media and networks for finding professional connections.“These were great events,” said Jeff Close, staffing manager at American Family. “We had over fifty […]