Partnership gives customers additional insurance products and expertise; woman-owned Canary Blomstrom will work in tandem with GoodWorks sister company, Wheeler & Taylor.
Canary Blomstrom Insurance Agency of Agawam recently became a member of GoodWorks Financial Group, a national network of insurance agencies, according to Canary Blomstrom president Sandy Brodeur. The agency will retain its name, staff and location, and Brodeur will continue to serve as president.
By joining GoodWorks, Canary Blomstrom will partner with Wheeler & Taylor Insurance of Great Barrington, MA, to broaden its insurance offerings locally, regionally and nationally. Wheeler & Taylor is GoodWorks Financial’s flagship national agency.
“With this new arrangement, we can provide additional insurance products, offer new specialized expertise and represent more insurance companies,” Brodeur said. “And we’ll still offer the same great, personal hometown service.”
Local autonomy plus national resources
The move is a win for all parties, said Chad Yonker, chairman of GoodWorks Financial Group,
“By partnering with Wheeler & Taylor and GoodWorks, Canary Blomstrom can do even more for its personal and business customers,” he said. “Local decision-making combined with national resources creates a unique opportunity for companies like CB to preserve their heritage and commitment to the local community while at the same time significantly expanding their access to resources, product sets, and expertise.”
Canary Blomstrom offers all types of personal insurance, including home, auto, renters’ and boat insurance. It sells life, long-term-care and disability insurance and annuities. Products for businesses and nonprofits include all types of commercial property and casualty insurance and employee benefits insurance, including group health and dental plans and voluntary benefits.
Brodeur co-founded Canary Blomstrom with her father, Al Canary, in 1989. It has become one of the leading independent insurance agencies in the Pioneer Valley. She began her insurance career in 1976 as an underwriter.
Canary Blomstrom’s office is located at 868 Springfield Street in the Feeding Hills section of Agawam, and more information is available at http://canaryblomstrom.com.
Founded in 1871, Wheeler & Taylor, Inc. is one of America’s oldest continuously operated financial companies. Operating full-service insurance and real estate brokerage operations from its headquarters in Great Barrington, MA it operates from a network of office locations in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, and Nevada. Web: www.wheelertaylor.com.
GoodWorks Financial Group is a network of common-ownership companies that are dedicated contributors and sponsors of many local and national charitable organizations serving the education, healthcare, and public safety needs of local communities. Its members have multiple locations on the east and west coasts and offer specialized industry expertise. Web: https://www.goodworksfinancial.com.
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