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Farmers Insurance launches AgencyPoint, an agent recruiting and training center in Cleveland

Part of overall drive to expand into new markets and
bolster current markets

Cleveland, OH – June 24, 2010—Farmers Insurance is expanding, and has announced a new effort called AgencyPoint in Cleveland that acts as an agency recruitment and training center for candidates looking to become Farmers independent business owners.  

“We are excited about our expansion into the Eastern United States,” explains Scott Stice, Senior Vice President, Farmers Eastern Market Operations. “Farmers Insurance officially introduced its expansion efforts with the launch of AgencyPoint, a new large scale business development recruitment center that will be located in Cleveland.”

“AgencyPoint offers a unique opportunity to anyone looking to become an independent business owner with Farmers,” Stice continued.  “AgencyPoint will be staffed with highly trained Farmers employees to offer intensive hands-on training to candidates who will become successful Farmers agents.  We will follow the opening of these AgencyPoints with additional ones in most states across the eastern United States beginning early next year.”  In addition to the AgencyPoint facilities, Farmers will continue to recruit and train new agents through its existing district managers as well.

“Farmers has also opened two other AgencyPoint facilities in Cincinnati and Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” noted Dan Schrock, Farmers Vice President of Eastern Expansion.

Cleveland AgencyPoint Director Matt Dudash noted that the addition of AgencyPoint  will allow Farmers to take on 70 new agents in Ohio this year.

Gregor Scott, Farmers Regional Vice President of Expansion Markets said that the Cleveland AgencyPoint is located at 6100 Oak Tree Boulevard, Suite 300
Independence, OH 45040

To learn more about the opportunity to become a Farmers agent please visit www.farmerscincinnati.com. For more information on Farmers insurance please visit www.farmers.com.

Christy Heilman
(616) 956-4289
christy.heilman@foremost.com

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