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2024 Member Accolades and News

Member News

First Mid Insurance Group retains IIABA best practices agency recognition
First Mid Insurance Group (FMIG) is pleased to announce it has retained its Best Practices Agency status for 2023, marking the fourth time they have achieved this honor. FMIG continues to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) Best Practices Study Group. “This achievement reflects our commitment to excellence in serving our clients and our dedication to upholding the highest standards in the insurance industry,” says Clay Dean, Chief Executive Officer of First Mid Insurance Group. “We look forward to continuing to provide exceptional service and innovative solutions to our valued clients in the years to come.”
Spherion celebrated its Grand Opening in Bloomington, IL
Cindy Somers, owner of Spherion Staffing and Recruiting (Spherion) in Bloomington is officially celebrating the opening of her new office by hosting a grand opening event on Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
Koerner Distributor, Inc. has announced the promotion of Ben Quinn to Director of Sales in their North Division.
The North Division is 13 counties, including Champaign, Vermillion, Macon, McLean and Peoria. Mr. Quinn will manage all aspects of the sales organization, including account sales, customer relationship management, sales management, and merchandising. Ben has been a part of the Koerner Distributor team for nearly ten years and has been critical to the growth in and around the North Division region. He is passionate about the business and the communities Koerner serves. Ben's professional success and passion for his community led him to be named a 2022 Central Illinois Business 40 Under 40 class member. Mr. Quinn is also a 2022 Champaign County United Way Emerging Community Leaders program graduate.
Security Staff Expands at Central Illinois Security, Inc.
Central Illinois Security, Inc. (CIS) welcomes Sara Linn of Auburn to the team as an account executive for new and existing business development. Linn brings two decades of customer service experience and over six years of expertise in the security and technology sector for the benefit of central Illinois customers. To accommodate increased demand, she will focus on the eastern service area for CIS, including Champaign, Decatur, and surrounding communities. Professionally, Linn supports the interests of central Illinois businesses by building relationships within the community as a board member for Local First Springfield and as a member of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. Personally, as a wife and mother, she cheers on her family, along with the Auburn Trojans and the St. Louis Cardinals.

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