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The Main Street America Group Inducts Four Employees into its Circle of Excellence

Recipients Receive Company’s Highest Honor


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 1:45 pm EDT



.@msagroupins inducts 4 into its Circle of Excellence, company's highest honor.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Main Street America Group recognized four of its employees with the company’s highest honor when they were inducted into Main Street America’s prestigious Circle of Excellence at a recent ceremony held at TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

This year’s Main Street America Circle of Excellence honorees are:

Jana Blake, operations specialist, integrated customer solutions, Keene, N.H.


Mike Moshier, facilities services coordinator, administrative services, Syracuse, N.Y.


Joe Pelkey, underwriting supervisor, commercial lines product, Keene, N.H.


Martha Silander, surety development specialist, bonds product, Keene. N.H.


“We recognized Jana, Mike, Joe and Martha for their dedication to Main Street America’s mission of taking care of our independent insurance agent-customers better than anyone else in the marketplace,” said Tom Van Berkel, Main Street America’s chairman and chief executive officer. “They truly went above and beyond throughout 2016 and they represented our organization in an exceptional way.”

The diverse group of winners was selected for their individual accomplishments and significant contributions to the company’s 2016 performance, which featured top-line growth of 10.2 percent and the most net written premium (sales) in the company’s 93-year history: $1.07 billion. Other Main Street America financial highlights from 2016 included a surplus (capital) increase of $27 million to $1.1 billion and total asset growth of 5.6 percent to $2.6 billion.

Additional details about Main Street America’s 2016 performance are available via its 2016 Annual Report: Partnering for Success. Further, Van Berkel discusses the company’s “2016 Year in Review” and “2017 Outlook” in a two-part interview on Main Street America’s YouTube channel.

Established in 1985, Main Street America’s Circle of Excellence is an annual recognition program for employees of the super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier. Circle of Excellence members are nominated by fellow employees and selected by the company’s senior management team for their embodiment of the organization’s core values of ownership, relationships and service.

About The Main Street America Group

With roots dating back to 1923, The Main Street America Group is a mutual insurance holding company which writes business through its nine property/casualty insurance carriers: NGM Insurance Company, Old Dominion Insurance Company, Austin Mutual Insurance Company, Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company, Main Street America Assurance Company, Great Lakes Casualty Insurance Company, MSA Insurance Company, Main Street America Protection Insurance Company and Spring Valley Mutual Insurance Company. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Main Street America offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance, as well as fidelity and surety bond products, to individuals, families and businesses throughout the United States.

With nearly $1.1 billion in premium written exclusively by 3,000 independent insurance agents, the 94-year-old company underwrites over 500,000 property/casualty policies in 37 states, as well as 50,000 bonds in 47 states and the District of Columbia. A.M. Best Company rates The Main Street America Group with an "A" (Excellent) Financial Strength Rating, with a Stable Outlook, as well as an “a+” Issuer Credit Rating. The company has $1.1 billion in surplus (capital) and $2.6 billion in total assets.

Main Street America is the founding company partner of Trusted Choice®, the global branding program of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Main Street America is also a founding company partner of the TrustedChoice.com agent referral platform and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center. For more information about Main Street America, please visit our newsroom at news.msagroup.com or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MainStreetAmerica.

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Jana Blake has been inducted into The Main Street America Group's prestigious Circle of Excellence. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Martha Silander has been inducted into The Main Street America Group's prestigious Circle of Excellence. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Joe Pelkey has been inducted into The Main Street America Group's prestigious Circle of Excellence. (Photo: Business Wire)
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Mike Moshier has been inducted into The Main Street America Group's prestigious Circle of Excellence. (Photo: Business Wire)
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