Free Swim Day at the YMCA Camp Clay

Leland Smith Insurance is sponsoring a FREE swim day at Camp Clay Aqua Park. We have a limited amount of wrist bands available, so let us know if you’d like some! $2 entry without a band.
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We Would Love Your Feedback!

Are you a new, happy client of Leland Smith Insurance Services? Or perhaps you are a long-time, satisfied customer of the Leland Smith Insurance family? If you fit either of these categories, we would very much appreciate your feedback and reviews of our business! A rating and statement on our Yelp or Facebook page would be of tremendous help. We are proud of the personal service we are able to provide each of our customers, and would love if you could take a moment out of your day to review us on one of our media platforms. For quick and easy access to these sites, we have provided the links to our Facebook and Yelp pages below. We would not be a business without YOU, and would enjoy hearing about your personal experience in working with our insurance agency. From all of us, thank you so much in advance!

http://www.yelp.com/biz/leland-smith-insurance-services-van-wert 

https://www.facebook.com/LelandSmithIns/ 

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There’s An App For That

Need to make your insurance payment, but can’t make it to our office before the deadline? There’s an app for that. What about accident support, which automatically dials 911 at the touch of a button? There’s an app for that too. How about something that securely keeps all your important insurance information and contacts at the touch of a button? The answer is that there is an app for all of that, the new Leland Smith Insurance app to be exact!

Yep, you heard us right. LSI has launched a new, free app for you to download to your phone right now. You can customize this application to your policy information, including the addition of ID cards. Each app will also list the contact information for all agents and LSI branches. That way, all the insurance information you need is kept literally at your fingertips.  Search “Leland Smith” in the app store and download to your smart phone now!

LSI App

 

Fifth Agent Spotlight: Eddie Dreyer!

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For our fifth agent spotlight, we decided to feature one of the guys of the Van Wert branch, Eddie Dreyer! We hope you enjoy getting to know him just as much as we enjoy having him as one of our agents.

AC: Tell us a little about yourself, your family, and your hobbies.

ED: My family is now equal to a basketball lineup and includes my wife Meta, Kyrie who just turned four in February, Myma who is two, and Tynan who is nine months old. I enjoy hanging out with them and watching sports, especially basketball and football. I am from Cincinnati, so my loyalty is with the Bengals, Reds, Xavier and Notre Dame.

AC: How long have you been in the insurance business?

ED: I have been working in the insurance business for 8 years.

AC: When did you start at LSI? What area of insurance do you handle?

ED: I started with LSI in May 2014, so it has almost been two years. I handle personal, commercial and life insurance but my specialty is commercial lines.

AC: What is the most rewarding aspect of working in this field?

ED: I enjoy assisting our customers to find them the right coverage and the right premium for their exposure.

AC: What is your favorite aspect of being a part of LSI?

ED: What I like the most is the family atmosphere and the culture of doing business the right away.

Thanks for everything you do for us Eddie! You rock!

Fourth Agent Spotlight: Dan Morris

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As promised, the fourth agent spotlight features Dan Morris, our other newest addition to the LSI family. We hope you enjoy getting to know Dan just as much as we did! It may be April Fools, but this is a legitimate spotlight! 🙂

AC: Tell us a little bit about yourself, outside hobbies, and how you began working in insurance.  

DM: I have been working in insurance since 1977, and started out in this industry when I answered a job ad in the paper, three months before I was to be married. I first began as an agent for life and health insurance. Then in 1983, I received my multi-line license with an agency in Spencerville, and was able to bring the Erie company over to Hickey Morris Agency when I began working there.

In my free time, I used to be a big golfer. However, I gave that up when we bought a camper. We go to Indian Lake and Indian Trails. I also enjoy watching football, both pro and college games. And as a side hobby I’ve always been interested in trains.

AC: What is your favorite aspect of working with insurance?

DM: I love working with the people and trying to improve their situation. It’s essentially the whole premise of why I started working in this industry; insurance allows me to help people in situations that aren’t always easy or fun for the clients.

AC: What are you most looking forward to with this recent merger?

DM: I am most looking forward to the growth of our insurance agency. With that growth, we will be able to service our clients better, which is our priority.

Thanks for chatting with us Dan! Welcome aboard.

Third Agent Spotlight: Dennis Hickey!

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For our third agent spotlight, we decided to feature one of our newest members to the LSI family, Dennis Hickey! Thanks for letting everyone get to know you a little better Dennis, and welcome aboard.

AC: Tell us a little bit about yourself, outside hobbies, and how you began working in insurance.  

DH: I have been working in insurance since 1976. My father started this agency in 1959, and then I took over the agency in 1977. I have been working here ever since.

Outside of work, I enjoy wakeboarding, jet skiing, and woodworking. I also play the baritone horn, and recently performed in the orchestra for the Van Wert Civic Theater’s Beauty and the Beast.

AC: What is your favorite aspect of working with insurance?

DH: What I like the most are the people I get to interact with. I love being able to aid them with a variety of their needs, and to overall help them in any way that I can.

AC: In your opinion, what is the biggest misconception regarding insurance?

DH: I would say that people think they understand insurance and will not need any assistance in getting the correct coverage. Often time’s, individuals try to do things on their own. However, everyone has unique requirements, and that means it is necessary to have a licensed agent there to help them find the best coverage option. What works for one person may not work for someone else. That’s why we are here to help.

AC: What are you most looking forward to with this recent merger?

DH: This relationship will allow us to expand the companies we can represent for home, auto, life, and business customers, and it means we can continue to provide the kind of one-on-one service that we feel has set our agency apart for more than 5 decades. My partner Dan Morris and I are excited about our new partnership with the Leland Smith Agency.

Welcome to the Leland Smith family! We are glad to have you, and look forward to working with you. Stay tuned for our next agent spotlight, which will feature Dennis’ partner, Dan Morris.