Farm Bureau agents receive state honors
The annual sales conference of the NC Farm Bureau Insurance Company was held March 9 and 10 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.
Agents, managers, spouses and home office staff were treated to an enthusiastic two days of celebrating the impact that a sound insurance program can have on people’s lives.
The convention culminated on Monday night with an awards gala to recognize top agencies across the state. Haywood County Farm Bureau Agency Manager, Wendy Smathers Carver was named Honor Agency Manager for 2013.
This is the fourth year in a row Haywood County has earned the Honor Agency Award. Carver accepted a plaque on behalf of the entire agency for outstanding sales and service in the 2013 year.
“Bringing back another Honor Agency Award to Haywood County is something we all worked very hard to do. There are over 100 agencies across our state with some outstanding track records,” she said. “I am certain there are no better agents in the company than the ones we have right here in our county. They work hard to see that their clients are taken care of the right way, and in a way they would want for their own family. I’m proud to be their manager.”
Haywood County’s long list of recognitions did not stop there. Agent James Stone was presented with an award for being among the Top 75 agents in the state. With over 770 agents vying for the same honor this was a representation of an entire years’ worth of work and dedication to Farm Bureau Members.
Another Haywood County Agent, Phil Wiley, earned a spot in the prestigious Rookie of the Year Award. The Rookie Award recognizes agents in their first full year in the business on the basis of overall sales and service.
Wiley ranked fourth among over 60 other Rookie agents in the state.
Agents Jeff Mills and Wayne Edwards were recognized for 15 and 20 years of service, respectively, to Farm Bureau members and were presented a gold lapel pin for their dedication.
Wayne Edwards and James Stone were recognized as leaders by Blue Cross Blue Shield. Jennifer Best received the 2013 National Multi-line Sales Award and Chris Moore was among 32 Rising Star Recipients.
“It was a blessing to hear names called from Haywood County in so many categories,” said Carver.