LINCOLN, R.I. - Amica Insurance’s National Sales Center – West, located in Henderson, Nevada, recently celebrated its five-year anniversary.
One of Amica’s 44 offices across the country, the National Sales Center – West opened in December of 2009, in the midst of a national recession, with only seven employees. But with a multiyear plan in place, and the backing of the Nevada business community, it now has 72 employees.
“This sales center supports our sales team in states where we had a limited presence,” said Paul Pyne, executive vice president and chief operations officer at Amica. “It gives us tremendous agility to drive calls in these markets.”
“The growth has been awesome,” said Lorraine Gaines, sales and client services manager at the National Sales Center – West. “This area is good in terms of getting people to relocate here because of the lower cost of living.”
When Amica first started exploring the possibility of a new sales center, officials from the Henderson Chamber of Commerce helped with recruiting resources and finding quality job candidates.
“The business community is very supportive,” Gaines said. “The president of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce comes out for site visits and makes us feel like part of the community. On behalf of Amica, we’d like to thank the Chamber for all of its support throughout this process.”
“The Henderson Chamber of Commerce and the City of Henderson work closely together to assist businesses who have recently relocated here with their hiring needs,” said Scott Muelrath, president and chief executive officer of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce. “And through the Henderson Development Association (the economic development arm of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce), we offer programs to existing businesses which support them in the area of retention and development. We are very proud of our relationship with the city, as it has contributed greatly to the growth of our local community.”
About Amica Insurance
Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,400 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit Amica.com.
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