On Thanksgiving Day, millions of Americans fall into one of two categories: the travelers and the hosts. As to which represents the smaller piece of the furcula (better known as the wishbone; #TurkeyTrivia), that depends heavily on whom you ask. Some would rather spend hours crawling a highway than days cleaning to in-law standards, while others wouldn’t trade their homey kitchen traditions for all the pumpkin pies on Earth. In… Continue reading →
The Dowd Agencies, LLC, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, announced that Nick Vautrin, a resident of South Hadley, has been hired as an account executive.
“As the Dowd Agencies continues to grow, we are regularly looking to add new talent to our team,” said John E. Dowd, president and CEO. “Nick is an excellent fit, bringing a lot of energy and a strong commitment to providing the best service to our customers.”
Vautrin… Continue reading →
The Dowd Agencies, LLC, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, has appointed Chief Financial Officer Jon D. Lumbra as the new managing partner/president of Dowd Financial Services.
“This is a natural progression of responsibility and oversight for Jon,” said John E. Dowd, president and CEO. “He brings nearly two decades of experience in financial services to the table, including the past year as chief financial officer with our firm. He is known for his breadth… Continue reading →
David W. Griffin Sr., CIC, LIA, the executive vice president and treasurer of The Dowd Agencies, LLC, has been recognized by The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) for his 35 years of committed professional leadership and advanced knowledge. Griffin earned the designation through a series of rigorous examinations and has maintained the designation by annual attendance at an approved CIC continuing education program.
“It’s wonderful to be recognized by the CIC for my longevity and commitment,” said Griffin. “Ongoing… Continue reading →
Program lets Holyoke High School students participate in a simulated driving experience
HOLYOKE, Mass. – The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for more than 118 years, is proud to bring the newly relaunched Distractology® tour to Holyoke High School Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2. Developed and funded by the Arbella Insurance Foundation, Distractology was one of the first programs in the country to address distracted… Continue reading →
Collection boxes set up at each branch location throughout the month of May
The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for more than 118 years, today announced the launch of a cell phone collection drive to benefit The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV). The organization, founded in 1978, works to end violence in the lives of women and men through education and advocacy efforts. The donated cell phones will be refurbished and sold… Continue reading →
The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for more than 118 years, today announced David W. Griffin, Jr., has been promoted to vice president of The Dowd Insurance Agencies. Griffin is based out of the Holyoke office and works with the other branches based in Hadley, Southampton, Ludlow and Indian Orchard.
“The Dowd Insurance Agencies is the oldest family-owned agency in Massachusetts,” said David W. Griffin, Sr., “and I am very proud that my son… Continue reading →
Written by Keith O’Connor, Special to The Republican
No story about the Dowd Agencies – the oldest insurance agency in Massachusetts under continuous family ownership – and its tremendous growth over the years can be told without a little background history first.
Like many Irish immigrants who came to settle in Holyoke, James J. Dowd arrived in the Paper City in 1865 to build a better life for himself and his family.
While Dowd worked in a textile mill, one… Continue reading →
By John E. Dowd Jr.
Change in the business environment is expected. From regional landscape shifts and government regulations to emerging technologies, international competition, and more, it’s important to consider all the reasons why and how to insure your business.
And while some changes are predictable, others are not, but there are ways to plan for both.
What if you went to the office one morning to find nothing there? A flood, hurricane, tornado, or terrorist attack made it impossible… Continue reading →
The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for more than 118 years, today announced Jack Dowd will be joining the agency as an Account Executive. The addition of Jack Dowd represents the fifth generation of family to be employed at The Dowd Insurance Agencies.
“It’s a real sense of pride that I feel welcoming my son, Jack, to the family business representing the fifth generation here at The Dowd Insurance Agencies,” said John E. Dowd,… Continue reading →
Michael G. Rzepka joined The Dowd Insurance Agencies in 1991
The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for more than 118 years, today announced Michael G. Rzepka is celebrating his 25th anniversary as part of the firm. Rzepka joined The Dowd Insurance Agencies in 1991 with a concentration on commercial sales and has provided a quarter century of local service. For more than three decades, Rzepka has held various positions in commercial underwriting, marketing… Continue reading →
The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for 118 years, today announced it will enter into a strategic alliance with a subsidiary of The Quincy Mutual Group. Through Quincy Perpetuation Partners (QPP), the new subsidiary, Quincy Mutual will invest in a 20 percent ownership position in The Dowd Insurance Agencies.
A full-service agency, The Dowd Insurance Agencies have been helping people and businesses in western Massachusetts with their personal insurance, commercial insurance, and financial-planning needs… Continue reading →