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The Dowd Insurance Agencies Brings Newly Enhanced Distractology® Tour to Holyoke to Educate Teen Drivers on the Dangers of Distracted Driving

 

Student participating in distracted driving simulation

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 →

The Dowd Agencies launch drive to benefit The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

 

Collection boxes set up at each branch location throughout the month of May

HOLYOKE, Mass. – 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… Continue reading →

David W. Griffin, Jr., promoted to vice president at The Dowd Insurance Agencies

HOLYOKE, Mass. – 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… Continue reading →

Five generations later, Holyoke’s Dowd Agencies stays true to insurance roots

Written by Keith O’Connor, Special to The Republican

HOLYOKE – 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… Continue reading →

Recovering from a Disaster

By John E. Dowd Jr.

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 →

JACK DOWD, FIFTH GENERATION JOINS THE DOWD INSURANCE AGENCIES

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HOLYOKE, Mass. – 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… Continue reading →

MICHAEL RZEPKA CELEBRATES 25 YEARS AT THE DOWD INSURANCE AGENCIES

Michael G. Rzepka Michael G. Rzepka joined The Dowd Insurance Agencies in 1991
 HOLYOKE, Mass. – 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… Continue reading →

DOWD INSURANCE AGENCIES ANNOUNCES ALLIANCE WITH QUINCY MUTUAL GROUP

1601063_DOWD-WebTimeline-Slide19 HOLYOKE, Mass – 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,… Continue reading →

Nadine West Joins Dowd Insurance Agencies

Nadine-HRHolyoke – The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, today announced Nadine West has joined the agencies as a commercial lines account manager.

“We are very excited to have Nadine join our team of insurance professionals,” said John E. Dowd, Jr., president and CEO of The Dowd Insurance Agencies. “She has a great deal of industry experience and brings a lot of enthusiasm for customer service”

Nadine West, a resident of Goshen,… Continue reading →