Everybody knows your name: the benefits of local insurance agents

If you watch any TV these days, it’s likely you’ve seen the commercials: all matter of wildlife, from ducks to geckos, pigeons to Snoopy, trying to sell you insurance from major national brands. They are often good for a chuckle, and lead you to believe that shopping for insurance is fun and simple­­––a matter of checking a few boxes on

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National Insurance Awareness Day

3 ways to recognize the importance of this oft-overlooked essential National Insurance Awareness Day falls on Wednesday, June 28. No fireworks. No cookouts. No decorations. Let’s face it, thinking about insurance is not fun. But still, taking a few minutes to recognize this day could have a tremendous impact on your life, and the lives of your family members. Everyone

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

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

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

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

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Jack Dowd, Fifth Generation Joins The Dowd Insurance Agencies

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,

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Michael Rzepka Celebrates 25 Years at The Dowd Insurance Agencies

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

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Jon D. Lumbra Selected as Chief Financial Officer for The Dowd Insurance Agencies

 The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for over 115 years, today announced the appointment of Chief Financial Officer, Jon D. Lumbra.  A resident of Holyoke, Lumbra will be responsible for directing the fiscal operations of the business and supervising the accounting department. In addition, he will assist in the planning, establishing and maintaining of current

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John Dowd Featured on WWLP

Hurricane Irene left hundreds of homeowners with flooding damange. WWLP recently interviewd John Dowd on what homeowners need to know about flood insurance.  Click here to view the story.

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Boating Safety

Boating season will be here before you know it.  Learn how to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities while boating.  Review safety tips, news, recalls, defects and laws and regulations you should know.  Click here to access the US Coast Guards Official site.

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