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

  Program lets Holyoke High School students participate in a simulated driving experience 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

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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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Dowd Insurance Agencies Announces Alliance with Quincy Mutual Group

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

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Dowd Insurance: A Legacy of Connection

Pictured from left to right: David Griffin Jr., John E. Dowd, Jr., and Melissa Salois-Blood. by Mark Roessler The Dowd Insurance Agency first started working with the United Way 40 years ago when both organizations had offices in downtown Holyoke. “When I started with the agency in the early 1980s, it was a different time back then,” said John E.

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