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Arc of Chester County Recipient of Grant from Arthur Hall Insurance and Westfield Insurance Foundation  

The Arc of Chester County Receives Grant from Arthur Hall Insurance and Westfield Insurance Foundation

Westfield Legacy of Caring Program Lends a Hand to Communities Across America

West Chester, PA, July 2018 — The Arc of Chester County received a grant from Arthur Hall Insurance and Westfield Insurance Foundation to help individuals with disabilities and their families in Chester County and the surrounding areas as part of the Westfield Legacy of Caring program. At Westfield, it’s more than writing insurance policies. Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance as a career.

“At Arthur Hall Insurance, we believe in the shared responsibility to help strengthen the communities we call home,” said Nicole C. Grebloskie, Agency Principal and Vice President, Personal Lines.  “We are proud of our collaboration with Westfield and the collective impact to critically important initiatives such as those provided by the Arc of Chester County that are essential to so many people.”

“Through the support from the Westfield Insurance Foundation and Arthur Hall Insurance, we can increase our efforts to deliver critical services to individuals with disabilities through our Family Support Services program and Comprehensive Employment Services. These funds directly translate to work placements, community inclusion and engagement, and social skills acquisition for those with disabilities. It also helps combat caregiver burnout, as these services that are rendered in the community provide a break from caregiving for the families, thus providing an increase in stability for the family unit.,” said Jeanne Meikrantz, The Arc of Chester County Executive Director.

This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than $500,000 to neighborhoods across the country. Arthur Hall Insurance is one of 88 agencies in 17 states donating to 95 nonprofits, including the Arc of Chester County, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Awarding grants through the program is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing nearly $1.8 million in the last four years.

“Our agency partners are one of our greatest assets and we appreciate their dedication to their own communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman.  “Our agents care and work hard to protect our customers, and the Legacy of Caring grant program helps build brighter futures in their own communities.”

About Arthur Hall Insurance

Arthur Hall Insurance is an independent insurance agent and broker providing complete risk management services and solutions to businesses, organizations, non-profits, professionals, and families. Established in 1966, they offer personalized individual service, quality and comprehensive protection, and expert knowledge with a commitment to building and maintaining long-term client relationships. Arthur Hall Insurance offices are located in West Chester, PA, Hockessin, DE and Sparta, NJ.  For more information about Arthur Hall Insurance, visit www.arthurhall.com.

About The Arc of Chester County

The Arc of Chester County was formed sixty-six years ago by parents of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since that time, The Arc of Chester County has grown to provide a lifetime of services to individuals with disabilities and their families, serving 3,000 individuals annually. The mission of The Arc of Chester County is to advocate, educate, and provide services to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to enhance the quality of their lives.

About Westfield Insurance Foundation
Westfield Insurance Foundation was established in 2005 as an independent private foundation endowed by Westfield Insurance. In keeping with the values of Westfield Insurance, the Foundation exists as a dedicated community and industry partner; concentrating resources to have an impact on safety, disaster relief and family stability. The Foundation donates over $3 million annually to a variety of charities.

About Westfield
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to your protection and prosperity and to the progress of our community. Visit westfieldinsurance.com for more information.

Pictured in photo from left to right:

Kathryn Daniels, CPCU,CIC, ARM, CRM, Middle Market Field Manager, Westfield Insurance; Dan Mackarevich, CIC, Account Executive, Arthur Hall Insurance; Robyn Fryberger, Director of Administration, The Arc of Chester County; Amanda Blevins, Development Manager, The Arc of Chester County; Lucas Zeigler, Personal Lines Market Underwriter II, Westfield Insurance; Nicole Grebloskie, CAPI, CIC, CISR, Agency Principal and Vice President Personal Lines, Arthur Hall Insurance.

Arthur Hall Insurance Earns Award  

Arthur Hall Insurance Qualifies for Inner Circle for Eighth Time

HUNTINGDON, PA – For the eighth time, Arthur Hall Insurance, West Chester, has earned Mutual Benefit Group’s Inner Circle award. It is just one of 19 independent insurance agencies that qualified for the honor based on 2017 business results.

Mutual Benefit Group is a multiline property/casualty insurance company based in Huntingdon. It is represented by 225 independent agents in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Each year, the company presents its Inner Circle award to those agents who provide superior customer satisfaction while establishing a consistent record of profitable growth.

With additional offices in Wilmington, Del., and Sparta, N.J., Arthur Hall Insurance has been providing commercial and personal lines of property and casualty insurance to the Mid-Atlantic region for over 50 years. The firm’s 30-member staff specializes in coverage for not-for-profit organizations; life sciences practices/businesses; public entities; and financial institutions. The agency recently began offering specialty coverage for document destruction practices and education practices.

Agency principals include James S. Denham, CIC, CPCU, president; Glenn D. Burcham, CIC, senior vice president; Mark S. Sammarone, CIC, vice president; Nicole Grebloskie, CAPI, CIC, CISR, vice president, personal lines; Karen L. Leary, CIC, operations manager; and Joshua J. Isler, CIC, vice president. Denham says his best piece of general advice regarding insurance purchases is “find an agent who will listen to your concerns and needs, and will develop a program that addresses those issues, regardless of cost.”

Arthur Hall Insurance believes in giving back to the communities where it operates, supporting such organizations as West Chester University Foundation; United Way of Delaware; ARC of Chester County; Chester County Food Bank; Chester County Historical Society; and Operation Warm.

Mutual Benefit Group has been providing insurance coverage for autos, homes, and businesses since 1908. Rated A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best, Mutual Benefit serves nearly 75,000 policyholders. The Company has been named one of the Top 100 Businesses for 2016 by Pennsylvania Business Central and has made the list of Best Places to Work in PA seven times in the past nine years.

Edward R. Blake Named Senior Account Manager  
Edward R. Blake, CPCU, CIC

Edward R. Blake, CPCU, CIC

(March  2018) Arthur Hall Insurance is pleased to announce that Edward R. (Ted) Blake, CPCU, CIC has been named Senior Account Manager for the firm. Ted began his career in the West Chester office in 1993 as a Personal Lines Account Manager transitioning to Commercial Lines Account Manager in 1995. This year, he celebrates his 25th year with Arthur Hall Insurance. As one of the key personnel to open the agency’s Hockessin, DE office, Ted’s focus involves assisting new business interests as well as renewals and remarketing of existing accounts. He holds two respected industry designations, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC), both of which require rigorous coursework and examinations, continuing professional development skills and competence requirements.

“We receive nothing but positive feedback from both our company partners and clients about Ted’s exemplary service, says Glenn D. Burcham, CIC, CRM, Senior Vice President – Delaware Operations and agency principal. “We are fortunate to have someone of Ted’s caliber as an integral part of our team.”

Ted attended Wilmington Friends School and is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History. He lives with his wife and family in Kennett Square.

Joshua J. Isler, CIC Named New Vice President and Shareholder  

(March 2018)  The Board of Directors of Arthur Hall Insurance are pleased to announce that Joshua J. Isler, CIC has been named as a principal shareholder for the firm. Josh joins James Denham, Glenn Burcham, Mark Sammarone, Nicole Grebloskie, and Karen Leary as agency partner and assumes the title of Vice President. Josh began his career with Arthur Hall Insurance in 2004, returning in 2015 as a Commercial Lines Account Executive. With a continued focus on generating new business opportunities and establishing strategic business relationships, Josh has a proven track record of providing the best possible risk management solutions to his clients in both personal and commercial realms.

Josh credits those important client relationships established early in his career, clients who have placed their trust in him from the beginning, with his success in the industry. Growing a book of business from scratch is challenging in the insurance industry. Doing it successfully without the benefit of growing up in the area escalates that level of difficulty, yet Josh is not only recognized as a seasoned insurance professional but also one that earns the respect of all those with which he comes in contact.

“The industry continues to excite and challenge me,” says Josh, “and we have more to offer our clients than ever before through niche products, risk management expertise, full time claims staff and value added services. Arthur Hall Insurance is committed to caring for their clients and delivers a complete program based on the agency’s mission of serving as a trusted Advisor, Advocate, and Agent.”

“I am truly honored that Arthur Hall Insurance has offered me the opportunity to continue to grow and build relationships as a partner in a firm of this caliber.”

Josh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both management and marketing from Eastern University. He holds the insurance industry’s premier Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation recognized throughout the industry as a standard of achievement, personal dedication, and expertise. The CIC Society’s national members are required to pass rigorous undergraduate and graduate-level examinations, meet experience requirements, and agree to be bound by a strict code of professional ethics.

A strong family life is extremely important to Josh, who is married to his high school sweetheart, Daisy. Making their home in West Chester, their active family includes four young children ages two through eight. Josh is also actively involved with several local charity organizations.

Arthur Hall Insurance Honored  

Arthur Hall Insurance President, Jim Denham, CPCU, CIC, (second from right) and Glenn Burcham, CIC, CRM, Sr. Vice President of Delaware Operations,(center) proudly accept the prestigious Flagship Award from Harford Mutual Insurance. The Flagship Award is selectively awarded to those top performing agencies who not only meet a certain premium level, but also qualify with low loss ratios and are committed to continued growth for mutual success. Fewer than 5% of appointed Harford Mutual agencies have earned this distinction. We are honored to receive the Flagship Award as affirmation of our continued commitment to our clients.

Also pictured are Harford Mutual’s Jeff Rink, CPCU, Vice President- Marketing and Business Development and Charmain Hess, Production Underwriter.