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Celebrating Success for Leavitt Group Midwest in 2023

The main components that have made Leavitt Group Midwest so successful over the years have always been our employees and our clients. Our employees work hard every day to make sure customers have the proper insurance they need and are happy with the service we provide. Here are some strategies that have contributed to our success, along with some recent awards we have received.

What has Contributed to Our Success

New, Collaborative Office

To have happy customers, we must have happy employees! Leavitt Group Midwest owners and management work very hard to ensure employees enjoy their jobs and the work environment. In April 2023 we moved our main office to Polaris Parkway to give everyone a new, fresh, and more modern office space. Our employees requested less cubes and more offices, so that is exactly what we did.

Employee Recognition

To show employees how much we care, we highlight winners throughout the year for sales and service awards. Everyone gets a trophy for their win! Here are a few recent awards.

  • Carla Olson: 1st Place for New Premium and Net New Sales for 2023
  • Kyle Kaethow: 2nd Place for New Premium and Net New Sales for 2023
  • Allison McGinnis: 3rd Place for New Premium and 4th Place for Net New Sales for 2023
  • Aaron Rumpf: 3rd Place for Net New Sales for 2023
  • Brett Wagner: Million Dollar Club Award Winner

Employee Fun

We host events to build relationships among our employees. Each year we go to a Clippers baseball game and a Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game. Recently, we held an employee event at Top Golf.

Give Back to the Community

We are constantly looking for new ways to have fun with our staff. What better way to have fun than to give back to the community. Each year we host Football Squares during the OSU vs. Michigan game. Half the money collected is donated to a local charity. This year we collected $300 for the Mid-Ohio Food Bank! In addition, each year for our office Christmas party we do a 50/50 fundraising event. We donated $150 to Nationwide Children’s Hospital from our 2023 Christmas party.

Awards and Recognition

Kelly R. Russell Agency Excellence Award

In 2023, Leavitt Group Midwest received the Kelly R. Russell Agency Excellence Award from Leavitt Group. This award is given each year to Leavitt Group agencies that achieve exceptional growth, profitability, and customer service.

Gwen Bertke – Culture Award

Each quarter, employees across all Leavitt Group agencies are nominated by their colleagues for culture awards. A small handful are chosen by the LGAA Culture and Values Committee as top winners. We were excited to have Gwen Bertke chosen as one of the Culture Award recipients in 2023. She was nominated for the significant role she played in moving Leavitt Group Midwest to a new office location. Through her efforts, employees at our agency are enjoying a beautiful, more collaborate work space with a family culture.

Best Independent Insurance Agencies to Work For

Leavitt Group Midwest has been recognized by Insurance Journal as one of the “Best Independent Insurance Agencies to Work For” in 2021, 2022, and 2023. This award is an annual recognition given to insurance agencies across the United States that are considered outstanding workplaces. The awards are based on surveys completed by employees of the nominated agencies, who rate their workplaces on various criteria, including benefits, culture, management, and overall job satisfaction. Winning this award highlights an agency’s commitment to creating a positive work environment.

We look forward to seeing what 2024 will bring. We hope for continuous agency growth and, of course, happiness and health for all our employees and customers.

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