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Blasczienski Joins Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

FULTON – Jodi L. Blasczienski was hired as a personal lines account manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA) it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

Blasczienski will be in ESA’s Fulton office.

“Jodi brings a wealth of insurance industry experience to ESA,” Murray said. “And she makes a wonderful addition to our extremely dedicated personal lines team.”

Jodi L. Blasczienski,  personal lines account manager, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

Jodi L. Blasczienski, personal lines account manager, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

Blasczienski resides in Fulton with her husband, Thomas, and children Madisyn and Thomas.

She has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance industry and she was previously employed managing personal lines accounts at two agencies in Syracuse.

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds.

In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “2015 is our 29th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, and we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies.

“Other services we offer include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates.”

Michele Crisafulli-Becker Joins Eastern Shore Associates

FULTON, NY – Michele Crisafulli-Becker was hired as a personal lines account manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

Crisafulli-Becker will be in ESA’s Fulton office.

Michele Crisafulli-Becker

Michele Crisafulli-Becker

“It’s great to have Michele on our team,” Murray said. “We all look forward to working with her and sharing her expertise with our personal lines customers.”

Recently married, Crisafulli-Becker resides in Fulton with her husband, Daniel. She has eight years of experience in the insurance industry and she was previously employed managing personal lines accounts at agencies in Oswego, Syracuse and Fulton.

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2015 is our 29th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance. Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and employee stock owned company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates.”

Lorrie Wallis Joins Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Lorrie Wallis was hired as a personal lines account manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

Wallis will be in the agency’s Camden office.

Lorrie Wallis

Lorrie Wallis

“We are so pleased to welcome Lorrie to ESA,” Murray said. “Her involvement in her community combined with her more than 25 years of experience in the industry make her a wonderful addition to our team.”

Wallis, who resides in Camden with her husband, Norman, has served with the Camden Volunteer Fire Department for more than 17 years and was Camden’s first female firefighter, as well as a 30-year member of the CVFD Auxiliary.

She is a Certified First Responder and serves the CVFD as secretary, scene support, and fire police. Her husband is also a volunteer fireman and he operates ambulance services in Camden and Pulaski.

In addition, Wallis manages the non-profit, North Star Super Nova All-Stars Cheerleading gym in Rome. Prior to joining ESA, she served as an agent for a Camden insurance agency for 25 years.

“Coming to Eastern Shore has definitely broadened my community connections even further,” Wallis said. “As a Camden native, it’s a joy to serve my friends and neighbors and to be able to offer them the many services offered by ESA.”

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2015 is our 29th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance. Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and employee stock owned company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Camden office can be reached at 245-1750 and the Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000. They are also on Facebook under “Eastern Shore Associates.”

Eastern Shore Associates’ Pulaski Office Is Not Closing

“Despite rumors to the contrary, our Pulaski office is not closing,” said Martha Murray, president, Eastern Shore Associates. “Terri Gregory and Barb Hubbard are retiring at the end of the year, but we will continue to serve our customers there with a full staff. We are grateful for the great relationships Barb and Terri have established with our Pulaski area customers as they retire, but account managers Barbara Brosch and JoAnn Holbrook will be there as always to serve them. JoAnn lives in Pulaski and together, they have more than 40 years of insurance experience.”

Account managers Barbara Brosch, left, and JoAnn Holbrook will continue to serve ESA customers in the Pulaski area. They can be reached at (315) 298-5126.

Account managers Barbara Brosch, left, and JoAnn Holbrook will continue to serve ESA customers in the Pulaski area. They can be reached at (315) 298-5126.

Anyone with questions may contact Barbara or JoAnn in Pulaski at (315) 298-5126, or call the main office at (315) 598-6000.

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

Russell, Hutchins, Wehrmann, Earn Promotions At Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

FULTON – Sharlotte Russell, Carrie Hutchins, and Lora Wehrmann have all earned promotions at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

“Each of these employees has worked hard to earn these promotions and each is a credit to our team, “ Murray said.

Sharlotte Russel, who works at the Fulton office, was promoted from Commercial Lines Processor to Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative (CSR).

Sharlotte Russell was promoted from Commercial Lines Processor to Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative.

Russell, who works at the Fulton office, was promoted from Commercial Lines Processor to Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative.

She resides in Mexico and has been with ESA just over one year.

Wehrmann, also at the Fulton office, was promoted from Commercial Lines CSR to Commercial Lines Account Executive.

She resides in Scriba and has 10 years with ESA.

Hutchins, who works at ESA’s North Syracuse office, was promoted from Marketing CSR to Senior Marketing Specialist.

She resides in Liverpool and has five years with ESA. In addition, she was ESA’s 2012 Above and Beyond award winner.

The Above and Beyond program is designed to recognize the individual who goes above and beyond their normal job duties to exceed the needs of fellow employees, our customers and our agency, Murray said.

Carrie Hutchins was promoted from Marketing CSR to Senior Marketing Specialist.

Carrie Hutchins was promoted from Marketing CSR to Senior Marketing Specialist.

Headquartered in Fulton, ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation and bonds.

In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

Lora Wehrmann was promoted from Commercial Lines Processor to Commercial Lines Customer Service Representative (CSR).

Lora Wehrmann was promoted from Commercial Lines CSR to Commercial Lines Account Executive.

Commercial Lines CSR to Commercial Lines Account Executive.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2014 is our 28th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance. Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

Welch Promoted To Assistant VP, Commercial Lines, At Eastern Shore Associates

Julie Welch, commercial lines manager at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, was promoted to assistant vice president, commercial lines, it was announced by Martha Murray, president.

“Julie has provided invaluable expertise for our commercial insurance customers, “ Murray said. “Especially in the area of construction risk, which makes her a great internal resource for ESA as well.”

Julie Welch, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lines, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Julie Welch, Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lines, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Welch, located in the Fulton office, is a licensed insurance broker for ESA, holds the Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist certification and earned the professional insurance designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter by the American institute for CPCU in 2011.

She resides in Baldwinsville, has worked at ESA for 10 years and has more than 17 years in the insurance industry.

Headquartered in Fulton, ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds.

In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2014 is our 28th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance. Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

Kowalski Joins Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

FULTON, NY – Lori Kowalski was hired as a commercial lines senior account executive at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance it was announced by Martha Murray, president. Kowalski will be in the agency’s Fulton office.

“We are so pleased to welcome Lori to ESA,” Murray said. “Her many years of experience in commercial lines will serve our clients well.”

Lori Kowalski, commercial lines senior account executive at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Lori Kowalski, commercial lines senior account executive at Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

Kowalski, who resides in Hastings, and has more than 30 years in the insurance industry and holds several industry certifications, including: INS, in-depth study of property, personal and commercial insurance; Certified Insurance Service Representative, (CISR), and Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI).

Prior to joining ESA, she worked 24 years in commercial lines for a major Syracuse-based insurance agency.

“I’ve always loved learning about my clients’ businesses and I’ve established great working relationships with them,” Kowalski said. “It’s always the most satisfying part of my job.”

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company.

ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2014 is our 28th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

“Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is a Trusted Choice independent agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company with offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth.

The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

Eastern Shore Associates’ Daniels Wins 2014 ‘Above And Beyond’ Award

Denise Daniels, personal lines account manager, for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, Camden, recently earned the agency’s 2014 “Above and Beyond” award, it was announced by Martha Murray, agency president.

“Denise’s hard work and professionalism have made her an asset to both our clients in the Camden area and to our whole team, “ Murray said. “And she earned this distinction after completing just her first year of service with ESA.

Denise Daniels, personal lines account manager, for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, Camden, recently earned the agency’s 2014 “Above and Beyond” award. Daniels has worked at ESA since Sept. 2013, and she has been an insurance professional since 2005.

Denise Daniels, personal lines account manager, for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, Camden, recently earned the agency’s 2014 “Above and Beyond” award. Daniels has worked at ESA since Sept. 2013, and she has been an insurance professional since 2005.

“The Above and Beyond program is designed to recognize the individual who goes above and beyond their normal job duties to exceed the needs of fellow employees, our customers and our agency,” she added.

Daniels has worked at ESA since Sept. 2013, and she has been an insurance professional since 2005. A Camden native, Daniels resides with her domestic partner in Vienna.

“It’s wonderful being appreciated for my work, “ Daniels said. “I love the hometown feel and approach ESA has with all of our clients. Person-to-person contact makes all the difference in both starting and keeping a good, healthy working relationship.”

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services through strategic alliances.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2014 is our 28th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

“We offer personal and commercial lines risk analysis and have commercial service units for small business, middle market, construction and public entities such as municipalities, schools, and emergency services.

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, has offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, North Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at (315) 598-6000 and the Camden office is (315) 245-1750.

Eastern Shore Associates’ Phillips Earns 2013 ‘Above and Beyond’ Award

Diane Phillips, customer service representative, commercial and municipal lines, for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA), Fulton, recently earned the agency’s 2013 “Above and Beyond” award, it was announced by Martha Murray, agency president. Phillips works at ESA’s Fulton office.

“Diane’s hard work and professionalism have made her an asset to both our clients and to our team, “ Murray said. “She is most deserving of this award.

Diane Phillips, (above) customer service representative, commercial and municipal lines, for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA), Fulton, recently earned the agency’s 2013 “Above and Beyond” award, it was announced by Martha Murray, agency president. Phillips works at ESA’s Fulton office. Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is an independent agency with offices in Fulton, Oswego, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, N. Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

Diane Phillips, (above) customer service representative, commercial and municipal lines, for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA), Fulton, recently earned the agency’s 2013 “Above and Beyond” award, it was announced by Martha Murray, agency president. Phillips works at ESA’s Fulton office. Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is an independent agency with offices in Fulton, Oswego, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, N. Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at 598-6000.

“The Above and Beyond program is designed to recognize the individual who goes above and beyond their normal job duties to exceed the needs of fellow                                                                                                 employees, our customers and our agency.”

Phillips has worked at ESA since 2004. She resides in Fulton with her domestic partner and has three children, one stepdaughter and two grandchildren.

“It’s a wonderful honor to be recognized by your peers for doing the best you can every day,” Phillips said. ”I really love the family atmosphere working here.”

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice® agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services through strategic alliances.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2013 is our 27th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

“We offer personal and commercial lines risk analysis and have commercial service units for small business, middle market, construction and public entities such as municipalities, schools, and emergency services.

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, has offices in Fulton, Pulaski, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, N. Syracuse and Walworth. The Fulton office can be reached at (315) 598-6000.

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance Opens N. Syracuse Office

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA), recently opened a new office at 401 S. Main St., N. Syracuse, it was announced by Martha Murray, ESA president.

“We have been looking for a more centralized location for some time to better serve our clients in Onondaga County,” Murray said. “To accommodate this, we closed our Camillus location and transferred those operations to N. Syracuse. Our new location also has a larger capacity and more abundant parking for our customers than the Camillus office did. Mary Jones, vice president personal lines, heads operations there.

L to R: Martha Murray, president; Mary Jones, vice president, personal lines, Eastern Shore Associates Insurance

“The North Syracuse office is full-service and offers our customers both commercial and personal lines of insurance coverage. And ESA customers can also access their accounts online through an access portal just added to our website: www.esainsurance.com.”

Headquartered in Fulton, Eastern Shore Associates is a Trusted Choice® agency and ESOP (employee stock owned) company. ESA offers a full range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, boat, farm, recreational vehicle, workers compensation, and bonds. In addition, they offer financial planning and risk management services.

“Our agency roots date back to 1846,” said Murray. “And we have more than 100 years of continuous representation with some of our insurance companies. 2012 is our 26th year as Eastern Shore Associates Insurance.

“Other services include commercial risk analysis, loss control, and employee benefits. We also meet the insurance needs of many New York municipalities, schools, and emergency services.”

Eastern Shore Associates Insurance, www.esainsurance.com, is an independent agency with offices in Fulton, Oswego, Pulaski, Hannibal, Phoenix, Camden, Waterloo, Rochester, and Walworth. The N. Syracuse office can be reached directly 452-0350 and the main office is in Fulton at 598-6000.

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