Cantwell & Associates and Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (OVIA) Open New Clayton Office

Licensed Insurance Agent Robert Cantwell III will head New Location

Oswego, NY Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (OVIA) has announced the opening of a new office location in Clayton, New York, according to OVIA President Chuck Harrington.

The new office, which will be known as Cantwell & Associates, will be operated by Licensed Insurance Agent Robert Cantwell III.

“We are excited about this new partnership with Bobby Cantwell,” said Harrington. “We now have the ability to provide many products, services, and insurance partners to the individuals and families of the North Country and the St. Lawrence River communities.”

Cantwell, a resident of Clayton, has worked previously in insurance, sales and was a former candidate for the 118th New York State Assembly District.

Cantwell earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York College at Canton. He currently serves on the Clayton Town Council and is involved with many community organizations. He and his wife Kelly have two children: Ivey, 11, and Lydia, 8.

“I look forward to partnering with OVIA which has built such a strong reputation over the past 135 years on local, personalized insurance needs,” said Cantwell. “And, I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to embark on a sound business venture in a region that continues to flourish despite tough economic times.”

OVIA was founded upon the merger of three longstanding independent insurance agencies that have provided services to their communities since the late 1800’s. Dowd & Harrington, Inc., Streeter & Van Sanford, Inc., and the Hollister Agency merged to form Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies.

Today, OVIA operates five offices in Oswego and Onondaga Counties including Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Brewerton, Mexico, and will now open its first office in Jefferson County located in Clayton.

Cantwell & Associates in conjunction with OVIA will offer customers a broad range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, health and financial products from over 20 carriers. They will partner with niche markets that include campgrounds, marine and hospitality, various seasonal businesses, and home and leisure stores.

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