OVIA Acquires Banach Insurance Agency

OSWEGO, NY – OVIA Insurance Agencies has announced the acquisition of Banach Insurance Agency, effective January 1, 2016, according to Chuck Harrington, OVIA president.

Cindy Banach founded Banach Insurance Agency in Pulaski, NY, in 1999, and has provided her clients with a diverse line of insurance products and services.

Banach had worked in the insurance industry for over forty years.

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OVIA Insurance Agencies has announced the acquisition of Banach Insurance Agency in Pulaski, effective January 1, 2016. From left are: Clark Stanton, OVIA Insurance Agencies; Kelly Meyer, OVIA Insurance Agencies, Kathie Hoffman, OVIA Insurance Agencies and formerly with Banach Insurance Agency; Cindy Banach, Banach Insurance Agency; Ann Meyer, OVIA Insurance Agencies; and Jim Poindexter, OVIA Insurance Agencies Vice President.

“It has been a fulfilling career and I have enjoyed owning my agency, making friends and taking care of our customers,” Banach said in a letter to her clients. “Being blessed with a long and happy career, I have decided to trust my good friends at Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, LLC, with taking care of our clients and providing their knowledge and products.”

“Therefore, I am happy to announce that effective January 1, 2016, Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, LLC will be purchasing and moving our customer accounts to their Mexico office located at 3382 Main St. Their phone number is 315-963-7263. I am also pleased that Kathie Hoffman will be joining the Mexico staff. Kathie has been with the Banach Agency for over 10 years, and with her knowledge of insurance and our customer accounts, she will be a great addition to their staff,” she said.

“I would like to say a heartfelt “thank you” for your confidence and loyalty and business, “ Banach added.

OVIA was founded in 1997 upon the merger of two longstanding local insurance agencies that provided service to the community since the late 1800s.

Dowd & Harrington, Inc. and Streeter & VanSanford, Inc. merged to form OVIA, and today operate six offices in Oswego, Onondaga and Jefferson counties including Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Brewerton, Mexico, and Clayton.

Their offices service more than 10,000 clients.

OVIA offers customers a broad range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, health, and recreational products.

For more information on OVIA Insurance Agencies call (315) 343-6310, or visit www.getovia.com.

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