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Shaffer Earns Eastern Shore Associates ‘Above and Beyond’ Award

Jackie Shaffer, licensed insurance broker and producer for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA), Fulton, recently earned the agency’s 2011 “Above and Beyond” award, it was announced by Martha Murray, agency president. Shaffer works at ESA’s Walworth office.

“Jackie has been an incredible asset to our team, “ Murray said. “She has excelled at helping so many of our commercial insurance clients over the years and she has earned a sterling reputation finding coverage for hard to place, high-risk accounts.

Jackie Shaffer, licensed insurance broker and producer for Eastern Shore Associates Insurance (ESA), Fulton, recently earned the agency’s 2011 “Above and Beyond” award, it was announced by Martha Murray, agency president. Shaffer works at ESA’s Walworth 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.”

Shaffer, with 11-years at ESA and 26 years as an insurance industry professional, also holds the Accredited Adviser in Insurance (AAI) accreditation from the American Institute for CPCU/Insurance Institute of America. She resides in Palmyra with her husband, Dennis, where they raised their four children.

Shaffer is very active as a community volunteer and prides herself on the many long-term working relationships she has developed with her customers.

“It’s more important to care for and nurture customers for the long run,” Shaffer said. “Their success is our success. I also try to provide value-added services whenever I can by educating my clients on the different ways they can protect themselves and their businesses. This can mean anything from risk management to acquiring certificates of insurance from vendors.”

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. 2012 is our 26th 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, 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.