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September 30, 2019 - 1:29pm

Press release:

Tompkins Insurance Agencies has received the 2019 Excellence in Social Media Award from the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA). The award was presented September 20, 2019 at a gala ceremony held in conjunction with PIA’s Board of Directors meeting in Orlando, Fla.

The award honors a PIA member agency that uses nontraditional communication tools to effectively further the goals of the organization. 

“Our goal was to create a social media presence that is professional, credible, interesting, visually pleasing, educational, and tells our story in a compelling way," said David S. Boyce, Tompkins Insurance president and CEO. "This award validates the success of our efforts, and we are proud to be honored in this way."

The 2019 PIA National Excellence in Social Media Award was sponsored by the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR).

“One of the first groups to fully embrace social media, a few years ago, was independent insurance agents,” said Lauren G. Pachman, esq., PIA National counsel, director of regulatory affairs and a board member of NIPR. “In fact, PIA National was one of the first groups anywhere to bestow an award for excellence in social media, beginning in 2010.”

“Since that time, we’ve seen an increase in the sophistication—and the positive results—of the use of social media marketing by independent insurance agencies,” Pachman said. “Today, we honor a PIA agency that has taken agency social media marketing to the next level, the winner of the 2019 PIA National Excellence in Social Media Award, Tompkins Insurance Agencies.”

About Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc.

Founded in 1875, Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc. is an independent insurance agency offering personal and business insurance and employee benefits services through more than 50 different companies.

The firm operates 17 offices in Western New York, seven offices in southeast Pennsylvania, and six offices in Central New York. A part of Tompkins Financial Corporation, (trading as TMP on the NYSE - MKT), the agency is affiliated with Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins VIST Bank, Tompkins Trust Company, and Tompkins Financial Advisors. Further information is available at www.tompkinsins.com.   

May 14, 2019 - 2:21pm
posted by Billie Owens in business, Tompkins Insurance Agencies.

Submitted photos and press release:

Louis Atti, CPCU, of Angola, has joined Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc. as the Personal Insurance manager and a member of the agency’s senior leadership team. He will be working out of the 113 Main St. office in Batavia.

In his new role, Atti (inset photo right) will be responsible foroverseeing the day-to-day operations of the personal insurance service team in the Western New York and Pennsylvania regions.

Atti brings almost 30 years of experience in personal insurance, having been the Personal Insurance manager for the Evans Agency in the Buffalo area. Currently, Atti is the chairman of the Board for Adirondack Insurance and the chairman of the Board for the Big I of NY. He also served as past chairman of the board for the IIAAWNY (Independent Insurance Agents Association of WNY Inc.) and was past mayor/trustee for the Village of Angola.

“I, as well as others here, have a long and deep rooted connection to Lou,” said David Boyce, president and CEO. “We are pleased to bring his level of experience and knowledge to our agency as we continue to grow and improve our customer experience.

"Lou is a unique fit for our agency. Having worked at Evans for the last 20 years, Lou understands and appreciates the benefits of working at an integrated organization which includes banking, wealth management and insurance, and the value we bring our customers.”

Atti earned his bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia and earned his prestigious Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation from The Institutes, which identifies him as a property-casualty subject matter expert.

Over the next 90 days, he will transition fully into his new role, replacing Tim Spezzano, (inset photo left) currently senior vice president and personal lines manager, who has accepted the position of sales manager for the agency.

Spezzano will be responsible for the Personal, Commercial and Employee Benefits Sales teams in both New York and Pennsylvania. 

Spezzano has been in the insurance industry for 24 years, and with Tompkins Insurance for the past 18 years, holding positions such as account executive, commercial lines sales manager and claims manager, and serving on the agency’s senior leadership team.

About Tompkins Insurance Agencies

Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc., operates 17 offices in Western New York, six offices in Central New York and seven offices in Southeast Pennsylvania. A part of Tompkins Financial Corporation (trading as TMP on the NYSE - MKT), the agency is affiliated with Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins VIST Bank, Tompkins Mahopac Bank and Tompkins Financial Advisors.

It is an independent insurance agency offering personal and business insurance and employee benefits services through more than 50 of the nation’s leading insurance carriers. Further information is available at www.tompkinsins.com. Tompkins Insurance ranks No. 2 on the Rochester Business Journal’s 2018 list of top Commercial Insurance firms.*

*Source: Rochester Business Journal, Jan. 2019

May 2, 2019 - 2:57pm

BATAVIA – Tompkins Financial Corporation has announced the acquisition of Cali Agency Inc. by Tompkins Insurance Agencies Inc., an affiliate of the financial corporation. The acquisition was effective May 1.

“We are happy to continue to grow our business in Warsaw and serve more of our neighbors there through this acquisition,” said David S. Boyce, president and CEO of Tompkins Insurance. “Our roots run deep in Warsaw; we’ve been proudly serving families and businesses there since 1935.”

The change is a win-win for customers, Boyce said.

“In addition to continuing to receive personal attention from local insurance professionals who place a high value on customer service, customers will have 'one stop shopping' access to the comprehensive array of financial solutions offered by our affiliation with Tompkins Bank of Castile and Tompkins Financial Advisors,” Boyce said.

According to Boyce, the Cali Agency location will close and customers will be served from the Tompkins Insurance Warsaw location at 2367 State Route 19 North beginning on May 6.

In the very near future, clients of Cali Agency may also receive service at any of the convenient locations nearby, including offices at 25 State St. in Nunda; 102 N. Center St. in Perry, 14 Market St. in Attica; 11 South St. in Geneseo; through any of the agency’s Western New York locations, or through its Customer Care Center at 888-261-2688.

Tompkins Insurance serves 30,000 personal insurance customers and 7,600 commercial insurance customers, making it the third largest commercial insurance firm in the Rochester/Monroe County area and among the 100 largest agencies in the country. 

About Tompkins Insurance Agencies:

Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc., operates 17 offices in Western New York, seven offices in central New York and seven offices in southeast Pennsylvania. A part of Tompkins Financial Corporation, (trading as TMP on the NYSE - MKT), the agency is affiliated with Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins VIST Bank, Tompkins Mahopac Bank and Tompkins Financial Advisors. It is an independent insurance agency offering personal and business insurance and employee benefits services through more than 50 of the nation’s leading insurance carriers. Further information is available at www.tompkinsins.com. Tompkins Insurance ranks No. 2 on the Rochester Business Journal’s 2018 list of top Commercial Insurance firms.*

*Source: Rochester Business Journal, January 2019

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