Farmers Insurance to Open Business Development Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota October 19

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® announces that its newest Business Development Center will open in Minneapolis, Minnesota October 19, 2009. According to Center Director Jeff Bock, the center is staffed to recruit and train new insurance and financial services professionals to be successful small business owners throughout the greater Minneapolis area.


  WHAT:   Grand Opening, Farmers Insurance Minneapolis Business Development
          Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Tours of Facility and Farmers Mobile
          Catastrophe Claims Bus to Follow

  WHEN:   October 19, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.--Opening Ceremony

  WHERE:  4400 W. 78th Street, Suite #110
          Bloomington, MN 55435

  WHO:    Minnesota Insurance Commissioner Glenn Wilson
          State Senator, Geoff Michel
          Bloomington Mayor Gene Winstead
          Farmers Senior Vice President Ron Coble
          Farmers Minnesota State Executive Director Locke Pierce
          Director, Minneapolis Development Center Jeff Bock

"Farmers is seeking individuals who want to own their own business. We have the best small business opportunity in America and our goal is to establish Farmers agencies in neighborhoods throughout the greater Minneapolis area. We provide our agents with training that uses state-of-the-art business building techniques, designed to develop long-term relationships with our customers," noted Bock.

Anyone interested in looking into the small business agent opportunities offered by Farmers Insurance is welcome to attend the grand opening.

Special Feature: Farmers Mobile Catastrophe Claims Bus (MCC) will also be at the grand opening. The MCC is equipped with state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment, supplies, water, grill for cooking meals, and has satellite phones and laptops for use by customers and non customers alike. Tours of the MCC are available.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at

  Contacts:       Jerry Davies

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SOURCE: Farmers Insurance Group of Companies



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