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Congratulations, Crandell Brothers!

Crandell Brother's Trucking has received yet another Fleet Service Award from Acuity Insurance! We are proud to have such a longstanding relationship with the Crandell's and are glad to be working alongside another...

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March Quotes for a Cause - Capital Area Humane Society

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Community Highlight: The Davies Project

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or...

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Why Life?

The Rathbun Agency has been providing insurance solutions for auto, home, business and life insurance for over sixty years. When we bring up life insurance, customers find it easy to put off a decision. As life...

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Congratulations to the Entrepreneurial Awards Winners!

Last week, we had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Entrepreneurial Awards, put on by Greater Lansing Business Monthly. The Rathbun Agency had the honor of being one of this year's nominees and we were blessed to be...

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February Quotes for a Cause - Helping Women Period

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Community Highlight: Capital Area Humane Society

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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Thankful for our Strong Partnerships!

We like to pride ourselves on the strong relationships we maintain with reputable insurance carriers. The Rathbun Agency is proud to celebrate another year in partnership with Citizens Insurance. For decades, they have...

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MAIA Convention 2018

We spent last week at the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents Annual Convention in Grand Rapids! The Michigan Young Agents Council were promoting our summer conference, The Wind in our Sales. In traditional Young...

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How Can I Collect for Damage to My Car without Full Coverage?

For decades now, Michigan insurance has been regulated as providing “no-fault” coverage. No-fault insurance is aimed at promptly paying personal injury claims and decreasing potential litigation costs. This means that...

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Community Highlight: Helping Women Period

Striving to be a strong community partner, we partner with a different community organization each month through our Quotes for a Cause program. Our agency donates $5 per new business quote, regardless of whether or not...

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January Quotes for a Cause - Firecracker Foundation

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Young Entrepreneurs Academy

This was the second year in a row we were fortunate to speak to the high school students participating in Young Entrepreneurs Academy through the Michigan Chamber of Commerce. The program allows middle and high school...

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Why Is My Home Insurance So Much Different Than My Friends?

Why are my friends home insurance rates so much different than mine? We live in similar neighborhoods and our homes are about the same size! We get this question all the time and thought it would be beneficial to review...

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Congratulations, Denise!

A big congratulations to Customer Service Representative Denise Pelletier for earning her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. We are very proud of all your hard work and for passing all five...

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December Quotes for a Cause - Haslett Food Pantry

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Two Anniversaries are Better Than One!

Today, we have the honor of celebrating work anniversaries for two of our long-term employees, Paul Rathbun and Brenda Palomo! Coming up on his fifty-second year with us, President John Keel recognized them for their...

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Winter Driving Tips

Be careful not to underestimate the danger of driving in winter weather. Here are some tips to keep you and your family safe:Go slow, accelerate slowly and don't use cruise control on wet or icy roads.Keep your...

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November Quotes for a Cause - Boys & Girls Club of Lansing

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Congratulations, Mary!

A big congratulations to Customer Service Representative Mary LeZotte for earning her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. We are very proud of all your hard work and for passing all five of...

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October Quotes for a Cause - Capital Region Community Foundation

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Congratulations on your retirement, Jackie!

Sixty one years ago, Jack Rathbun and his brother, Jim, opened up The Rathbun Agency. Almost forty years later, Jack's daughter, Jackie, joined the agency as our bookkeeper. Twenty two years and twenty two days later,...

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Design & Build Day 2017

We spent Saturday at Impression 5 Science Center for Design & Build Day! The Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals joined the Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing to teach children about skilled trades....

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September Quotes for a Cause - Big Brothers Big Sisters

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Door Jam! 2017

The Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals hosted Door Jam! tonight at The Loft. Another year of artists transforming doors from the Habitat ReStore into works of art. In addition to the live art auction, a silent...

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Insure Your Love

December 5, 2014. A typical day for the Kuhnert family as Scott headed out to watch his son, Holden, play in a hockey game in Gladwin. One of his favorite pastimes was to watch his three son's sports games. He was an...

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August Quotes for a Cause - Junior League of Lansing

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Congratulations Michigan Young Agents!

The Michigan Young Agents were awarded the Young Agents Committee of the Year for a second year in a row at the Young Agents Leadership Institute in Chicago tonight! Our very own Rita LaMoreaux also took home Young...

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Congratulations on a Great Year, David!

David Finkbeiner wrapped up his year as President of the Lansing-Dewitt Sunrise Rotary. Congratulations, David!

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Cheers to 25 Years!

A big thank you to Auto-Owners Insurance for coming in yesterday to celebrate our 25 years of partnership! We are proud to represent such a great company. Cheers to the next 25 years!

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Congratulations, Jennie Six!

A big congratulations to Customer Service Representative Jennie Six for earning her Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation. We are very proud of all your hard work and for passing all five of your...

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Congratulations, Kim Evans!

Congratulations to Customer Service Representative Kim Evans for receiving the Quoting Marksmanship Award from Hanover for having the highest personal lines close ratio! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!

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Public Art installed on the Lansing River Trail!

Congratulations to our friend Ben Graham on the installation of his Sign Language project as part of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership's Engage Project. This Smell the Roses pieces is part of his collection of...

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July Quotes for a Cause - Child & Family Charities

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Congratulations, Mike Maurer!

We were proud to be a part of the nomination process for our good friend Mike Maurer, who was inducted in to the Michigan Insurance Hall of Fame! We are blessed to have worked with Mike for so long and are continually...

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June Quotes for a Cause - Impression 5

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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The Society of CIC Honors Thirty Year Member, Paul Rathbun

The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) recognized Paul Rathbun, CIC, of The Rathbun Agency, with a certificate honoring his thirty years of faithful participation in advanced education. Paul Rathbun earned...

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May Quotes for a Cause - Arts Council of Greater Lansing

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Congrats Cheryl!

Commercial Customer Service Representative Cheryl Grimes was Acuity Insurance Mercantile Writer of the Month back in April! Congratulations and thank you for all you do, Cheryl!

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Building Tomorrow's Leaders

Third and final time this year we've had to be hoisted up by the Business and Risk Management students from the Capital Area Career Center. We are thankful to Monique Colizzi for their partnership and presenting agent...

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Independent Agents Take on Reform

Agents Ben Rathbun and David Finkbeiner headed downtown to the Capitol in Lansing to lobby on behalf of independent agents for no-fault auto insurance reform.Pictured: Agent Ben Rathbun, Representative Andy Schor, Agent...

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Throwback to 1924!

Time for a #ThrowbackThursday! Customer Service Representative Mary LeZotte did some homework on the history of our building with the help of the Capital Area District Libraries. Our building was built in 1924 by...

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April Quotes for a Cause - Allen Neighborhood Center

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Michigan Independent Agents take on The Hill

We hit The Hill in Washington D.C. last month to advocate on behalf of independent insurance agents at the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA) Legislative Conference. This year's lobbying...

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Thanks Iron on the Move!

A big thank you to Iron on the Move for making us a scrap version of our logo to hang in our conference room! If anyone is interested in having their logo "scrapified," we would highly recommend Bob Welton. Check him...

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Introducing HabiKids!

The Capital Region Habitat Young Professionals launched HabiKids over the weekend, a monthly program for elementary-aged kids to get involved through educational opportunities and hands-on building.

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March Quotes for a Cause - Lansing Promise

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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February Quotes for a Cause - Hospice of Lansing

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day is all about green so we decided to give some green away! Thank you to Hastings Mutual Insurance Company and their Foundation for partnering with us to donate $3,000 to Ele's Place - Lansing! Happy St....

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Why Should You Place Your Coverage With An Independent Agent?

You should buy your insurance coverage through a direct writer, right? Why pay an agent to shop for you when you can just go directly to the company? You can cut out the middle man and save big bucks, right?Wrong.As...

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Old Town Business of the Year

We were blessed last night to be awarded Business Partner of the Year from the Old Town Commercial Association! We are thankful to be a part of such a great community!

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January Quotes for a Cause - Helping Hands Respite Care

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Delta Waverly Backpack Program

Thank you to Hastings Mutual for matching our donation to the Delta Waverly Backpack Program! Agent Pat Leyser began this program close to eight years ago, which feeds 175 families in our community twice a month. Great...

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December Quotes for a Cause - WKAR Public Radio

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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November Quotes For A Cause - Brain Injury Association of MI

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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October Quotes for a Cause - Association for Child Development

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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September Quotes for a Cause - Westie Rescue Mission

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Ben Rathbun Awarded 10 Over the Next Ten

Every year, the Lansing Chamber of Commerce recognizes some of the Lansing region’s top young professionals who are expected to contribute significantly to our community over the next ten years. They are recognized by...

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Michigan YAC named Council of the Year!

The Michigan Young Agents Council was awarded the Young Agents Committee of the year at the IIABA Young Agents Leadership Institute. We are very proud of all the work the Council has done to promote tomorrow's leaders...

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August Quotes for a Cause - Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Ben Rathbun Awarded Citizens Community Hero Award

We are very thankful for our great carrier relationships! Agent Ben Rathbun received the Community Hero award from Citizen's Insurance and they donated $500 on our behalf to Habitat for Humanity Capital Region!

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Congratulations Larry!

Agency owner Larry Pingel was honored by the Lansing Kiwanis by receiving the George F. Hixson Award of Fellowship. This national award is granted through the Kiwanis International Foundation and given to members of the...

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July Quotes for a Cause - Old Town Commercial Association

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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June Quotes for a Cause - Mother Theresa House

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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May Quotes for a Cause - Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Auto-Owners Top Ten Agency!

Thank you to all our insured's for allowing us to assist you with your insurance needs. We were named as an Auto-Owners Top Ten agency!Pictured: Auto-Owners President Jeff Tagsold, Agent Paul Rathbun, Auto-Owners...

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April Quotes for a Cause - Loaves & Fishes Ministries

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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March Quotes for a Cause - Tri-County Office on Aging

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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February Quotes for a Cause - Komen Mid-Michigan

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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January Quotes for a Cause - Haven House

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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December Quotes for a Cause - Art for Charlie

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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November Quotes for a Cause - Habitat for Humanity Capital Region

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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October Quotes for a Cause - City Rescue Mission

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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Lansing Hero: Dennis Rodeman

What a blessing it is to be a part of a community that does so much to look out for one another. We were honored to be a part of the recovery process for Katie Rodeman, whose husband, Lansing firefighter Dennis Rodeman,...

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September Quotes for a Cause - Ele's Place

We are excited to run a monthly Quotes for a Cause campaign. Each month, our agency will be donating $5 per new business quote to a nonprofit or charitable organization, regardless of whether or not the policy is...

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