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Farm Bureau opens second local office

Monday, April 7, 2008

Farm Bureau Financial Services opened a second office in Cherokee this week. Career Agent Bruce Jones is now at the new location at 515 West Main Street, across from the Cherokee County Courthouse.

Bruce Jones
Sales Associate Brad Cave, who has worked in the Storm Lake office in recent months, will operate from his home in Marcus and also have an office at the 515 West Main address. Service Associate Audrey Pitts will work with Jones and Cave at the West Main Street office.

Career Agent Tim McGuire will still be working at the office north of town, at 209 Centennial Drive. The Farm Bureau Federation and secretary Kim George will also be maintaining their office there, so the site of future meetings of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Board of Directors will not change. The telephone number for that office remains 225-6451.

Jones said the change was made because Farm Bureau services have expanded beyond insurance coverage in recent years, and now includes multiple financial services, in addition to insurance. It was felt that with the expansion of these services, and the additional employee hired to enable the office to continue to provide their traditional excellent service, more office space was needed.

A second Cherokee Farm Bureau Financial Services office opened in Cherokee last week, and is located at 515 West Main Street, across from the Cherokee County Courthouse. Photo by Dan Whitney
As Jones put it, "At times, we were kind of on top of each other out there."

Jones noted that since he joined the Cherokee Farm Bureau office 24 years ago, he has had five managers and five office locations. In addition, his phone number at his new location is 225-4955, and his new office address is 515 West Main Street, in (what else?) Suite 5.

I'll leave it to someone else to determine if there is any significance to this "flurry of fives," or if it's just an interesting (or not) coincidence.

In the meantime, Farm Bureau customers can be assured that they will continue to receive the same excellent insurance and financial services that Farm Bureau has always provided - only now in two Cherokee locations.

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