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Newsmakers in business, July 6
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Entrepreneur named premier Allstate agency

Flowery Branch area Allstate agency owner Namon Collins has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on less than 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency owners. This designation was presented to Allstate agency owner Collins for outstanding business performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of the agency’s work.

“This award is not just about successful business results,” said Bob Holden, field senior vice president. “It also demonstrates Namon Collins’ commitment to being accessible to customers and leveraging expertise to help ensure customers have the insurance solutions they need to protect themselves and their families.”

The Namon Collins agency is at 6082 Atlanta Highway, Flowery Branch.

Satterfield receives A.F. McKenzie Award

Edward Jones financial adviser Reneigh Satterfield of Gainesville recently received the A.F. McKenzie Award for her outstanding business-building skills and client service efforts during the past year.

The award is named for Al McKenzie, who developed the firm’s training program during his 60 years with Edward Jones.
Satterfield, whose office is at 3630 Thompson Bridge Road, was one of only 302 financial advisers out of more than 13,000 to receive the A.F. McKenzie Award.

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