Welcome Our Latest Advertiser: Vickie Bergquist Insurance!

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The B-Town Blog would like to extend its hand, like a good neighbor, to our latest Advertiser: Vickie Bergquist Insurance Agency, Inc.!

Vickie’s a State Farm agent just down the road in Des Moines.

Unlike many west coast agents, Vickie started her State Farm career in the home office in Bloomington, Ill., after high school graduation.

She’s spent a total of 28 years with State Farm. When she married her husband Rich 32 years ago they began a professional road trip that took them from southern Illinois to Texas, Arizona, Colorado and 16 years later Washington. It was then that Vickie went back to State Farm. The office she occupies at 22760 Marine View Drive S. has been a State Farm office for over 30 years.

Vickie recalls her first year as an agent when she delivered her first life insurance check to a widow who was very appreciative. This experience validated the impact of what we (as insurance agents) do and the impact they have on peoples’ lives.

She views her job as “helping people deal with the unexpected. The good news is because they plan, they’ll be okay. One great thing about State Farm, is that we really are neighbors to those we serve” she added.

And being neighborly to Vickie means helping her clients make wise use of their insurance dollars. “It takes a professional agent to help people plan for the risks in their lives. We help our clients plan for an entire life, and tweak it as their lives change.”

In Vickie’s opinion, ‘if you want to save money on insurance, go see your insurance agent. If you have proper coverage, it will save you hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years.

Vickie Bergquist presented a check for $35,000 to Camp Fire USA to recruit, train, and oversee Latino teens who will plan and implement activities promoting disaster preparedness in the Spanish-speaking community.

Vickie Bergquist Insurance is a full-service State Farm office, selling auto, life, health and fire insurance, plus mutual funds and investment products. State Farm Bank products are FDIC insured. Vickie is joined in her office by Melissa Pallanes, who’s been with her for over eight years. Melissa is a licensed Insurance Agent and is a registered representative with a license to sell mutual funds and assist people in planning for their financial future. Teresa Asphy has 12 years experience as a licensed agent.

The BTB thinks it’s important for our readers to know that Vickie’s agency sells Short Term Health Insurance. For our readers who may be between jobs, it’s less expensive than COBRA. It’s also good for college students no longer on their parents plan, and fills an insurance gap if the family member with the health insurance retires.

Vickie and her husband live, work and shop in Des Moines. She’s President of the Southwest Chapter of Business and Professional Women, on the board for Des Moines Dollars for Scholars, President of the Kent Breakfast Club, and is an ex-officio board member of the Southwest King County Chamber.

So, click on her Ad on the right sidebar, check out her website, or better yet – give her a call at (206) 878-4050 and tell her The B-Town Blog sent ya!

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