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NORTHAMPTON — Smith Brothers Insurance, which has an office on Main Street in Northampton, has acquired Palmer Family Insurance Agency Inc., an independently operated insurance agency located in Marathon, N.Y. Smith Brothers Insurance is headquartered in Glastonbury, Conn. and has multiple locations in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts.

Cassie Mauser, former owner of Palmer Family Insurance Agency, chose Smith Brothers when she decided to transition her career out of insurance into teaching.

“As I got to know the Smith Brothers team, I saw their approach to the client experience and how it aligned with our values and purpose,” she said. “I believe our clients will benefit from their expertise and services and will be working with people who are dedicated to their best interests, consistently deliver on service, and will help them in times of need.”

Michael Constantine, New York region leader at Smith Brothers Insurance, added that “we are honored Cassie chose Smith Brothers to serve her clients as she changed career paths into teaching. As a family confidant and outsourced risk manager, we help families and businesses plan for and manage risk, and are excited to build upon what the Palmer Family Insurance Agency started.”

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NORTHAMPTON — Smith Brothers Insurance, with an office on Main Street in Northampton, has acquired Rawson & Sons Insurance Group, an independent insurance agency located in Worcester. The acquisition expands the Smith Brothers Insurance footprint in Massachusetts, with Rawson & Sons maintaining a local presence while leveraging the resources of Smith Brothers Insurance, one of the nation’s top 100 independent brokers.

Rich Rawson, founder of Rawson & Sons, will stay fully engaged in business development, sales, and client service, alongside the same team of insurance professionals. All Rawson & Sons team members will be joining Smith Brothers.

“Rawson & Sons brings us continued expansion in Massachusetts and allows clients of Rawson & Sons to gain access to additional carriers, coverages, and risk-management services,” said Joe Smith, president and CEO of Smith Brothers Insurance. “Rawson & Sons team members and their Worcester location are great additions. Our combined company will best serve our clients and community. We look forward to working together and also expanding on what Rich Rawson has built in servicing the mortgage-broker and real-estate community, to provide responsive services to help them do their business easier and faster.”

Smith Brothers Insurance has more than 200 team members in locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

“As I have come to know Joe and members of the Smith Brothers team, it is clear we share the same values,” Rawson said. “Their commitment to exceptional client service, continued growth, and being a great place to work is exciting to our team and aligns with our commitment to be the best we can be for our clients, partners, and the community. I look forward to working with the Smith Brothers team to continue to build what we have here at Rawson & Sons and do what we do even better.”

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NORTHAMPTON — Smith Brothers Insurance, which has an office on Main Street in Northampton, was named to the Hanover Insurance Group’s President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country. Smith Brothers also has offices in Milford and Oxford.

The Hanover partners with a select group of 2,100 independent agents nationwide, and only 5% are recognized with this distinction. This is the ninth consecutive year Smith Brothers Insurance has been selected as a participant of the Hanover’s President Club.

“It’s an honor for all of us at Smith Brothers to be recognized by Hanover as one of the top independent insurance agencies for nine consecutive years,” said Jared Carillo, partner at Smith Brothers. “This award is yet another way we demonstrate Smith Brothers’ dedication to being the agency of choice for families and businesses. Helping others and striving for best-in-class client experience continues to be deep-rooted in our culture at Smith Brothers.”

The Hanover’s President’s Club agencies are recognized for delivering meaningful value to their customers with enhanced service and deep industry knowledge.

“We look to partner with strategic independent agencies, like Smith Brothers, that understand the importance of providing an enhanced customer experience backed by a strong carrier partnership,” said Richard Lavey, president of Hanover Agency Markets. “These agencies have a strong understanding of the insurance industry and can advise clients on risk-prevention tactics to reduce potential exposure while providing an exceptional customer-service experience.”

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EASTHAMPTON — Smith Brothers Insurance has hired Mike Kelly as private client practice leader. He is responsible for private-client growth initiatives, client service, and enhancing the company’s people-focused culture.

Kelly brings 15 years of experience in the insurance industry on the agent, broker, and carrier sides, with key leadership roles in high-net-worth personal lines. Most recently, he was vice president, regional executive for PURE Insurance, a carrier that specializes in financially successful families.

Founded in Hartford, Conn. in 1971, Smith Brothers Insurance has expanded to more than 200 professionals. The agency is licensed in every state in the U.S. and protects risk all over the world. Headquartered in Glastonbury, Conn., Smith Brothers has offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

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EASTHAMPTON — Effective Nov. 1, Smith Brothers Insurance, with an office in Easthampton, has acquired Oxford Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency in Oxford. The acquisition expands the company’s footprint in Massachusetts and allows Oxford Insurance to maintain its local presence while leveraging the resources of Smith Brothers Insurance.

Brian Ravenelle, who was CEO of Oxford Insurance, will become a partner of Smith Brothers Insurance and will stay fully engaged in client service, business development, and in serving clients with the same team of insurance professionals. All Oxford Insurance team members will be joining Smith Brothers.

Smith Brothers Insurance has more than 200 team members in locations across Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.

“Oxford Insurance brings us expanded presence in Massachusetts and allows personal and commercial clients of Oxford Insurance to gain access to additional carriers, coverages, and risk-management services. Those who own or operate a business will benefit from additional value-added services such as human resources, employee well-being, safety, compliance, and financial services,” said Joe Smith, president and CEO of Smith Brothers Insurance. “Both agencies have strong ties to serve our clients and give back to the communities where we live and work.”

Added Ravenelle, “as I have come to know Joe and members of the Smith Brothers team, it is clear we share the same values. Their commitment to exceptional client service, continued growth, and being a great place to work is so exciting to our team and aligns with our commitment to be the best we can be for our clients, partners, and the community.”