Annual Award Winners Announced in Pigeon Forge, TN

The 2017 Agent’s Retreat held in Pigeon Forge, TN concluded on Sunday, May 7th.  Agents in attendance earned the trip by reaching an annual written premium goal in 2016.  It was an amazing weekend in the beautiful Smoky Mountains filled with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained.

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Sign located at Dollywood

The retreat started on Thursday with an Informal Reception held at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn Pigeon Forge Hotel.  Friday included activities such as Dollywood Theme Park, Ripley’s Aquarium or the agent’s could choose to take a Tourist Package.  That evening the group gathered at The Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show for some incredible entertainment and a grand 4 course meal.  The attendees were given their choice of the previously mentioned activities, along with golf on Saturday.  Despite the rain, folks did not let the weather keep them from their activity or from enjoying their day.

The group attended the brand new production of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show on Saturday night.  We were treated to a very good meal that was more than most folks could eat inlcuding Dolly’s Famous Soup, Fried Chicken, Pulled Pork BBQ, Corn, Potatoes, Biscuits and dessert.  The  entertainment took our breath away, it was truly an amazing and thrilling show.

Following dinner at the Smoky Mountain Adventure Show, Farmers & Mechanics was given the stage to announce our Annual Award Winners.  Matt, the Manager of the Smoky Mountain Adventures Show could not have been more hospitable.  He did a great job getting the group fired up as he introduced President Foster Sirbaugh who announced the winners.  The winner for Production Excellence was First Community Insurance Services, Princeton.  The winner for Performance Excellence was Garrett Insurance Agency, Wardensville.  For Outstanding Agency of 2016, G & L Berg Insurance of Petersburg was Third, R. Paige Ellis Insurance Agency of Charleston was Second and in First Place was Garrett Insurance Agency of Wardensville.  Congratulations to the Annual Award Winners and to all of our winning agencies who qualified for the retreat this year.  Can’t wait to see what we come up with for our next Agent’s Retreat.  We hope you can join us next year.

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Pictured from right to left: Foster Sirbaugh, President of Farmers & Mechanics, Paige Ellis of R. Paige Ellis Insurance Agency, Libby Berg of G & L Berg Insurance,  Scott Roberts, Sales & Marketing Manager at Farmers & Mechanics, Brad Garrett of Garrett Insurance Agency and Daniel Dunn, President of First Community Insurance Services.