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PIA Names MMG Company of the Year

PIA National has named MMG Insurance as the recipient of its 2015 Company Award of Excellence, the association's highest company honor.
September 22, 2015

WASHINGTON – The National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) has named MMG Insurance as the recipient of its prestigious 2015 Company Award of Excellence. The presentation was made on September 18, 2015 at a gala ceremony held in conjunction with PIA’s Board of Directors meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“MMG Insurance is highly deserving of this, our association’s highest company honor,” said PIA National Vice President/Treasurer Gareth W. Blackwell, Jr., in presenting the award. “Although many companies in today’s market focus on multi-distribution systems, MMG has chosen to work solely with the professional independent agent. This sets MMG apart—in a very good way. It also says a lot, and it means a lot to us.”

“MMG Insurance supports its agency distribution force by being a solid, steady provider of quality commercial and personal lines products to independent insurance agents,” Blackwell said. “Their knowledgeable staff gives new meaning to the phrase ‘ease of doing business.’”

The PIA National Company Award of Excellence honors a company for its commitment to PIA, to the American Agency System and to furthering the interests of professional insurance agents by creating a better business environment.

“For over 118 years, MMG has been committed to providing exceptional service in partnership with our Agents,” said MMG Insurance President & CEO Larry Shaw. “The relationships we have with our Agents are a critical component of our business model and this award reaffirms our dedication to those valued partnerships, our promise to our policyholders and the exceptional customer service we pride ourselves on.” Shaw continued, “MMG is honored to receive this recognition from PIA, an association with which we are proud to share similar values and goals.”

Founded in 1897, MMG Insurance currently writes over $170 million in premiums in partnership with more than 180 Agencies across 450 locations.  MMG provides home, auto and commercial insurance to policyholders in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In addition to its Presque Isle, Maine headquarters, MMG also has regional offices in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street America SM. PIA’s web address is

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