Henry Dunn Insurance and Real Estate of Towanda and Swan Morss Insurance of Elmira celebrated a lot on Thursday at a reveal and charity event held at the Corning Country Club with over 100 of their clients, friends and community members.
They revealed the identity and branding for their new umbrella company, The Dunn Group, commemorated the nearly three-year anniversary since the successful union of their well-known legacy companies, and announced an executive leadership promotion. In honor of all the good news, they handed out $1,000 checks to four area non-profit organizations: Pathways, Inc., The Potter’s Hands Foundation, Arbor Housing and Development and the Chemung County Child Care Council.
“We are incredibly excited and pleased to be able to give something back to the community that has embraced us and helped boost our success,” stated Josh Palmer, the president of Swan Morss Insurance. “Our partnership with Henry Dunn Insurance has given us the toolset to provide the very best insurance and real estate products and services to our customers. It means a lot to us to be able to provide the whole package.”
Accepting the checks on behalf of the four organizations were: Dr. Edward Lukomski, President & Chief Executive Officer of Pathways, Inc., Deborah Kuehner, Executive Director, The Potter’s Hands, Jeffrey Eaton, President & CEO of Arbor Housing and Development, and Ruth Harvey, Executive Director of the Chemung County Child Care Council.
Henry E. Dunn II (Hank), the president of Henry Dunn Inc., said, “The partnership of our well-established insurance companies (over 200 years in business combined) took place in early 2016 and has allowed both companies to work as ‘sister’ companies. Although we will still work the same way, the umbrella framework of The Dunn Group easily allows for more cross promotion and expansion opportunities. We are a large company with a number of branch offices in New York and Pennsylvania and licensed in several other states. This opened the door for incredible expansion possibilities in upstate New York.”
Palmer, who was formerly vice president Swan Morss Insurance, was recently named president and managing partner.
“I am very pleased to ‘hand the baton’ to Josh,” stated Dan O’Connell, former president and now chairman of the board for Swan and Sons Morss Company. “He has worked hard to help make our agency the very best in the region, and he works equally hard to support our community.”