November #2 2021
Other news at Kinneman Insurance was adding a new team member. Claire Hayes joined the agency in November 2021 and works in our McLean Office. Claire is licensed in Property & Casualty. Her mission is life it to help others and we see her care for people in how she helps our clients every day. Welcome Claire to Kinneman Insurance.
November #1 2021
The theme at our agency in 2021 is wellness. What better way is there to support wellness than sponsoring a race? It was neat to see the Kinneman Insurance name on the 2021 Turkey Trot t-shirt. People ran (or trotted) to support the Alive food bank, https://www.alive-inc.org/. This was the 46th Trot held on Thanksgiving morning.
Part of being in the community is participating and supporting the fun things. This year we sponsored the Annandale Chamber of Commerce Fall Parade. Check out pictures of the event at http://www.annandalechamber.com/theannandaleparade.rhtml. The 2021 Grand Marshall was the American Heritage Girls Troop from St. Michaels Parish. Limited addition lithographs may be purchased on the Chamber website.
Imagine an event where all of the best classic cars are show cased in a traditional setting like Old Town, Alexandria. On September 4, 2021 an event such as this happened and Kinneman Insurance helped by sponsoring the free community event. The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style raised money this year for two worthy causes: the USO and Alive.
Kinneman Insurance is committed to wellness! Our team is encouraged to pledge 30 minutes a day to take care of themselves with activities such as walking, lifting weights, meditating, and riding a life cycle. The kicker is, they are paid for these activities! They also have the option of working at a standing desk, pictured here is James “Matt” Dailey, the Alexandria Office Manager. We love our team and want to do all we can to help take care of them.
We have some exciting news, Cam Troutman joined our team. Cam is working at the McLean office, he loves helping people and works hard to exceed our clients expectations.
There is a new National Flood Insurance program coming out in the Fall of 2021. All the agents of Kinneman Insurance attended training on this new program called Flood Risk Rating 2.0. We now offer a free Flood Risk Score check. Apply for your property rating at https://www.kinnemaninsurance.com/flood/get_your_flood_risk_score.aspx.
Happy Day today! Erik Jorgenson completed the Foremost Landlord Specialist class. He is now certified to sell and service investment properties.
Homelessness is a real issue in our community and a cause that is dear to us. Our agency recently sponsored a fun family BINGO night to raise funds for New Hope Housing, with Celebrity Host Monte Durham.
For Women's History Month, Kinneman Insurance's principal agent and agency owner, Virginia Kinneman, was asked to serve on a panel of local women business leaders in Alexandria, VA. She shared the history of Kinneman Insurance, how the economic catastrophe caused by COVID-19 has impacted both the agency and our customers and the plans for the future.
In 1997, when Virginia started the business, less than 10% of insurance agencies were owned by women. The percentage of independent agencies owned by women has since grown to 27%, per the Professional Insurance Association.
It was a true honor to be beside these other amazing women and to share her story.
We have been working with many new and current clients on landlord policies. Our agents have become certified with carriers to sell these products. We understand and explain the many nuances of a Landlord policy to our clients.
We have become experts in dealing with the many kinds of property ownership and maximizing the exposure with the use of additional insured endorsements and putting umbrellas in place. This has become a large niche of business in our agencies portfolio. It is one more way we are supporting and insuring the clients on Main Street USA.
This year Kinneman Insurance held our first ever Virtual Holiday Party!
The Del Ray Business Association had a virtual Race and Food Drive. Kinneman Insurance was a finish line sponsor. The attending runners exceeded expectations but the fascinating thing is how the community came together and collected food for Alive. Over 600 bags of food were collected! If you want to donate to Alive go to: www.alive-inc.org. Your donation goes directly to people in need in your community.
Kinneman Insurance has adopted New Hope Housing to volunteer at and support. Our principal agent, Virginia Kinneman, has coffee once a week with a resident. These chats give the residents an opportunity to be connected to someone outside the shelter. Virginia also serves on the New Hope Housing board. the agency is supporting the shelter by sponsoring a Trivia Night. Kinneman Insurance has a trivia team for this fundraising event.
Kinneman Insurance is appointed with Hagerty, one of the leading classic car insurance companies. Given the restrictions of Covid-19 the 2020 Old Town Festival of Speed & Style went virtual. We are proud to have sponsored this virtual event. The virtual event had car owners share features of their vehicles while getting to show off the cars. It was a lot of fun and we encourage you to view it. Click here to check out the virtual show.
Kinneman Insurance is thrilled to announce that Sam Ederer has joined our team! Click here to learn more about Sam!
Kinneman Insurance is now an independent agency! Take advantage of us becoming independent by getting quotes from all our insurance carriers! Get a Quote today!
Our agency is pleased to announce that our principle agent Virginia Kinneman has joined the board for New Hope Housing! This organization is a community-based organization that renews the hope that homelessness is solvable. They welcome all individuals and treat them with dignity and respect. "New Hope Housing ends homelessness in Northern Virginia by providing housing, offering hope, and building community. We currently offer various Housing Programs, and Support Services."
We have realized that Covid-19 has made it tough on our business community. One of things we have been committed to doing is helping promote restaurants. We have done this by creating Food collages from our take out orders. Check out some of our collages. Shop Local.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are utilizing all sorts of new technologies to stay in touch with our community and organizations our agency is involved with. One of those technologies we are using is Zoom. We have up to 10 Zoom meetings per week with different organizations our community so we can stay involved as much as possible. Being involved in the community as much as possible is one of our priorities. Zoom gives us that ability to still take part in events and meetings to help make a difference, even when we have to stay apart!
Our agency is still open for business even though we are working remotely. If you have any questions, you can still contact us! We are available to answer any questions about your insurance needs.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our agents are working remotely but they are ready to answer all your questions about your insurance needs! Contact one of our agents!
Kinneman Insurance is a proud member and 2020 sponsor of the WEBA-West End Business Association. Our Agency Manager, Chris Burton, serves on the board. It is so wonderful to see the businesses in the West End come together and support each other.
We started out the new year with a bang at First Night Alexandria! With lots of wonderful performers and family-friendly activities, it was a great way to welcome in 2020.
Kinneman Insurance donated drawstring back packs to The Center for Alexandria’s Children so each child would have a gift for the holidays. The program is dedicated to the eradication of child abuse in the City of Alexandria. The program offers education to help adults recognize signs of abuse. This is a public-private partnership in action. We loved the call to help in a tiny way to bring joy to these kids. To learn more about The Center for Alexandria's Children, please visit their website.
We hosted an event at fibre space to make bows for the 170 lamp posts on King Street. It was a blast. Everyone was in the community spirit and had a ton of fun.
We are committed to our clients and learning to help them. Virginia recently took a course on working with people who have dementia. The program taught strategies for every day business communication.
We are pleased to announce that Kinneman Insurance is sponsoring the 2019 Run! GeeK! Run! 5K race. This is a community event that you may run or walk. Every year the proceeds of the race go to a non profit organization. This year the National Industries for the Blind was designated. Click here to learn more.
Kinneman Insurance has become a member of the Professional Insurance Agents Association. The mission of the organization is to perpetuate the continued growth, vitality and prosperity of independent insurance agents who sell all types of insurance. We feel joining this organization shows our commitment to the industry and our profession.
“Our very first client, George D, selected Kinneman Insurance. This certainly was not a light lift for Virginia Kinneman to convert him as George has been with another broker for decades. But, Gin and her team know their “stuff” and get the job done!”
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We are excited to welcome Erik Jorgensen as an Agent to the team. He is working at our Alexandria office and looks forward to meeting YOU!
We are very proud to share this news. Virginia has joined the Board of The Alexandria Small Business Development Center. The center was founded in 1996 and has been helping businesses thrive in Alexandria through: counseling, training and networking.
Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Best in Business - October 2018
The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has an annual event recognizing The Best in Business. Our principal agent, Virginia “Gin” Kinneman, is the Chair of the Board and presides of the event. Kinneman Insurance was an event sponsor. We recognize how important it is to support other businesses who make a difference.