Family Business

2109, 2016

Terri Majeski – Michigan 2016 CSR of the year

Congratulations to Terri Majeski on being named Michigan’s 2016 Outstanding CSR of the Year by The National Alliance!  Terri Majeski is a team member of Ottawa Kent in our Holland office and she assists our Commercial clients with their insurance servicing needs. Thank you Terri for being part of our team.

2909, 2015

Mike Haverdink 25 years at Ottawa Kent

Mike Haverdink, the President of Ottawa Kent, is celebrating his 25th year with the agency.  The employees at Ottawa Kent decided to ‘honor’ him by putting together a list of words that we feel best describe him.

Mike is:

Approachable, a Believer, Caring, Cheerful, Confident, Consistent, Dedicated, Energetic, Fair, Friendly, Generous, Genuine, Honest, Honorable, Integrity, […]

2309, 2015

Vicki Stroven 30 Years at Ottawa Kent

Congratulations to Vicki Stroven on her 30 year anniversary at Ottawa Kent.

Vicki tell us a little about yourself.  “I entered the insurance arena right out of high school.  I worked at an agency downtown Grand Rapids when there was nothing else happening downtown – of course that was over 30 years ago. I left that […]

1009, 2015

Carla Walters 20 years at Ottawa Kent

At Ottawa Kent we appreciate all our employees and like to recognize some of the milestones they have with us.  Here is what working at Ottawa Kent means to Carla Walters, AAI, CISR, CWCA, our Commercial Lines Marketing Specialist, in her own words.

“It has been a priviledge […]

801, 2015

How will a healthy work environment benefit my bottom line?

foto_trabaja_con_nosotrosResearch shows that healthy people working in a healthy environment are key to business success. That’s because a healthy workplace improves productivity and reduces employers’ costs.

A healthy workplace will:

  • Improve employee health outcomes
  • Make it easier to attract and retain qualified employees
  • Lower absenteeism
  • Reduce health benefit costs
  • Enhance morale
  • Reduce risk […]
2402, 2013

Succession Planning – Protecting the Family Business

Family-Business88% of current family business owners believe the same family or families will control their business in five years, but succession statistics undermine this belief. Only about 30% of family and businesses survive into the second generation, 12% are still viable into the third generation, and […]