Updated: June 14, 2012 1:25PM
Local company wins environmental award
Twin Supplies, Ltd. of Oak Brook, recently announced that is has been named the number one Trade Ally by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity lighting efficiency grant program. The program, which is entering its fifth year, provides grants for public facilities to use for lighting improvements.
The award was presented at the Hyatt in Rosemont by Salvatore Rinaldi, a program coordinator for the University of Illinois-Chicago Energy Resources Center. As a top Trade Ally, Twin Supplies has saved a total of 5,914,514 KWH in the past year. This is enough energy to run about 7,731 households for one month; or the equivalent to reducing 2,211 tons of coal emissions.
Contact information for Twin Supplies is Christopher Skokna, (708) 609-0784, email@example.com.
completes Career Agents Course
John Finn, Farmers Insurance agent in Burr Ridge, has completed the Career Agents Course at the University of Farmers training facility in Grand Rapids, Mi.
Farmers Chief Executive Officer Robert Woudstra noted the university is national in scope, and offers training to Farmers’ 15,000 agents and their staff, 500 district managers and 10,000 claims staff year round.
“John completed the five-day Career Agents Course, which is clearly defined and targeted to enhance the professional skills of Farmers’ agents,” explained Annette Thompson, senior vice president of Farmers.
“The course gives an agent the ability to learn how to successfully understand the needs of Farmers’ customers and help them choose the right insurance to meet their needs,” Thompson added. “Using professional facilitators and a curriculum that maximizes training effectiveness, this course is a roadmap to success for every agent.”