WHEREAS, we join with the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents to applaud the entrepreneurial spirit of Michigan’s independent insurance agents who are small, medium and large businesses; and,
WHEREAS, the primary purpose of independent insurance agents is to help protect individuals, families and businesses from financial hardship; and,
WHEREAS, independent insurance agents are a vital part of their local communities across the state of Michigan and give back countless dollars and hours through charitable contributions and volunteer efforts; and,
WHEREAS, independent insurance agents look to highlight the positive image of careers in insurance through working with local high schools and colleges and hosting the largest annual insurance event in Michigan for independent insurance agents that exposes students to careers as insurance agents; and,
WHEREAS, independent insurance agents are an integral part of an industry whose collective economic activity directly contributes to the Michigan economy; and,
WHEREAS, independent insurance agents are Insurance Sales Agents identified as one of Michigan’s Hot 50 high-demand, high-wage careers through 2024;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim February 21, 2018 as Independent Insurance Agents Day in Michigan.