Chicago, Ill. (September 10, 2014)—On Monday, Sept. 8, Assurance celebrated the official opening of their Chicago office with a reception welcoming more than 120 members of the local business community, student artists and media to their newest location. While the company is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, the new space at 111 N. Canal St. reflects the company's expansion and growth into one of the leading independent insurance brokerages in the Midwest.

"It was great to see such a fantastic turnout and feel so welcomed by our new neighbors and the Chicago community at large," said Tony Chimino, chief executive officer at Assurance. “We're excited to come to Chicago at a time of remarkable growth and new-age thinking when it comes to insuring risks and providing award-winning benefits."

As part of the celebration of the move to Chicago, Assurance held its first-ever Juried Student Art Competition, which was open to Chicagoland undergraduate and graduate art students. Nine competition finalists attended the event to present their artwork and three of them, selected by event attendees through voting, were awarded scholarships worth $1,110 each. Rebekah Stair of the Illinois Art Institute of Schaumburg, Zelda Galewsky of Columbia College and Tianna Garland of Columbia College were selected as the scholarship recipients based on the strength of their entries. 

The finalists’ art pieces, which are the artists’ creative interpretation of Assurance's mission to minimize risk and maximize health, will now be displayed in Assurance's downtown office. The art installations will further enhance the next generation space, which combines thought-provoking surroundings with innovative employee amenities to create an environment reflective of Assurance's dedication to employee health and wellness.

For more photos from the Chicago Office Opening Event, visit Assurance's Facebook Page: facebook.com/assuranceateam.

About Assurance
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com