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Chicago, Ill. (August 30, 2014)—Assurance will open its doors on Sept. 8 to celebrate the opening of their new office at 111 N. Canal St. in the heart of downtown Chicago. In honor of the opening, Assurance is holding a Student Art Competition, awarding three scholarships to Chicago-area fine or commercial art students based on  their creative interpretation of Assurance's mission to minimize risk and maximize health. Event attendees will vote on the student entries showcased throughout the office as they enjoy cocktails and appetizers in the spacious new location, followed by the announcement of the three winners at the end of the night.

Assurance is dedicated to providing a work culture that not only nurtures their employees’ productivity and proficiency, but also fosters creativity and innovation. As a result, the overall design of the new office space has more of a tech feel, than that of a stereotypical insurance brokerage. Offering perks like a vacation room, where employees can escape from everyday pressures to brainstorm and take advantage of blue-sky thinking, the new Chicago office is truly a next-generation space. 

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, Assurance makes regular appearances on a variety of “Best Place to Work” rankings, most recently receiving the accolade from the National Association for Business Resources. Recognizing the need to continually strive for improvement and progress, Assurance endeavored to create an office space that catered to the needs of its employees and downtown clients. With this expansion, Assurance looks to extend its offerings in a number of business sectors while rolling out its award-winning approach to fostering employee growth and satisfaction to the epicenter of business in the Midwest. 

“We're excited to reveal the new office to the world," said Steven Handmaker, Assurance's chief marketing officer. "The new Chicago location is very much the physical manifestation of our deep-held belief that companies, like our clients, can reduce their insurance costs in part by encouraging and enhancing employee health and wellness. Perks like the new vacation room aimed at improving mental health, the free healthy snacks and opportunities for fitness throughout the day, offer our employees the resources they need to excel in a comfortable space with a strikingly modern look.”

This new downtown location marks Assurance as a growing force in the world of Chicago business, bringing commerce and new jobs to a city on the rise. To RSVP to attend the opening, visit results.assuranceagency.com/rsvp or contact Sarah Bump at 312.625.5577.

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.