We are pleased to have been included in The Portland Business Journal's list of Top Metro-Area Commercial Insurance Agencies. In celebration of this honor, we have unveiled our newest EPBB print advertisement celebrating 70 years of service in the great Northwest!! Way to go Team EPB&B! Here's to another 70 years !!
Last night we were honored with an award for Top Workplace in Oregon and SW Washington from The Oregonian/Oregon Live and Energage. This award is based solely on employee survey feedback. There were 99 winners and we came in at #27 on this list of small employers. "I couldn't be more excited about this award because it comes from our staff," says President/Owner Marc Baker. "Happy workers make a great workplace," concludes CFO, Christine Harte.
One of the original EPBB Founding Partners, Gordon Powell, passed away on Saturday, June 18th in Portland, Oregon. Gordon joined Warren Elliott at the firm of Elliott & Associates in the 1950’s. Later in 1968 they were joined by Bill Baden and Neil Baker to form what is now Elliott, Powell, Baden & Baker. Gordon is survived by his wife of 67 years, Colleen Powell; daughters Pamela Sutherland, Paige Powell, Robin Powell and Heidi Powell as well as many grandchildren. Gordon was a graduate of Jefferson High School and Oregon State University. He served four years in the US Army during World War II in the China Burma theatre of operations. Gordon was a passionate golfer and member of Portland Golf Club. He retired in 1984 and moved to Gearhart where he and Colleen enjoyed walking on the beach and watching the sunsets. He will be missed by everyone at EPB&B. No service will be held, however, remembrances may be made to the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, Pixie Project or Father Nick Transportation Fund at Our Lady of Victory Church in Seaside, Oregon.
The Oregon Music Hall of Fame (OMHOF) rocked the Aladdin Theater during Saturday night's Eighth Annual Induction Cermony. Proceeds from the event went to help fund music education in Oregon. Performances by Nu Shooz, Norman Sylvester and Dr. Demento capped off the night of celebration.
Marc Baker with Valerie Day and John Smith of Nu Shooz
Tina DeHut (EPB&B) with Dr. Demento and Skye Whisman (EPB&B)
Safeco Insurance has recognized EPB&B with membership in the Safeco Premier Patner Program for 2013.
Premier Partner is Safeco’s elite agency recognition program, which honors the achievement and partnership of the best agencies. Fewer than 10% of independent insurance agencies that sell Safeco personal lines products receive this distinguished honor.
Our team is extremely excited to be among the top 10%. Members in the Safeco Premier Partner Program receive access to special resources and programs that support high-performing agencies in serving their customers. We take pride in providing our customers with superior service, so it is a great honor to be recognized by Safeco.
Way to go team EPB&B !!