New partnership will see Canary Blomstrom work in tandem with GoodWorks sister company, Wheeler & Taylor
Canary Blomstrom Insurance Agency, a local, independent agency based in Agawam announced that it has become a member of the GoodWorks Financial Group, a national network of insurance agencies. As a member of the Goodworks network, Canary Blomstrom will partner with the Wheeler & Taylor Insurance of Great Barrington, MA, to broaden its insurance offerings locally, regionally, and nationally. Wheeler & Taylor is GoodWorks Financial’s flagship national agency. Canary Blomstrom is owned and operated by president Sandy Brodeur.
“With this new arrangement, we can provide additional insurance products, offer new specialized expertise and represent more insurance companies,” Ms. Brodeur said. “And we’ll still offer the same great, personal hometown service.”
According to the terms of the transaction, upon completion of the merger, Canary Blomstrom will retain its name, staff and location, while Ms. Brodeur will continue to serve as president.
Merger will provide the agency local autonomy plus national resources
The move is a win for all parties, said Chad Yonker, chairman of GoodWorks Financial Group,
“By partnering with Wheeler & Taylor and GoodWorks, Canary Blomstrom can do even more for its personal and business customers,” he said. “Local decision-making combined with national resources creates a unique opportunity for companies like CB to preserve their heritage and commitment to the local community while at the same time significantly expanding their access to resources, product sets, and expertise.”
A local independent agency in the Pioneer Valley for more than three decades
Ms. Brodeur co-founded Canary Blomstrom with her father, Al Canary, in 1989. It has become one of the leading independent insurance agencies in the Pioneer Valley. Ms. Brodeur first began her career in the insurance industry in 1976 as an underwriter.
Ms. Brodeur first began her career in the insurance industry in 1976 as an underwriter. In 1989, she started Canary Blomstrom with her father, Al Canary. Since then, the agency has grown to offer a variety of both personal and commercial lines insurance products, in addition to life, long-term-care and disability insurance and annuities.
More about Wheeler & Taylor and Goodworks Financial Group
Founded in 1871, Wheeler & Taylor, Inc. is one of America’s oldest continuously operated financial companies. Operating full-service insurance and real estate brokerage operations from its headquarters in Great Barrington, MA it operates from a network of office locations in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, California, and Nevada.
GoodWorks Financial Group is a network of common-ownership companies that are dedicated contributors and sponsors of many local and national charitable organizations serving the education, healthcare, and public safety needs of local communities. Its members have multiple locations on the east and west coasts and offer specialized industry expertise.