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Best Small Retail Agents/Brokers

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1. Assurance Agency Ltd.

Schaumburg, Ill.
Employees: 246
Assurance is one of the largest independent insurance brokerages in the country, providing clients with advice and support in the areas of business and personal insurance, employee and executive benefits programs, surety bond placement, safety consulting, claims advocacy and retirement advisory services.
Each summer, Assurance holds an Employee Appreciation Day. The brokerage shuts its doors for a day and takes time for an all-out celebration. Past events have included renting out Wrigley Field, a private performance at Chicago’s Second City, and a Lake Michigan boat cruise.
It also recognizes “employees of the year” at its December employee holiday party. Each of the two winners receives a $2,500 cash bonus and a crystal award, and has his or her name engraved on Assurance’s permanent trophy.