Getting To Know Your Neighbors
In this installment of In-Local Focus, where I share some of the amazing businesses and community members around us, I will be highlighting some of the kindest, most helpful people I have met here in Colorado. If you haven’t had the good fortune to meet Michele Robbins and her team at RPM Agency Insurance Brokerage, then you are missing out…and have maybe been hiding out under a rock?! They seem to be at every community event representing, connecting and serving. At RPM Agency, Michele and her daughter, Kristin, help educate people in the community about what they do and don’t need to be properly covered when it comes to insurance needs. And as we all know, insurance can be a tricky thing up here in the mountains! They offer home, auto, life and commercial insurance and specialize in helping people make sense of it all. And I have to share their slogan, because I love it: Life Happens Fast…Protect What Matters Most! How wonderfully creative is that?!
Michele and I met at my very first Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce event – a breakfast meeting. Anyone who has met me knows that I am a quiet person, but Michele took me under her wing and immediately offered to help me navigate the unfamiliar waters of a networking event. I was so appreciative! Michele became my Chamber Ambassador and continued to educate me as to how best to utilize the Chamber and its services to advance my own business.
RPM Agency won New Business of the Year in 2019 with the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as several other awards for their involvement with the community. And these achievements have been well earned! Michele and her team are constantly going above and beyond in their efforts to best serve our community. As an Ambassador with the Chamber, she began a group specifically for new members to meet once a month and learn about best practices for building and growing business connections, complete with guest speakers! She donates to an array of local events and causes, including a Race Car Experience that was a top earner at the Wilmot ElementaryFundraising Auction. Their level of commitment to, and involvement in the community is an illustration of how deeply she cares for people.
In fact, if you’re around and not busy on the evening of September 26th, RPM Agency will be hosting a FREE Fire Mitigation Seminar at their offices in Downtown Evergreen from 6pm to 7:30pm. Wine and cheese will be served and you are encouraged to bring a neighbor, because as we know, their efforts at fire mitigation affects you! This is purely an educational event and no one will be pressured to purchase anything - just show up, enjoy the wine and cheese and learn how you can better protect against fire!
Knowing Michele has been, and continues to be, such a joy and has made me a better business owner, so when she asked if I would create new headshots for her and her team I was honored! We waited patiently for the landscape to brighten into its summer colors and met at one of their family residences right on Bear Creek in Kittredge. It is a gorgeous home (coincidentally, directly across the creek from where I often take my kids to play) and I like to think all the love and history of it shows in the portraits we created. Take a look and let me know what you think: