General Insurance Services Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Agate

General Insurance Services Employee Spotlight: Jennifer Agate

Three years ago, Jennifer Agate came to La Porte County from Palos Hills, a suburb of Chicago, along with her husband, Chris, to become a Northwest Indiana resident. This upcoming spring will mark her 2-year anniversary with General Insurance Services (GIS), an independent insurance agency that serves the Region. Jennifer specializes as an account executive for personal insurance solutions, including auto, home and life.

While Agate is newer to La Porte County, she has continued to pursue her passion of helping those around her. She spent 9 years working in the non-profit sector with a focus on planning and implementing programs, events, and sports leagues. While her community and industry has changed, Agate has found the same passion in her position at GIS

“I enjoy the opportunity to meet new people in the community and help them navigate through the necessary protection, whether it be protecting a new house they worked so hard to purchase,” said Agate. Luckily for her and her passion for non-profits, working with GIS gives Agate the opportunity to continue making a positive impact on those around her.

Through her work at GIS, Agate has been able to volunteer as a Michigan City Chamber Ambassador, a member of the Lakefront Career Network, and in Rebuilding Together along with many other exciting community events.

“It’s nice to feel that you can make an impact with the different work we’re doing. GIS continues to help the community move forward and has encouraged me to get involved,” said Agate. “I’m fortunate to be working with such a talented team.”

Visiting La Porte County in the summer as a kid, she found it to be quite different being a part of a small community versus growing up in the suburbs. Agate said, “Many people here know their neighbors and know a lot about the history of the town, which helps everyone feel the importance of doing their part.”

Outside of her work at GIS, Agate has been working hard to become one with the Region. From meeting new friends to exploring all that the lake front area in Michigan City has to offer, Agate has been loving her hikes, workouts, and time spent outdoors around the lakes, especially Pine Lake. In addition to the community involvement that she has with GIS, she enjoys supporting small, local businesses in general.

“I love all that is happening in the Michigan City area – from new restaurants, diverse stores and recreation, to the commitment of ongoing development and community building. I’m proud to call this area my home!”

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