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ECBM Insurance Brokers & Consultants Nominates Cradles To Crayons For Westfield Insurance Foundation Legacy of Caring Award
Westfield Legacy of Caring Program Lends a Hand to Communities Across America
West Conshohocken, PA, June 21, 2018 – ECBM Insurance Brokers & Consultants (www.ecbm.com) nominated Cradles to Crayons (www.cradlestocrayons.org) for the award to help the organization to reach its goal for backpacks for needy children in preparation for back to school in the fall.
ECBM Insurance Brokers & Consultants has provided commercial insurance brokerage and consulting services to the Mid-Atlantic region since 1970. Charlie Bernier, along with Gloria Forbes and Rick Eckert, assumed ownership of this independent firm in January, 2001. Their combined vision was to bring national account services to all of their clients cost-efficiently, and they have been doing so ever since. ECBM participates in many different community service and charity events that touch the lives of our employees and serve our community including St. Baldrick's Foundation, Cradles To Crayons, Operation First Response, The Conshohocken Little League, The Breathing Room Foundation, The Borough of West Conshohocken, The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, local food bank charities, The Arc of Hundterdon County, MuckFest MS for The National MS Society, The Heart of Camden, The Chubb Charity Challenge, The National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk, and Zurich's Saint Jude Fairways for Hope.
More About The Westfield Insurance Foundation Legacy of Caring Program
Helping friends and neighbors during times of need is at the core of the Westfield Insurance Foundation. Each year, Westfield independent insurance agents are invited to nominate a local nonprofit for the Legacy of Caring program. The program invests in communities and helps impact disaster recovery, family stability or safety, and programs that invest in attracting and developing talent to insurance as a career.
This year, the Westfield Insurance Foundation donated more than $500,000 to neighborhoods across the country. ECBM Insurance Brokers & Consultants is one of 88 agencies in 17 states donating to 95 nonprofits, including Cradles To Crayons, for the Westfield Legacy of Caring grant program. Awarding grants through the program is an extension of the fundamental role that insurance plays every day in stabilizing families, businesses and communities in times of uncertainty. Westfield is proud to work with their independent agents in distributing nearly $1.8 million in the last four years.
“Our agency partners are one of our greatest assets and we appreciate their dedication to their own communities,” said Ed Largent, Westfield President, CEO, board chair and Westfield Insurance Foundation chairman. “Our agents care and work hard to protect our customers, and the Legacy of Caring grant program helps build brighter futures in their own communities.”
Cradles To Crayons
Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
The Model That Brings Our Mission to Life
Our efficient and effective three-step model provides kids with the essentials they need, free of charge. This enables us to engage communities that have, connecting them with communities that need.
- New and nearly new children’s items are collected through grassroots community drives and corporate donations.
- Donations are then processed and packaged by volunteers in our warehouse, The Giving Factory®.
- Packages from The Giving Factory are distributed to local disadvantaged children — through our collaborative network of diverse service partners.
More About ECBM
Our Core Values
- Empathy and Caring... for our clients and for one another
- Tenacious problem solving, while being results focused
- Maintaining accountability... and owning it!
- Exhibiting positive "can do" energy, while questioning the standard... keep asking questions
- Showing dedicated loyalty in the service of the greater good
At ECBM, we understand that insurance programs are more than an end; they are a means to meet business and financial objectives that change over time. ECBM works with our clients to design and maintain a risk management approach which is built on a solid foundation and knowledge of their business goals and corporate climates. Uninsured losses are expensive as are improperly handled claims. At ECBM, our focus is providing the lowest net cost to our clients at all times.
ECBM builds long-term relationships with all the clients we work with. It frees us from the burden of over-consulting. We give solid, appropriate advice each time we meet, even if that means making a suggestion that will earn us less money. Earning our clients' trust and retaining their business is the key to everyone's success. Maintaining strong client relationships requires superior service. ECBM strives to provide that service by knowing our clients, their business needs and providing quality insurance and risk management services to meet those needs.
When clients choose an insurance broker, they should not only get expert advice, but an attitude, a culture, and a way of doing business. At ECBM we offer all of these things. ECBM not only does good work for our clients but work that is more on target, more meaningful and more valuable to their businesses. ECBM has provided commercial insurance brokerage and consulting services to the Mid-Atlantic region since 1970. Charlie Bernier, along with Gloria Forbes and Rick Eckert, assumed ownership of this independent firm in January 2001. Their combined vision was to bring national account services to all of their clients cost-efficiently, and they have been doing so ever since.
Under the present leadership, ECBM’s client-focused approach has allowed the firm to grow significantly. ECBM knows it is important not only to develop service capabilities but to create standards and methods for monitoring consistent delivery of the services it promises to its clients. By creating and managing this process, the company has been able to consistently exceed client expectations.
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