You can have your pick of insurance

Instead of just one flavor of insurance, Paul M. Petersonnow has a bushel of choices to offer customers.

"I opened an independent office to offer a greater variety of products to reach more people," says Peterson, who planted All Apple Insurance Agencyin Rochester at the start of this month.

All Apple offers a full line of insurance types, including property, casualty and life. Peterson can now also insure businesses and farms.

He and a sales staffer, Shannon Swygman, are now based in Suite 100 at  2215 Second St. S.W.

Peterson, who is the principal and an owner of the business, previously worked as an Allstate Insuranceagent on Greenview Drive Southwest.


Why change from working under the shady branches of one well-known brand to offering coverage from an orchard of companies?

"Now that we're not limited to one company, we are more competitive," Peterson says. "Now we have access to 50-plus companies. We can give you 10 quotes in 10 minutes."

Biz buzz

It looks like the Med City's hotel scene is buzzing as 2012 starts winding up.

I'm hitting the hallways and checking things out. Hopefully, I'll be able to serve up some news soon like an attentive bellhop with a room service cart.

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