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Insurance: An Outstanding Career Path

Why Insurance?
Boring. Stale. Unappealing. Conventional. That’s insurance, right? Actually, not so much. While traditionally perceived as a less-than-compelling industry, insurance and risk management has morphed into an exciting trade. Independent insurance agencies in the United States have become an exciting force in the global economy: they are dynamic, savvy, second-to-none in business acumen, and highly compensated for the expertise they have developed. Add in their community involvement and you have a well-rounded, highly sought after sector of professionals.

In the insurance industry, professionals are constantly learning. They are viewed as trusted advisors by C-level executives. And, more importantly, they are able to build recurring revenue.

According to a 2011 study by the National Alliance Research Academy, the average age of a non-retired industry professional was 56, and nearly half of those claim they will retire by age 66. This gives the industry just a few short years to prepare for an entire generation of seasoned insurance professionals to exit the workforce and creates an opportunity for young professionals like no other industry in today’s economy.

If you are interested in joining a growing industry that offers a plethora of career opportunities, you owe it to yourself to look into what the insurance and risk management field has to offer.

Why Peel & Holland?
Career Growth: Peel & Holland believes in helping you grow your career, and is dedicated to giving new team members the support you need. Our training regimen partners you with a mentor to assist you in developing product knowledge, business acumen, and sales skills. We believe in providing a good foundation upon which new sales professionals can build a significant book of business.

Income Growth: A healthy book of business is the key to success in the insurance industry, cultivated best by focusing your time and energy on nourishing your clients. The most effective way to recruit and maintain successful accounts is through forging strong relationships not only with current clients, but also with community business leaders and other centers of influence. Compared to other professionals with billable hours or appointments where you must have the same number of new clients each year to break even, those in the insurance and risk management industry have recurring revenue that builds upon itself.

Community Support: At Peel & Holland, we don’t just invest in the success of our customers; we also invest in the success of our communities. Through our 3T Outreach program, we invest our time, talent, and treasure back into the communities who have helped make our business successful. We have donated more than $125,000 since 2010 to local charities and community organizations.

Why Western Kentucky?
The beautiful cities of Benton, Paducah, Murray, and Mayfield are located in the far western portion of the Bluegrass State and offer an array of recreational activities, waterfront amenities, and historic downtowns. Centrally located, our offices are just 2 hours from Nashville and 3 hours from St. Louis, Louisville, and Memphis. Western Kentucky has a mild climate with beautifully warm summers that are perfect for a wide variety of outdoor activities, and cool winters. Western Kentucky’s great outdoors, featuring Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Land Between the Lakes, offer 170,000 acres and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, birding, hiking, and wildlife management areas for the nature lover. The area is also perfect for raising a family, with high-performing schools and a low cost of living.

Recreation & Entertainment: Murray State University provides excellent Division I athletic events. Whether it is football, basketball, soccer or volleyball, spectators are sure to find unparalleled excitement. The CFSB Center is a $23 million multi-purpose facility used for Racer basketball games, concerts, conventions and trade shows.

The daytime charm of Historic Downtown Paducah transforms to a vibrant nightlife scene with live music, flavorful fare and engaging events.

Arts & Culture: Art in all its many forms thrives in Western Kentucky. Home to the National Quilt Museum, the world’s largest and most prestigious museum devoted to quilts and fiber art, is viewed by over 160,000 a year. The LowerTown Arts District is home to the nationally recognized Artist Relocation Program, offering a combination of colorful art studios, galleries and hands-on creative workshops. Fans of performing arts enjoy theater and symphony productions by The Carson Center, a grand $44 million performing arts center, while the Market House Theatre produces plays and musicals in a more intimate setting. High-quality visual arts can be found downtown at the Yeiser Art Center and Maiden Alley Cinema & Gallery.  Or escape life’s realities and tantalize your imagination by attending a Playhouse in the Park performance, housed in a 1907 train depot in Murray’s Central Park.

Outdoor Adventure: Each year thousands of visitors come to enjoy our clean and green environment and take part in these great activities - which are all just outside your door.

If fishing is your sport of choice, you’re in luck. Kentucky Lake is known as the “Crappie Capital” of the world. For hunters, there are more than 250 days of hunting season for the area, complemented by vast hunting ground. Visit Kentucky Lake and you will not only find fun-filled outdoor activities such as boating, kayaking, swimming, and fishing, but you will also discover family-fun adventures in water parks, go-karts, train rides and more. There are opportunities abound for both back country and modern camping, as well as horseback riding, biking, and hiking. For avid golfers, Western Kentucky is home to more than 25 golf courses. 

Shopping & Dining: From quaint, locally-owned boutiques and galleries, to large national retail chains, Western Kentucky offers a full range of shopping opportunities for all your needs. Historic Downtown Paducah overflows with an eclectic array of 19th century buildings housing antiques & collectibles shops, urban boutiques, vintage jewelry stores, museum gift shops and more. For a more contemporary shopping experience, visit the Kentucky Oaks Mall, the area’s largest, with more than 100 stores, and conveniently just off Interstate 24.

For dining, the offerings are equally enticing. Whether you are looking for down home Southern Cooking, international cuisine, or just want to grab a cup of coffee, you are sure to find a variety of restaurants that will suite your taste.