HALLMARK OF LEADERSHIP IS TRUST
As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was trust. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was to support peace, prosperity and unity not only in South Africa, but throughout the world. Mandela was able to lead people in ways that many find impossible to do. As he famously said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Unfortunately, trust is in rare supply these days. People are having trouble trusting each other, according to an Ap-GfK poll conducted in November 2013, which found that Americans are suspicious of each other in their everyday encounters. Only one-third of Americans say most people can be trusted—down from half who felt that way in 1972, when the General Social Survey first asked the question. Forty years later, in 2013, a record high of nearly two-thirds says “You can’t be too careful” in dealing with people. (Forbes December 12, 2013)
It seems that trust is the commodity sorely lacking in today’s business community.
AKERS AND ARNEY STILL DEALING IN TRUST
That’s why Akers & Arney rises head-and-shoulders above most risk management and insurance agencies in Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.
Once a tiny office on Branson’s Main Street where Elven Akers jotted out insurance policies on ledger paper and had his part-time secretary type them up in carbon paper duplicate, now the company, under the leadership of Elven’s son, Edd, and grandson, John, as well as CEO, David Arney, bustles with many employees and cutting edge technology. But the core product remains the same—trust.
Akers and Arney’s risk management professionals take the time to carefully and completely assess client risks and clearly articulate these risks before dashing off a policy and chalking up another client for the company.
Risk management is serious business.
Akers and Arney’s qualified professionals know all too well the pain of complete loss when disaster strikes, and the victory of rebuilding better than ever. Two sides of an unforgettable coin. A tale of two businesses.
That’s why companies all over Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas are trusting Akers & Arney with their most valuable assets.
As the world mourns Nelson Mandela, a man who embodied trust to South Africans and led with clear motives, Branson celebrates 61 years with a risk management agency that embodies trust to the people of Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.
This action gives credence to the statement by Democritus, in 370 BC, “Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.”
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TOP IN EVERY CLASS?
Yes, of course, Akers & Arney is top in every classification of insurance products, but most especially in one vitally important line:
property and casualty insurance in Branson, Missouri and the Tri-Lakes community of Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas.
In 2012, the Leap Day Tornado swept down the famous Country Music Boulevard and tossed property and livelihoods around like matchsticks.
Several businesses were fortunate enough to have the careful, fully thought out, risk management assessments done by Akers & Arney’s experienced agents. These businesses were back in business, most in record time.
Other businesses had not taken advantage of Akers & Arney’s free risk management assessment service.
Boarded up windows, vacant lots and empty registers signal their pain.
AKERS & ARNEY CARES ENOUGH TO ASSESS HONESTLY
Although it has sometimes cost them the account, Akers & Arney remain determined to honestly assess risks for business and property owners in Branson. They’re determined to make sure, when disaster strikes, their clients are fully covered and can quickly recover.
Does caring like this come at a price?
Sure. It’s not a sexy sell, or a cheap sell to tell business and property owners the honest truth about their risks.
But the truth is that properly managed risks, means businesses can grow to become, like Akers & Arney, a legacy company that endures for generations to come.
PROPERTY AND CASUALTY INSURANCE
Offering property and casualty insurance from the most reputable providers at the best possible prices is the main theme with Akers & Arney. It’s the foundation upon which the company was built and the reason Akers & Arney remains number one in risk management in Branson, Missouri and the surrounding region.
Call us today at 417-334-5115 and ask to speak to our property and casualty risk management specialists. Don’t wait another day.