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After a two year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Merchants has brought back its Colleague Appreciation Ice Cream Social!

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The Colleague Appreciation Ice Cream Social was just in time for Buffalo’s heatwave this past week, helping colleagues cool off while socializing with members from other departments! Members of Merchants’ Senior Officers team handed out various Anderson’s ice cream flavors to colleagues, and had a selection of toppings laid out ice cream bar-style.

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Members of Merchants’ Senior Officers team having fun handing out ice cream and toppings at the company’s Colleague Appreciation Ice Cream Social! Pictured from left: Dan Bierbrauer, Senior Vice President, Regional Operations; Ken Carter, VP of Claims Operations; Charles Makey, President; Kelly Julius, VP of Human Resources; Christine Schmitt, Executive VP & CFO; Stephen Cross, Vice President & Chief Information Officer.

The two-day event took place at Merchants’ corporate headquarters in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. in the company’s Pearl Street parking lot on Wednesday, June 15th and Thursday, June 16th. Ice cream sundaes weren’t the only treat on the agenda; colleagues also enjoyed playing cornhole:

Merchants looks forward to many more colleague appreciation events like this one now that the company is back in office on a hybrid schedule. It is great to see everyone gathered and having fun once again!

Erica Dalton

Merchants Insurance Group

Merchants Insurance Group sells its products through a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agents in Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. We sell our products through independent insurance agents because we believe they provide value to policyholders through their broad range of products and their insurance expertise.