Merchants Insurance Group, partnering with Gallant Insurance Agency and Nadeau’s Subs, Salads and Wraps, provided lunch to local healthcare workers who have worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 300 healthcare workers in the ICU/COVID-19 Units at CMC (Catholic Medical Center), Elliot Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Concord Hospital, and Exeter Hospital received lunch from Nadeau’s Subs, Salads and Wraps, on Monday, April 19.
Funds were donated by Merchants Insurance Group, from the idea of recently-retired president and current Merchants Insurance Group board chair, Robert M. Zak. Each year the company presents a “President’s Award” to an outstanding employee, but in light of world events, this year Mr. Zak decided to recognize frontline healthcare workers.
Merchants Insurance Group’s New England Regional Office, located in Bedford, New Hampshire and under the leadership of Regional Vice President Scott Behrent, decided lunch was a nice way to thank these tireless workers.
“At Merchants Insurance Group, our colleagues have many friends, and family members, who have worked tirelessly on the health care front lines during this pandemic,” said Scott Behrent. “This lunch is just a small token of our appreciation to say thank you, and more importantly to let our health care heroes know we have not forgotten the sacrifices that they have made over this past year, and continue to make still today providing care in the New Hampshire communities where our colleagues live and work.”
Merchants Insurance Group’s local sourcing for this endeavor is in line with its deep-rooted value of community. The company is a small business insurer that works hard to support the communities it serves. Gallant Insurance Agency is a Merchants Insurance agency partner and Nadeau’s Subs, Salads, and Wraps is a policyholder with Merchants Insurance via the Gallant Agency. Keeping local businesses in business is always a priority for Merchants Insurance, and this past year has shown how important local businesses are to a community and to the economy.
“Gallant Insurance is proud to be a part of the effort to thank the COVID-19 /ICU units with lunch for all their hard work and dedication throughout this pandemic,” said Brian Gallant, principal of the agency. “We can’t express enough gratitude to everyone on the front. We also want to thank Merchants Insurance Group for providing the funding and Jeremy at Nadeau’s Subs for all their work in providing the food for this endeavor.”
“On behalf of the entire Nadeau’s Subs, Salads, and Wraps family, it is our honor and pleasure to provide this meal to our healthcare heroes,” said Jeremy Nadeau, owner of Nadeau’s Subs, Salads, and Wraps. “Thank you for all you do to keep us safe and healthy.”
Merchants Insurance Group’s Bedford, NH regional office also supports the local economy by employing 20 colleagues from the area.
About Merchants Insurance Group
Merchants Insurance Group offers commercial property and casualty insurance through a network of more than 1,000 independent insurance agents throughout the Northeast and North Central United States. It is composed of Merchants Mutual, Merchants Preferred and Merchants National Insurance Companies. With corporate headquarters and regional operations located in Buffalo, N.Y., Merchants also operates offices in Hauppauge, N.Y.; Mount Laurel, N.J.; and Bedford, N.H. Merchants’ website can be accessed at www.merchantsgroup.com.
About Gallant Insurance Agency
Gallant Insurance was established in 1989 by Brian Gallant. With twelve people on staff, they pride themselves in securing the right coverage at the best possible price available. They primarily service small to mid-sized accounts for all types of commercial and business risks. The staff has more than 180 years combined experience to serve clients now and into tomorrow. With a reputation for integrity, honesty and service, Gallant is still a family agency that works to be there for you should disaster strike your family or business. For more information, visit them online at www.gallant-insurance.com.
About Nadeau’s Subs, Salads and Wraps
Nadeau’s Subs, Salads and Wraps have been a New Hampshire family owned and operated sub shop since 1969. The original owner, Bob Nadeau, believed in providing the customer with premium quality subs using only the freshest and finest ingredients, with superior service in a clean, family friendly atmosphere. These founding principles are just as important today as they were back then. The restaurant operates 6 locations, including ones at 776 Mast Road, 100 Cahill Avenue, 673 Hooksett Road, and 1095 Hanover Street in Manchester, N.H.; at 48 Portsmouth Avenue in Exeter; and at 11 Eastman Street in Concord, N.H. More information about the restaurants can be found at www.nadeaussubs.com.