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Archer A. Associates, Inc., Franklin Square, New York, has been honored by Merchants Insurance Group with the 2011 Agent of the Year award. The award was presented to agency principal Charles R. Torsiello.

The Agent of the Year award recognizes one of Merchants’ 600 partner agencies for continuously striving for success through customer service. Award recipients must embrace Merchants’ corporate values of integrity, respect, loyalty, teamwork, and the aspiration to improve.

Archer A. Associates, Inc. has been with Merchants since 2001, and has also qualified for Merchants Insurance Group’s 2012 President’s Club.

“Charlie Torsiello and his team at Archer A. Associates are consummate professionals with a keen focus on the needs of their clients,” said Bob Zak, President and CEO of Merchants. “We are proud to have Archer represent Merchants, and congratulate them on being named our Agent of the Year.”

“We, at Archer A. Associates Inc., are truly honored to have been selected by Merchants Insurance Group as the Agent of the Year for 2011,” Torsiello said. “The executives at Merchants embody the spirit of partnership and commitment to Independent Agents which proves crucial to us reaching common goals in service to our clients. I am pleased to accept this award on behalf of Archer A. Associates Inc., its partners and staff, all of whom contributed to this achievement.”

About Merchants Insurance Group
Merchants Insurance Group offers personal and commercial insurance through a network of more than 600 independent insurance agents throughout the Northeast and North Central United States. With corporate headquarters and regional operations located in Buffalo, NY, Merchants also operates offices in Hauppauge, NY; Mount Laurel, NJ; and Bedford, NH. For more information, visit

About Archer A. Associates, Inc.
Archer A. Associates, Inc. insurance agency was established in 1952 to serve personal and business insurance needs. Since that time, the agency has grown to a large professional staff of licensed insurance producers and trained assistants. Archer serves the insurance needs of almost 4,000 individuals and families, and 1,500 businesses in New York State. For more information, the agency may be reached at

Merchants Insurance Group

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.