Insurance agency opens in Urbana
Longtime Springfield business expanding, as it has large customer base in Champaign County city.
Longtime Springfield insurance agency Wallace and Turner will be opening an office in downtown Urbana in the former Sowles Hotel.
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By Hasan Karim
Staff Writer
URBANA

Springfield’s largest, locally owned independent insurance agency will be expanding its reach to Urbana by opening up a location there.

Wallace and Turner Insurance will have its second office at the old Sowles Hotel, 113 Scioto St. A ribbing cutting ceremony will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. in partnership with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce. The office will officially open Monday.


“Wallace and Turner has always had a large customer base in Urbana and it continues to grow, so it was a natural decision to open a second location there,” said Patrick Field, a partner with the insurance agency. “We want to make the insurance process as simple as possible for clients and having a physical presence will make it even more convenient for them to stop in and ask questions or update their policy.”

Wallace and Turner has operated locally in Springfield since 1870 and provides personal and commercial coverage, according to a news release sent this week.

The agency is also a long-standing member of Associated Risk Managers International, Keystone Insurers Group, Trusted Choice, Ohio Insurance Agents Association and Independent Insurance Agents Association, both in Ohio and nationally, the release said.

“The office addition demonstrates Wallace & Turner’s continued commitment to providing the best services we can to our surrounding communities,” said P.J. Miller , a partner with Wallace and Turner. “Our agency is deeply invested in supporting our clients, their families and businesses, and we look forward to expanding our relationships throughout Urbana.”

Contact this reporter at 937-328-0355 or email Hasan.Abdul-Karim@cmg.com.