Photo of AmeriLife Agents winning Royal Neighbors Grant

AmeriLife agents Harvey Griggs and Linda Boehlen (far left and right) present a grant of $10,000 from carrier partner Royal Neighbors to Dorothy Owsley, president of Transitional Options for Women in Roanoke, VA.

AmeriLife agents are ambassadors of the company. You represent our brand. Each encounter you have with someone is a chance to make an impression.

As you engage in both professional and personal activities each day, remember that your behavior does not just reflect upon you as an individual. It can also influence how people view our company.

AmeriLife provides agents with the tools and training to succeed. Agents, in turn, supply the ambition. This means embracing the mindset of an entrepreneur. This involves developing the habits of a small business owner and exerting the effort necessary to thrive in the insurance industry.

Establishing a presence

When an agent gets involved in worthy causes and supports well-regarded charities, they show everyone around them they are truly invested in the community.

Giving back is the classic way to build your business, according to Harvey Griggs, an agent in the Roanoke, VA, office.

“If you’re doing something with people who are like-minded, they see that first,” he says. “You’re not just approaching them as a salesman.”

Entrepreneur agents put others first

Harvey was a banker and an advertising agency owner before joining AmeriLife six years ago, He is currently a member of the Roanoke chapter of Royal Neighbors of America, a women-owned provider of life insurance and annuities. Royal Neighbors is an AmeriLife carrier partner.

As a fraternal benefit society, the Royal Neighbors mission is to insure lives, support women and serve communities while providing financial protection through life insurance and “neighbor-helping-neighbor” community service.

Its Nation of Neighbors initiative supports programs helping women, children, the disabled, the elderly and those coming back into society after incarceration or abuse.

Discover your purpose

Late last year, Harvey nominated Transitional Options for Women for a $10,000 Nation of Neighbors grant. It was one of 12 programs across the country to receive a donation from Royal Neighbors.

Transitional Options for Women is a social service agency providing safe housing for women released from prisons or jails in the Roanoke area. It also helps them become self-sufficient and achieve a positive outlook.

Harvey and Linda Boehlen, who is also an agent in the AmeriLife Roanoke office, presented the grant to Dorothy Owsley, the organization’s president.

“That was really cool,” Harvey says.

“Since then, we’ve gotten even more involved with them.”

Making time for a cause

By participating in philanthropic activities, you embody the AmeriLife mission of helping others. Before, you were just another insurance sales professional. Now, you are a force for good where you live and work.

In keeping with the entrepreneurial nature of the business, agents contracted with AmeriLife set their own schedules. They may stop in the office to make calls or participate in training sessions, but after that, most are out at appointments.

Some agents might like to investigate a charity or community activity to sponsor or participate in as a group. On the other hand, in some locations, it may be more practical to pursue a way to get involved with a cause on your own.

Either way, “Find something you’re passionate about,” Harvey advises.

He noted most communities have a clearinghouse organization that can tell you about the charities based in your city, county or region, or national nonprofits with a local presence.

Learn more about AmeriLife’s commitment to, and involvement in, corporate responsibility.

Research a charity or nonprofit.

Never Forget You’re an Entrepreneur. If You Want to Grow Your Business, Get Involved In the Community

Photo of AmeriLife Agents winning Royal Neighbors Grant

AmeriLife agents Harvey Griggs and Linda Boehlen (far left and right) present a grant of $10,000 from carrier partner Royal Neighbors to Dorothy Owsley, president of Transitional Options for Women in Roanoke, VA.

AmeriLife agents are ambassadors of the company. You represent our brand. Each encounter you have with someone is a chance to make an impression.

As you engage in both professional and personal activities each day, remember that your behavior does not just reflect upon you as an individual. It can also influence how people view our company.

AmeriLife provides agents with the tools and training to succeed. Agents, in turn, supply the ambition. This means embracing the mindset of an entrepreneur. This involves developing the habits of a small business owner and exerting the effort necessary to thrive in the insurance industry.

Establishing a presence

When an agent gets involved in worthy causes and supports well-regarded charities, they show everyone around them they are truly invested in the community.

Giving back is the classic way to build your business, according to Harvey Griggs, an agent in the Roanoke, VA, office.

“If you’re doing something with people who are like-minded, they see that first,” he says. “You’re not just approaching them as a salesman.”

Entrepreneur agents put others first

Harvey was a banker and an advertising agency owner before joining AmeriLife six years ago, He is currently a member of the Roanoke chapter of Royal Neighbors of America, a women-owned provider of life insurance and annuities. Royal Neighbors is an AmeriLife carrier partner.

As a fraternal benefit society, the Royal Neighbors mission is to insure lives, support women and serve communities while providing financial protection through life insurance and “neighbor-helping-neighbor” community service.

Its Nation of Neighbors initiative supports programs helping women, children, the disabled, the elderly and those coming back into society after incarceration or abuse.

Discover your purpose

Late last year, Harvey nominated Transitional Options for Women for a $10,000 Nation of Neighbors grant. It was one of 12 programs across the country to receive a donation from Royal Neighbors.

Transitional Options for Women is a social service agency providing safe housing for women released from prisons or jails in the Roanoke area. It also helps them become self-sufficient and achieve a positive outlook.

Harvey and Linda Boehlen, who is also an agent in the AmeriLife Roanoke office, presented the grant to Dorothy Owsley, the organization’s president.

“That was really cool,” Harvey says.

“Since then, we’ve gotten even more involved with them.”

Making time for a cause

By participating in philanthropic activities, you embody the AmeriLife mission of helping others. Before, you were just another insurance sales professional. Now, you are a force for good where you live and work.

In keeping with the entrepreneurial nature of the business, agents contracted with AmeriLife set their own schedules. They may stop in the office to make calls or participate in training sessions, but after that, most are out at appointments.

Some agents might like to investigate a charity or community activity to sponsor or participate in as a group. On the other hand, in some locations, it may be more practical to pursue a way to get involved with a cause on your own.

Either way, “Find something you’re passionate about,” Harvey advises.

He noted most communities have a clearinghouse organization that can tell you about the charities based in your city, county or region, or national nonprofits with a local presence.

Learn more about AmeriLife’s commitment to, and involvement in, corporate responsibility.

Research a charity or nonprofit.

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