Local Insurance companies to merge, create jobs

By Conor Mooney

Local Insurance companies to merge, create jobs

March 11, 2013 Updated Mar 11, 2013 at 1:08 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A statewide insurance company plans to merge with two local companies with the expectation of creating jobs.

A Town of Union insurance company, The Steve Cardell Agency, announced Monday that along with The Harter Insurance Agency, they've entered into and agreement with another insurance company, The Northwoods Corp.

The Northwoods Corp. has offices across the New York state.

The merger makes this their first venture into Broome County.

The merged firms will have offices in the Town of Union and Norwich, and will become one of the largest agencies in the area.

"We feel we are now one of the most technologically advanced agencies in the region," said Steve Cardell.

Both Cardell and Steve Harter will continue to own their agencies.

The merger is expected to create 15 to 20 additional jobs..

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