Johnston Agency opens in Dexter, adds 5 insurance jobs

In the aftermath of Dexter's tornado last spring, a new services business has sprung up. Allstate Insurance agent Jennifer Johnston has opened Johnston Agency at 8071 Main Street in downtown Dexter. The office is located in a historic purple-painted building which formerly housed the Dexter Leader newspaper.

Johnston, a licensed insurance agent, was looking for a business location with a small-town feel, where people look out for each other. Inspired by the quick reaction of Allstate personnel to the tornado: "They were there before the Red Cross," and the manner in which the village pulled together afterward, Johnston says, "we wanted to be part of the Dexter community."

The office opened in early September with three insurance agents and an office manager. Johnston plans to add one or two more agents and telemarketing personnel. "We're already expanding," she says.

Source: Jennifer Johnston, owner, Johnston Agency
Writer: Tanya Muzumdar
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