Voting Open for Best of Valley 2014

Voting for the annual Best of Valley reader's poll is now open! Local insurance agency Encharter Insurance is looking to capture the best local insurance agency spot this year.

The Valley Advocate, a popular Western Massachusetts website and magazine has started their Best of the Valley readers' poll for 2014 and Encharter Insurance hopes to capture the number one spot for the best Local Insurance Agency. The polls have opened and voting will end February 12th. The announcement for all of the winners will be in the April 18th issue.

Encharter Insurance has been serving the Amherst area for over 15 years, starting with the Blair, Cutting, & Smith Insurance agency which was founded in 1879. Encharter Insurance prides itself on having a presence in their offices' local communities. Their main location is in the heart of Amherst and they are heavily involved throughout the community as members of the Amherst Chamber and with their charitable efforts throughout the year. Encharter is a part of everything from the Amherst Rotary to sponsoring Amherst Basketball Leagues and the yearly Empty Bowls charity event. They also sponsor a variety of events throughout each year as a proud agent of the Amherst schools and town of Amherst.

Encharter's involvement in the community doesn't stop with just sponsoring local events. Bill Dowd believes that "At Encharter, it isn't just about having our name attached to something, it is about being part of the community through actually taking part in the events themselves". This philosophy is what drives staff participation in such events as the Leprechaun Plunge the past couple of years.

For more information about Encharter Insurance, visit their website at or give them a call at (888) 865-1244. If you would like to vote for them for the best Local Insurance Agency, cast your votes at

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