Amber Ramirez has been escalating her insurance policy agency by local community involvement. And she strategies to continue on on that trajectory with new staff members, a new dwelling décor tenant and a setting up makeover.
Ramirez’s small business at Sixth and Main streets, now Farmers Insurance coverage — Amber Ramirez Insurance plan Agency, Inc., was started out as Farmers Insurance — Harold Cullen Insurance policies Company by her stepfather in 1969. Just after Cullen passed in 1978, Ramirez’s mother, Karen Cullen, took over and ran the business in her name.
In 2004, Ramirez arrived on board and worked with her mom for a pair of a long time. Ramirez explained she centered on finding acclimated to the enterprise and acquainted with the shoppers. In 2006, Cullen felt at ease more than enough to hand the business enterprise above to her daughter so she could retire at age 65.
“When my mom was getting all set to retire and I joined forces with her, I brought a large amount of ambition and strength into the company,” explained Ramirez, a Ramona resident due to the fact 1973. “Through my networking, the agency has far more than doubled considering that I took around from my mother.”
Ramirez acquired concerned with the Ramona Chamber of Commerce, the Ramona VFW Submit 3783 and at one particular time was connected to the Ramona Rotary Club. At the Ramona Place Honest this summer season, the insurance policy company set up a booth and volunteered at the Chamber’s booth.
The agency has also created rapport with to start with responders by keeping once-a-year firefighter appreciation and sheriff’s appreciation lunches.
About six months back, the company served tacos to deputies at the Ramona sheriff’s substation and a couple of months in the past presented pizza to Ramona firefighter/paramedics at Station 80 on San Vicente Highway. The company also donated stuffed bears that the firefighters can give to young children at the scene of an unexpected emergency incident to support tranquil them down, she mentioned.
“I attempt to give back to very first responders because of what they do for our local community,” Ramirez explained. “With COVID it’s been tricky, but with factors loosening up, I’m capable to get again into it again.”
With herself and two new assistants — Ramona people Kristina Porcelli and Andrew Erickson — Ramirez said her company can supply a wide variety of coverage providers, including vehicle, property, specialty cars such as boats and motorhomes, life insurance policy and business enterprise insurance coverage, workers’ compensation, health insurance and Medicare options.
“People appear to me with some demanding duties and I acquire them on and try to enable figure out what’s the finest alternative for them,” she said. “We supply insurance policy opinions yearly for consumers to make sure they are on major of their coverage, so in the party something comes about no a single is remaining underinsured.”
She is also welcoming a new tenant to the building she owns wherever her business enterprise is found, at 603 Most important St.
On Oct. 1, Rustic Interiors programs to open up in Pamo Valley Winery’s previous spot in Suite 9. The new house décor company will be run by partners Carrie Bryant and Andrea Delgado, who are each Ramona inhabitants.
Rustic Interiors will promote a selection of merchandise for the home together with kitchenware and tablecloths, pillows, candles, symptoms, clocks, lamps, floral decorations and blankets. Down the highway the store might include consulting solutions to help prospects with interior design and lessons that train about dwelling do-it-you tasks, Bryant said.
“The two of us identified we have a adore of decorating, in particular seasonal decorating,” claimed Bryant, who is attracted to rustic farmhouse patterns. “I enhance my household with themes. There’s nothing at all listed here in town that has this market. We assumed, why not provide it to our group and give individuals an choice to enhance on a dime.”
As a very first-time small business owner, Bryant mentioned she’ll have assist from Delgado, who owns the Uptown Boutique women’s outfits shop across the road at 642 Primary St.
Bryant claimed she and her husband or wife seemed at a range of locations for their keep. But the Most important Road space healthy the prerequisites for size and has a blend of up-and-coming neighboring enterprises, which include China Blue Salon & Working day Spa, Major Street Coffee, Ramona Workspace and Cattle Dog Café, she explained.
In addition she is good friends with Ramirez’s other tenants, who consist of Linda Kelly of Linda Kelly Art Studio and Invoice Anderson of Frugal Framer. Also occupying the developing is Maria Leon of the tax preparing service, Maria’s Tax.
Ramirez is in the method of offering her building a facelift, starting with a new roof that was lately installed. Following, she programs to resurface the parking good deal — in the up coming month or two. Following the new yr she ideas to up grade the exterior with fresh new paint and other modifications.
“I’m truly joyful with the path we’re going in,” she said. “I’m seriously psyched about bringing in the new tenant. I imagine they’ll bring a excellent presence to this corner. Rustic Interiors ties in with framing and artwork and I insure the properties. It all operates alongside one another.”