Peru Waltham Mutual recognized by statewide association

Peru Waltham Mutual Insurance Company of Peru, Ill., was named winner of the prestigious Company Achievement Award presented by the Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (IAMIC) on Monday, August 22, 2016.

The presentation was made during the annual banquet of IAMIC’s 135th annual convention in East Peoria at the Embassy Suites. Peru Waltham Mutual was singled out from among 53 IAMIC member companies and recognized for its tremendous efforts in improving their business over the recent years.

Peru Waltham Mutual has been serving the community since 1878 and has adapted to continuously meet the many needs of the consumer. The company has grown throughout the years, with the process and procedures changing, but the purpose — it has remained the same — providing quality insurance to the policyholders at an affordable rate.

In the past two years (2014-2016), Peru Waltham Mutual embarked on a journey to provide improved services to agents and policyholders and create a more efficient workplace for employees. During this time of improvement and expansion, they have worked to honor their roots and the values of their founders, while also continuing to modernize and grow. Through embracing technology, making “greener” choices, and streamlining the procedures, they have made great strides towards these goals. One of the largest achievements within this timeframe has been the planning, construction, and most importantly, the move to their new office building.

They have implemented a new website that has an agency portal, a Facebook page and created a new logo. In addition, they have begun the process of going paperless. The company has worked with determination, weathered challenges and has become stronger because of them. It is because of their demonstrated ability to improve their company and provide exceptional service to their policyholders that Peru Waltham Mutual Insurance Company was named the 2016 recipient of the Company Achievement Award.

The Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies is a trade association comprised of farm mutual insurance companies. Mutual insurance, like the farming industry, has been a part of the Illinois landscape for well over a century. IAMIC provides member companies with educational opportunities, professional development, legislative support, and industry recognition.