By now you’ve probably noticed a new sign on the corner of the Slave Lake Plaza in downtown Slave Lake – otherwise known as ‘The Brick building.’ It belongs to Mann & Mann Insurance – open since April 1.
Mann & Mann is a Peace River firm, with offices also in LaCrete and High Level.
The owner of the Peace River and Slave Lake offices is Jean Broderick. She’ll be in town for a few months, getting the newest branch up and running. Helping out is Duane Creasor. The two of them are ready, willing and able to help you out with your insurance needs, five days a week 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We’re passionate about helping people get the best coverage they can,” says Broderick. Another person from the PeaceRiver office is expected to relocate.
Broderick started working for Mann & Mann in 1998 and purchased it in 2014. As to why she decided to expand into Slave Lake, she says when Nicolet Insurance sold out to Brokerlink, “I was thinking there was probably room for another agency here.”
As it happened, she wasn’t the only one thinking that. She says she was approached by a businessperson from Slave Lake suggesting she think about setting up here. So that’s what has happened.
Broderick grew up in Saskatchewan and lived in many communities there as her family moved around with her dad’s RCMP career. She says Slave Lake reminds her quite a lot of some of those towns.
“I haven’t met a person yet who hasn’t been helpful and friendly,” she says.