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Aiding other State Farm agents inspired Hall to open an agency

New Business Spotlight

May 12, 2013
  • Dan Hall at his State Farm Insurance office on Virginia Avenue in Hagerstown.
By Joe Crocetta, Staff Photographer

Name of business: Dan Hall State Farm Insurance Agency

Owner: Dan Hall

Address: 816 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown

Opening date: Nov. 1, 2012

Products and services: Auto, home, life, health and mutual funds

Target market: Washington County community; licensed in the state of Maryland for any needs

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I started my agency career with State Farm in 2001 as a qualified team member in an agent’s office in Martinsburg, W.Va. After building the skills and credentials needed, I took a promotion with the company and moved into a leadership position as an agency specialist in eastern North Carolina. While in North Carolina, I helped agents train and market their agencies to continue building the strong State Farm reputation. In early 2012, I had the opportunity to return to the Tri-State area to start the process of opening my own State Farm agency in Hagerstown. As I was helping other agents, I realized how rewarding it was going to be for me to have control over my future by putting to work the experience I gained over my 12 years with the company. As I built my career as an agent with State Farm, I also invested some time in the real estate market and sold real estate for seven years with Long & Foster. I’ve positioned myself as a multilined agent in the Washington county area to help my family, friends and clients. 

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Number of employees: Three

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Phone number: 240-420-AUTO (2886)

Email: dan.hall.twtv@statefarm.com

Website: www.plan-with-dan.com

Facebook page: Dan Hall, State Farm Agent

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