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  • 4 Jun 2021 3:45 PM | Anonymous

    GHT Insurance Services

    I joined GHT in 2018 to head their group benefit division. Previously I owned Herbert Insurance Agency located in downtown Ashland; we were an original member of MAP! GHT’s main office is in Mechanicsville, but we opened up an additional office in Ashland since we knew it was important to remain in the “center of the universe”. In 2019, we also added additional agents who work out of the Virginia Beach/Tidewater area. GHT handles many lines of insurance and we have some special niches. Our commercial side specializes in the Craft/Beverage Industry, Restaurant, Trade & General Contractors, Non-Profits & Social Services. Our personal lines handle auto, home, umbrella. We have an agent who sells multiple Medicare lines of coverage. I handle all aspects of group benefits from medical, dental, life , disability and other ancillary products. All of my clients receive a secure digital customized enrollment link including a compliance packet containing all of the required notices. Our agency is also able to offer COBRA, HRA, and other forms of administrative services through our broker partnerships.

    What do you love about your job the most?
    I enjoy the flexibility my position affords to me and the dynamic relationship all of the agents have with each other. Previously, I wore many hats when I owned my own agency. I am now able to focus on group benefits, which is changing constantly, and rely on the expertise of the other agents to assist my clients. Many of my groups, we insure them on the commercial side as well as the group benefits. The lines of coverage are very different, but GHT remains the constant in this equation! And, our monthly lunch staff meetings are great, hopefully we can resume them soon!

    What makes you and/or your company special?
    We Believe In…
    • VALUE – Our goal is to bring value to every client. The best coverage for their needs while balancing budgetary concerns.

    • RELATIONSHIPS – Our experienced staff develops rapport with each client to better understand their risks. We want to be their insurance and risk management resource! A positive working relationship must be achieved to do this.

    • CHOICES – GHT is an independent agency. That means we represent multiple carriers which results in more options for our clients… and options are always a good thing!

    • COMMUNITY – We love our community and work hard to give back fantastic, local causes. If that is important to you too, its just one more reason to do business with us!

    Michele Herbert

  • 3 Jun 2021 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    Tinder Guest House

    When I initially joined it was the Central Business District. We wrote the by-laws, etc. It was a long time ago as my children were still at home. I was excited to be part of the group because I was reminded I actually had a brain! I joined as I had the commercial building, Pufferbelly Properties and maybe, Ashland's Red Caboose (I acquired the caboose in 1997).

    What do you love about your job the most?
    Now, my business is the Tinder Guest House and I love meeting my guests and ensuring they have a pleasant stay.

    What makes you and/or your company special?
    I treat all guests as if they were family members staying in my home. I usually provide homemade chocolate chip cookies. Now, they even get a $20. gift certificate to Origins' Brewery, too!

    Tinder Guest House
    106 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005
    (804) 937-9148

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