OceanPoint Insurance, an RI insurance agency, offers insurance products from the top insurance carriers; and a range of financial services.

BankNewport  President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie announced plans to open a new branch office in the first floor space of Building 4000 at Chapel View in Cranston in September 2016.

BankNewport has signed a 15-year lease for the new 2,700-square-foot branch at Chapel View. Located at the main entrance off of Sockanosset Cross Road and adjacent to Panera Bread, the branch will offer easy access for customers.

“BankNewport’s new Chapel View branch will provide added convenience to area customers, residents, commuters, and businesses to access our full range of financial services, delivered by a local team that they know and trust,” stated Sandra Pattie.

The new branch will operate with the universal banker model.  Bankers will be versed to assist customers with teller transactions, product sales, and servicing. Technology will be utilized to streamline transactions and enhance the customer experience in order to allow universal bankers, mortgage loan officers, and business development officers to focus on having conversations with customers to address individual needs and provide tailored solutions.  Easy to navigate electronic tools will allow customers the ability to set up online and mobile banking accounts at the branch.  The branch will also have an image-enabled ATM in the lobby and an outside drive-up ATM.

Pattie added, “There’s genuine excitement about our new branch at Chapel View and we look forward to continuing our role as a true community partner and neighbor to the residents and businesses of Cranston and surrounding communities.”

BankNewport, founded in 1819 and currently holding $1.4 billion in assets, is an FDIC-insured savings bank and is a subsidiary of OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC (Mutual Holding Company). BankNewport is proud to serve the financial needs of individuals and businesses from 15 banking offices located throughout Rhode Island.

 

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Coventry, RI – January 13, 2015

In an effort to offer enhanced service to its clients, OceanPoint Insurance announced the opening of its newest location within the BankNewport branch located at 730 Centre of New England Boulevard in Coventry, RI.

The opening of OceanPoint’s third location provides its clients with additional insurance and financial service options at a more convenient location for residents living in the West Bay.

Kim Raymond, former principal of Raymond Insurance and current Vice President of West Bay Operations for OceanPoint, will manage the new office.

“I am pleased that our Coventry location has officially opened its doors,” said Doug Mayhew, OceanPoint President and CEO. “From our three locations in the West Bay, East Bay, and greater Newport, we can better service our growing client base throughout Rhode Island.”

“There’s genuine excitement that our business partner, OceanPoint Insurance, has opened its newest location within our Coventry branch facility,” stated BankNewport President and CEO, Sandra J. Pattie. “We’re confident that the residents and businesses of Coventry and the West Bay will benefit by our team approach and solid reputation – OceanPoint and BankNewport are both Rhode Island based businesses offering a wide array of products, exceptional expertise and unparalleled service.”

President Pattie added, “Our partnership demonstrates a continued investment in our communities, in our employees and in our respective businesses.”

Hours for the new location will be Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and evenings and Saturday by appointment. To make an appointment, or for further information, contact Kim Raymond at kraymond@oceanpointins.com, call 401.826.3366, or visit www.oceanpointins.com.

About OceanPoint Insurance

Headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. provides a broad range of property casualty insurance products, in addition to a full array of financial services. Along with BankNewport, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Mutual Holding Company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC. Tracing its roots back to 1863, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is proud to serve the insurance needs of clients from three full service offices located in Middletown, and Barrington, and Coventry, Rhode Island, forming one of the largest independent insurance agency operations in southeastern New England.

For more information, visit www.oceanpointins.com.

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OceanPoint Insurance and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation Collaborate to Provide Matching Grants

Middletown, RI (July 17, 2014) – OceanPoint Insurance and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation joined forces to support the positive efforts of The Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, Inc through a $1,000.00 grant.

“Through the variety of programs the Boys and Girls Club offers, they are able to provide critical services to children, teens, adults and families in our community. OceanPoint Insurance Agency is pleased to support The Boys and Girls Club and their mission,” said John Kaull, Vice President, Commercial Lines, OceanPoint Insurance.

The grant represents a $500.00 donation from OceanPoint Insurance matched by a $500.00 grant from The Selective Insurance Group Foundation.

“The Matching Grant program allows us to partner with our agents to support the needs of the communities we serve,” said Chuck Musilli, Senior Vice President, Chief Field Operations Officer for Selective.

John Kaull presented the check to Joseph Pratt, Executive Director & CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Newport County, at their club located at 95 Church Street, Newport, RI 02840.

About OceanPoint Insurance Agency

OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc: Headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island, provides a broad range of property casualty insurance products, in addition to a full array of financial services. Along with BankNewport, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Mutual Holding Company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC. Tracing its roots back to 1863, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is proud to serve the insurance needs of clients from three full service offices located in Middletown, Barrington, and Coventry Rhode Island, forming one of the largest independent insurance agency operations in southeastern New England. For more information visit www.oceanpointins.com.

About The Selective Insurance Group

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for ten property and casualty insurance companies rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best.  Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer primary and alternative market insurance for commercial and personal risks, and flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program.  Selective maintains a website at www.selective.com.

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image002OceanPoint Insurance Agency and BankNewport invite the community to join us this summer to show support for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank in its efforts to provide food for local children in need.

Beginning Monday, July 7 through Saturday, July 19, all OceanPoint and BankNewport locations will be collection locations for community donations of “kid friendly” food items, including breakfast cereal, granola bars, canned/bagged pasta meals, mac’n’cheese and peanut butter. All items are non-perishable and are not limited to specific brand names.

During the school year, children have access to healthy and nutritious meals, but that comes to a harsh halt when summer vacation begins. We are excited to be able to make an impact to improve the lives of many children this summer.

Spread the word about our food drive with your family and friends – all food donations will truly make a difference!

Click Here to download the flyer.

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BPTW2014_LogoOceanPoint Insurance Agency has been named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island. The Best Places to Work program is presented by the Providence Business News (PBN), and is based on the program created and conducted by the Best Companies Group.

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Rhode Island, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. This annual list is assembled based on the evaluation of confidential surveys of employees and management reports.

“We are honored to be included among the 2014 Best Places to Work in Rhode Island,” said Doug Mayhew, President/CEO of OceanPoint Insurance Agency. “OceanPoint values the hard work and dedication of all our employees. Our company strives to foster a positive, supportive environment to ensure the continued success of our entire team.”

Companies from across the state participated in the two-part survey to determine the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Rhode Island and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final rankings.

OceanPoint was one of 18 small businesses chosen for the award. All 50 chosen Best Places To Work will be honored by PBN on June 12 at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Rhode Island program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkRI.com.

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Stephanie Federici, financial services account manager, Doug Guilbert, account executive, and Christina Mohr, commercial lines account manager, were awarded the Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA) designation at the Independent Agents of RI Annual Education Awards Luncheon.

The CPIA designation recognizes leaders in the insurance industry for professionalism, commitment to sales training, and technical results.

To earn the designation, Stephanie, Doug, and Christina attended three Insurance Success Seminars designed to enhance the ability of producers, sales support staff, and company personnel to efficiently create and distribute effective insurance programs.

The seminars and completed coursework included implementing risk identification strategies and systems, developing specific methods for maintaining high legal and ethical standards, and assimilating customer needs to create a customized protection program.

Stephanie, Doug, and Christina’s dedication to achieving the CPIA designation is an example of how all OceanPoint employees hold themselves to the highest standard and are committed to providing the best service possible.

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Middletown, RI – January 6, 2014

OceanPoint Insurance Agency has announced that it has acquired Raymond Insurance of Coventry, RI, to expand insurance services in the West Bay area.  Additionally, Kim Raymond, principal of Raymond Insurance, has accepted the position of Vice President of West Bay Operations for OceanPoint.

Recognizing the opportunity to join forces with Kim Raymond, who has a proven track-record in the insurance industry, Doug Mayhew, president and CEO of OceanPoint Insurance, said, “We are pleased to welcome Kim and Raymond Insurance to the OceanPoint team.  Kim is a dedicated insurance professional, who is very involved in her community; we look forward to working with her to strengthen our market share in the West Bay.”

Raymond is also pleased to join such a trusted and professional insurance agency: “OceanPoint Insurance has a tremendous reputation for customer service making this a very good fit for Raymond Insurance.  The clients of Raymond Insurance can also look forward to a greater selection of products and services offered through OceanPoint,” said Kim Raymond.

About OceanPoint Insurance

Headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. provides a broad range of property casualty insurance products, in addition to a full array of financial services. Along with BankNewport, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Mutual Holding Company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC. Tracing its roots back to 1863, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is proud to serve the insurance needs of clients from two full service offices located in Middletown and Barrington, Rhode Island, forming one of the largest independent insurance agency operations in southeastern New England.

For more information, visit www.oceanpointins.com.

About Raymond Insurance Agency

Raymond Insurance Agency was founded in 1999 at its current location in Coventry, Rhode Island. Kim Raymond has been a Certified Insurance Counselor since 1997 and is an active member of the insurance community, currently serving on the Board of the Directors of the Independent Insurance Agents of RI.

For more information, please visit www.raymondagency.com.

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Date: June 17-29, 2013

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We Need Your Help to Collect Over 1,000 Children’s Books for Local Youth!   BankNewport, OceanPoint Insurance Agency (OPIA) and the United Way of Rhode Island’s Women’s Leadership Council are partnering with Books Are Wings on a children’s book drive that will run from June 17 through June 29 at all BankNewport branch and OPIA office locations. The goal is to collect over 1,000 new and gently used children’s books during the two-week long drive.

All of the books collected will be distributed during Back to School Celebration RI’s backpack distribution event sponsored by BankNewport at the East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) Health Center, Six John H. Chafee Blvd. in Newport on Saturday, August 17.

Click Here for recommended children’s reading lists to reference when considering your book donation.

For more information on the children’s book drive, please contact 401.845.8673.

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I am pleased to announce, on May 29, 2013, BankNewport will be awarded the “Exemplary” category award for the 2nd year in a row, by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island and The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce. The 19th Annual Worksite Health Awards ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. This is the highest level of Worksite Health Award given to an organization.

The Worksite Health Awards is co-sponsored by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) is designed to recognize those Rhode Island businesses that are working to promote worksite wellness. The awards honor businesses that support prevention through written materials, seminars, lectures, and a demonstrated commitment to education through committee development and policy change. Four award levels are acknowledged: Achievement, Outstanding, Superior, and Exemplary.

Thank you for helping to make BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency a healthy place to work!

 

 

Carolyn Odell
HR Generalist

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OceanPoint Insurance Agency and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation Provide Matching Grants

OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. and The Selective Insurance Group Foundation, the foundation of Selective Insurance Group, Inc., joined forces to support the positive efforts of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County through a $1,000 grant.

“We hold the important work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County in great regard,” said John Kaull, Vice President with OceanPoint Insurance Agency. “It’s our hope this grant will assist in their continued efforts to present valuable opportunities for local youth to explore their creativity and develop confidence in a fun, nurturing environment.”

The grant represents a $500.00 donation from OceanPoint Insurance matched by a $500.00 grant from The Selective Insurance Group Foundation.

“The Matching Grant program allows us to partner with our agents to support the needs of the communities we serve,” said Chuck Musilli, Senior Vice President, Northeast Regional Manager and Agency Development for Selective. OceanPoint Insurance is a “President’s Club” level agent with Selective Insurance.

Headquartered in Middletown, Rhode Island, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. provides a broad range of property casualty insurance products, in addition to a full array of financial services. Along with BankNewport, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is a subsidiary of the Mutual Holding Company, OceanPoint Financial Partners, MHC. Tracing its roots back to 1863, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. is proud to serve the insurance needs of clients from two full service offices located in Middletown and Barrington, Rhode Island, forming one of the largest independent insurance agency operations in southeastern New England. www.oceanpointins.com.

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. is a holding company for ten property and casualty insurance companies rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Through independent agents, the insurance companies offer primary and alternative market insurance for commercial and personal risks, and flood insurance underwritten by the National Flood Insurance Program. Selective maintains a website at www.selective.com.

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