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Palmyra Area Chamber of Commerce President Heidi Deuster (center) congratulates Lori Garlock (left) and Cheryl Hahn (right) from Banco Insurance on being selected as the Chamber’s “Shining Star” business for the month of September 2017.

The secret of success in any business is to take care of your clients and care for your community.  The Palmyra Area Chamber of Commerce Shining Star Business for September certainly demonstrates both qualities.

Lori Garlock, who manages the Palmyra Office of Banco Insurance Agency moved to Palmyra 20 years ago because it was her husband Jerry’s hometown.  She uses her years of experience in the insurance industry to maintain an independent agency that represents many area insurance companies such as Sugar Creek Mutual, Forward Mutual and Helenville Mutual as well as major carriers such as Progressive and Acuity.

With 32 years of experience in the insurance industry, Lori and her assistant Cheryl Hahn can find the right insurance coverage at the right price.

Lori is just as experienced when it comes to community service.  She is an active member and past Treasurer of the Palmyra Area Chamber of Commerce.  She volunteers twice a month at the Palmyra Food Pantry and coordinates the annual “Stuff The Bus” food drive.  Lori along with, Julie Miller and Heidi Arndt, of First Citizens State Bank, Palmyra also involve local elementary school students in their fund raising efforts by inviting students to collect food for those less fortunate.  Lori is busy preparing for the 2017 event which will be Saturday, November 11th.

In addition, Lori is co-chair of the annual Palmyra Car Show.  This year’s event topped 100 classic and antique vehicles with all monies benefitting the Palmyra Park & Rec Department, the Chamber Scholarship Fund and the Palmyra Food Pantry.

She is also involved in the annual Street Dance, which is another fund raiser for the Palmyra Park & Rec Department.

Banco Insurance is located inside First Citizens State Bank in Palmyra at 111 East Main Street.  Their phone number is (262) 495-2118.