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Keys opens State Farm agency

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new State Farm agency, located at 112 W. National Ave., Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 17.. On hand for the ceremony were (left to right) Kim Riddell, Teresa Yates, Scott Martin, Ryan Keys, Lena Khudayeva, Molly Tipton and Brian Wyndham. [Order this photo]
A ribbon cutting ceremony took place at the new State Farm insurance agency building located at 112 W. National Ave., Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 17.

State Farm Agent Ryan Keys runs the operation, and said he and another agent have been working out of the office since November.

Keys, a native of Paris, Ill., has lived in Brazil since June. He is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a degree in corporate communications.

Keys said the agency is looking for a third person to join their team, and welcomes any eager applicants.

Keys said it is exciting to be opening a new business and to see the renovated space.

"It's exciting to see it change from what it used to be to what it is now," Keys said. "I'm really happy to be in Brazil, and I'd love to have people visit our office. Come in, say hello and check out our space."

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Congrats! I'm sure it isn't easy to come to a new town and open a business, especially when there is already a State Farm here. I would wonder if Brazil is big enough to support two State Farms. Will there be services offered that John Howes don't already offer?

-- Posted by Papaw's Kids on Wed, Jan 23, 2013, at 6:49 AM

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