"Always on Watch": Fall, 2017
Company News & HR
Big Green Pizza Truck Makes a Stop at Gowrie Group
Last week, the Big Green Pizza Truck made a special stop for lunch at our Westbrook office. This surprise from the Partners was prompted by Gowrie's recognition as one of the Top Workplaces in Connecticut for the seventh year running. Congrats, and thanks to everyone for your hard work and dedication!
G-Fit to be Featured on WTNH News 8
Exciting news! Gowrie's health & wellness program, G-Fit, was selected by  WTNH News 8  for a wellness feature. The gym was rocking, and the camera was rolling. Stay tuned for an update on when this piece will air.
Darien Office Move
Gowrie Group's Darien office has moved to a new in-town location at 767 Post Road to accommodate our growing team. Our contact information has remained the same.
The Society of CIC Recognizes Steve Prime for Twenty Years of Leadership
Steve Prime, CIC of Gowrie Group, Newport was recently honored for his ongoing pledge to education, commitment to excellence, and dedication to the insurance profession. The Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) presented Mr. Steve Prime with a formally-inscribed certificate for his continued participation in the CIC Program. 
Strong Finish for Team Gowrie at the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
This past Labor Day, members of Team Gowrie participated in the 2017 New Haven Road Race. James Camperchioli, Katherine Chirillo and Jess DaSilva completed the half marathon while Michele Gertsch and Margot Sherwin completed the 5K.

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Gowrie Employee of the Month Spotlight
July - William Vinopal, IT Team Lead
“William is an all-around outdoor adventurer. He likes hunting, fishing, camping, boating and if that is not enough, he also likes cross country and trail running! William’s technology skills have proven to be a great asset to our IT Department, Great Job!"
August - Kate Chirillo, Marketing Assistant
 
“Kate is a world traveler, having been to many countries and planning on many more! Her attention to detail is evident in everything she does here at Gowrie. She is a pleasure to have around and we are fortunate to have her on our team!"

September - Evan Award, Account Manager

"Evan is truly a free spirit who is up for whatever comes her way! Adventure seems to be her middle name! She is always juggling many balls in the air while keeping it all in balance, she is an amazing person!"
Welcome Aboard!
Laura Pye, IOD Account Manager, Gowrie Claims Services:
Laura joined Gowrie Group in September as our new Injured On Duty Account Manager in Marshfield, MA. She is a 2004 graduate of Assumption College in Worcester, MA. She previously worked for 10 years at Enterprise-Rent-A Car handling Bodily Injury claims, and for 4 years as the Claims Manager at McSweeney & Ricci Insurance Agency. Laura enjoys spending her summers at the beach, and is looking forward to her upcoming wedding this December
Events & Sponsorship
As part of our sponsorship of US Sailing, Gowrie Group was proud to sponsor the 2017 CHUBB Junior Sailing Championship held at Toms River Yacht Club in NJ, August 8-11 th . Carter, Ed, and Whitney, and some of the folks from CHUBB, headed down to NJ for the day to watch the races and take part in the Chubb VIP reception.  
Gowrie Group was the corporate sponsor of a special MJM Rendezvous that was hosted by the Mystic Seaport on August 18th and 19th. Participating owners of MJM boats received exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum’s Collections Research Center, lunch, in-water vessel tours, and a cocktail party reception. The event wrapped up with a breakfast, curator discussion, and a boat parade out on the Mystic River.
On Wednesday August 23rd, Gowrie Group employees served a BBQ lunch to the community at Grace Church in Old Saybrook . Over 40 Gowrie employees teamed together to provide, prepare and serve a BBQ feast to almost 50 guests of The Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries (SSKP). This is the 9th year that Gowrie has hosted a lunch for our neighbors on the Connecticut shoreline.
The  Newport International Boat Show  held from September 14th to 17th in Newport, RI was a huge success! Gowrie Group sponsored a RIMTA breakfast on the morning of Saturday the 16th. 175 people signed up for the Gowrie/CHUBB YETI cooler raffle, and o ver 100 individuals signed our guest log. The lucky winner of the YETI soft cooler is Robert Touloukian.
Gowrie Group sponsored the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA)'s 6th Annual Industry Partnership breakfast at the Newport International Boat Show on Saturday, September 16th. Breakfast was served at 8 AM, and the speaking program began at 8:25 AM.
Two of our insurance specialists, Rick Bagnall and Al Golden, spoke at the 31st Annual Seven Seas Cruising Associations' Annapolis Gam . This event ran from September 23rd to 24th, and took place at Camp Letts in Edgewater, Maryland.
Gowrie Group and National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) will be hosting complimentary coffee and conversation during the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis . We will be inviting all exhibitors, marine industry professionals and ticket holders to stop by the National Sailing Hall of Fame dock each morning for a cup of fresh coffee.
On September 28 th we had the pleasure of co-sponsoring the RI Association of Fire Chiefs Vendor Show hosted by our long time client the RI Southern Firemen’s League held at the Richmond Country Club. Chief Fred Stanly is the active president of the RI Southern Firemen’s League, and has been a VFIS client for over 30 years.
Testimonials
“Jesse. I've never had anyone do such a thorough review. Thank you for your expertise!” -Lorna to Jesse Kane (Personal Lines)
"Lindas, Thank you very much for all the help you have provided our family with our health insurance the last couple years.  Know that we greatly appreciate all of your hard work on our behalf"   -Roasa's to Lindas Dillon (Benefits Department) 
"Thank you all for making this so easy. It’s so nice to do business with people that are knowledgeable, courteous and competent."  -Kathy to Sarah Davidson and Nancy Sprigg (Yacht Department)
“Sending you an email is like pushing the “easy” button! Wish every aspect of my life were this easy! Thank you!” -Carolyn to Tabitha Livernoche (Commercial Lines)
“Before we get started…I have to tell you that the person answering your phones is the best I’ve heard. I was having a lousy morning and she totally cheered me up with her style. I can’t even be grumpy now.” - Customer Service Manager at Home Depot regarding Dawn Novelli (Reception)
Recent and Upcoming Marketing & Company Dates

  • MJM Rendezvous at Mystic Seaport, Aug 18-19th 
  • Gowrie Lunch with SSKP - Aug 23rd
  • Newport International Boat Show (NIBS), Sept 14-17 
  • SSCA Annapolis Gam, Sept 23-24
  • US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Oct 5-9
  • US Powerboat Show in Annapolis, Oct 12-15
  • Gowrie SSKP Challenge, Nov 15- Dec 31