Sylvia A. Garrett, President/CEO, Sylvia A. Garrett Agency, LLC

Tell us about your company

As a Columbus, OH insurance agency with over 50 years in the industry, Sylvia A. Garrett Agency, LLC has provided quality insurance products at competitive prices. Our team of licensed insurance professionals has over 100 years of collective industry experience writing both personal and commercial/business insurance policies designed to fit our customer's individual needs. Our friendly staff will work with customers on a one-on-one basis to develop not only the perfect policy but a lasting relationship.

In addition to personal and business insurance products, we also provide life insurance and financial services. Our mission is to provide exceptional customer service, to empower our community and to protect families and businesses.  Since acquiring the business in 2011, we have doubled our staff, the households we represent and the revenue we earned.  We are committed to giving back to our community.

What motivated your organization to get involved with NAWBO? 

Our organization is customer and community focused. We value the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships. The Sylvia A. Garrett Agency chose NAWBO to become involved a strong community of women business owners where we can support each other and to be a resource in the insurance industry. NAWBO also provides professional development opportunity for the Sylvia A. Garrett Agency team. I am one of the founding members of the Columbus Chapter of NAWBO.  I became involved to encourage involvement from diverse women business communities.

What does your company offer NAWBO members and why is this important to them?

Many business owners do not realize that establishing a long-term relationship with your Insurance advisor is just as important as your relationship with your Attorney and Accountant. Having the appropriate insurance assists in mitigating risks, thereby protecting your business investment. We use a consultative approach to insurance by first educating our clients regarding the potential for loss (Business Owners - Know Your Risks!). NAWBO members are offered a free competitive quote analysis. This process involves a detailed Risk Consultation Report.