State Farm Insurance recently moved its office in Walden to 78 Oak Street Suite 4A, opening on Aug. 3.
The business was previously located on 155 W Main Street in Walden, where it resided for 10 years. Insurance Agent and Owner Dina Bryan decided to move the business to Oak Street for better parking, more foot traffic and easier access for customers. It is next to the Hannaford Supermarket and Thruway Ace Hardware, where many shoppers visit.
“We’re right where they do their daily shopping,” she said. “It’s more convenient for them.”
Bryan has been a fixture in Walden since 1994. Her office was originally located on Orange Avenue before she moved to W Main Street 10 years ago. Prior to becoming an insurance agent, she was a claim representative with State Farm.
It is Bryan’s hope that her business will be convenient to customers’ needs given the current health crisis. Some customers want State Farm to take care of their business virtually, while others prefer to purchase insurance face-to-face.
“We are all set up for COVID, as far as having the screen guards and things of that nature,” she said. “We are able to have those face-to-face conversations, as well as take care of them virtually.”
The new office space features new furnishing in addition to an open floor plan. Bryan has three full-time employees and one part-timer, all of whom are willing to work with customers in any capacity.
State Farm Insurance in Walden offers automobile, home, life, business and health insurance. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to noon. Their office can be reached at (845) 778-7113.