JULY FEATURED FEW
Name: Megan McClure
Organization/Title: Owner of McClure Insurance Agency
Length of time as a FEW Member: Was a member back in the mid and late 90s and rejoined a few years ago.
Hometown: Hovland, Minn. (20 miles outside of Grand Marais)
Family: Small family! My dad, younger brother, sister-in-law, and one niece, daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren and a fourth due August 16. They live in Fairbanks, Alaska. Lost my mom to pancreatic cancer at the age of 70; October will be four years ago.
What do you actually do at work? My main focus is employee benefits and HR support as well as helping clients with Medicare coverage. We do sell ALL types of insurance within the agency; however, those are what I specialize in. Running/managing the agency and my staff takes up the rest of my time.
What was your first job? Dishwasher at age 14. Hardest job ever and worked very long hours at that age. Knew what I was not going to be from then on! Did a lot of babysitting, but that was not my first “paycheck” job.
What is your biggest accomplishment? Running my own business for 30 years, becoming a successful agency, and generating 90% of our new clients from referrals (which speaks volumes to me).
Favorite vacation spot? Too many so this is hard. Would have to say back home to Grand Marais and Hovland.
Who had the biggest impact on the person you have become? My dad. I took over his insurance agency and worked for him a bit in high school. Very smart businessman that taught me a lot in business and school.
What is your biggest pet peeve? Right now: our government giving away so much “free” money and not encouraging people to work for it!
What are three words that best describe you? Trustworthy, kind, and fun.If you opened a business, what type of business would it be? Wellness shop for supplements and oils and use of relaxation chairs, smoothies and other items for self-care, or a small resort that would incorporate the wellness shop and breakfast for guests.