Schauer Group is an independent risk management and insurance advisory firm that offers expert risk management consulting and customized business insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance and surety solutions. The company’s expansion into Alliance is a key part of the firm’s overall growth strategy, as Schauer Group works to better serve clients, support the Northeast Ohio region, and attract and retain talent.
The new Alliance office, located in the KeyBank building at 960 W State St., is headed by associate vice president Matt Griffin, who for many years has worked closely with Schauer Group’s greater Alliance-area clients.
“At Schauer Group, we define our success not only by our business metrics but by our impact in the communities we serve,” Griffin said. “We know our presence in Alliance not only helps us be better partners to our clients but also gives us additional opportunities to champion and invest in the community. We’re excited about the economic development efforts underway in Alliance and want to help support the city’s growth however we can.”
The team at Schauer Group has been active with the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce and Alliance Area Development, where Griffin sits on the board of directors. The company also has a strong relationship with United Way of Greater Stark County, which supports many Alliance nonprofit organizations, and has joined the Give Alliance 365 initiative through the Greater Alliance Foundation.
In addition, Schauer Group is growing its partnership with the University of Mount Union to support the university’s Career Development office and offer students hands-on work experience. This semester, two Mount Union students are interning at Schauer Group’s Alliance and Canton offices with the firm’s sales and operations teams.
“Our strategy always has been to recruit and retain Northeast Ohio’s best and brightest and empower them to do excellent work,” said Aimee Belden, Schauer Group executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We hope that by adding an office location across the street from one of our region’s top universities, we will be able to offer Mount Union students meaningful work experience and show them there is ample opportunity to have a dynamic, purposeful career with companies right here in Alliance.”
About Schauer Group
Schauer Group is an independent risk management and insurance advisory firm dedicated to helping people, companies and communities thrive. The firm’s team of insurance professionals works with clients across the country and across a variety of industries, offering expert risk management consulting and customized business insurance, employee benefits, personal insurance and surety solutions. With offices throughout Northeast Ohio, Schauer Group is committed to attracting and developing the region’s top talent and investing in the communities where associates live and work.