Carterville Chamber of Commerce

Carterville, Illinois, is located on Route 13 between Marion and Carbondale. Its close proximity to these growing communities allows for a small town atmosphere with larger city conveniences. Carterville is a wonderful place to live and work!

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Chamber business Spotlight of the Week for July 27th - First Mid Insurance Group


Our next Chamber Business Spotlight of the Week is First Mid Insurance Group

First Mid Insurance Group acquired the Gentry-Couch agency in December of 2019.  FMIG is an insurance subsidiary of First Mid Bank & Trust.  First Mid, one of the largest insurance agencies in Illinois and the largest bank owned insurance agency in the State, has offices in Mattoon, Decatur, Peoria, Champaign, Edwardsville, and now Carterville. 

The addition of the Gentry-Couch agency initiates the company’s growth into the Southern Illinois region.  Tom Couch, along with Judy Lovel and Cindy Ramsey remain on staff.  The Gentry-Couch agency had been in Carterville since 1960.   Tom Couch joined the agency in 1981 and purchased the agency in 1984.

FMIG has primary contracts representing dozens of insurance companies and specialties in Personal Insurance, Group Benefits, Senior Solutions (Medicare Supplement and Long- Term Care), and Commercial Property & Casualty insurance.   The agency’s commercial insurance portfolio includes programs for the following industries:


·         Construction

·         Manufacturing

·         Suppliers and Distributors

·         Agribusiness

·         Healthcare

·         Nonprofit

·         Municipality

·         School Districts

·         Hospitality

·         Real Estate Development

·         Large Retailers

For further info, contact Tom Couch:                tomcouch@gentrycouch.com

          618.985.4886

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