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Heard on the Street: C.O. Brown Joins Forces with 2 Other Firms

After 95 years of serving Rochester and southeastern Minnesota, a local insurance icon is joining forces with two other companies. The C.O. Brown Agency is merging with Johnson McCann, of St. Paul, and the Apollo Insurance Agency, of St. Cloud, to become Minnesota’s second-largest private insurance firm. What does this mean for C.O. Brown’s longtime…

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Minnesota’s Johnson McCann, C.O. Brown, Apollo Insurance Agency Merge

Three Minnesota insurance agencies – Johnson McCann of St. Paul, C.O. Brown of Rochester and the Apollo Insurance Agency of St. Cloud – have joined forces to become the second largest private insurance brokerage in Minnesota. Among them, they have a dozen offices, reaching from north of St. Cloud to south of Rochester. All of…

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Getting Bigger Together

The merger of three agencies with diverse locations and product mix creates the state’s second largest independently owned agency. Last winter when Gayle McCann was looking for a location in St.Cloud to better serve her company’s clients in that area, her first thought was to simply to create a branch there of the St. Paul-based…

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Apollo Insurance Will Join Pair of Minnesota Companies

Move creates 1 of the largest private insurance brokerages in the state Apollo Insurance Agency of St. Cloud has merged with companies in St. Paul and Rochester to become one of the largest private insurance brokerages in Minnesota. Apollo Insurance joins Johnson McCann of St. Paul and C.O. Brown of Rochester, according to an announcement…

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Insurance Broker Hungry for More Deals After 3-Way Merger

After a merger earlier this month that combined three Minnesota insurance agencies into the second-largest private broker in the state, Pat McCann is hungry for more deals. McCann is president of the new group, which combined his firm — St. Paul-based Johnson McCann — with Apollo Insurance Agency in St. Cloud and C.O. Brown in…

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