The Partners Group Commercial Insurance team recieving the CIG Washington Agency of the Year Award. Pictured in photo: (Back Row, Left-to-right) Paul Vlcek, Kevin Lane, Ryan Stewart, Mike Arnold (Front Row, Left-to-right) Linda Sebeck, Tina Am, Managing Partner – Mike Gano, Laura Dykshoorn

MONTEREY, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2014) – The Partners Group, a 30 year-old insurance agency being recognized for its Bellevue, Wash., office, has been named Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) Washington Agency of the year for 2013. CIG has honored the partner agency with the award in recognition of its commitment to client service and business performance. The annual award is bestowed on agencies in the CIG Northwest region, and is based on the culmination of the company’s performance throughout the year.

The Partners Group, which merged with The Baldwin Resource Group in 2011, specializes in insurance solutions, employee benefits, risk management and business consulting. The agency attributes its success to the ability to offer a full range of robust commercial insurance and business advisory services, in addition to employee benefits programs and private wealth solutions. The agency is based out of Portland, OR with satellite offices in Bend, OR and Bellevue, WA. The company has received numerous employment recognition awards in different areas, including The Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America award in 2014, American Heart Association 2013 and 2012 Fit-Friendly Worksite Gold Award, and Portland Business Journal’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon” for eight years running.

“CIG is one of our most important carrier relationships, and to be recognized in front of their agency force was a real treat,” said Mike Gano, Managing Partner of The Partners Group.

Each year, CIG Regional Management selects three top performing agencies for consideration. A committee of CIG executives evaluates and selects an honoree from these top candidates for each region.

“The Partners Group has been a dedicated partner with CIG for six years and has maintained a consistent, high-quality presence throughout the region,” said Bryan Stanwood, Regional Field Executive of CIG’s Northwest Region.

“We are pleased to acknowledge their professionalism, loyalty and dedication to both customer and business relationships – these are qualities CIG embraces, as well,” added Peter Cazzolla, President and CEO of Capital Insurance Group.

About The Partners Group

The Partners Group, with offices in Portland and Bend, Ore., and Bellevue, Wash., is a locally owned, independent financial services, risk management, commercial insurance and employee benefit consulting firm. Driven by an unswerving commitment to its clients, it develops partnerships that ensure extraordinary solutions. The Partners Group is a founding member of Collaboration Centric Solutions (C2), the nation’s 5th largest privately held insurance firm serving more than 1 million households in the United States. For more information, visit For more information on how TPG can increase employee engagement, please call 503-241-9550 or 425-455-5640.

About Capital Insurance Group

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) is the leading regional property and casualty insurer serving the Western U.S. since 1898. CIG insures Personal Auto, Homeowners, Farmowners, Condo Owners, Vacation Property, Renters, Apartment Building Owners, and many kinds of Commercial and Agricultural Auto and Property. The 115 year-old company is rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best, the independent financial monitor of the insurance industry. CIG manages personal, business, and agriculture risks underwritten by its affiliate companies: California Capital Insurance Company, Eagle West Insurance Company, Nevada Capital Insurance Company, and Monterey Insurance Company. Types of policies may vary from state to state.  For more information, please visit

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