WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two Wilmington family businesses were honored at the state level Tuesday afternoon.
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey presented George Chadwick Insurance with the Order of the Guardian Award. The award honors outstanding service in the fire or insurance industry. Causey presented the awards Tuesday to two New Hanover County businesses that have completed more than 50 years of service in the insurance industry.
George Chadwick III took over his agency from his father, George Chadwick Jr. Chadwick III’s wife managed to keep the award a surprise, and Chadwick was moved to tears when the commissioner presented it to him. He says it feels great to be recognized by his industry.
“I had the opportunity to serve two terms as a board member for the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina,” said Chadwick III. “When I joined the board, I told them it was an honor and a time for me to give back because I’ve had many years to serve this industry and work from it and prosper and I need an opportunity to give back.”
“I think it’s important because people who have dedicated their lives to helping others protect their home and their property from loss often go without any recognition,” Causey said.
James E. Moore Insurance Agency on Military Cutoff Road also received the award. It is also a family business.
The commissioner also awarded the award to Richlands Insurance & Realty Inc. handed over in Onslow County.