Name of Business: Manry Rawls

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 3, 2007

Name of employee: Mary Davis, personal insurance agent

Street address: 22319 Main St., Courtland

Phone number: 653-2412

Operating hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

E-mail address:

Nature of business: Insurance

Principle owner/manager and title: E. Warren Beale Jr., president; Dan Cook, executive VP

Year founded: 1872

Number of employees: 35

How’s business? Continuously growing

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: It is a hometown business with local employees.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: There is a wide diversity of companies to work for our clients as most competitive.

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Be ready for the challenge as well as the rewards.

Your first job: Customer service, Retail Merchants Association

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Katie Couric

The key to a successful business is:

I would say a balance of good customer service and availability.