Main Street America Group Selected as “Best of Show” at 55th Annual IMCA Showcase Awards

Super-Regional P&C Carrier Honored for Annual Report, Internal Communications, Community Efforts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--The Main Street America Group received the “Best of Show” Award for its 2012 Annual Report as well as three “Awards of Excellence” at the 55th Annual Insurance Marketing Communications Association (IMCA) Showcase Awards.

Main Street America, a super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier, received IMCA Showcase Awards in four different categories during the ceremony at the 2013 IMCA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia:

  • Main Street America’s 2012 Annual Report, On Target, was chosen as Best of Show in the “Private Company Annual Reports” category. The company also received an Award of Excellence for the Online Interactive Edition of its Annual Report in the “External Corporate Electronic or Interactive Communications” category. This is the third time in the past five years Main Street America’s Annual Report has been honored with a Showcase Award, including two “Best of Shows.”
  • For the second consecutive year, Main Street America’s online benefits open enrollment tutorial earned an “Award of Excellence” in the “Employee Electronic or Interactive Communications” category. The company has been a finalist in this category for three consecutive years.
  • Main Street America’s video production, Woodland Acres Elementary School Visits Main Street America – 2012 Field Trip, earned an Award of Excellence in the “External Corporate Audio/Visual Communications” category.

“It is a great honor to win multiple Showcase Awards when you are competing against the best in the business. Congratulations to the other award winners and everyone else who participated in this year’s IMCA Showcase Awards,” said Mark Friedlander, Main Street America’s head of corporate communications.

Judging criteria for the IMCA Showcase Awards included theme, graphic design, creativity, editorial content, objectives and metrics. All judging was conducted virtually this year. There were more than 30 judges who participated, including advertising, marketing, public relations and corporate communications executives from across North America.

About Insurance Marketing Communications Association

The Insurance Marketing Communications Association (IMCA), founded in 1921, is a professional industry association whose collective membership represents the insurance and financial services industries throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Bermuda. Members include many of the largest multi-line insurance companies and brokerage firms in North America, regional and specialty companies, general agencies and prominent industry suppliers. For more information, please visit

About The Main Street America Group

With roots dating back to 1923, The Main Street America Group is a super-regional insurance company which writes business through its nine property/casualty insurance carriers: NGM Insurance Company, Old Dominion Insurance Company, Main Street America Assurance Company, MSA Insurance Company, Great Lakes Casualty Insurance Company, Grain Dealers Mutual Insurance Company, Main Street America Protection Insurance Company, Spring Valley Mutual Insurance Company and Austin Mutual Insurance Company. Based in Jacksonville, Fla., Main Street America offers a wide range of commercial and personal insurance, as well as fidelity and surety bond products, to individuals, families and businesses throughout the United States.

With nearly $1 billion in premium written exclusively by 3,000 independent insurance agents, the 90-year-old company insures more than 600,000 policyholders in 36 states and writes bonds in 45 states. A.M. Best Company rates The Main Street America Group with an "A" (Excellent) financial strength rating and “a+” issuer credit rating. Main Street America is the founding company partner of Trusted Choice®, the global branding program of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. Main Street America is also a founding company partner of the new independent agency system Consumer Agent Portal (CAP) and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center. For more information about Main Street America, please visit our newsroom at or connect with us on Facebook at


The Main Street America Group
Mark Friedlander, 904-380-7461

Release Summary

The Main Street America Group received the "Best in Show" Award for its 2012 Annual Report and three "Awards of Excellence" at the 55th Annual IMCA Showcase Awards in Philadelphia, Pa.


The Main Street America Group
Mark Friedlander, 904-380-7461