WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Deer Insurance Agency, LLC of Jacksonville, Florida and its founder and agency principal Ariel Rivera have received the 2020 Excellence in Social Media Award from the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National). The award was presented on September 23, 2020 during the annual fall meeting of the PIA National Board of Directors.

Deer Insurance Agency, LLC uses social media as its #1 way of generating leads, communicating with customers, and providing them with valuable information while promoting the agency’s brand. “For me, social media has played a vital role in the growth and development of my agencies,” said Ariel Rivera, founder and agency principal. “There is so much good we can do through social media and if we integrate those platforms as part of our communications, our agencies will always have the potential of growth and scale.

“I encourage every independent insurance agency to not be afraid of engaging in social media,” Rivera said. “Get out there and post. Add value to your agency and provide important, accurate information to your customers. Stay true to yourself and your message, and don’t be afraid to guide your clients to this wonderful and interesting journey of insurance.”

The PIA National Excellence in Social Media Award is sponsored again this year by the National Insurance Producer Registry (NIPR), a leader in insurance technology. NIPR provides cost–effective, streamlined and uniform licensing data and compliance services for insurance professionals nationwide.

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.

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MORRISTOWN, N.J., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), has been honored with the 2020 Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s (CIANJ) Companies that Care award for a donation made in conjunction with FirstEnergy Foundation to Lake Riviera Middle School in Brick Township. The funds allowed the school to purchase a greenhouse that is being used to grow food for the school’s culinary arts program as well as for donation to local food banks.

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JCP&L Logo (PRNewsfoto/FirstEnergy Corp.)

CIANJ’s Companies That Care award salutes the generosity of New Jersey businesses who demonstrate meaningful philanthropy that is impacting the communities they serve. The award was presented by CIANJ and COMMERCE Magazine at their annual Best Practices Conference held virtually on September 30.

“JCP&L continues to be a strong supporter of the local communities we serve, and we are humbled to be recognized for these efforts,” said Jim Fakult, president of JCP&L. “We applaud the students and staff at Lake Riviera Middle School for their focus on environmental education while helping to put food on the tables of local families who need it the most.”

Construction of the greenhouse is part of the school’s Green Team energy conservation project, which helps students connect to science, math, social studies and language arts as well as the practical, performing and visual arts through hands-on learning for all levels of learners.

The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy’s 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.

JCP&L serves 1.1 million customers in the counties of Burlington