Flack Recognized with July Honor
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors surprised Jerry Flack and his associates as the July Member of the Month on July 1, 2021. Jerry Flack’s Investments & Insurance is located at 101 N. Main Street in Bluffton, which has been in business for 47 years.
Flack earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1970 from Ball State University and then went on to complete his MBA several years later. In addition, Flack earned the titles of Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Certified Long-Term Care Agent (CLTC). In 1974, Flack located to Bluffton and opened his current business.
Flack holds trainings on annuities, life insurance, retirement planning, long-term care insurance planning, and those already on Medicare and Medicaid. “We also offer a service of free diabetic shoes for people on Medicare A and B,” said Flack. “We welcome people to come in for a free 1-hour consultation to assess what their needs are and how we can serve our clients.”
Flack stresses the importance that people are never charged a dime for a consultation. “One thing people may not know about me is that I am licensed in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Texas. I am able to serve individuals in any of those states.”
“Many of our clients are scheduled appointments; however, we have walk-ins as well and our clients are from all ages and all walks of life,” stated Flack. “The business continues to grow, and we have added more agents and support staff to keep up with the demand. We are also adding more younger staff to the business as well.”
“Julie Myers, who is an independent agent, has been with me for four years and another agent that works out of Fort Wayne, Constantine (Connie) Vangelakos, has been with me for 16 years,” explained Flack. “Our goal is to continue to grow our agent base, because there is a demand.”
Over the years, Flack has been very involved in community volunteer activities and committees. Flack has served as President of Wells County Chamber of Commerce, Wells County Foundation, United Way of Wells County, and Wells County Economic Development. Flack has volunteered for Junior Achievement (receiving the distinguished Golden Achievement Award), Sunday School Teacher, Gideons International, member of Hope Missionary Church, Bluffton Works, and Bluffton Revitalization. “My favorite volunteer activity is serving as a piano player at Golden Apple, which is the Alzheimer’s wing at Christian Care Retirement Community,” said Flack.
In 2020, the south-end of the Flack’s building was chosen to have a mural constructed by Bluffton NOW!. A large mural was painted on the side of the building by a local artist, Nancy Wagner, with historical points of interest related to Wells County.
Pictured in the photo left to right:
Audry Estill, Wells County Economic Development
Nick Huffman, Steffen Group, Chamber Ambassador
Deb King, Jerry Flack’s Investments & Insurance
Julie Myers, Jerry Flack’s Investments & Insurance
Jerry Flack, Jerry Flack’s Investments & Insurance
Erin Daugherty, State Farm Insurance
Donna Geisman, Jerry Flack’s Investments & Insurance
Jessica Beste, American Mortgage, Chamber Ambassador
Kody Kumfer, Forgotten Children Worldwide, Chamber Ambassador
Cheryl Collins, Jerry Flack’s Investments & Insurance
Keith Muhlenkamp, First Merchants Bank
Alyssa Sponseller, Archbold & Lewis, Chamber Ambassador
Doug Brown, News Banner, Chamber Ambassador
Casey Robbins, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Chamber Ambassador
Not pictured: Norma King, Constantine Vangelakos, and Chelle King Gates