Charlie Cooke Insurance Named One Of Region’s Best

Charlie Cooke Insurance Ltd. has been named one of the 2008 “Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada.” “We’re very excited and proud,” says Stephanie Cooke-Landry, Operations Manager at The Cooke Insurance Group.

Colleen Ritchie of Progress Magazine says, “(Cooke Insurance) made it to the Best Places to Work list by putting their people first – a big part of that can be investment in professional development and creating a positive work place culture.”

The yearly list, compiled by Progress Magazine, surveys for-profit businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government entities in the Atlantic region, assessing their “strengths and opportunities”. Both employers and employees are surveyed. To be eligible, companies must have a facility in the region with a minimum of 25 employees based here, and they have to have been in business for at least one year.

Founded in 1972 by Charlie Cooke, Cooke Insurance is a full service property and casualty insurance brokerage headquartered in Prince Edward Island. Cooke is licensed in all four Atlantic Canadian provinces, and operates out of six offices, including locations in Rexton, New Brunswick and Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Since its inception, it’s grown to include Atlantic Adjusting and Appraisals Ltd., Maritime Financing and Acceptance Corporation, and Cooke Capital.

The list rankings were announced on June 20th at a luncheon in Halifax held to honour the winners. The 2008 Best Places to Work in Atlantic Canada will appear in the July/August issue of Progress magazine.

Adds Jeff Cooke- President, “There’s no higher compliment than being considered one of the best places to work.”

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