July 26, 2022

Two Trusted Business Names Join Forces to Help Protect Against Critical Risks

Minnesota Chamber and Western National Insurance partner to bring Chamber members trusted business insurance

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(St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minn.) The Minnesota Chamber and Western National Insurance announced a new partnership today, offering high quality, customizable business insurance to Chamber members.

“Our two companies have had a trusted working relationship since the 1970s,” said Vicki Stute, Vice President, Programs and Business Services at the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. “We’re excited that this new partnership will bring Chamber members cost-effective business insurance to help them protect against risk, so they can focus on growing their workforce and their bottom line.”

“Western National is honored and excited to partner with the Minnesota Chamber Business Services as a sponsored carrier. This partnership will further the mutual growth of both Western National and the Minnesota Chamber members,” said Jeff Couchman, Executive Vice President of Underwriting & Sales at Western National Insurance. “The experience and stability that Western National brings, combined with the unique ability of the Chamber to bring together businesses across the state, will enhance the overall strength of our greater business community.”

Western National Insurance is a private mutual insurance company with more than 120 years of experience serving policyholders' property-and-casualty insurance needs. This partnership expands Minnesota Chamber Business Service’s current insurance offerings and includes:

For more information about these and other products from Western National, please visit:

Minnesota Chamber Business Services (MCBS) is a subsidiary of the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce offering members business products and services to meet their specific needs and save them time and money. MCBS services include employee benefits, business insurance, business products and services, consulting, and more. To find out additional information on the offerings of MCBS, visit

Western National Insurance, headquartered in Edina, Minn., is a super-regional group of property-and-casualty insurance companies. The Group writes business through five active insurance companies—Western National Mutual Insurance Company, Western National Assurance Company, Pioneer Specialty Insurance Company, Umialik Insurance Company, and American Freedom Insurance Company — and is affiliated with Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company. Together, the affiliated Group writes over $800 million in personal and commercial direct premium in 19 states across the Northern, Midwestern, and Western U.S. as well as in Alaska; and surety bonds in 41 states. All of the companies’ products are sold exclusively through professional Independent Insurance Agents.

For further information, please contact:

Julia Jenson
Director of Communications
(952) 303-8789

Peter Ingraham
Public Relations Associate
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce
(651) 292-4656

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