While recently going through my Rolodex (yeah, I’m that old) and getting depressed over the many agencies long gone or absorbed by bigger fish, I came across a card for Don Eve, president of Eve Insurance Agency Inc. in Flint, Mich.

When I first spoke with Don years ago, I was writing for Business Insurance, and Flint was in the news with  Michael Moore’s controversial documentary, Roger & Me.  With images of boarded-up houses and a mouldering downtown fresh in my mind, my first question to Don was something like, ”How are you surviving in such a tough market?” Given today’s economy, that question is equally valid today.

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