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      Hagerty Insurance recognized by Fortune Magazine

      Hagerty Insurance in Traverse City was rated by Fortune Magazine as a great place to work.

      "To be rated number 13 we were thrilled with that and I really think again it's just a recognition that our employees are appreciative and our employees are engaged with the work that they're doing here and feel that there's continued opportunities," said Collette Champagne the Vice President of Human Resources.

      Competing against hundreds of businesses around the country they came in at number 13 out of 50 small and medium businesses.

      "We have 548 employees across the world and 90% of them are right here in Traverse City," said Champagne.

      Hagerty is the world's largest insurer of classic vehicles and a host to the largest network of classic car owners.

      "Cars are cool, they're fun, it's a fun place to work," said Carmen Stevens the Vice President of Corporate Communications. "It's a lot of fun to be able to actually work on restoring cars and to get to meet people who own them who really have a passion for it, you can't help but get excited and passionate yourself!"

      This is the first time Hagerty applied for this recognition.

      Each business went through a rigorous selection process, including an employee survey and in-depth questionnaire about benefits programs and company practices.

      They were evaluated on credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

      Some of the reasons why Hagerty was selected for the Top 50 listing include:

      *The company's online rewards and recognition system

      *The company's commitment to professional and personal development of its workforce through education at its Hagerty University and wellness programming at the corporate gym

      *Connections with clients within the classic vehicle industry

      *The company's volunteer program

      You can find Hagerty's full profile here .