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White Insurance, Mattoon, marks a century of business Saturday
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The White Insurance Co. of Mattoon has a good reason to celebrate 100 years Saturday, and will.

The family insurer has been on Fourth Street in the community for a century, and is welcoming its customers and friends for a party with complimentary food and refreshments from 4 to 7 p.m. and karaoke from 7 to 10 p.m.

Mike White explained this week that that the company was founded by his grandfather,, in 1914 and has stayed in a closeknit family members, a tradition he intends to continue for decades to come.

His father, Francis, and uncle, Marion, took over the business in 1930 and the two continued to advance until World War II started, and Francis took a break from Mattoon to serve the military. He returned and rejoined Marion, who died and his father, assumed sole control.

Mike joined the organization and continues to be the leader today.

He explained that it is operated by a four member staff including himself, his wife, Kathleen, Elaine Spaulding, and daughter, Katrina Resch.

For nearly all of the firm’s century of insuring, the office was at 703 Fourth Ave., but earlier this year the Piners Bank closed its Mattoon office and offered it to White, complete with all the furnishing and some of the equipment.

“It was a deal that we could not refuse,” White said.

So the firm moved, but only a few blocks, north staying on Mattoon’s main street, Fourth Street.

“This is an active family business,” White said, which has survived and thrived for over 10 decades.

That certainly deserves a celebration just like the one on Saturday.


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Katrina Resch, Mike White and Elaine Spaulding in the office this week.
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