STAR Shines Brightly in South Whitley

Are you, like so many of us, looking for a little good news? Business owners and entrepreneurs in South Whitley (that’s in the northeastern part of the state and home to a seemingly always strong basketball program at Whitko High School) are receiving some, thanks to STAR Insurance Agency and STAR Financial Bank.

The Community Growth Program will provide a company with free rent for a year and a variety of other business services at STAR’s former insurance agency location. A banking center renovation allowed the Fort Wayne-based STAR to consolidate its bank and insurance operations.

STAR has been part of the South Whitley community since 1935. Kudos to the company. More from STAR about the program:

"We believe the market remains strong for the existing insurance building. It is in very good condition, is very unique and has a long and interesting history. It would be ideal for an individual who is looking for a small office with just a few employees,” said John Lefever, President of STAR Insurance Agency.
Beginning May 1, interested applicants may submit a completed business plan and application to the STAR Community Growth Program committee. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2009.
The selected business plan will receive one year of free rent at 121 S. State St. STAR will also provide a complimentary business review, a complimentary insurance review, marketing consultation services and IT assistance.