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Small Business Week Feature – Horan & Associates Brokers Inc.

Brenda Horan is the President and CEO of Horan & Associates Brokers Inc., a registered investment advisory and general insurance brokerage firm. Brenda personally advises clients on their investment management, financial planning and life insurance needs. Brenda is also responsible for the business clients’ group investments and benefits.

Over Brenda’s lifetime she has experienced several different facets of business. In the late 70’s to early 80’s she was the general manager of a manufacturing division and merchandise manager responsible for millions of dollars in inventory, designing product, maintaining gross margins within acceptable levels for a company and also maintaining a well balanced relationship between the financial and sales departments.

In the mid 80’s to early 90’s Brenda entered the real estate field and held the status of Top sales representative until she promoted to office/sales manager for over 30 sales representatives and managed a medium size office staff including a property management division. She also completed the requirements and became a real estate broker.

Due to family commitments, in the early 90’s Brenda expanded her knowledge by entering the marketing field as a marketing co-ordinator in the manufacturing of hockey board systems and assisted in growing the U.S. market. She was responsible for over 6 million in sales annually until entering the financial services field in the mid 90’s.From the mid 90’s until approximately 2006 Brenda managed a financial services brokerage responsible for all operations until she incorporated her own financial services business to include general insurance so that she could service her own clients as well as continue on with managing the other business.

In late 2013, Brenda decided to terminate the management of the other business to focus solely on her business (Horan & Associates Brokers Inc). Her office is located in the town of Tottenham and as a small business owner she employs well trained staff to ensure that all clients have the best customer service available at all times.

Over her career she has continued her education with several different courses including property law, real estate appraisal, mortgage financing, property management, life insurance courses, accounting courses and various investment courses. Brenda currently holds her Registered Insurance Broker License1, Chartered Life Underwriter2 designation, Certified Health Insurance Specialist3 designation and Certified Executor Advisor4 designation. She is in the process of completing her Elder Planning Counselor designation.

Brenda plans to continue on growing her business by serving businesses and individuals for many years to come.

Brenda Horan lives on the outskirts of Tottenham in a True North log home on 33 acres. Being environmentally conscious her family lived off of the grid with just wind and solar power for over 11 years. She enjoys reading, swimming and relaxing at the cottage.

Please visit Brenda for all your insurance and financial planning needs. She can be reached at horan@horan-associates.comor by calling (905) 936-5200 ext. 21


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