Presenting Coffee Talk: a weekly roundtable led by the city's best doers curated by Presence Agency.
Every Wednesday at 1pm we'll be sipping Stumptown Coffee in Eaves at the Ace Hotel Chicago while we chat with some of our favorite people in town about what they're doing.
Our next installment features Anna Maria Viti-Welch with The Viti Companies. Anna Maria will be with us talking about what every business owner should know about insurance, and offering helpful hints of entrepreneurs and business owners.
Anna Maria-Viti-Welch, President of Guy Viti Insurance Agency, Inc. in Highwood, IL has never taken a back seat when it comes to insurance. Since joining the agency in 1985, which was started by her grandfather and father, she has successfully grown and paved the way for the company to offer unparalleled customer service and insurance to their clients.
She graduated from Highland Park High School and received her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University. She is actively involved in various networking groups and is known for her commitment and networking ability to connect and refer people, for which she credits her many successes. She holds memberships in the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), the Food Specialist Professional Network (FSPN), the Women’s Presidents Organization (WPO), the Rotary Club of Highland Park, Illinois Independent Agents organization and the local Chambers of Commerce for Highland Park, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff and Deerfield. She was also appointed to the Board of Directors for the First Bank of Highland Park and has recently chaired the Cystic Fibrosis Uncork the Cure- Lake Forest Charity Event.
Over the years, Anna Maria has proven to contribute to Guy Viti Insurance’s many successes. In 2010, she was named a BizOver Honoree as well as a Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Team Leader. Guy Viti Insurance was recognized with the NAWBO Corporate Partner of the Year award in 2007, 2008, and 2010 and was also one of the four finalists for the 2009 Illinois Family Business of the Year award. In 2009, Guy Viti Insurance was also named the number one agency for Society Insurance Company, after being ranked in the top ten the previous year. Among these prestigious awards, Guy Viti Insurance is certified by the Green Business League and has recently been certified as Workers’ Compensation Specialists.