Reviello was joined by family members to celebrate the grand opening of his new agency Tuesday in the former Sears portrait studio space next to Dunham's Sporting Goods.
"We're brokers," Reviello said. "We are a one-stop shop. People need help with their insurance. We represent many companies. We shop for and represent the individual. We look to benefit individuals and help them seek what they need."
Reviello, who along with the other agents worked for large insurance companies, is trying to break the stigma of pushy insurance agents banging on your door.
"Companies take people off the street, get them licensed, throw them at the wall and see if they stick," Reviello said. "We've all been through that. I didn't like it. I wanted people to be able to come to us. Everything we have people need. Our job is to reach out to people. Our biggest referral is from someone."
The agents will do in-home appointments, as well as in the office.
"I knew that we needed a fixed location," Reviello said. "We, as individual insurance agents, were always set on being in the car, making appointments and going to see people. I wanted to be in the mall because there is traffic. The biggest reason is because we need people and they need us."
The agency handles auto, home, business, commercial, accident, travel, life, annuities and final expense insurance.
But Reviello also handles a full line of health care-related insurance, including sickness, critical care, dental/vision/hearing, hospital indemnity, long-term care, and major medical insurance.
Reviello and his wife, Josephine, have done work with senior citizens in nursing homes, which led them to the agency's specialization.
Bath Fitter, which specializes in transforming bath tubs into showers, returned to the mall because of all the excitement -- including the 98 percent occupancy rate the mall will reach
"We are one-day remodeling," Boote said. "We are the No. 1 bathroom remodeling company in the country. We've been in business over 25 years. I started as district manager in July. We were looking to grow our territory a little bit. I talked to Rocco (Arruzzo, the mall's business operations manager) in early August. I loved the excitement that Rocco and Lisa (Arruzzo, the mall manager) had as far as the direction the mall was going. The capacity rate was getting higher. We were here in the past when traffic wasn't really here. The leadership they brought was a real enticing attribute for us to come back to the mall, and grow our business here in
The Arruzzos also introduced Beam, an interactive game kids can play for
"It's a two-minute game. You pay for the game by swiping a credit card,"
On Saturday, the mall will host its annual Fall Community Carnival.
"It drives traffic to the mall and it benefits these nonprofit organizations,"
Other October events include:
The annual Mall-O-Ween Safe Trick or Treat starts at
"Last year, we had over 600 and we expect more this year," Arruzzo said. "Halloweeners can collect candy and coupons from all the stores."
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