VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Nov. 8, 2010 – GEICO and the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Inc., have joined together to kick off the “Speak Now! Act Now!” symposium on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Norfolk, Va.
The symposium is part of the local Urban League affiliate’s ‘100 Lives Changed’ campaign, celebrating its Centennial Anniversary. The event will feature a line-up of local and national business and education leaders to discuss the economy, employment, entrepreneurship and the environment. CNN political analyst Roland Martin will serve as the guest speaker and panel moderator.
“GEICO and the Urban League have a history that dates back more than 40 years,” said Joe Thomas, GEICO regional vice president. “We are pleased to be working together to raise awareness on a multitude of issues as well as creating opportunities for real world solutions.”
Rynthia Rost, GEICO vice president of public affairs will serve as a panelist in a session titled: “Equipping our Communities for Success.” Additional panelists include: Gilbert Yochum, Old Dominion University; Alfred Bundy, Bundy Productions; Kelvin Boston, author; Steven Papamarcos, Norfolk State University; Monica Jefferson, Virginia Housing Development Authority; Tracey Keller, Girl Scouts Council of Colonial Coast; and Raymond Willis, Jr., Heritage Funding.
“GEICO is excited to participate with the Urban League of Hampton Roads on an event that will help spark conversation on issues that have meaningful impact in the community,” said Rost. “The Urban League does an exceptional job of bringing leading thinkers together in collaborative efforts to advocate for economic, social and educational empowerment.”
The cost to attend the event is $30. For more information, please contact symposium chairperson, Toiya Sosa of GEICO at 757-233-6068 or email@example.com.
GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the third-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 11 million private passenger customers and insures more than 18 million vehicles (auto & cycle).
GEICO's online service center helps policyholders take care of policy sales, policy changes, claims reporting and to print insurance ID cards.
GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for boats, life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.
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