Insurance agent Ron Bush was honored with a celebration of his 25th anniversary with State Farm on Friday at his office in Bastrop. Employees, former mentors, friends and family members gathered together to commemorate the milestone with a small party.
Bush's employees took a moment to reflect on how much they enjoy working with Ron at the agency.
"I've been blessed with such a great opportunity, an amazing work family," Fletcher Stephens said, "and a boss that pushes and believes in us. I want to thank him for that."
Jennifer Robinson, Receptionist, has worked with Ron for the past 12 years and echoed Stephens' comments.
"This job has truly been a blessing to me and my family," Robinson said. "I love my job, my co-workers and my boss. This has been the best job ever."
When speaking about the celebration and his 25 years with State Farm, Bush said that he owes a lot to his team here in Bastrop and to the people who have helped him throughout his career.
"I just want to say thank you to the people of Morehouse Parish," Bush said. "They have been so good to me, and I've had great team members. We try to treat customers the way we want to be treated, and that works out nice."
"I read recently that nobody is a success on their own," Bush continued. "All those people in that photo [featured in the Enterprise] taught and trained me and opened doors. I will always be indebted to them and their investment in my career.
Present at the event from Ron Bush's State Farm Agency were Jennifer Robinson, Samantha Tillman, Angela Gladney, Fletcher Stephens and Shelia Bray. William Handy, Lance Bruce, Debbie Mcleod and Rick Grimmet from Ouachita Independent Bank were at the celebration as was Bush's family, Liz, Josie and Tanner Bush.
According to Liz Bush, there were numerous special guests including Jimmie Allen, who hired Ron at State Farm, and Bush's former bosses Larry Smith and David Tedder. Linda Kenwright stopped by to offer support and to represent her husband, Gordon Kenwright, who has passed away but was a huge supporter of Ron going into agency.
Guy Barr, a former regional vice-president of the Mid-South Regional Office in Monroe and Dr. Charles McDonald, also attended the celebration.