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Springwise: Insurance Company Launches Community Café To Reach Locals

Springwise: Insurance Company Launches Community Café To Reach Locals
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State Farm has created social space where people can go to ask questions about finance and insurance and enjoy a cup of coffee at the same time.

Sam McNerney
  • 12 january 2012

Illinois-based insurer State Farm has appeared on our virtual pages several times before, but recently we came across a reason to cover it again. The topic this time? Next Door, a new, branded café the company recently launched in Chicago. Offering financial coaching and classes, the space is designed to help State Farm get closer to the local community.

Supplied with locally made treats and artisanal coffee, State Farm’s new Next Door Café is billed on its Facebook page as “a creative community space and café where anyone can ask questions about finances and insurance stuff and find answers. No pressure. No sales pitch. No kidding!” The café is open from 7 am to 10 pm daily, with expert-led coaching and classes during the the day. Also on hand are free wifi, a library and a meeting room. Everything is free, in fact, “except the coffee,” says the company, which also offers up the space for local events.

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Republished with kind permission from Springwise, an independent innovation firm that seeks out the most promising new business ideas around the world.

 

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