Marcia Harper Insurance Agency—Seaside, August 2013

Marcia Harper Insurance Agency

“I was frustrated with my previous bank,” said Marcia Harper, owner of Marcia Harper Insurance Agency in Warrenton. “I had a great opportunity to buy a piece of property and they were so slow to respond I was afraid I was going to lose the deal,” she said. “I went to Clatsop Community Bank to see what they could do in terms of financing the purchase, and I had a check within two days.”

Marcia appreciates the personal attention she receives at Clatsop Community Bank, and the fact that “they can do it all right here.” “It’s not run by a big company somewhere else, and there aren’t five different committees to go through when you need something,” she said. After her property loan was approved, Marcia eventually moved the rest of her business and personal banking to Clatsop Community Bank.

Marcia established her State Farm agency in 1984. It’s located in a building she designed and built in Warrenton. She takes pride in the experience of her staff and the low turnover she maintains at the office. Most employees stay an average of ten years with the agency, though one is now approaching 30 years of service. Marcia’s firm was also the first in the state to provide onsite childcare for employees.

Marcia Harper Insurance provides auto, fire, life and health coverage, as well as commercial policies, all through State Farm Insurance. “Our mission is to provide fast, friendly service and take care of customer needs,” she said.