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Oswald Celebrates 120 Years; To Unveil ‘Oswald Centre’ Corporate Headquarters

oswaldcompanies August 15, 2013

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm to commemorate milestone and official opening at VIP reception and ribbon cutting Sept. 26

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CLEVELAND – Aug. 15, 2013 – Oswald Companies, one of the nation’s largest independent, employee-owned insurance companies, is celebrating its 120th year in 2013. In addition to commemorating this milestone, Oswald has officially moved into its new corporate headquarters, “Oswald Centre,” at 1100 Superior Ave. in downtown Cleveland.

“This year is historic for Oswald in many ways and we look forward to recognizing those who have supported our organization over the years,” said Robert J. Klonk, CEO, Oswald Companies. “We know the success of a region relies on a thriving core and we remain committed to the downtown Cleveland community as we continue to expand our global reach.”

Oswald has experienced significant growth and expansion in recent years, which prompted the need to move to a larger office space that can accommodate approximately 230 of Oswald’s 270 employee owners nationwide.

Oswald consolidated several outside office locations to provide a centralized service center for increased collaboration and enhanced client experience. Offices in Akron, Columbus, Detroit and Tampa will continue operations in their respective markets to best serve their audiences.

“We are excited to remain in downtown Cleveland in an environment that enables us to further strengthen our mission, vision and purpose,” said David C. Jacobs, President and COO, Oswald Companies “Our employee-owners remain committed to providing exceptional value to our clients.”

As part of the commitment at 1100 Superior, the building has been named Oswald Centre, with Oswald occupying 72,000 square feet on the 13th, 14th and 15th floors and first floor conference space. The space features modern offices, high-tech conference rooms, informal meeting spaces and a cafe area. Oswald also added the first floor Conference Centre that, in the future, will serve a dual role as a meeting space for Oswald’s nonprofit partners.

On Sept. 26, 2013, Oswald will be joined by government dignitaries, clients, community partners and media to celebrate its anniversary and officially introduce Oswald Centre. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

About Oswald Companies

Founded in 1893, Cleveland-based and employee-owned, Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent insurance brokerage firms. As a proud member of Assurex Global, the world’s largest association of privately held insurance brokers, our risk management professionals can service and support the needs of our clients worldwide. Visit