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Local insurance agent Billy Blake was recognized as the 2017 Young Insurance Agent of the Year.

Blake received the award at the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa’s 111th Annual Convention, recently held on Sept. 14 in Altoona. The award is presented annually to Iowa insurance professionals age 40 or younger who demonstrate leadership within the insurance industry and their community. The association represents almost 660 member agencies in the state and more than 12,000 licensed insurance agents.

Blake was recognized for his leadership in the community and the insurance industry. He is affiliated with MidwestOne Insurance Services.

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