Duane Benefit Solutions
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Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
Established in 2007, Duane Benefit Solutions is a full-service health benefits brokerage, providing health insurance assistance to employers, individuals/families, and those who are eligible for Medicare. After having my third child, I made the conscious decision to leave a career position at a global benefits firm to start my own business. This transition has afforded me the opportunity to continue working in an industry that I enjoy, while also having the flexibility to play a more active role in my children’s lives.
How are you involved with both the community and your customer?
I have a passion for raising money for schools. The past three years I’ve been an active member of the RCSD Foundation and have had the opportunity to learn more about the 18 schools within our district. Recently, I was appointed to the board of trustees. Seeing the landscape of our community through the education system has allowed me to understand the variety of economic challenges many Roseville families face.
What’s your hidden talent?
I’m a local “celebrity” chef who is inspired by dishes that incorporate bacon! In 2012, I won the CampusLife Celebrity Chili Cook-Off for my bacon chili.
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
After a hard workout, I often venture over to Granite’s Famous Cheesesteaks & Wings. They have the most flavorful cheesesteaks I’ve found in the Roseville area, and the owner is so nice to my children when we visit. Cheesesteaks were a staple in my childhood, and Granite’s takes me back to those fond memories.
And finally, customer service is…?
Responsiveness, integrity and honesty. By advising my clients the way I would advise my own family, it builds relationships for life.
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