Matt McDermott, Nationwide agent, Newark

Homegrown, Matt McDermott

Matt McDermott and Associates  |  76 West Main Street  |  Newark  |  740-345-9574

Tell us about the place where you live: We consider ourselves to be very lucky to be in an area that values education, family and community. The schools are wonderful and you get the small town atmosphere yet still have access to many restaurants and businesses. The community truly tries to support the local farms and businesses.
What values do the people in your community share? This is a family orientated community where we support each other and try to improve our town.

How important is community involvement to your agency? Extremely important! The community is why we have a place to go to work and clients to service. We are active in supporting the local youth sports programs, United Way and Down Town Newark Association just to name a few.

Why do you work for Nationwide? I feel good about representing a company with similar values: community, family, local agriculture and small businesses. I know that when one of my clients has an unexpected claim or disaster we can deliver with superior claims support.

What is the best place to eat? The Chophouse in downtown Newark. Great steaks, salad and seafood.

What is your favorite Ohio food? We have so many options at the local farmers market in Newark or Granville. I would have to say my favorite is corn on the cob along with pecan pie to take care of the sweet tooth.

In addition to Nationwide policy discounts, why should your customers join Farm Bureau? Being a member you will be invited to local agriculture events, cooking classes and farm tours. This is a great way to learn where our foods come from and the people who provide it for us.

Tell us about a Nationwide agent who contributes to your community.

Ohio Farm Bureau is a sponsor of Nationwide and endorses Nationwide policies, many of which are discounted for members of Ohio Farm Bureau. Please ask a nearby agent for more details, or visit Nationwide’s website specifically for Ohio Farm Bureau members.