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Charlestonians to enjoy more choice and expert counsel as Jenny McKenzie opens the first Brightway Insurance Agency in the Tri-County area

May 10, 2017

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MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (May 10, 2017) — Brightway Insurance will open its second location in South Carolina next week as veteran business woman and now Brightway Agency Owner, Jenny McKenzie, opens Brightway, The McKenzie Agency on Monday, May 15, in Mt. Pleasant.

While new to the Palmetto State, Brightway Insurance is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency.

“As the first person to introduce the Greater Charleston area to Brightway Insurance, I’m thrilled about the opportunity to ‘wow’ my friends and neighbors with the personal attention and choice they’ll receive at Brightway, The McKenzie Agency,” said McKenzie. “I look forward to becoming the local agent you know you can count on for all your insurance needs.”

McKenzie comes to Brightway with nearly two decades’ experience as a consultant who helped small business owners improve their bottom line through improved accounting and process management procedures. She studied Accounting at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. She is a member of the Charleston Chamber of Commerce and Charleston's Professional Women's Network. She has been married nine years to husband, Bret McKenzie, who owns Blackwater Construction Services. They have a dog and two cats and attend Palmetto Presbyterian. During her spare time, she enjoys boating, fishing, cooking and spending time outdoors. As a Brightway Agency Owner, McKenzie looks forward to building long-term relationships and helping others in her community protect what they have worked so hard to build and own.

“Just a month ago, we opened our first location in South Carolina, and we’re extremely pleased to partner with Jenny McKenzie to open our second location in the state. Once South Carolinians go to Brightway for their insurance needs, they’ll never want to go anywhere else,” said Brightway President, Talman Howard.“As a Brightway Agency Owner, Jenny will have access to twice as many insurance companies than other independent Agencies, which means more choice for her customers.”

Brightway Agency Owners enjoy support in customer service, carrier relationships, marketing, accounting and technology, which frees up their time to focus on leveraging the broadest possible selection of insurance companies to meet each customer’s unique needs. As a result, Brightway agencies consistently outsell other agencies two-to-one.*

Brightway, The McKenzie Agency is located at 426 West Coleman Blvd., Unit F, in Mt. Pleasant (between Papa ZuZu’s and Edible Arrangements).The Agency offers customized Home, Condo, Renters, Auto, Flood, RV, Motorcycle, Boat, ATV and Umbrella insurance policies from 50 insurance carriers including Foremost, Gulfstream, Progressive, Safeco and United Property & Casualty.

About Brightway Insurance

Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance retailer selling through a network of franchised independent agencies throughout the country. With more than $456 million in annualized written premium, the company is the nation’s seventh largest privately held Personal Lines independent insurance agency. Brightway provides its Agency Owners with access to more insurance companies than any other agency, along with a comprehensive system of support that frees them up to focus on customizing policies that meet their customers’ needs.

Brightway began franchising operations in 2008 and has since grown to more than 700 people in 14 states serving customers in all 50 states. Forbes has recognized the company as America’s No. 1 Franchise to Buy. Additionally, the company was named a top franchise three years in a row by Entrepreneur magazine and one of the fastest-growing private companies in America nine consecutive years by Inc. 5000.

For more information about Brightway, The McKenzie Agency, visit or call 843-408-4554. Learn more about franchise opportunities with Brightway atour franchise page.