Dec 14, 2023
A child of a blue-collar Great Lakes family, 23-year-old Amir Omar is putting his passions to work right here in Greater Detroit next week when he unveils the area’s newest business.
This Monday, the entrepreneurial insurance specialist will launch Brightway, The Amir Omar Agency insurance office in Southfield. First licensed to sell insurance while he was a college sophomore, the Dearborn Heights native has worked in the industry for the past four years.
The son of a local chef, Omar understands what it takes to turn passion into success in the Motor City. “My dad ran the Al Ameer Restaurant for years when I was younger. I worked with him a lot in those days,” Omar said.
“And, that was when I learned a couple of important things. Most of it revolved around the fact that my family works hard for what they have. So, to be able to help businesses and families that give the same effort day in and day out is truly something I’m proud of. I can’t wait to make a difference here at home.” Coming from a family with several medical professionals, Omar initially planned for a life in medicine. “I quickly saw an opportunity in insurance,” Omar added. “Being able to work and earn a good living as a teenage college student is something that motivated me from day one.
The Northwestern Highway venture is Omar’s first business of his very own. Born in Toledo, Ohio, the transplant Wolverine was raised in Dearborn. A resident of Dearborn Heights, Omar’s family immigrated to the United States from Lebanon before his birth. Today, Omar holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan (’22) and is a 2018 graduate of Crestwood High School.
Brightway, The Amir Omar Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, Commercial and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 24681 Northwestern Highway, Suite 3215, online at BrightwayAmirOmar.com or call 734-929-1333.
Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including customer service, technology, accounting, marketing, distribution and business analytics. In addition, Brightway handles carrier relations and appointments, as well as support with personnel hiring, licensing, onboarding, training and retention. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Amir, to focus on new business sales and provide customers the personalized service they deserve.
About Brightway Insurance
Established in 2008, Brightway grew to become one of the largest privately-owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with more than 350 agencies in 35 states and more than $1 billion in annual premiums. Recently, Brightway’s success led to a private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities.
Brightway produces winning outcomes for agency owners and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support. This winning model allows agents and producers to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their businesses.