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Educating to Protect: Downington Business Pro Launches Brightway - Kahn Opens Insurance Agency Monday

May 8, 2023

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With an original dream of being a teacher in the Keystone State, Downingtown’s Lyndsay Kahn has found herself on a lifelong journey that comes to a head in Chester County Monday.

The Chesco business pro will unlock the doors to Brightway, The Kahn Family Agency in Downingtown next week.

“I’ve always loved teaching people in ways that empowered them,” Kahn said. “It just turned out my passion to prepare people for the future didn’t happen inside a schoolhouse.”

Although she dreamt of teaching and even earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education from West Chester University, Kahn, 45, found that the kind of education she would excel at wouldn’t only help those who came her way, it would also protect their families. Earning a master’s degree in business management from Dowling University in 2005 helped Kahn lay the foundation for her career providing coverage for families in Eastern Pennsylvania.

“I spent most of my career underwriting insurance policies and serving as an insurance claims representative. Knowing the ins and outs of the business has really prepared me to help my own customers,” Kahn said of her new East Lancaster Avenue location.

The daughter of a union carpenter and a school support staffer, the 1995 Cardinal O’Hara High School (Pa.) alum has roots planted deeply in the Greater Philadelphia area. Residents of Downingtown for more than 20 years, Kahn and her husband, Matt, raise their three children here in Delaware Valley.

Brightway, The Kahn Family Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them at their office at 341 East Lancaster Avenue, Second Floor, Suite B in Downingtown, online at or call 610-871-1112.

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 Lyndsay, 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 300 franchises in 36 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 franchisees 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.