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KNOWLEDGE
& GUIDANCE
SINCE 1938

Our goal is to make a positive difference in the lives and communities we serve.

When our grandfather, Clifford Zinn, established Zinn Insurance in 1938, the business was an extension of his personal values, professionalism, citizenship, and being an advocate to those he served. He went beyond insurance to invest himself in the relationships he made and contributed to help the local community flourish.

These values were instilled in our father and in us as we make up the third generation of the “family business.” These values have been the foundation on which Zinn Insurance has grown and they guide us in the way we do business today.

We know you have a choice of who will serve your insurance needs. We hope that we can have the opportunity to show you how our services and approach to business can protect and secure the assets and quality of life you’ve worked hard for. We work hard to earn the trust and respect of each of our clients and would welcome the privilege to serve you.

Thank you,

J. Gregory Zinn, Principal

Jonathan M. Zinn, Principal

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Company Timeline

1938

Clifford R. Zinn started the agency in his home in Myerstown, Pennsylvania.

1963

Clifford’s son, Joel H. Zinn, joined the agency. The agency was incorporated as Clifford R. Zinn & Son, Inc. and the office was moved to 13 W. Main Avenue in Myerstown.

1968

Clifford Zinn retired from the family business and Joel became owner.

1970

The agency made its first business acquisition. Others would follow over the years.

1972

The office moved to its present location at 16 E. Main Avenue in Myerstown.

1985

Joel’s son, Greg Zinn, joined the family business.

1986

Zinn Insurance acquired Klotz Insurance located in Womelsdorf in Berks County, PA. At that time it became a division of Zinn Insurance.

1987

Joel’s second son, Jonathan Zinn, joined the family business.

1988

Clifford R. Zinn & Son, Inc. began doing business as Zinn Insurance.

1997

Joel retired from the family business and sold it to his two sons. Zinn Insurance became one of the founding members of The Insurance Alliance of Central PA, a collective group of leading independent insurance agencies located in Central Pennsylvania formed to expand markets and services to their local communities.

1998

Zinn acquired the Samuel G. Kurtz Agency in Lebanon, Pennsylvania; and kept its Lebanon office, creating a second location for Zinn Insurance.

2000

A managing agency relationship was formed with the Lebanon-based Samuel F. Light Agency. The Light Agency moved into Zinn’s Lebanon office. Zinn Insurance provides all in-office and back-office functions for the Light Agency which in turn is responsible for all sales and growth related activities.

2004

Zinn Insurance expanded its life insurance and related services by forming a service alliance with a local partner who is an authorized broker of personal life, health and disability products.

2006

Zinn Advisers was formed – through an alliance with Northeast Advisers of Malvern, Pennsylvania – to offer fee-based investment advisory services to its customers.

2007

Zinn Insurance formed a similar alliance with Shalters Insurance of Lebanon, which provides group life and health products and services.

2010

Zinn expanded its Benefits services with InGroup Associates of Lancaster, PA

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