Business name: Corey Throneberry-American National Insurance

Location: 400 Salem Road Suite 3 Conway, Ark., 72034

Telephone: 501-499-6037

Website: www.InsureConway.com; www.anpac.com 

Date opened: June 1, 2010

Number of employees: Two

What type of business is it? Multiple line insurance — home, auto, life, health, long-term care, annuities

What specifically does your business do? Multiple line insurance — home, auto, life, health, long-term care, annuities

Owner or manager name: Corey Throneberry 

Why did you decide to open this business/location? I enjoy working with people and helping meet their insurance and financial needs. Conway is a wonderful place and with it being my hometown I have always had the desire to be a business owner in the community. 

What is the best part about owning/operating this business? The best part is the unlimited growth potential and the flexibility of owning my own business. Also, getting to work with people and helping them determine how to best meet their insurance needs.

What has been the biggest surprise that has happened since opening this business? The biggest surprise has been the realization that owning and operating your own business is hard work and that people don’t just walk through the door.

What is the best piece of advice you received before going into this business? The best piece of advice that I received is that it isn’t going to be easy.

What is the most important piece of advice you would give to someone starting out in business? The most important piece of advice I would give to someone starting out in the business would be to know your market and constantly be making new contacts. 

What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? One of the most important things that makes my business unique to Conway is that we give our clients back 25 percent of their combined Home and Auto premiums every year. We have given over a quarter of a billion dollars back to our clients.