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Meet Michelle Boley

Posted in 2012, Around Town, September 2012, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , on 04-18-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoWe’d love to introduce Michelle Boley, one of our mountain area State Farm agents. These agents are acting together as a Premier Sponsor for The Big Chili Cook-Off. It’s that attitude of giving and sacrifice that make this event happen in support of our local volunteer fire departments. Thanks, Michelle!

Michelle is a native of Colorado and has over twenty years of insurance experience with State Farm. She is quite involved in the community, being a member of Evergreen Rotary, Evergreen Chamber of Commerce and the Mountain Metro Association. She also helps out at her neighborhood school at a member of the PTA.

Michelle’s office focuses on education, helping clients to understand their current risks. With over 90 years of combined insurance experience in the office, they have extensive claim experience and knowledge. Michelle’s State Farm office specializes in mountain relocation, but can meet with you about any homeowner or car insurance needs. Find out more about Michelle and what she can offer you by checking her website, here. You can also get to know her on facebook.


Meet Brian Himmelman

Posted in 2012, Around Town, Our Heros, September 2012, The Big Chili Cook-Off, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 04-04-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoBrian Himmelman is more than a State Farm Insurance agent. He has lived in the Evergreen area for over 30 years and understands the community. Having graduated from Evergreen High School, and after finishing his degree at Fort Lewis College in Durango, he returned to his home to build a business. He’s been married to his lovely wife for 21 years and his sons AJ and Tyler are now both attending college themselves.

Brian’s team provides the best solutions for everyday insurance needs and comprehensive financial planning. They proudly serve the communities of Evergreen, Conifer, Bailey, Pine and Fairplay by offering an extensive line of insurance and financial services. Whatever your insurance needs, Brian and his team will offer the information you need to make a solid decision.

In addition to building a solid and successful business, Brian believes in volunteering in the community. He is a member of Conifer Kiwanis, and sits on the Board of Directors for Blue Spruce Kiwanis and Mount Evans Hospice. He’s also embraced his love of baseball by coaching kids’ teams longtime in the Evergreen/Conifer area. Brian is continuing his “give back” mentality by once again sponsoring The Big Chili Cook-Off, giving of himself to support our volunteer firefighters. Thanks, Brian! We love that! You can learn more about what Brian Himmelman has to offer by checking his website here.

Thank You Michele Vanags!

Posted in 2012, Around Town, Our Heros, September 2012, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , on 03-27-2012 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoOur State Farm Mountain Agents are once again sponsoring The Big Chili Cook-Off in a big way. They are consistent in supporting our community and our volunteer fire departments, and we really appreciate them. But who are these agents? They are people who live here, who call Evergreen and the mountain area their home. They are your neighbors, and we want to take a few moments each week to introduce  you to these great community members.

This is Michele Vanags who hails originally from Indiana, but has lived in Colorado for over fifteen years. She’s been a resident of Evergreen since 2003 and is very active in the local community. Are you wondering about her interesting last name? The uncommon name Vanags is Latvian for ‘hawk.’

Michele earned her B.A. from Indiana University and has worked in the insurance field for twenty-five years. She can certainly help you determine your insurance needs, whatever they are, but has particularly focused in her career on retirement, life insurance and Long Term Care planning.

On a personal level, Michele has been married seventeen years to her husband, Einar Vanags. Together, they have a thirteen-year-old son, Hans, and a ten-year-old daughter, Jade. Their children attend local schools and Michele is active in their respective PTA’s.  The Big Chili  wants to thank Michele for her ongoing support of our Volunteer Firefighters.  We look forward to another great year with State Farm on board.

You can check her website here to learn more about the insurance and financial services Michele is able to provide for you.

State Farm Mountain Agents

Posted in 2011, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , on 10-10-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

State Farm Mountain Agents was our premier sponsor for The Big Chili Cook-Off this year. Not only did they step up, give back to the community, and support our firefighters ~ they had a fabulous time! State Farm says this was the best organized, most fun and productive event they’ve ever done. They can’t wait until next year. Thanks to Michelle Boley, Brian Himmelman, Chuck Ridings, Nancy Staub, and Michele Vanags. 

Thank You State Farm for coming on board for next year’s event! Our sponsors contribute greatly to the success of The Big Chili, and we cannot express too often how much we appreciate you!


Posted in 2011, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 05-17-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

Without sponsors, the Big Chili Cook-Off simply wouldn’t happen. We have many different sponsorship levels available for those businesses and individuals who want to take part. We have premiere sponsors, such as, State Farm Insurance and our five mountain agents: Michelle Boley, Brian Himmelman, Chuck Ridings, Nancy Staub, and Michele Vanags. We have several first-time sponsors, like Freedom Harley Davidson. And Chase Bank Evergreen is making chili for the cook-off, for the first time. Thank you – to all of you.

We’ve only mentioned a few sponsors here, but the point is this: The Big Chili Cook-Off only comes together because of every single person and business who choose to be involved in the event. Our success is because of – YOU. We’re able to support our volunteer fire departments because of – YOU. Thank you.

State Farm Insurance Company

Posted in 2011, Around Town, The Big Chili Cook-Off, USA, Who Gets This Whole Thing Going with tags , , , , , , , , on 05-04-2011 by thebigchilicookoffevergreen

State Farm is the world’s largest mutual property and casualty insurance company, according to Fortune Magazine‘s ‘Fortune Global 500.’  In the magazine’s ‘Fortune 500’ listing, which tracks U.S. firms according to revenue, State Farm is ranked 34th. What does it take for a company to achieve this kind of success? Service. Dependability. Things we’ve come to expect in our mountain community.

Quote from G.J. Mecherle saying... The standard of success will eventually be the measure of the service given
When you purchase a policy from State Farm®, you’re guaranteed more than fast, efficient service. With every policy comes the promise that they will be there when you need them. That is why their ads say, “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.®” It’s a philosophy they embrace and try to live by every day. For them, Good Neighbor service means being there when and where they’re needed to do what they’ve promised.

The Big Chili Cook-Off would like to thank State Farm® and our mountain agents for being a Premiere Sponsor of the Cook-Off and supporting our mountain area volunteer fire departments. We couldn’t do what we do without “good neighbors.”