To further promote women, minorities, and veterans who are leading the way in our community, we are featuring Chamber member businesses that fall under these categories. This week, meet Amy Aldrich, an Insurance Agent through State Farm.
When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you pass the time?
“With a very active 19 and 17 year old, I haven’t had many 30 minute blocks of free, me time in decades. When I do occasionally find that window, I am overwhelmed with the conundrum of choosing between so many great options: do I watch a movie, do I exercise, do I take a nap, do I meditate, do I eat ice cream???? What should I do???? It takes me 12 minutes to decide. Then I thoroughly enjoy the other 18.”
What do you love most about what you do?
“I love helping customers and community members find solutions to their needs, whether it is protecting their family, or meeting someone who can help them achieve their goals. I love getting to know people; their joys and their struggles. I thoroughly enjoy connecting dots – whether matching needs to solutions, finding out who is related to whom, or learning something new from my last conversation with someone.”
What would you most like to tell yourself at age 13?
“Don’t look too hard for your passion. It will find you, its due time, if you are open to it. Always conduct yourself with Grace. Always treat others with respect and kindness, and meet them where they are. You never know what is going on behind their scenes.”
What is the best advice you have ever received?
“The best advice I ever received was how to shake hands from my dad. I can’t tell you how many people have commented on my handshake over the years. Many people – especially men, give you instant respect when you shake their hand firmly and look them in the eye. Hopefully, we will get to do this again soon.”