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Sidney Office

Sidney Office

288 State Hwy 7
Sidney, NY 13838
(607)563-9955

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Oneonta Office

5375 State Hwy 7, Ste. 2
Oneonta, NY 13820
(607)433-0989

Our History

Neighbors Insurance Agency is a full-service, independent insurance agency based in Upstate, NY. For more than 20 years, we have been a trusted partner of businesses and individuals seeking protection from life’s obstacles and unknowns. Our personal approach to insuring your business, your assets, you, and your family is the foundation of everything we do at Neighbors Insurance. Our service is built on values, rooted in expertise, and driven by care.

In 1996 Scott started this agency, originally named the Scott Smith Agency, after working with a larger insurance company and realizing how much business they referred away to other small agencies. He opened his doors in Sidney, NY with no prior customers and it has grown tremendously over the years.

In 2000 the Scott Smith Agency was rebranded to the Neighbors Insurance Agency and another office location was opened in Oneonta, NY. Since expanding, we have been able to service a wider area of customers. As every year passes, we are more grateful for customers and the opportunity we have to safeguard your most precious valuables.

History

Meet Our Team

Scott Smith

Owner

Scott@NeighborsInsurance.com

Scott has lived in the area since 1983, after receiving his Bachelor’s degree at SUNY Cortland. Scott opened Neighbors Insurance Agency in 1996 and has been working in the industry ever since. In his free time, Scott enjoys golfing, hunting and spending time with his family. During football season, you can find him watching the Ohio State football team play every Saturday.

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Lee Mangiamele

Licensed Personal Lines Agent

Lee@NeighborsInsurance.com

Lee has been a member of the team since 2011. She is a licensed personal lines agent with 8 years of experience in insurance. Lee is a big advocate for helping others, especially in our local community. When she isn’t helping others she also enjoys spending time outside with her kids, riding horses, vacationing on the beach and attending her children’s sporting events.

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Brenda Curtis

Personal Lines Manager

Brenda@NeighborsInsurance.com

Brenda was Scott’s first employee and has been here since the start of the business. She is a licensed personal lines agent and an expert in her field. When she is not doing her best to help her clients, you can find her outdoors enjoying the sunshine; kayaking, hiking, or spending time at her camp on the river. Brenda has two daughters whom she loves spending time with.

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Dawn Savino

Licensed Personal Lines Agent

Dawn.Savino@NeighborsInsurance.com

Dawn started with Neighbors Insurance six years ago and has been an integral member of the team ever since. She is a licensed personal lines representative, always looking to get you the best price. Dawn likes to listen to music while relaxing outdoors. She is adventurous and loves to hike and camp. She is also a big fan of tattoos and spending quality time with her family and friends.

Sarah Theobald 2019

Sarah Theobald

Marketer and Licensed Agent

Sarah@NeighborsInsurance.com

Sarah is the newest member of the team, having started in February of this year. She has taken on all of the marketing responsibilities and helps out servicing personal lines accounts. Sarah loves to travel to new places and visit her friends who live all over the country. She enjoys cooking and trying new recipes and is always bingeing a new show on Netflix.

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Dawn Derr

Commercial Lines Manager

Dawn@NeighborsInsurance.com

Dawn has been with the agency for 15 years. She is a licensed commercial lines agent, who knows all the ins and outs of business insurance and getting the best coverage. Dawn is a loving mother of two boys and most enjoys watching them grow up. She loves to watch them play sports, going on family vacations and spending time outdoors with them and her husband on their ATV.

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Hannah Pidgeon

Licensed Personal Lines Agent

Hannah@NeighborsInsurance.com

Hannah joined the agency four years ago. Since then, she has been the personal lines representative for the Oneonta location. When she is out of the office, you can likely find her spending time with her family. She has two young sons that she loves to watch learn and grow. As a family, they enjoy spending time outdoors and riding four wheelers around their home.