The Unity Group Insurance & Employee Benefits announces new hires

The Unity Group Insurance & Employee Benefits announced the addition of four new employees: Jason Smith, Darrin Bode, Kara Van Metre and Amelia Mendenhall.

Jason Smith joined the firm as an account manager in the employee benefits department. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington State University. Smith has more than 10 years’ customer service experience.

Darrin Bode joined the sales team and will focus on the commercial insurance department.

Kara Van Metre, another addition to the sales team, will focus on commercial insurance for small businesses. She has 10 years of sales and management experience. Van Metre earned a bachelor’s from Western Washington University.

Amelia Mendenhall also joined the sales team. She will specialize in the personal lines department. Mendenhall has two years of experience as an insurance agent. She graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree.

The Unity Group’s Bellingham office is located at 110 Unity St. For more information, call 360-647-9000 or visit

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