Gordon Tower Insurance Agency Recently Relocated To Lakewood

Gordon Tower Insurance Agency is now in the INA Building on Detroit Road, right above Panera on the 3rd floor. Agency Principal and Owner Michael Bodnar and Marketing Manager and Agent Mary Bodnar are long term residents of Lakewood and have raised their three children here, now ages 16, 18 and 21. After eight years of having their offices in Brook Park, the Bodnars are happy to have their business in their hometown. Gordon Tower Insurance has at their disposal all of the resources necessary to assist you in the entire process of buying insurance. The tools available through Gordon Tower Insurance and Michael Bodnar’s years of experience have made Gordon Tower knowledgeable in all facets of the insurance industry. Michael’s longstanding relationships with people affiliated with the insurance industry and services associated with claims, repairs, towing and home repairs available through his outsourcing and networking at Gordon Tower Insurance allow him to provide sources to clients in their time of need.

Michael Bodnar’s ability to counsel is where his great resources and in-depth market knowledge come into play. Recent changes in the insurance industry, state laws, rules and regulations, information about specific insurance markets and current market trends have an impact on what an insured should pay for a certain type of policy. Gordon Tower Insurance’s goal is to achieve the best possible coverage at a fair price for their clients.

The process of buying insurance tends to be an emotional process, especially when looking into life insurance, or covering the personal items of a loved one adequately. This is because, in most cases, it is of utmost importance to have the right coverage should an accident or occurrence take place involving a claim to be made. Gordon Tower Insurance Agency is known for their integrity and believes that being forthright and honest is the backbone of any solid relationship of this magnitude. Michael always acts in the best interest of his clients and you can count on his being honest and open with you always.

Michael’s affiliations past and present include: Professional Insurance Agents of America (PIAA), Insurance Board of Northern Ohio (IBNO), served as Trustee, Secretary, and currently Vice President, currently on the board of Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF). Family Promise/Interfaith Hospitality Network - ran homeless shelter in Lakewood 4 weeks every year for 15 years as Food Coordinator. Gordon Tower Insurance was also Corporate Sponsor of All You Need is Love (And Food) Hunger Relief Event in Lakewood, Corporate Sponsor of Community Tailgate Fall Kick-Off Barbeque Event in Lakewood, Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. Boy Scouts – Cub Scout Leader and Pack Leader in Lakewood for 9 years.

Michael’s accreditations include holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from Cleveland State University, Property & Casualty License (P & C) Life, Accident & Health License. Life Underwriting Training (LUTC), Grange Senior Partner designated for outstanding sales achievement and superior performance. Gordon Tower Insurance has also been designated senior partner with Authority for building strong partnerships, and demonstrating commitment, teamwork and integrity.

Their beautiful new office space will enable them to serve clients better with even more space in the heart of Lakewood, Michael and Mary Bodnar’s hometown for the past 17 years. Loyalty from customers has fueled continued growth, making a move to a new facility possible. Together, the INA Building and Bailey Building represent the second largest office complex in Lakewood. The new office space has great views looking down on the corner of St Charles and Detroit.

The Agency’s new address is 14701 Detroit Rd. Suite 362 and phone is 216/663-7777. Website: www.gordontowerinsurance.com

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Emails: Michael Bodnar mbodnar@gtowerins.com

Sherry Russo srusso@gtowerins.com

Mary Bodnar mlbod@gtowerins.com

Mary Bodnar

Writer’s Bio – Mary L. Bodnar (2015)

Mary Bodnar is a professional freelance writer who has been published in a wide range of newspapers and magazines – Great Lakes Mariner Magazine, Cleveland/Akron Family Magazine, Lake Erie Living Magazine, CBC (Cleveland Business Connect) Magazine, Cleveland Jewish News and many other newsletters and publications over the years.  She is also Editor and Press Agent for the book “Music of Our Spheres: A Collection of Ruminations” available on Amazon.com. She is co-host of Word Lovers Writers Retreats in Lakeside, OH w/writer friend Claudia Taller. In addition she was the Theater Critic for the Lakewood Observer Newspaper as well as being a regular contributing writer covering human interest stories for the Lakewood Observer.  Mary also conducted all the extensive interviews with five ordained women that formed the core of the multi-media production “Making Waves” play. She is also an established workshop presenter and has shared her love of poetry, not only through her dance performance programs but as a poetry writing educator with a variety of groups. Her Odes Writing Poetry Workshop has received accolades from attendees. As a volunteer, she also writes and is the copy editor for her church website and other church publications.

Currently, she is working on a series of essays to form the core of a book she is writing which she hopes to see through to publication in the next few years.   Besides feeling compelled to write, Mary is Director and Choreographer of Vibrant Wind Dancers, a performing dance group she founded that embraces Middle Eastern style and interpretive dance, music and poetry.  She is also a Doula (professional labor support person) and loves to work with expectant parents and helping to birth babies. She is also a watercolor painter and her one woman art show “Wings & Whimsy” embraced her gifts as a wordsmith with her love of painting via watercolors of teacups with titles like “simplici-tea”, “sereni-tea”, serendipi-tea” , “prosperi-tea” and many more.



Acknowledgements from Kathryn  Gademer’s  Master’s Thesis “A Study of Volunteer Motivation based on Psychological Contracts” dated December 10, 2013

“I would like to thank my husband, James Gademer, for his undying love and encouragement throughout the past 18 months. I would also like to thank Dr. Lisa Thomas for showing me passion for public administration that I had lost and to Dr. Lawrence F. Keller, in his classes gave me the answers I was seeking.  I would like to thank Ms. Mary Bodnar for her knowledge and participation in helping me construct the survey and for her never-ending compassion to help others in need. She is a marketing expert whose help was instrumental in the creation and organization of the survey. Thank you to Dr. Nicholas Zingale and Dr. Justin Piccorelli for their knowledge and valuable feedback on this thesis.”

Testimonials from Poetry Workshop Attendees:

"Mary Bodnar has an overwhelming love of poetry that lives in her heart and soul, which she teaches others about with exuberant confidence.  In her class and with her guidance, I performed a mini-miracle with a pen in my hand!  Kudos, Mary - I ODE it to you!!" – Karen Poltrone

“Great workshop! Mary has an easy way of inspiring and also provides a wealth of information to help you in your writing journey.”     -Jan Munkachy

“Mary has a wonderful way of engaging all of us in her Odes Poetry Workshop. She makes it fun to share our work and moves us out of our comfort zone. Thanks, Mary!”      -Ann South

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