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Neomia Banks Spotlight on Business

By Kathy Barr



Neomia Banks is one accomplished women, and when you meet her you can see why she is so successful. Intelligent, charming and warm, it is obvious that she cares about her clients. Neomia holds the {{more}} distinctive position of being the first African-American woman in the state of Texas to become a State Farm Insurance agent. She has been in business for 23 years in the same location at 4145 N. First Street in Abilene. Neomia sells numerous kinds of insurance, including auto, home, renters, life and health insurance. She is also educated in other fields, such as money markets, CDs, home mortgages, college savings plans and mutual funds. Retirement planning services such as setting up IRA’s, business retirement plans and 401K rollovers are also part of the many ways she serves her clients. Unique services such as teen driving counseling when a teenager first gets a license, a retirement checkup to ensure that an individual is financially ready for the day when retirement comes and an estate planning analysis are also part of Neomia’s repertoire of services. As most consumers know, change is one thing that can be counted on. Neomia keeps abreast of new laws and changes, as well as new products that are available that may assist her customers. In addition to providing her customers with the information they need to make intelligent decisions, Neomia has numerous pamphlets in her office. Pamphlets on topics as varied as renters insurance, windshield repair insurance, credit insurance as well as general information on life, auto and homeowners insurance can be found in the waiting area of her office. Neomia employs three women to help her serve her clients. Marie Hammond, Argie Lugo and Sonya West work with Neomia to meet the needs of Neomia’s customers. Neomia is proud of her two children, Tracey and Farah. Both live in Dallas and have followed in their mother’s footsteps. They work for State Farm; Tracy as an auto claims adjuster and Farah as a personal line fire underwriter. Neomia is the proud grandmother of Tracey’s two sons. For more information about the products and services that Neomia provides, call her at her office at 672-6491.

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