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Norton Agency kicks off 90th anniversary celebration with groundbreaking for Habitat home

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As the Norton Agency kicked off a celebration for its 90th anniversary, family members and the company's leadership team got together this week to announce a sponsorship of a home for Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the house was held at the home site on Tuesday, July 10 to celebrate not only the company's anniversary, but also the 90th Birthday of Frank Norton, Sr., son of company founder W.L. Norton, and Norton Agency Chairman of the Board Emeritus.

The Habitat for Humanity project is funded and will be built by Norton team members, according to company officials. 

"The Norton Agency and its family have been honored for 90 years to provide 'shelter and security' to the North Georgia community,” said Bob Norton, President & CEO of Norton Agency Insurance and third generation company owner.  “We believe home ownership is one of the foundations of our great country. We wanted to provide the gift of a home in recognition of the success this country has allowed us for these 90 years."

The home sponsored by the Norton Agency will house the Yolonda Graham family and is located at 3782 Tall Pine Way in the Copper Glenn Subdivision  

“Habitat strongly believes that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty,” said Alison McElvery, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.  “It is only fitting that we are partnering with the Norton Agency, which has played such a strong part in the growth and development of our area. It is an honor for us to play a part in celebrating Norton’s 90th anniversary, and especially in honoring Frank Norton Sr.”

The company, founded in 1928 and headquartered in Gainesville, now has 300 employees and 19 offices across three states.  

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