Catawba First Insurance Associates Ribbon Cutting

NEWTON, NC (March 9, 2018)—Newton celebrated the renaming of Catawba First Insurance Associates, Inc., during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, March 9.
Catawba First Insurance Associates ribbon cutting
Catawba First Insurance Associates is located at 232 West A Street. Formerly known as Catawba Realty & Insurance, the full-service independent insurance agency has been in business in Newton since 1946. Over the years, the bulk of their business has transitioned from real estate to insurance, and the name change reflects that evolution in the business.

“We’ve been here for 72 years, and we’re looking forward to continuing to grow here in the city of Newton,” said Susan Flowers, president of Catawba First Insurance Associates.

Flowers said she and her team—some of whom have worked for the company for more than 50 years—are committed to ensuring a bright future for Newton.

“We have longevity here in the community, and we look forward to continuing that and becoming more active in what’s happening in Newton,” Flowers said.

“You have been an important presence in our community for many, many years,” Newton Mayor Anne P. Stedman said. “I thank you for your dedication to Newton and wish you many more years of continued success.”

Photos from the ribbon cutting are available on the city of Newton’s Facebook page.

Catawba First Insurance Associates offers all lines of insurance, including auto, home, business, life, renters, boat/RV, motorcycle, and mobile home. The agency is open 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 828-464-3829 or visit