State Auto’s “Invest a Day” Facebook App Promotes Community Service

  State Auto’s “Invest a Day” Facebook App Promotes Community Service

Business Wire

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- November 15, 2012

The State Auto Insurance Companies’ 91-year legacy of caring and community
service continues through the launch of an “Invest a Day” Facebook app at

Throughout its history, State Auto’s associates and independent agents have
given time, talents and financial resources to support their local
communities. From the Great Depression, when State Auto’s founder gave away
eggs from the front steps of the company’s headquarters, to this year’s
record-breaking contribution to the United Way, State Auto remains committed
to helping its neighbors in need.

In 2008, the company created the Invest a Day program, which offers associates
one paid day per year to volunteer for a charitable organization. State Auto
is now taking Invest a Day to a global audience through a Facebook app. The
app offers people the opportunity to share their own stories of community
service, and then encourage their own Facebook friends to give back by sharing
the story on their Facebook Timeline.

“Invest a Day is a concept that is close to the hearts of State Auto
associates. We feel driven to spread our spirit of giving back beyond our
company to others in the community,” said President, Chairman and CEO Bob
Restrepo. “By asking people to share their stories, we’re hoping to inspire a
broader commitment to community service.”

To help spread the stories shared through the Invest a Day campaign, State
Auto has created @InvestaDay on Twitter and uses the #InvestaDay hashtag.A
video featured within the app features State Auto associates telling their
stories of giving back through the Invest a Day program.

The State Auto Insurance Companies are part of the State Auto Group. The State
Auto Group markets its insurance products throughout the United States through
independent insurance agencies, which include retail agencies and wholesale
brokers. The State Auto Group is rated A (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company
and includes State Automobile Mutual, State Auto Property & Casualty, State
Auto Ohio, State Auto Wisconsin, State Auto Florida, Milbank, Farmers
Casualty, Meridian Security, Meridian Citizens Mutual, Beacon National, Beacon
Lloyds, Patrons Mutual, Litchfield Mutual Fire, Rockhill Insurance, Plaza
Insurance, American Compensation and Bloomington Compensation. Additional
information on the State Auto Insurance Companies can be found online at


The State Auto Insurance Companies
Kyle Anderson, 614-917-5497
AVP/Director of Corporate Communication
M 614-477-5301
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