Downtown welcomes the Cydney Gregware Goosehead Insurance Agency to the Central Business District

Downtown welcomes the Cydney Gregware Goosehead Insurance Agency to the Central Business District


Cydney Gregware is the first to open a Goosehead Insurance branch in the Capital Region

The City of Albany and the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) held the official grand opening of Downtown’s newest addition on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Mayor Kathy Sheehan, business owner Cydney Gregware, Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce membership manager Liz McGarry, and Downtown Albany BID executive director Georgette Steffens delivered remarks followed by a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Cydney Gregware is the first to open a Goosehead branch in the Capital Region. Cydney, a native of the Capital District, believes everyone needs insurance yet understands that the process can often be confusing and cumbersome. Her twelve years of experience in the industry spans the areas of Personal and Commercial Lines, along with Life, Accident & Health Insurance.

"I am proud that diverse new businesses, especially those embracing the needs of downtown Albany's growing residential population, are contributing to the area's continual and positive transformation," said Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan. "I am thankful Goosehead Insurance has joined our vibrant downtown Albany neighborhood, and wish Cydney Gregware the best of luck."

After being sued at the age of twenty-two for an apartment fire and losing her father at a young age, Gregware is on a mission to help people understand more about what insurance is and what it does for them – including the negative financial impact of not having the proper coverage plan in place.

“Opening an insurance agency has been a long-term goal of mine and seeing it come to fruition is a dream come true. I have a strong passion for educating clients on the many facets of their insurance coverage and making sure they are properly assessing the risk of the unexpected,” said business owner Cydney Gregware. “By having over 25 A-rated carriers, Goosehead makes it easy to ensure my clients have the proper coverage at the best price. Coming from a captive insurance environment, it feels good to be able to offer options to every client. Growing up in the Capital District, I’ve always admired the Albany skyline, architecture, and attending all the great events held throughout the year. Having the opportunity to open my business in downtown Albany brings me great joy. I am honored to be a part of a thriving business community and looking forward to contributing with my experience and expertise.”

“We are thrilled to join in the celebration of the Cydney Gregware Goosehead Insurance Agency’s ribbon cutting,” said Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce membership manager Liz McGarry. “Congratulations to Cydney Gregware and her husband for opening the first branch in the Capital Region. She will surely deliver exceptional insurance services to the businesses and residents of the area.”

"Ms. Gregware selecting Downtown as the location for the Capital District's first Goosehead Insurance branch is a prime example of the increasing trend we're seeing where small and large professional service businesses alike are choosing to move back to cities,” said Downtown Albany BID executive director Georgette Steffens. "As downtown Albany’s inventory of vacant office space continues to drop, the neighborhood is becoming more densely populated by residents and employees. Being able to walk to a lunch meeting or grab coffee with a client at a wide variety of nearby establishments is an attractive and unique characteristic that only businesses located in metro areas get to enjoy. We are excited to support Cydney Gregware as her practice grows in downtown Albany."

As an agent with Goosehead Insurance, Gregware primarily grows her business through referrals from clients and by working closely with real estate and mortgage professionals. Whether a client is purchasing a new home, refinancing a current mortgage, or just reviewing his or her insurance needs, Gregware’s expertise is advising her clients on how to accurately understand and manage their risks while getting the most competitive rates in the market. In addition to being part of the Downtown Albany Business Improvement District, Gregware is a member of the Rensselaer County Regional Chamber of Commerce, The Junior League of Troy, Inc., and volunteers for Junior Achievement of Northeastern New York.

Cydney Gregware Goosehead Insurance Agency is located at 41 State Street in Suite 604-03. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Goosehead Insurance is a national company comprised of independently-owned agencies that serves clients throughout 42 states. Since Goosehead holds appointments with over 25 A-rated insurance carriers (including Safeco, MetLife, Travelers, Progressive, and ASI), the agencies can offer comprehensive coverage, affordable rates, and a premier client experience. To learn more about Cydney and what she does, visit https://www.gooseheadinsurance.com/agents/cydney-gregware