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TRIFECTA: JT Bates Insurance Group Awarded Fast 50 Third Consecutive Year

By Amanda Murphy | Posted on October 23, 2019

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We’re excited to announce that JT Bates Insurance Group earned the 18th spot on Columbus Business First’s Fast 50 list, up from number twenty last year! Rankings were announced at a luncheon at the Columbus Hilton Downtown on October 22, 2018.

“We’re very excited to receive this award for the third consecutive year,” said Jayme Bates, chief executive officer of JT Bates Insurance Group. “We attribute the success of this company to our incredible team. We strive every day to serve our clients and their communities while living out our core values of humility, approachability, accountability, and proactivity.”

Since 2010, JT Bates Insurance Group has added more than a dozen employees and multiple independent contractors. “In the past year we focused on communicating who we are, better defining our brand through re-branding, verbalizing and communicating our core values, and putting critical processes in place to better serve our employees and clients,” said James Ricker, founder of JT Bates Insurance Group and J. Griffin Ricker & Associates.”  

“It’s an honor and a blessing to be able to steward a company like JT Bates Insurance Group. We built this company in part to provide meaningful work to our employees and enable them to have harmony between work and family life,” said Bates.

Career Opportunities

For individuals who embrace our values–humility, accountability, proactivity and approachability–and want to find meaningful work with JT Bates Insurance Group, contact us at or follow us on LinkedIn at

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