Cherry Insurance, Inc. of Montezuma Wins Top Honors

A local insurance agency has, for the second time, earned the highest award from insurance carrier MutualAid eXchange (“MAX”).

Cherry Insurance, Inc., of Montezuma has been designated a Premier Agency for its commitment to MAX’s fair, faithful and socially responsible values and business practices.

“MAX was built on faith, strong values and service to others,” said David Wine, President and CEO of MAX.  “Cherry Insurance is a great example of the kind of trusted, community minded agency we want to associate with.  We’re proud to call them a partner.”

Cheri Martin heads the agency.  “We believe in treating the customer the way we would want to be treated and if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.  We love to serve our customers’ needs and represent MAX.”

When not running the insurance agency, Martin stays involved in the community.  She has worked with MAX to provide community grants for food baskets through Montezuma United Methodist Women, and other projects.

To earn the award from MAX, Cherry Insurance met several criteria including:

  • Commitment to the MAX values of:
    • Treating others as you would like to be treated
    • Faith in a higher power, and
    • Doing good in the world.
  • Support for MAX’s Mutual Aid Ministries program that provides emergency grants to communities, families and individuals facing unexpected challenges.
  • Ambitious sales and retention targets.

Cherry Insurance is located at PO Box 404, Montezuma, KS  67867.  Phone 620-846-7353.  Email:

MAX is headquartered at 4400 College Boulevard, Suite 250, Overland Park, KS 66211.  Website:

Photo:  Brenda Bullinger, Cheri Martin and Mary Shirey of Cherry Insurance, Inc. accepting their plaque.


Orphaned Calf Relief Program Receives Grant from Cherry Insurance and MAX Insurance

(June 15, 2017) – Four-H youth and families who have been raising orphaned calves since last spring’s wildfires received more support recently.

Cheri Martin of Cherry Insurance, Inc. in Montezuma requested a grant from MutualAid eXchange (“MAX”), one of its insurance providers. MAX and its Mutual Aid Ministries program approved the grant request and recently delivered it to the 4 Leaf Clover, 4-H Club Orphaned Calf Fund.

“Our entire community has been pulling together to help save and raise these calves, and to show our pride in the young people and their families who have taken on this big task,” said Cheri Martin.  “We are very grateful to MAX for their support in helping provide equipment that will make their job a bit easier.”  The grant will help purchase a wagon or wheelbarrows for several of the affected families.

“We are pleased to support the Cherry Insurance, Inc. and the Orphaned Calf Fund,” said David Wine, President and CEO of MAX Insurance.  “We are sure these funds will be used in a meaningful way.”

MAX Insurance is a fair, faithful and socially responsible provider of home, auto, business and related insurance serving people of all faith backgrounds.  The company’s Mutual Aid Ministries program offers Community Grants to its network of independent agencies to support worthwhile programs.

For more about Cherry Insurance, Inc. contact Cheri Martin, PO Box 404, Montezuma, KS  67867, 620-846-7353.  Website:

More about MAX Insurance:  Address:  4400 College Boulevard, Suite 250, Overland Park, KS  66211.  Phone:  877-971-6300.  Website: or  Email: