Farm Bureau Financial Services agent Pamela Marcenaro is the latest new tenant of the CorTen building at Douglas and Market downtown.
“I want to move downtown because I see the potential there,” she says.
Marcenaro says she sees potential for both downtown and her business.
Currently, she’s in a Farm Bureau developmental office at the Equity Bank building at Kellogg and Rock Road. There are a number of new or newer agents there.
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Marcenaro has had her agency for almost two years.
“In order to grow my business, I need to move,” she says. “I need the exposure.”
Downtown’s central location is one attraction.
“I want to be exposed and be available for clients all over,” Marcenaro says. “I don’t want to just limit myself to just a certain area of Wichita.”
Also, she says she likes “being able to have that access for my clients so they can get to me quickly.”
Marcenaro says she also appreciates how developer Michael Ramsey, along with business partner Robert Eyster, renovated the former Merrill Lynch building last year.
It’s now almost full.
Leisa Lowry of J.P. Weigand & Sons handled the Farm Bureau deal.
“I just think downtown is great,” Marcenaro says.
“The business is growing so much down there,” she says. “It’s time that downtown gets to be popping again.”