W3 Named a Finalist for Bright House Regional Business Award

Bright House Regional Business Awards Finalist

St. Petersburg-based agency lauded for its community service efforts and growth.

According to Bright House Networks, insurance sector innovator Wallace Welch & Willingham (W3) is one of the top businesses in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. W3 was named among ten Bay Area finalists for the award in the medium-sized business category and was recognized for its multifaceted success.“We strive to be a well-rounded organization built on the foundation of integrity, success and passion,” said W3 CEO Scott Gramling. “This award makes it clear that our mission is being met by our talented employees.”

“We strive to be a well-rounded organization built on the foundation of integrity, success and passion,” said W3 CEO Scott Gramling. “This award makes it clear that our mission is being met by our talented employees.”

During an awards ceremony held February 11 at the Tampa Convention Center, Bright House representatives commended the honored businesses for improving the Bay Area as a whole. The nominees were thanked for seeing possibility where others see problems, and encouraged to continue their tradition of excellence.


This is the second year that W3 was named a Bright House Regional Business Awards finalist, with it’s first time being in it’s 2014 inaugural year. Visit Bright House Regional Business Awards for a full listing of the 2016 Tampa Bay Finalists.

W3 Awarded Best Agency to Work For

Best Agency in the SoutheastW3 is pleased to announce that we have been chosen as Insurance Journal’s 2015 Best Agency to WorkFor, Gold Winner – Southeast. The Insurance Journal is a national publication that is considered the most read national property and casualty publication for independent insurance agents and brokers. They break their readership into five areas of the country and award a gold, silver and bronze winner for each division, as well as an overall winner. Click Here for Insurance Journal’s full article featuring the agency.

W3 employees nominated the agency back in September by answering a short, informal survey. A customer-centric focus, strong value system and a family-matters philosophy helped propel W3 to the top of the list. Scott Gramling, W3’s CEO, stated, “Over the past 90 years, W3 has been a top shelf employer, because the leadership acknowledges that constant attention is necessary to attract and retain the highest caliber professionals.” “Our goal is to actually be the best place to work. We don’t do it for the awards, it’s really about the employees,” said COO Walt Grayson.