Assemblymember Brown Gives Special Recognition to Fontana Business Owner
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) presented the Small Business of the Year Award to State Farm Insurance agent Phil Cothran during the annual California Small Business Day hosted by the California Small Business Association on Monday, June 16, in Sacramento.
“I’m excited to recognize State Farm Insurance agent Phil Cothran as my Small Business Person of the Year. He’s a successful business owner and advocate for his community. He’s been very involved as a member and community volunteer with organizations such as the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, the Fontana Rotary Club, the Fontana Police Department and the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board. He is an asset to our community and I greatly appreciate his dedicated service,” said Assemblymember Brown.
Cothran became a licensed State Farm Insurance agent in 1989. His company offers counseling and guidance on a variety of services including auto, life, fire, health and business commercial insurance. He prides himself on his ability to meet the specific needs of clients and exceed their expectations.
He currently serves as chairman of the Fontana Planning Commission and was appointed membership director of the Personal Insurance Federation of California (PIFC).
Each year, he and wife Lena coordinate the annual Miss Fontana Pageant, which awards $3,500 in college scholarships to young women residing in the city of Fontana and the unincorporated parts of Fontana.