Mary Burleson

Contributing Writer 

In the city of Charlotte, State Farm Insurance Agent Matt Stoken is available to help with many insurance needs. The agency provides auto, property, home, life, health and even pet insurance! What makes Matt and his team stand out from other insurance agencies? It’s their dedication to making customers feel like neighbors, and how much they give back to the surrounding community. Located on South Cochran a few doors down from the Dairy Queen, Matt Stoken’s State Farm Agency is a place where many customers come in weekly just to chat. “We love the small town feel that Charlotte provides. It’s nice to see our customers around town and they know our names and we know theirs!” Matt and his agents put themselves in the shoes of their clients and treat them as they would treat family. “You really have to be there for them through the good times and the tough times.” The agency knows that it is important to support community events, so they often sponsor the Courthouse Square Summer Concerts, and Frontier Days. In the past they have also given away turkeys during Thanksgiving and grants to area teachers nominated by their students. These giveaways will be happening again in the upcoming future, so be sure to check their Facebook page, Matthew Stoken-State Farm Agent. Matt credits his success to having an excellent team. Jordan, Kayla, Samantha and Tori are all smiling faces you will see when you visit the agency to say hello. “We are like a family. We are colleagues, but we also get to know each other personally.” To them, State Farm isn’t just a place to work, it’s a career. After graduating from Eaton Rapids High School, Matt attended Western for business marketing. Matt always knew he had an interest in sales but discovered his own future career in State Farm. Working first for a branch in East Lansing, he eventually got the opportunity to make the move to Charlotte. “You just have to be friendly and your authentic self with people. Treat them how you would like to be treated.”  In the next few years Matt will be licensed in Mortgages and Securities like 401Ks, IRAs, etc. He would also like to be able to expand the agency to a bigger office space in the distant future. “Don’t worry though, we will still be located here in Charlotte!” If you are interested in learning more about Matt Stoken’s State Farm Agency in Charlotte, check out their webpage You can also give them a call at 517-543-5600. Or feel free to stop in and say hello! After all, at State Farm you are more than just a client, you’re neighbors.