Ed Johnson Jr., president and owner of S.M. Smith & Company Inc. in Wyalusing, Pa., has been honored as a member of the "Commercial Elite" by Erie Insurance for 2009.

Erie's Commercial Elite is an agent award program that recognizes the efforts of agencies excelling in the area of commercial insurance sales. In 2009, Smith & Company ranked No. 3 of 2,018 agencies representing Erie insurance in 11 states and the District of Columbia.

This is the sixth consecutive year the agency has earned this prestigious distinction, ranking No. 3 in 2008, No. 8 in 2007, No. 4 in 2006, No. 5 in 2005, and No. 6 in 2004.

Smith & Company offers a full line of property and casualty insurance products including auto and homeowners' insurance, bonds, as well as commercial and life insurance products from Erie Insurance.

Johnson invites you to visit him and his staff, Mary Anne Zaner, Brian Sipe, Gail Shoemaker, Heather Porter and Cindy Stang, at their office located on Route 6, west of Wyalusing. For all your insurance needs, call 746-9025 or 278-3265.

This press release was submitted by S.M. Smith & Company Inc.