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The Wilson Agency, Albers & Company Become Wilson Albers, an Alera Group Company

Jan 7, 2020 | Featured, News, Professional Services

ANCHORAGE and TACOMA, WA—The Wilson Agency and Albers & Company are changing their name and brand as part of the ongoing evolution of the company. The firm will now be known as Wilson Albers, an Alera Group Company. Alera Group acquired the two firms along with ConnectHR in early 2018.

The work these two firms have been doing to integrate the companies, along with becoming Alera Group companies, is complete and reflected in the new branding.  

“As the face of Alera Group in Anchorage, AK and Tacoma, WA, we’re more than a local firm with local resources,” says Lon Wilson, Managing Partner of Wilson Albers, an Alera Group Company. “We’re backed by the power of more than eighty locations across the United States, with industry-leading experts and the resources of a national firm.”

As an Alera Group company, the firm offers the resources, technical expertise, and best practices of a large national firm, while maintaining their personalized service and local relationships.  The innovative culture of Alera Group allows Wilson Albers to collaborate with national partners to expertly meet clients’ unique needs.  

In addition, ConnectHR—focused on providing strategic hands-on HR support to local businesses—will update the branding to Alera ConnectHR.  

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