833 East Welcomes Church Mutual as New Tenant


(Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Rich Poirier’s corner office has a nice view of Lake Michigan and the Summerfest grounds – for the moment.  

His office also has a nice view of the construction of the Couture building that will eventually affect his view of the lake, but the CEO of Church Mutual Insurance Co. doesn’t mind. He’s happy the company, which insures houses of worship, has a footprint in Milwaukee.  

Church Mutual officially opened its downtown Milwaukee offices, 833 E. Michigan St., on Tuesday, Oct. 18 and hopes to have up to 60 people working in it.  

“If I have my way, 200 jobs by 2030 will be here in Milwaukee,” Poirier said. “We’ll grow this office a little faster than others.” 

Poirier said that roughly 50% of the company’s customers were people of color. That led Church Mutual, which is based in Merrill, to come to Milwaukee to attract more diverse talent.  

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