MEET A MOM – MEGAN CHICONE STATE FARM AGENT AND OWNER
Where are you originally from, and how long have you lived in Pittsburgh?
Born and raised in Washington, PA which is just south of Pittsburgh. I lived in Oakland and Southside for my college and post college years. Now, I reside in Bridgeville. So I’ve never left!
How many kids do you have and what are their ages?
I have one son, Madoc, age 4.
What do you love about living in Pittsburgh?
My friends and family are all local! I could not imagine living away from my network!
What’s your favorite restaurant and/or place to shop in Pittsburgh?
Oooh, so many cute boutiques! I mostly shop for my son these days, so some favorite children’s boutiques include Lullabye Landing and The Picket Fence.
Tell us about your business.
I am the owner of two State Farm Insurance Agencies in Peters Township and Robinson Township. We will celebrate 11 years in Peters on January 1st, and just celebrated two years in Robinson. We help people protect their biggest assets such as their autos, home, family, and paycheck.
What do you love about your job?
I love the small business aspect of supporting local, hiring local, and promoting local. My business connects me to many other small businesses in the community. We take care of one another, which I love. I also love the connections made with our customers. We value relationships, and enjoy learning about so many different people in the communities we support.
What is your favorite thing to do with your children and/or family?
We love hitting the parks and trails! Really enjoying Cecil Park these days. Fresh air and sun cures all!
How do you juggle work and motherhood?
Lots of help! Having family close is definitely a plus! We also have a wonderful daycare in Kiddie Academy of South Fayette. They have been a wonderful extended family while mom and dad are at work.
How has the Pittsburgh community been instrumental in getting you to where you are now?
I have a network of professional, working moms who have helped me grow and learn through my journey of motherhood. I ask lots of questions and someone is always willing to help.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received from another mom?