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EMC Named Presenting Sponsor for Social Irrigation

DES MOINES, Iowa, June 3, 2019—EMC Insurance Companies is proud to be the presenting sponsor for Social Irrigation, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden’s Thursday night summer concert series. This is the third year EMC has served as the presenting sponsor. The 15-week event features artists across a wide variety of genres and locales, with bands from Denver, Kansas City and Nashville, along with many local favorites.

“EMC is excited to announce our continued support for the Social Irrigation concert series,” said Mick Lovell, EMC executive vice president – operations. “Social Irrigation helps better our community with educational pop-up booths, family-friendly activities and musical genres to satisfy any fan.”

Social Irrigation starts on Thursday June 13, 2019. The Botanical Garden will remain open until 9 p.m., with music from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Attendees can explore the Garden, play lawn games and participate in gardening activities. Trellis Café will be open from 5-8 p.m. with entrees, small plates, craft beers and signature cocktails available for purchase. Social Irrigation is included with the regular cost of admission. More details are available at

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EMC Insurance Companies is among the top 60 insurance organizations in the country based on net written premium, with more than 2,500 employees. Employers Mutual Casualty Company (EMCC) was organized in 1911 to write workers’ compensation protection in Iowa. Today, operating under the trade name EMC Insurance Companies, the company provides property and casualty insurance products and services throughout the United States and writes reinsurance contracts worldwide. EMCC is licensed in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information, visit

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