Charlson-Wilson Insurance Agency of Manhattan has been named one of the Top 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners Insurance in the Missouri region for 2012. The agency was recognized at a luncheon meeting in Columbia, Mo., and at a reception with all regional associates, where they and other recipients were presented with a plaque commemorating their accomplishment. The Charlson-Wilson Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 2011. Auto-Owners Insurance was founded in 1916 and has served Kansas since 1996. It is a Fortune 500 company and is the 18th largest property/casualty insurance company in the nation, based on written premium. Auto-Owners Insurance Group is one of only nine groups of insurance companies in the U.S. to receive the highest rating possible, A++ Superior, by A.M. Best, which is a nationally recognized rating agency for insurance companies. Auto-Owners is headquartered in Lansing, Mich., and services policyholders in 26 states.