THE REEL THING: News & Notes

INSURANCE EXEC FRED BEYER, whom filmmakers turn to for production insurance, will open his firm’s first downtown office Jan. 1 in 5,000-sq. ft. space at 6 W. Hubbard.

Beyer will also expand into financial and investment planning, hence the company’s new name: Beyer Financial Group.

It will have a staff of six and a number of insurance company reps. Beyer has offices in South Holland and Wheaton.