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​​Agency 2025 - Video Competition

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Young Agents Competition Gives Insight into Future of Agents
Watch these videos to see how to attract and retain young talent

Have you ever wondered what an independent insurance agency will llok like in ten years?  Several Young Agent state associations have put a video together with their vision.  This is part of an Agency 2025 Video Competition sponsored by Foremost Insurance Group and IIABA.  These videos touch on changes in technology, hiring, developing talent and creating a dynamic work environment in the insurance industry. 

Semi-finalists for the contest will be selected based upon the number of “likes” received on IIABA’s You Tube Channel  between 1/26 and 02/12/2016.  Semi-finalists will be presented to attendees of Agents Council for Technology (ACT) meeting on 02/17/2016 and the top two finalists will be presented to IIABA national board in April at Big “I’ Legislative Conference in DC
 
Head over now to watch these videos and get a glimmer of the future that the Young Agents have in store for all of us!  Remember to vote by clicking “like” on your favorite video as the winning state association receives $5,000 for their Young Agent program. 

 

What does Agency 2025 Video Competition Entail?

Each Young Agent group was eligible to send their video, no longer than seven minutes in length, to IIABA. Submissions will be judged upon quality & creativity of presentation, compelling scenario, consideration of trends, outside the box thinking, and feasilbility of suggested model. Agency 2025 Contest Rules.​  

Are you interested in legislative process? Be the voice of independent agencies in Washington, D.C. by attending the Big “I” Legislative Conference. The Big “I” young agents present two first-time $500 scholarships in each state.  

 

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The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee (YAC) encourages Young Agents – those under 40 years of age or with less than 5 years experience in the industry – to become aware of and get involved in the activities and programs of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (the Big “I”).
Susie Bonner, IOM, CAE Director of Agent Development and Marketing susan.bonner@iiaba.net
Diane Mattis, CPCU, AFIS, AIAM Executive Director InVEST, Associate VP Professional Development & Online Resources diane.mattis@iiaba.net  
 
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