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for the week of Apr 1

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Selective Releases Summary of New Flood Law
Selective Insurance Company of America continues to keep all appointed member agents up to date on the latest NFIP changes.
Trusted Choice® Chopper Hits the Market
The Trusted Choice®-themed custom motorcycle, designed and built by Paul Teutel, Sr., star of the reality TV show “American Chopper,” is for sale—and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish. 
The Gadget of Your Dreams
Get your hands on a tablet that can not only replace your laptop, but also help a great cause.
Goldleaf: Fast Service with No Underwriting Fee
What’s the best way to describe Goldleaf Surety's approach to license and permit bonds? Quick and easy.
To Be the Best, Learn from the Best
Ever wish you could get tricks of the trade from the Michael Jordans of the insurance world? Thanks to the Best Practices Gateway, you can.
Wrap Up Sales with Wrap+
Available to Big “I” Markets agents, Travelers Wrap+ is flexibly designed for private companies and non-profit organizations.
InVEST® Intern Helps Best Practices Agency Succeed
Last summer, Best Practices agency Patterson & Associates Insurance hired an InVEST inern from a local high school—and quickly reaped the benefits.
2014 Future One Agency Universe Study: Time is Running Out
To date, nearly 1,500 agencies have completed the 2014 Future One Agency Universe Study questionnaire. But the window closes soon.
Attention All Golf Lovers: Don’t Miss this Opportunity
If you love golf, now’s your chance to bid on a 2014 VIP Encompass Championship Charitable Golf Package donated by Encompass Insurance.
Rep. McMorris Rodgers Tackles Health Care, Jobs at Big ‘I’ Event
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Conference and the fourth ranking leader in the House, addressed the association’s recent large agent/broker and CEO dinner.
Wish Kid Party Makes a Splash
During the Big “I Legislative Conference, Trusted Choice® and the Young Agents Committee hosted the official send-off party for Make-A-Wish Kid Julia.
InsurPac Hosts Multiple Events During Conference
More than 20 members of Congress came to the Big “I” Capitol Hill office last Thursday afternoon for a special reception in their honor.
Spotlight on ACE Platinum Portfolio
One of the most popular and robust products on Big “I” Markets is the affluent homeowners program.
Tax Week Pains? Compensate with UPS Savings
Tax season is a good time to consider why you would pay more than you should for overnight and shipping services.
Big ‘I’ Presents Young Agent, InsurPac Awards
Yesterday, the Big “I” presented a slew of awards at the annual Young Agents & InsurPac State Chairpersons Legislative Luncheon during the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference.
Don’t Miss the Trusted Choice®/YAC Wish Kid Party
You're invited to attend the official send-off party for Wish Kid Julia at 10 a.m. tomorrow during the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference.
Big ‘I’ Recognizes Government Affairs Accomplishments in the States
At the annual issues briefing yesterday during the Big “I” Legislative Conference, the Big “I” gave out three awards to honor legislative involvement.
Big ‘I’ Leaders Outline Conference Priorities in New Videos
Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, and Jon Jensen, Big “I” government affairs committee chairman, sat down with News & Views to discuss their goals and the association’s priorities for the meetings.
Big ‘I’ Honors Association Veteran with Woodworth Memorial Award
Yesterday at the Big “I” Legislative Conference breakfast, the association honored Cloyce Anders with the 2014 Woodworth Memorial Award, the highest honor the Big “I” bestows on a member.
YAC Gives Back Raises Almost $50k for InVEST® Grads
Last night, the national Young Agents Committee raised $48,205 for insurance student scholarships during its casino-themed fundraiser at the Big “I” Legislative Conference.

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