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for the week of Apr 1

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich Addresses the Big ‘I’
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich (R) delivered a keynote address to the Big “I” board of directors during the association’s annual Legislative Conference.
InsurPac Hosts Successful Events During Conference
During the Big “I” Legislative Conference last week, fundraisers and receptions highlighted the success of InsurPac donors and recognized an insurance-agent-turned-elected-official.
The Hartford Joins Platform, which attracts more than 240,000 insurance buyers each month, is pleased to announce a new partnership with The Hartford.
‘Where You Reside’ Webinar: Register Today
Big "I" Virtual University experts continue efforts to educateg agents on the "Where You Reside" homeowners insurance issue with a free webinar on July 8.
Trusted Choice® Contest Targets New Homeowners
Clients who purchased a new home between Sept. 1, 2014 and May 1, 2015 can enter a new Trusted Choice® Twitter contest to win a $500 gift card.
ACE App Eases International Business, Education
Take advantage of a cutting-edge tool for U.S.-based organizations with employees or volunteers who travel and conduct business overseas.
Close More Sales with MiddleOak Checklists
Having trouble getting clients to compare more than coverage limit and price? Use a checklist to help them understand the added value MiddleOak provides.
Ohio Agent Earns Award for Non-Profit Work
This morning, Big “I” Chairman David Walker presented the 2015 Dan Fulwider Award for Community Involvement to Paul Schoonover of Gardiner Allen DeRoberts Insurance in Columbus, Ohio.
YAC Gives Back Raises Almost $60k for InVEST®
Last night during the Big “I” Legislative Conference, the YAC Gives Back and InVEST® Silent Auction raised $58,000 for insurance student scholarships.
Need a Post-Conference Wind-Down?
Want more insurance after the Big “I” Legislative Conference? Download the April issue of IA magazine for all things agency operations.
Jim Armitage Receives Woodworth Memorial Award
The Big "I" has presented Jim Armitage with the 2015 Woodworth Memorial Award—the highest honor the Big “I” bestows on an individual member.
Dick Poppa Receives 2015 Jeff Yates Lifetime Achievement Award
This morning, Dick Poppa received the 2015 Jeff Yates Lifetime Achievement Award—the highest recognition the Big “I” bestows on a non-agent.
States Earn Recognition for Legislative Achievements
At the annual issues briefing yesterday during the Big “I” Legislative Conference, the Big “I” presented three awards to honor legislative involvement in the states.
Trusted Choice®, Big ‘I’ Young Agents Celebrate Local Wish Kid
Yesterday, Trusted Choice® and the Big “I” national Young Agents Committee hosted a Make-A-Wish® send-off party during the Big “I” Legislative Conference.
Win Swag, Support Insurance Students
Attending the Big “I” Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.? Don't miss the YAC Gives Back and InVEST® Silent Auction tonight at 9 p.m.
Boost Confidence, Build Skill Among Staff
Discover four steps to foster fruitful two-way feedback with your producers by downloading his month’s issue of IA magazine on your iPad.
Big ‘I’ Presents Young Agent, InsurPac Awards
The Big “I” presented a slew of awards at today's Young Agents & InsurPac State Chairpersons Legislative Luncheon during the Big “I” Legislative Conference.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise to Address Big ‘I’
U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) will address membership during the Legislative Conference breakfast tomorrow.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp to Address Big ‘I’
U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) will address Big "I" membership during the Legislative Conference breakfast tomorrow.
CEO Panelists to Talk IA Channel Challenges
Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, will moderate a panel discussion with top carrier CEOs during the Legislative Conference general session breakfast on Friday morning.

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