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for the week of Oct 1

Insight + Analysis for the Independent Agent

The Hill Newspaper Names Big ‘I’ Leaders among Top D.C. Advocates
The Hill, a leading political newspaper, has named Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, and Charles Symington, Big “I” senior vice president of external and government affairs, among the top trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C.
Michigan Agent is Big ‘I’ Young Agent of the Year
The Big “I” national Young Agents Committee presented the Outstanding Young Agent of the Year award to Lisa Lemanski of the YAC of the Michigan Association of Insurance Agents.
Customer Service Experience: Plan for Unplanned Communication
Is your agency prepared to deal with a call from an upset client, a major fire at an insured business or simply a negative online review about your sales or service?
Big ‘I’ Names Federal Government Affairs Counsel
Jennifer Webb has joined the Big “I” Capitol Hill team as federal government affairs counsel, primarily as a liaison to Democrat congressional offices.
InVEST® Program Announces Teacher of the Year
Denise Tucker, who teaches at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, Texas, is the 2015 InVEST® Teacher of the Year.
Save Significant Time with DocuSign
The daylight saving time shift is almost here, but Big I Advantage® can help you save far more than an hour.
12 Tips for a Safe Halloween
Many consumers may not realize how frightening Halloween could really be for their personal safety, property or bank accounts.
Access Small Bonds in Record Time
On smaller bid, performance and payment bonds, Big “I” Markets partner Goldleaf Surety may be able to help your insured get the bonds they need.
Do Your Clients Need International Travel Coverage?
A serious illness or injury can be scary enough when it happens near home, but when it happens outside the country it can be a nightmare of epic proportions.
Oklahoma Agent Joins National InVEST® Board
InVEST® has appointed Ryan Teubner, independent agent at Rich & Cartmill Insurance and Bonds headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to its national board.
Hire Smart: Tools to Recruit and Train Right
No matter your agency size, recruiting and training processes deserve ample attention to ensure you’re hiring the best and the brightest in the industry.
Big ‘I’ Installs New Leadership Team
Last week, the Big “I” installed Randy Lanoix as its new chairman, Spencer Houldin as chairman-elect, Vaughn Graham as vice chairman and Bob Fee as an at-large executive committee member.
Florida Earns Outstanding YAC of the Year Award
During the Big “I” Fall Leadership Conference last week, the national Young Agents Committee presented eight national awards recognizing YAC leadership.
Big ‘I’ Issues Insurance Education Awards
At the Big “I” Education Convocation last week, the association recognized independent insurance associations in 22 states for excellence in education.
InVEST® Presents Chicago Agent with Dach Award
Last week, InVEST® honored Michael-Charles Hilson, vice president of GBG Inc., with the Dach Award, which recognizes an insurance industry volunteer who has made tremendous contributions to the program.
Trusted Choice® Company Partner Offers Customer Experience Program
Want to identify ways to increase retention, maximize referrals and improve the customer experience at your agency?
New Hampshire Agent Joins InVEST® Board
InVEST® has appointed Bryan Bernier, senior account executive at Eaton & Berube Insurance Agency, Inc. in Nashua, New Hampshire, to its national board.
InsurBanc Helps Agency Finance Acquisition
In a recent partnership with BNC Insurance Agency, which specializes in construction insurance, InsurBanc provided financing for an acquisition.
Last Call: 2015 Virtual University Webinars
Don’t miss out on the last VU webinar of 2015 and the opportunity to review the basic underpinnings of contractual liability.
Big ‘I’ President & CEO Comments on Speaker Boehner News
Bob Rusbuldt, Big “I” president & CEO, comments on the retirement of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner (R-Ohio).

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