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for the week of Feb 1

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Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer to Address Big ‘I’ Large Agents and Brokers
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri) will address the Big “I” Large Agent/Broker and CEO dinner during the Big “I” Legislative Conference.
Celebrate InVEST® Awareness Month
Participate in InVEST® Awareness Month to increase donations to InVEST and encourage others to support local classrooms.
Closing Soon: 2016 Best Practices Nomination Cycle
The 2016 Best Practices Agency nomination cycle is coming to a close with a record-breaking 2,000 agency nominations. Don’t miss your chance to participate.
Advertise Your Agency to Local Clients Online
Trusted Choice® will continue to expand local online advertising efforts through April. Purchase your online package by March 15.
The Down and Dirty of Pollution
Did you know the most common pollutants are fungi, mold and bacteria? Learn more about pollution exclusions in a new Big “I” Virtual University webinar.
How to Cover Community Banks
Intimidated by community bank coverage? Big “I” Markets has partnered with Travelers to offer this coverage to your clients.
Sen. Martin Heinrich to Address Big ‘I’ Young Agents and InsurPac Leadership
Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) will address the Young Agents & InsurPac State Chairpersons Legislative Luncheon at the annual Big “I” Legislative Conference.
Attend a Free Webinar to Learn About DocuSign
Join DocuSign for a complimentary webinar to learn how your agency can use e-signatures for everything from new policy applications to coverage election forms.
Big ‘I’ Reviews Harleysville Agency Appointment Contract
The Big "I" has reviewed the Harleysville Agency/Company Agreement to help members understand the terms. Access a copy online.
Bonds Under the Clock
Big "I" Markets and its national surety partner, Goldleaf Surety Services, have teamed up to provide your agency with great capacity for surety bonds.
2016 Dan Fulwider Award: Last Chance to Apply
Apply for an award in memory of Dan Fulwider, former government affairs coordinator and membership liaison for the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa.
Get the Most Out of Your Big ‘I’ Membership
Big “I” members enjoy plenty of perks—including access to the Big “I” Virtual University, where users can browse a variety of resources.
Pollution Coverage Needs Careful Scrutiny
Many policies are fairly uniform across various carriers in the lines—but the environmental insurance market is a different story.
Millennial Customers: You May Want Them, But Do They Want You?
Millennials have officially surpassed the baby boomers in quantity. Let’s face it—if you want to grow your book of business, you can’t overlook Generation Y.
Try Chubb’s Collector Car Market for Unique Vehicles
Big "I" members can access Chubb's collector car program through Big “I” Markets—the perfect solution when looking to properly insure unique classic or collector vehicles.
NASA Joins Agents Council for Technology
North American Software Associates, Inc., headquartered in Sauk Centre, Minnesota, is the newest company partner of the Agents Council for Technology.
Watch the Feb. 17 ACT Meeting
The Agents Council for Technology meeting is coming up. Watch for the most important technology trends and topics affecting the industry.
ACE Acquires Chubb: New Big ‘I’ Markets Workflow
ACE has acquired Chubb, now operating under the renowned Chubb name. How will the acquisition affect existing policies and future new business?
Flood Mapping Update: Protect Your Clients
Act now to ensure your clients have coverage and don't pay more for flood insurance than they should.
Watch the ACT Meeting—Live!
Learn more about technology trends and topics affecting independent agencies by listening to the Agents Council for Technology meeting.

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