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for the week of Apr 1

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May Calendar Brings Education Opportunities
Register for next month's Big "I" Virtual University webinars and subscribe to the bi-weekly VUpoint e-newsletter.
Are You Engaging the Hispanic Market?
Check out the Hispanic Market Resource Group area for demographic information, marketing guides and a webinar to help you grow your Latino and Latina client base.
Get Personal with IA Magazine
If you’re part of the 69% of independent agencies that is seeing serious gains in the personal lines space, check out the personal lines section of
Legislative Conference Attendees Meet Pro Baseball Player Bryce Harper
Members of the Idaho delegation at last week’s Big “I” Legislative Conference met Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper after his 100th career homerun ball practically landed in their laps.
Top Congressional Leaders Attend InsurPac Major Donor Reception
Approximately three dozen members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives attended a reception in honor of InsurPac major donors during last week’s Big “I” Legislative Conference.
Register for the Women in Insurance Conference Series
This summer, the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation will host the Women in Insurance Conference Series to initiate conversations about gender and diversity.
Help Your Clients Weather the Storm
Knowing how to spot a tornado can save lives. To make it easier to spread the word, Big “I” Markets affluent carrier partner AIG has prepared a storm tip sheet to share with your clients.
Lexington Offers Homeowners Coverage for Unmarried Couples
Available through Big “I” Markets, Significant Other Coverage cost-effectively closes coverage gaps for cohabitating couples.
Georgia Agency Earns Award for Nonprofit Work
During this morning’s Big “I” Legislative Conference General Session Breakfast, Big “I” Chairman Randy Lanoix presented the 2016 Dan Fulwider Award for Community Involvement to the Snellings Walters Insurance Agency in Atlanta.
Big ‘I’ Presents Best Practices Awards of Excellence
This morning, the Big "I" recognized Applied Systems, Central Insurance Company, EMC Insurance Companies, Preferred Mutual Insurance Companies, Travelers and Westfield Insurance for their support of the Best Practices program.
YAC Gives Back Raises Almost $37,000 for InVEST®
Last night, the YAC Gives Back and InVEST® Silent Auction raised $36,875 for insurance student scholarships at a Roaring ’20s-themed fundraiser.
Looking for a Post-Conference Read?
Can’t get enough insurance talk, even after the Big “I” Legislative Conference? Download the April issue of Independent Agent magazine on your iPad for all things agency talent.
Former Big ‘I’ Chair Tom Minkler Receives 2016 Woodworth Memorial Award
During today’s Big “I” Legislative Conference breakfast, Big “I” Chairman Randy Lanoix presented Tom Minkler, former Big “I” chairman, with the 2016 Woodworth Memorial Award—the highest honor the Big “I” bestows on an individual member.
Big ‘I’ Honors VU Director Bill Wilson with 2016 Jeff Yates Lifetime Achievement Award
At this morning’s Big “I” Legislative Conference breakfast, Bill Wilson, director of the Big “I” Virtual University, received the 2016 Jeff Yates Lifetime Achievement Award—the highest recognition the Big “I” bestows on a non-agent.
States Earn Recognition for Legislative Efforts
At the issues briefing yesterday during the Big “I” Legislative Conference, the Big “I” presented three awards to honor legislative involvement in the states.
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.
Don’t Miss the YAC Gives Back Fundraiser Tonight
Home to the InVEST® silent auction, the event will take place at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel tonight at 9-11:30 p.m.
IA On the Go: Improve Your Conference Experience
If you need a break from the legislative action this week, IA is here to help with strategies on recruiting and retaining top talent for your agency.
Top Issues for Next Week’s Legislative Conference
In a one-page summary, the Big “I” government affairs staff outlines key topics agents will take to Capitol Hill during their annual lobbying pilgrimage.
Legislative Conference: Last Minute Checklist
Before heading to Washington, D.C., check out the complete conference schedule online. If you can't make it, follow the action on Twitter and Facebook.

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