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for the week of Jul 1

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Protect Your Agency from Cyber Threats
A new cyber guide from the Agents Council for Technology identifies regulations with which your agency must comply.
Trusted Choice® Kicks Off Seventh Annual Share Campaign
For each post shared from the Trusted Choice® Facebook page during the month of August, the consumer brand will donate $10 to Make-A-Wish®.
Dig Deep at the Young Agents Leadership Institute
Award-winning author Alton Carter will share his techniques for overcoming life's obstacles at the annual event this September.
Cover Small Commercial Professionals
Small businesses that involve professional services are at greater risk than basic retailers because of the additional exposures they face.
What Are the Common Causes of Agency E&O Claims?
As a Big "I" member, you have access to a wealth of information on these topics through the Big "I" Professional Liability risk management website.
Listen to Best Practices Webinar Recordings
Registration is open for the remaining four sessions in the webinar series.
Big ‘I’ Reviews Chubb Producer Agreement
This review focuses on insurance-related provisions and issues and is intended to help members understand the terms of the agreement. 
Is Your Agency’s Website Mobile-Friendly?
Register for an Agents Council for Technology webinar next month about the ins and outs of a mobile platform.
Cover Community Banks
Offering coverage like CyberRisk to a local bank is easier than you think with the Big "I" Markets Community Banks Business Insurance Program.
What's New at Eagle Agency?
Eagle Express has partnered with QBE North America, which writes personal lines property insurance for homeowners.
Trusted Choice® Earns Acclaim from Valued Consumer Publication
In a recent article, Consumer Reports recommended that homeowners seek advice from a Trusted Choice® independent insurance agent.
Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming E&O Webinar
Learn about the potentially devastating new exposures insurance agents face during a webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
What Is the Purpose of Contractual Risk Transfer?
On Wednesday, July 19, join Chris Boggs, executive director of the Big 'I" Virtual University, for a webinar on contractual risk transfer.
Charles Symington to Head Big 'I' Industry Relations
Charles Symington will now serve as Big “I” senior vice president for external, industry and government affairs.
Trusted Choice® Names Kevin Brandt Executive Director
Kevin Brandt joined the Big "I" team in 2003 and has served as Trusted Choice® director of operations since 2007.
InVEST® Awards 76 Academic Scholarships
Students pursuing insurance-related degrees from 23 schools across the U.S. received a collective $75,000.
Offer Travel Insurance via Travel Insured
Travel insurance can cover accident and sickness medical expense, trip delays, cancellation and more.
Big ‘I’ Reviews RLI Producer-Company Agreement
The review focuses on insurance-related provisions and issues, and is intended to help members understand the terms of the agreement. 
Fall Leadership Conference: Time to Sign Up
Register by Monday, Aug. 14 for the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and network with your peers at the annual event in Chicago.
Big ‘I’ Remembers Fred England
England, who previously served as president of the Big "I," passed away this week.

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