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for the week of Mar 1

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Big 'I' Diversity Task Force Gears Up for Conference
Diversity events during the 2015 Big "I" Legislative Conference will include a task force planning session, scholarship event and special diversity presentation.
FTC Cautions Against Using Incentivized Reviews
Many agencies rely on their online presence to attract new customers. But strong online reviews are best when earned, not encouraged through incentives.
Are You Powering Up to Your True Sales Potential?
Sales are the heart of an agency. The Big “I” Best Practices program can help you get back in touch with your core.
Last Chance: Take the Talent Recruitment, Development Survey
Complete a confidential 20-minute online survey by March 30 to help national determine how agencies are faring in their talent acquisition efforts.
Beware Legal vs. Insurance Advice
Take advantage of the Big “I” Virtual University "Ask an Expert" service to discover coverage gaps and examples of the independent agent advantage.
Get to ‘Know Your Agency’
In the third installment of the Best Practices Customer Service Experience series, learn how to understand your agency from the customer’s perspective.
Plan Early for Flood Safety Awareness Week
Selective Insurance Company of America knows floods are the No. 1 natural disaster in the United States—but do your customers?
Trusted Choice® to Walk for Wishes on National Mall
Support Trusted Choice® in the Make-A-Wish® Mid-Atlantic’s 4th Annual Walk For Wishes on Sunday, April 12 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Tour the Virtual Risk Consultant
Why listen to a laundry list of features when you can experience the power of the Virtual Risk Consultant tool for yourself?
Legislative Conference Countdown Begins
In five weeks, Big “I” members will present a unified voice to Congress and discuss important issues that affect the independent agency community.
ISO CGL Property Damage Exclusions: Questions?
In an upcoming webinar, Big “I” Virtual University experts will provide information about this critical coverage element.
An Inside Look: April 2015 NFIP Changes
Use resources from Selective Insurance Company of America to stay on top of next month's NFIP and HFIAA changes.
CEO Panelists to Talk IA Channel Challenges
Pick the brains of top carrier CEOs in a panel discussion during this year’s Big “I” Legislative Conference on April 22-25 in Washington, D.C.
Celebrate National Ethics Awareness Month
Discuss with your staff the best ways to handle sticky situations, clarify expectations and strengthen the ethical culture of your agency.
Want More Customers?
The Big “I” Diversity team is pleased to announce Market Snapshots: a new resource available to help you plan in advance for tomorrow’s customer.
Sell Bicycle Insurance on Coverage, Not Cost
A homeowners policy doesn't even begin to cover what bicycle-specific coverage can. Rely on Big "I" Markets to best serve your cycling clients.
Trusted Choice® Digital Ad Buy: Second Flight Approaching
Trusted Choice® continues to expand local online advertising efforts in 2015 by kicking off the second flight of its digital ad buy on May 1.
Talent Recruitment, Development Survey Underway
Member agencies will receive an individual link soon to participate in a survey to determine the tools needed to help attract and keep new talent.
Have Questions About Recent Legislation?
Register before tomorrow's early bird deadline for the 2015 Big "I" Legislative Conference to fully understand the significance of NARAB II.
Why Become a Best Practices Agency?
Implement Best Practices philosophies to create more revenue and make better partners for the carriers you represent. It's an investment worth making.

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