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    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH

Broken glass WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH Faced with unexpected challenges, this determined agent turned them into opportunities By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” This statement has been repeated so often that it’s become a cliché. That doesn’t mean, however, that it isn’t fundamentally true. In 1997, when Casie Powell joined Krueger Insurance Management in Newton, Kansas, the plan was for her to

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    THE STRANGE CASE OF THE FINANCIAL STABILITY OVERSIGHT COUNCIL

THE STRANGE CASE OF THE FINANCIAL STABILITY OVERSIGHT COUNCIL

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy THE STRANGE CASE OF THE FINANCIAL STABILITY OVERSIGHT COUNCIL The short life and unsanctified passing of an effort to avoid financial collapse This spring, the political death-rattle of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) was heard up and down the Potomac Valley. The council will not suffer formal disbandment because that coup de grâce would require an act of Congress. In

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    IOWA AGENCY “GETS DOWN TO   EARTH” TO WIN THE ROUGH NOTES COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

IOWA AGENCY “GETS DOWN TO EARTH” TO WIN THE ROUGH NOTES COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

IOWA AGENCY “GETS DOWN TO   EARTH” TO WIN THE ROUGH NOTES COMMUNITY   SERVICE AWARD Tomatoes, squash, celery, kale … and The Accel Group By Alice Ashby Roettger Last year, when Millhiser Smith Agency of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, merged with The Accel Group in Waverly, they had no idea that a community effort of Millhiser was to earn the combined firm the coveted Rough Notes Community Service Award. Feed Iowa First

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    AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Veterans share their military experiences, recommend the industry to their comrades By Christopher W. Cook Last November, which played host to Veterans Day, I wrote an article featuring individuals with military backgrounds who work in insurance, providing them an opportunity to share their experiences and how they transitioned to the industry. With Memorial Day at the end of this month, I decided to compose

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    WALKING THE WALK

WALKING THE WALK

Broken Glass WALKING THE WALK Undaunted by personal challenges, an inspiring leader rebuilds her life and career By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Life has a way of throwing us curves, and it’s hard to figure out why some people are forced to endure what seems to be more than their share of pain, loss, and heartbreak. Not everyone who is dealt such bitter blows is able to absorb them, let alone

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