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    COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER “TAKES ON” AN ENTIRE STATE

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD WINNER “TAKES ON” AN ENTIRE STATE

Mississippi Children’s Hospital is the beneficiary The winner of this year’s Rough Notes Company Community Service Award occupies a somewhat unique place among previous winners. Many who have been honored since the Award was launched almost 20 years ago have focused on “giving back” to their local communities. It is their business associates, friends and neighbors who have supported them through the years, and they want to return the favor

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    ABILITY FROM DISABILITY

ABILITY FROM DISABILITY

Taking the “dis” out of disability “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight with no vision.”  —Helen Keller From the time he was a small child dealing with hearing loss, Rick Poplin instinctively drew upon a “life vision” to succeed despite his difficulties. When his grandmother discovered that he was reading lips in the third grade, she saw to it that he was evaluated. The diagnosis: nerve

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The voices of EXPERIENCE

Two long-time agency veterans share their wisdom “Old-timer” … “golden ager” … “senior citizen” … these and other appellations are frequently used to describe people who have attained a certain age. In our youth-obsessed society, little credence is given to the deep experience and hard-won wisdom accumulated over a lifetime of work and family, triumph and heartbreak, challenges met and obstacles overcome. In this article we’ll meet two veterans of

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    GOIN’ DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS

GOIN’ DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion The NAIC declares a critical stage in state-based insurance regulation “The NAIC and its membership are at an exciting crossroads—a critical stage of regulatory developments in the insurance sector.” On February 7, 2018, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners published a new strategic plan in which an “exciting crossroads” perfectly coincides with a “critical stage.” Will someone roust Dick Button from his well-earned retirement to

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    ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN A TOUGH SPECIALTY

ACHIEVING SUCCESS IN A TOUGH SPECIALTY

A veteran marine broker brings skill and savvy to her demanding field Our Broken Glass series continues with the profile of another woman who has achieved success in the independent agency and brokerage business. This month we learn about the challenges and rewards experienced by veteran marine broker Jacquelyn Neal, who in February of this year joined Integro Insurance Brokers as a principal in the marine practice and is based

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