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TWENTY YEARS AND COUNTING

TWENTY YEARS AND COUNTING Applications being accepted for independent agents, brokers and their firms for the Community Service Award By Robert N. Kretzmer, CIC The Rough Notes Company is pleased to inform readers that nominations are now open for the 20th Annual Community Service Award for independent insurance agents, brokers and agencies. Recommendations for this prestigious award will be accepted from now until December 31, 2018. We look forward to

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    THE GO0D, THE BAD, THE UGLY

THE GO0D, THE BAD, THE UGLY

To the Point THE GO0D, THE BAD, THE UGLY Proceed with caution before using information found online Earlier this year, an associate and I were talking about the value the Internet brings to new insurance professionals—and everyone, for that matter. We also talked about the challenges. I can sum up the gist of our conversation like this: “The good thing is that today’s young professionals have access to so much

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    PROVEN WINNER

PROVEN WINNER

BROKEN GLASS PROVEN WINNER Roanoke agency owner does big things with a small staff It’s our pleasure to present another article in our Broken Glass series, in which we talk with a woman in the independent agency business about the challenges and rewards she has experienced throughout her career. This month we profile Carla Jean Marks, CIC, CISR, owner of Marks-Tiller Insurance Agency in Roanoke, Virginia. Earlier this year Marks

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    BEYOND THE DELIVERY OF KNOWLEDGE

BEYOND THE DELIVERY OF KNOWLEDGE

BEYOND THE DELIVERY OF KNOWLEDGE Butler University offers master’s degree in risk and insurance online Today about 80 colleges and universities in North America offer an undergraduate degree in risk management and insurance (RMI). One of these schools, Butler University, will, like a handful of others, take things a step further by offering a Master of Science in Risk and Insurance (MSRI). Its first batch of students is scheduled to

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    A MAN OF MANY HOMETOWNS

A MAN OF MANY HOMETOWNS

A MAN OF MANY HOMETOWNS Wisconsin agency partner wins the PIA National Young Insurance Professional of the Year award It’s safe to say that someone who has resided in three countries would consider several different locations as hometowns. Matt Cranney, CIC, CRM, vice president of insurance operations and partner at M3 Insurance, in Madison, Wisconsin, was born in Liverpool, England, and moved with his family while a teenager to Perth,

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