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    Determined and Persistent

Determined and Persistent

Broken Glass Determined and Persistent Changing careers and starting from scratch By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU When Rebecca Barens was working toward a degree in interior design at Michigan State University, she clearly wasn’t planning to pursue a career in insurance. Now she’s the owner of a thriving independent agency with three offices across Michigan. What happened? “I graduated in 2001, and I figured out pretty quickly that I didn’t like

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    K-12 AND THE NEW NORMAL

K-12 AND THE NEW NORMAL

Risk Managers’ Forum By Kyle Drawdy K-12 AND THE NEW NORMAL Innovative and quick education solutions have raised other issues that need to be addressed As I write this, my oldest son, who’s in middle school, is sitting on the couch with his feet on the coffee table typing a World History report on the family laptop. My middle child is at the kitchen counter with his school-supplied Chrome-book. His

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    PRETENSE OF REGULATION DISTURBS MARKET

PRETENSE OF REGULATION DISTURBS MARKET

Public Policy Analysis & Opinion By Kevin P. Hennosy PRETENSE OF REGULATION DISTURBS MARKET COVID-I9 business closures trigger claims and conflict As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country, civil authorities ordered people to stay in their homes; many businesses closed, and these enterprises suffered financial loss. Some business owners are looking to their commercial property policies to recoup those losses under business interruption coverage. Old insurance books describe one

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    FINGERS IN THE PIE

FINGERS IN THE PIE

FINGERS IN THE PIE Hometown entrepreneur wins Rough Notes Community Service Award By Alice Ashby Roettger In the early ‘80s, Waterville, Maine, was dying, as were other small towns in the industrial Northeast. What does this have to do with The Rough Notes Company’s Community Service Award? Well, it has to do with Bill Mitchell, owner of long-time family-owned GHM Insurance—among other things. It’s the “other things” that lead us

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    A WELL-DESERVED STANDING OVATION

A WELL-DESERVED STANDING OVATION

Salute to SERVICE A WELL-DESERVED STANDING OVATION Two Sunshine State veterans share their journeys from the military to insurance By Christopher W. Cook In Indianapolis, Indiana, Memorial Day weekend holds its special traditions. While I’ve attended every Indianapolis 500 since I was twelve years old, and I love the fast speeds and stylish cars in the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, it’s the military-focused pre-race ceremonies that hold a special place

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