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    ALL IN THE FAMILY

ALL IN THE FAMILY

ESOP brings teammates together at this Mississippi agency Now that’s a big family—116 people and counting! “Our leadership puts others before themselves,” says Ross & Yerger Vice President and Personal Lines Group Leader Jordan Bryan, API. “They’re willing to do anything to help out any of our people, and that’s contagious. It contributes to the family-like atmosphere that pervades our agency. “And it is our agency,” she emphasizes. “I come

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    THE AGE OF AQUARIUS

THE AGE OF AQUARIUS

Being different makes a difference for this Indiana and Colorado agency What do you get when a modern hippie acquires his dad’s insurance agency? Sounds like the start of a joke, but it’s not. What you get is a successful agency whose parent company is named Someday Is Today LLC and whose corporate vehicle is a 1970 VW microbus wrapped in tie dye with The Thompson Group logo on the

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    A PURPOSEFUL LIFE–WITH FLAMINGOS

A PURPOSEFUL LIFE–WITH FLAMINGOS

Ohio agency finds its purpose and goes from good to remarkable “The purpose of life is not to be happy—but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you lived at all.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Epiphanies sometimes come in small packages. In 2012, Preferred Insurance Center, Coldwater, Ohio, became a centenarian, and Partner Dan Muhlenkamp wanted to do something to celebrate the event.

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    A RELUCTANT CONVERT

A RELUCTANT CONVERT

Insurance never, now it’s forever There’s probably no better way to get someone to eschew insurance as a career than to expose that person to the “wonderful?” world of debit insurance. Quincy Branch, RHU, EHBA, still remembers his father Aubrey’s debit route in Louisiana. After seeing what that involved, he vowed he “would never go into insurance.” Today, Quincy heads up Branch Benefits Consultants in Las Vegas, Nevada, which includes

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    MAINTAINING CULTURE IN A GROWING AGENCY

MAINTAINING CULTURE IN A GROWING AGENCY

Keeping a small town feel in a big city  We all remember those mentors who helped us decide on a direction in life—a teacher, a boss, a coworker, a spouse. Well, for Brook Mahoney, it was “a great professor at the University of Iowa who lured me into this business.” And so it was that Brook graduated with a BA in Insurance and Marketing and began a career in the

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