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    Congratulations SAVA Insurance Group, Inc.

Congratulations SAVA Insurance Group, Inc.

2017 Agency of the Year Congratulations SAVA Insurance Group, Inc. For nearly three decades, remarkable independent agencies have graced the cover of Rough Notes magazine. And each year, one such agency is named the Rough Notes Agency of the Year. We view them as the best of the best—agencies that stand out among the standouts. This year’s Agency of the Year is Waterford, Connecticut-based SAVA Insurance—a woman-owned agency that happens

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    WITH LASER FOCUS

WITH LASER FOCUS

Austin firm knows what it’s like to grow a niche without changing lanes Andrew Branoff cares about community. For Branoff, president and CEO of Apartment Insurance Consultants (AIC), that community isn’t just in and around the Austin, Texas, area, but includes communities in need, even those nearly three hours away. In the weeks following Hurricane Harvey, which created massive flooding in the Houston area, Branoff and his staff volunteered to

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    POTENTIAL REALIZED, AUGIE CONTINUES TO DELIVER

POTENTIAL REALIZED, AUGIE CONTINUES TO DELIVER

Industry-wide initiative builds on successes to drive ongoing improvement for agents More than 17 years ago—in May 2001, to be exact—in the pages of Rough Notes, we quoted long-time insurance-tech guru John Ashenhurst discussing a then-new confab of agents and other industry professionals. “There’s a new voice for agents,” he said: “The ACORD User Groups Information Exchange—AUGIE. The idea is to bring together the heads of the various user groups—the

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    AGENCY OF THE YEAR CANDIDATES

AGENCY OF THE YEAR CANDIDATES

TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL ROUGH NOTES AGENCY OF THE YEAR CANDIDATES Who will be the 2017 Agency of the Year? One of the agencies featured in a Rough Notes cover story during 2017 will be chosen Agency of the Year. The winner will be selected by votes of the previous 28 years’ Rough Notes cover agents (from the years 1989-2017). The principals of the winning firm will be presented with the award

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    AAH, THE ACRONYMS: AINS—NOT AN ILLUSTRIOUS NEW SCOOTER

AAH, THE ACRONYMS: AINS—NOT AN ILLUSTRIOUS NEW SCOOTER

The value of earning an Associate in General Insurance designation In our last installment on designations, we tackled the CIC. This time around, we’ll hear from some young professionals who have earned the AINS designation. So grab your scooter and buckle up—I’m aware that scooters don’t have seat belts, and that the title says “not a scooter.” Associate in General Insurance The Associate in General Insurance (AINS) is offered by

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