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Leadership Lessons from Hosta Plants

By Kitty Ambers Each spring, I enjoy the time I spend freshening up my flowerbeds. I don’t have a particularly green thumb, so I appreciate hardy perennials, like Hostas. During this year’s spring gardening frenzy, it struck me that cultivating Hostas is like developing leadership skills. Here are five lessons on leadership we can learn…

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Customer Spotlight – Cliff Golub

Meet Cliff Golub of Clifford M Golub Associates in Hicksville, NY How long have you been with your firm and what’s your role there? I am the Principal and Owner of Clifford M. Golub Associates.  I started the firm in 1977 when I bought it from my dad. Back then we were the Bernard B.…

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Sweet 16, Elite 8 or Final 4 – What Makes the Difference?

by Kitty Ambers, CPIA, CIC, CISR, CPIW, Chief Growth Officer at AVYST It’s the time of year when I watch lots of basketball, as I’m sure many of you do as well! As I watch and learn more about what makes a good team great, I can’t help but translate the teamwork used in basketball…

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Customer Spotlight – Josh Zylks

Meet Josh Zylks of First State Insurance of DeQueen in DeQueen, AR How long have you been with your firm and what’s your role there? I have been at First State Insurance of DeQueen for a year and a half, since July of 2019. I am a producer, I am new to insurance, and I have been learning a lot every…

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Meet the NU Property & Casualty 2021 Editorial Advisory Board

Kitty Ambers, Chief Growth Officer at AVYST, has been selected to be a part of the NU Property & Casualty 2021 Editorial Advisory Board. Kitty is a third-generation insurance agent. She has worn many hats including that of CEO at the Network of Vertafore Users. She also served as executive director of the American Insurance…


Momentum or Inertia: Which Did the Super Bowl Teams Each Have?

Was the Buccaneers-Chiefs Super Bowl LV a game of momentum or inertia? Inertia: “a property of matter by which it remains at rest or in motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force”  or “a tendency not to move or change”.  Here’s an example of inertia used in a sentence…