Customer Spotlight – John D’Agostino

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Meet John D’Agostino of D’Agostino Agency in  Hammonton, NJ How long have you been with your firm and what’s your role there? I started part time January 1974 working my way through college. If you have a niche market that you’re involved with, how did you get started in that niche? Risk Management Consulting for…

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Customer Spotlight – Steve Cranford

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Meet Steve Cranford of ASU Assure in Thomasville, NC How long have you been with your firm and what’s your role there? I was with another agency and my contract expired in 2017. I started my agency in August of 2017. At this point it’s just me; I am a one-man band. My goal is…

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Customer Spotlight – Ellen Kutchmanich

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Meet Ellen Kutchmanich of Price Insurance Agency in Carbondale, PA How long have you been with your firm and what’s your role there? My parents bought the agency from my uncle in 1980 when I was 2. I used to have a desk in our family home when I was little, and I used to…

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Guest Blog: Why E&O Claims will Increase

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Republished with permission from Chris Burand To read more articles by Chris, visit Burand & Associates E&O claims will increase because private equity is funding plaintiffs’ suits. It is really pretty simple. Many people and attorneys cannot afford to bring suits using only their own financial resources. Additional funding can greatly help them bring suits.…

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Behind the Scenes With Your Customer Success Team!

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Kitty Ambers – Chief Growth Officer, AVYST In my current role as Chief Growth Officer at AVYST, I use my diverse background in the insurance industry to further AVYST’s mission of empowering insurance professionals with transformative technology and connecting the dots across the insurance industry. I grew up in the insurance business as part of…

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Is Your Agency Ready for Summer Storms?

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According to the extended forecast in the 2021 Farmers’ Almanac, summer should be stormy, with a greater-than-average frequency of thunderstorms for a large portion of the country. Many of these storms will be strong, particularly over the eastern third of the nation. These summer rainstorms may be severe and spawn widespread tornadoes over the middle part…

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Customer Spotlight – Van Helton

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MEET VAN HELTON OF HELTON INSURANCE GROUP IN CALHOUN, KY Van is the current Principal/Vice President at Helton Insurance Group where he has worked in this family business for 15 years! Check out this video where you’ll learn more about Van and insurance as well as how eForms Wizard has helped to improve his agency’s…

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Technology Happened and It’s Not Going Away

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I was flipping through my AARP magazine (shh!), and came across the article “15 Lessons the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Taught Us”. I leafed mindlessly through the pages until I came across Lesson 6: We befriended technology, and there’s no going back”. There are certainly times when “real life” experiences are necessary and enjoyable but there’s…

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Customer Spotlight – Jan Pell, ‘Insurance Mother!’

Meet Jan Pell, ‘INSURANCE MOTHER!’ of Keating Agency Insurance in West Hartford, CT How long have you been with your firm and what’s your role there?  I have been at the Keating Agency officially since January 2016.  I started my work in the ‘retail insurance side’ in 2001 at a different agency that was purchased…

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Leadership Lessons from Hosta Plants

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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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