Behind the Scenes With Your Customer Success Team!

Behind the scenes with AVYST Customer Success Team

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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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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Customer Spotlight – Cliff Golub

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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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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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Customer Spotlight – David DeLano

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Meet David DeLano of Kennedy Nemier Insurance in Plymouth, MI How long have you been with your firm and what’s your role there? I’ve been with Kennedy Nemier since September 2014 – so going on 7 years!  I am a Commercial Account Executive there.  If you have a niche market that you’re involved with, how…

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Customer Spotlight – Tom Dolan

Meet Tom Dolan, Owner of the Dolan Agency, Inc in Lake Bluff, IL! How long have you been with your firm and what’s your role there? I am coming up on almost 1.5 years.  I bought the agency from the previous agent/owner.  I have 1 staff member who does servicing and processing and phones.  I…

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Reminder:  Electronic Policy Delivery Requires Authorization

Digital Document Delivery

Understand The E-Sign Act The goal of “going paperless” has been a major initiative in insurance companies and agencies for decades.  The E-Sign Act was signed into law back in 2000 and granted electronic signatures the same legal status as handwritten signatures.  Also within this law are provisions regarding the use of electronic records and…

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