“As a small agency owner, when I needed markets to complement my existing representation, I contacted Iroquois and was able to match up with several carriers that fit my needs and are helping me grow. My agency has doubled since joining Iroquois.”
- Maggie Chenault, Chenault Insurance Services, Laurel, Md.
Stability is a function of having enough premium to satisfy many carriers. You can’t have too many eggs in one basket and you can’t spread yourself too thin. Iroquois’ lower volume commitments make it possible for our Members to have solid, stable relationships with many carriers. And, Iroquois’ size and historic profitability with our Carrier-Partners provides an extra measure of stability.
Safeco Insurance Co., a Liberty Mutual company, will host several agent workshops in September and October designed to assist agents in growing their agency presence through social media and website search engine optimization. The events are free to all Iroquois members. To register, log on to safeconow.com, click on “Sell & Grow” tab, then on “Brick & Clicks” and on “Workshops.”
One of The Iroquois Group’s core carrier-partners, National General Insurance, has been named Company of the Year by the PIA (National Association of Professional Insurance Agents). An announcement was made Wednesday through the PIA’s newsletter.
“Congratulations to National General on being named 2014 PIA National Company of the Year,” said Iroquois Mid-Atlantic’s Managing Partner, Matt Ward. “We are fortunate to count National General as one of our core carrier-partners in Virginia, West Virginia and Alabama.”
In presenting the award, PIA’s national president John G. Lee pointed out National General has shown it is in tune with America’s independent insurance agents.
"They know that they succeed when we succeed,” he said. “National General is a company that believes in all of us and backs up that belief with its investments in our success. It is a pleasure to know and work with a company whose commitment to the success of independent agents is unwavering."
A big congratulations to Wilson Shepherd on being named National Company Representative of the Year by the PIA (National Association of Professional Insurance Agents).
Wilson was honored during the PIA’s ceremony in San Antonio last Friday and the announcement was made Wednesday through the PIA’s newsletter.
“On behalf of Iroquois Mid-Atlantic Group, I want to congratulate our friend Wilson Shepherd on being named 2014 PIA National Company Rep of the Year,” said Matt Ward, Iroquois Mid-Atlantic’s Managing Partner. “Wilson’s hard work, insurance knowledge, and enthusiasm make him a valuable partner and key contributor to the Iroquois-Liberty partnership in the Chesapeake Region. Thank you, Wilson!”
When the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia holds its annual Young Agents conference in Virginia Beach on Oct. 9-10, Judy Fox of The Iroquois Group will be there. Judy is a regional manager helping agencies in Virginia. She may be reached at (804) 559-5446 or email@example.com.
“Without Iroquois our agency would not have access to many insurance carriers that are vital to our growth, and we are able to qualify for higher profit sharing programs because we have the power of all of the Iroquois Agencies’ volume.”
- Kevin R. Keeton, Keeton Insurance, Marietta, Ga.
Ken Bull, our NJ regional manager, will be attending the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New Jersey’s (IIABNJ) 121st Annual Business Meeting and Networking Event. The event takes place at Congress Hall in Cape May, NJ from Oct. 5-7. Attendees will view presentations and seminars, along with growing their professional networks. For more information from IIABNJ, please call (609) 587-4333.
Iroquois Group members in the Mid-Atlantic region can attend a free, three-hour flood training Continuing Education class in November. The course, conducted by American Bankers Insurance Co. of Florida, will be held in four locations in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Virginia. See this page for details:http://www.iroquoisgroup.com/content/free-flood-training-ce-offered Each class is limited to the first 25 people, so to get your spot, send an e-mail to Steve Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Oct. 3.
“Iroquois combines excellent service, access to a wide range of property/casualty carriers, and an empowering working relationship to help independent agents grow in a changing market place. We have found management to have an in-depth understanding of the industry and we appreciate their efforts to keep us current with trends and new carriers. We recommend Iroquois to independent agents who are looking to improve upon what they do best – serving their clients interests.”
- Susan C. Allison, A&A Insurance, Altoona, Pa.
The PIA (Professional Insurance Agents Association) of VA/DC conducted its first-ever Northern VA Education Expo on Sept. 9 and 10 in Manassas and many insurance agents from the metro D.C. area attended. The Iroquois Group’s Erin Marshall, regional manager, said she thought the event was a great success and hopes it will become an annual event. The two-day session yielded 16 hours of continuing education in several areas of insurance.
Two members of The Iroquois Group’s team in Ohio plan to attend the annual PIAA conference in Columbus on Oct. 2 and 3. The event will feature guest speakers and an awards ceremony. Attending from Iroquois will be Ted Branch, managing partner, and Mike Thomin, regional manager. To reach Mike, send an e-mail to email@example.com
Insurance Journal recently rated The Iroquois Group the third largest network/partnership in the U.S.