Partners in Progress are insurance companies, brokers, and businesses that provide services to the insurance industry and contribute financially to support IIAG and YAC programs and initiatives through out the year. To reach Young Agents and IIAG members,
To be added to the Young Agents text notification system.
Georgia YAC - YAK News from Georgia's Young Agents Committee - Winter 2011
From the YAC Chairman
I hope you all have had a wonderful and successful 2011 and even better 2012. It has been a pleasure and honor to serve you as chairman, building upon the past and solidifying the future of Young Agents as our first Chairman, Jim Grimes, did in 1968.
If you have never been to the National Legislative Conference and Convention in Washington D.C. held each year in April, I encourage you to sign up today. It is one of our most important events and gives us the opportunity to discuss our cares and concerns about our industry with our Congressmen. The National Young Agents Committee is sponsoring two $500 scholarships to Young Agents in Georgia who have never attended. Our own Young Agents Committee also offers scholarships to first time attendees. Contact Joe Foote firstname.lastname@example.org for details and read more about the conference in this YAC-YAK. Learn more.
Finally, mark your calendars for Weather the Storm June 7-9 – the 44th YAC Annual Conference to be held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation and Resort in Florida. Besides the amazing opportunity to earn 9 hours of CE while enjoying time on the beach with family, friends, fellow Young Agents and partners, you’ll hear from premier business insurance consultant John Fear, CISR; Hurricane Katrina survivor, Dave Truetel; Conrad Lautenbacher, Jr., Ph.D, Vice Admiral U.S. Navy retired, former Under Secretary of Commerce and Administrator of the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA); IIABA President and IIABA CEO Bob Rusbuldt, and our own Georgia Commissioner Ralph Hudgens.
We will even have some celebrities joining us – Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Lives of Bees and Jason Hewlett the incredible entertainer and impersonator. You have to see his YouTube Video!
We’ve had an incredible 2011 and expect even more for Young Agents in 2012. Please feel free to contact me or any of your YAC Directors for assistance, guidance or help in your endeavors in 2012.
YAC SALES & LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 16-17 Changing the Game with Steve Bartkowski and the Institute of Work Comp Professionals
Gear up, grab your playbook and get ready to tackle 2012 during the YAC Sales & Leadership Conference, Changing the Game held at the W Hotel Buckhead-Atlanta. Huddle up with the pros from the Institute of WorkComp Professionals Preston Diamond and Kevin Ring and NFL quarterback and television host Steve Bartkowski to learn new plays and game changers that will take you all the way to the endzone and a winning season for 2012.
REGISTRATION $150 ROOMS $155
Register, reserve your room and more from your phone www.iiag.mobi. Easy to navigate and up to the minute information!
IN WASHINGTON Come to Washington, D.C. and Protect Your Industry
Attend a one-of-a-kind legislative event for the independent agency system and educate members of Congress on issues important to you and your clients. The 2012 Big “I” Legislative Conference & Convention will be held April 25-27 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C. Registration includes an in-depth issues briefing, a general session including a panel discussion with leading carrier CEOs and valuable networking opportunities. Attendees also have a chance to support the future of the industry by attending the YAC Gives Back & InVEST Silent Auction: A Benefit for InVEST Scholarships, hosted by the national Young Agents Committee.
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IIAG Offers Funding for Young Agents attending the Big "I" Legislative Conference
The Georgia Big "I" recognizes the importance of its Young Agents Committee and its role in the future of the association, the industry, and the agency distribution system. Each year the IIAG budgets funding to assist Young Agents who have never attended theNational Legislative Conference and Convention in Washington D.C. before.
The amount of funding depends upon the number of first timers attending. Please contact Joe Foote, Communications and Events Coordinator for details about the conference and the funding for this year's trip to D.C.! Click here for details about the conference. Email email@example.com or call 770-458-0093 ext. 108.
National YAC Committee Offers $500-$1000 Scholarships to Big "I" Legislative Conference Never been to Washington D.C. for the Big “I” Legislative Conference & Convention?
First-time attendees to the National Legislative Conference may apply for a $500 or $1,000 scholarship to attend the Big "I" Legislative Conference & Convention, the industry’s event for educating legislators on issues important to the independent agency system. It’s important for young agents to be involved in the legislative process because they are the future of the industry. The Big “I” National Young Agents Committee offers two different scholarships to help young agents attend the annual event, which will be April 25 to 27, 2012, in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the National Legislative Conference and Convention in Washington D.C..
Each state is eligible for up to two $500 scholarships to assist first-time young agent attendees. State association staff chooses the recipients, and must notify the national association of its selection by submitting one application for each recipient by March 16, 2012. A check will be provided to the state association following the event. Download the state scholarship application here.
First-time young agent attendees may also apply for the Maurice Herndon Scholarship. This $1,000 scholarship is presented to one individual in honor of Maurice Herndon, who spearheaded many of the grassroots initiatives that make the Big "I" what it is today. Download the 2012 Maurice Herndon Scholarship application here.
YOUNG AGENTS EDUCATION Simplify Earning Your Annual Continuing Education Credit Requirements
If you are looking for a simpler way to earn your CE credit, thenjoin the Club! Thousands of agents already have saved nearly 50% with their Club Ed membership. Save a bundle of time too when you choose a one-hour webinardelivered anywhere you are. Invest $120 (per year) and an hour or two a month and you’ve just simplified earning your annual CE requirements. www.myclubed.com
YOUNG AGENTS EDUCATION
Time and Cost: Shrink Your Expenses While Going After Income
More than ever, it is important to remember that your margin is the difference between your income and your outgo. The two-fisted approach to margin maintenence and growth always involves controlling and reducing the red numbers.
Young Agents are eligible to receive a $1500 scholarship for the AAI program. Applications will be accepted through February 10 and the scholarship will be awarded by February 29, 2012 (Approximately). The scholarship recipient will have two years to attend all required sessions of the program. Please contact Stacie King, Director of Education & Industry Relations, at 800.878.6487 ext. 104 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or additional information.
YAC CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT Young Agents Help Fight the Battle Against Pediatric Cancer
On March 23, Georgia's Young Agents Committee is holding its annual charity golf tournament, this year to support 12 Bands and its battle against pediatric cancer. Many of IIAG's Partners in Progress have already signed up to sponsor the event including:
Headliner Sponsor (T-Shirts) $5,000: Johnson & Johnson
Boxed Lunch Sponsor $2500: Burns & Wilcox LTD
Beverage Cart Sponsor $2000: Genesee General
Hole Sponsors $300: SIU (9 Holes), Genesee General (1 Hole), Cincinnati Insurance (1 Hole), Gresham & Associates, Inc. (1 Hole)
Closest to the Pin Sponsor $300: Builders Insurance Group
Longest Drive Sponsor $300: Builders Insurance Group
Longest Putt Sponsor $300: Builders Insurance Group
Cash Prize Sponsor $600: Risk Innovations
Additional Contribution $100: Builders Insurance Group
The tournament will be held at the University of Georgia's golf course in Athens, shot-gun start at 11:30 a.m. Player fees are just $155 and include all greens fees, golf cart and a chance to win $500 cash or a Custom Club Car Golf Cart!
($95 dollars tax deductible as a charitable contribution )
Reserve a Game Day Condo T
The Georgia GameDay Center is offering special rates for condominiums on Thursday March 22- Saturday March 24! Availability is limited so book yours right away. Call 706-583-4500.
Jason Hewlett to Entertain Young Agents at 44th YAC Annual Conference June 7-9
The YAC Annual Conference closing night dinner and installations will be held on Friday June 7 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation and Resort and will feature the amazing Jason Hewlett! This is one show you will never forget! Check out the YouTube video and get ready for the time of your life. Registration for the conference is now open.