October 2022 PIANC News

From the Executive's Desk

Our Annual Conference held on August 24-25th in Winston Salem was a huge success with 140 agency attendees and 30 exhibitors. Our goal for 2023 is a 30% increase. We will send out a Save the Date as soon as everything is finalized.

I want to thank everyone who signed up to serve on one of our committees. Your engagement with PIANC will be a rewarding experience for you and help us grow our association. I want to thank Joy Bauer, Board member, who volunteered to head the Membership Committee. She will be contacting all of you who volunteered for this committee very soon to get the ball rolling.

Last week, Joy Bauer and myself attended the PIA National’s Fall Governance Meeting in San Diego. At the meeting, Gerald Hemphill, GFH Insurance of Richmond, VA, was named President of PIA National. Gerald attended our Conference back in August in Winston Salem and shared that he has family ties to North Carolina. Gerald will do an excellent job leading our organization over the next year.

Please check our website for course offerings. Sheryl Chasse, our Education Director, is working hard to bring you new courses for CE and for fun.

Have a great month.

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Kevin Kowar CIC, AU
Association Executive

Course Offerings E-Blasts

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Thank You Renewing Agency Members

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From PIA National

Cyber Security Question of the Month:

Why are cyber-attacks a big risk for small businesses? 

More than 40% of cyberattacks are on small businesses with fewer than 250 employees.

PIA National is happy to introduce the PIA 401(k) Program. It is a turn-key, low-cost solution for agency owners and their employees and performs over 90% of administrative tasks by becoming your retirement department support team.

The PIA 401(k) Plan provides what employees want and what independent agents need to deliver it, in an efficient and cost-effective way.

PIA National will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, October 6 at 2pm EST discussing the PIA DMV (Part 2) Discounted Saturation Mail Program.

During this webinar you will learn about:

  • Discount Zones and Every Door Direct Mail (EDDM)
  • Direct Mail Manager (API/automation mailing software)
  • How to utilize these functions for your agency

Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3052843937385529104

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In an increasingly virtual world, it’s critical that you know how to build relationships online. That’s why PIA National has launched its latest member benefit, The Agent Experience.

"We’ve built this tool to expand your views about building relationships in a virtual world—and to provide access to resources that will help."


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