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March 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on February 27, 2015

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March 2015 ChapterGram

On February 19, nearly 90 CPCU’s attended our meeting at Glen Oaks Country Club. We heard from a panel of individuals, Greg LaMair, Beth Orr, and Trent Middendorf, on “Agent Perspectives”.

The panel was moderated by Bob Skow, CPCU. The panel and moderator provided great insights on topics such as relationship building, educating and retaining younger workers, and challenges faced by the insurance industry. Thank you to everyone who attended.

March is Ethics Month for the CPCU Society. More than 20 years ago, the CPCU Society helped create Ethics Awareness Month to focus attention on this important topic each year. Ethics is a critical component of the CPCU designation, and we should always keep in mind the nine canons that make up the CPCU Professional Code of Ethics. We strive to hold ethics in the forefront of our minds, and have a responsibility to be ethical business leaders in our workplace and in our communities. Additional information about Ethics Day registration can be found on page 4 of this month’s ChapterGram. [click to continue…]

February 2015 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on January 30, 2015

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February 2015 ChapterGram

I’d like to take this opportunity to recognize Erin Osier as Past Chapter President and thank her for her dedication and commitment to the success of the Iowa CPCU Society Chapter! Under Erin’s leadership we increased participation on the board and achieved new milestones in community outreach. Thank you Erin on behalf of the Iowa Chapter!

I would also like to thank Stephanie Wells, Sarah Middendorf, and Craig Green for hosting a successful charity golf outing last summer. As a result of their hard work and preparation we were able to present a $2,500 donation to Blank Children’s Hospital on January 9th. [click to continue…]

2015 Annual Meeting Package

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on January 12, 2015

Sales of the Annual Meeting Package have been extended through January 31.   Click here to purchase your annual meeting package.

For just $210 the Annual Meeting Package includes all of the meetings for the current year (does not include Ethics Day or the Golf Outing) and the annual I-Day Seminar and Luncheon. Unable to make all of the meetings? No problem! You can transfer your ticket to a colleague who has never been to a CPCU meeting. Just let us know ahead of time who will be attending in your place and we will make sure they won’t leave as a stranger.

January 2015 President’s Message and ChapterGram

December 31, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram January 2015 ChapterGram Happy New Year! I am looking forward to a fun and exciting new year, setting my sights on a slate of new goals, and eliminating a few bad habits along the way! I … Continue reading

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Annual Chapter Membership Survey

December 23, 2014

Iowa Chapter CPCU Members: We are conducting a brief survey of the Iowa membership to find out what you want from your CPCU chapter. We would like to encourage you to complete this brief survey to provide feedback on chapter … Continue reading

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December 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

December 1, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram December 2014 December 2014 President’s Message What a year it has been! When I took the role of President, I challenged the chapter’s Board of Directors and volunteer leaders: Try something new, look outside the box … Continue reading

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Bob Skow Receives 2014 Burkhalter Award

November 21, 2014

Bob Skow was presented with the 2014 Burkhalter Award at Iowa CPCU I-Day on November 7, 2014. The Burkhalter Award is named after Major General Louis Burkhalter, Jr., who was the 1st individual in Iowa to attain the CPCU designation, … Continue reading

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CPCU December Social Event

November 17, 2014

MEET US AT STAR BAR Tuesday, December 2, 2014   4:30 – 7:30 2811 Ingersoll Ave Des Moines, IA 50312 APPETIZERS ARE ON US But that’s not all; we are also holding an ugly sweater competition. Wear your ugliest sweater to … Continue reading

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November 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

October 31, 2014

Link to the ChapterGram November 2014 ChapterGram November 2014 President’s Message The Insurance Industry Day (I-Day) is my favorite event of the year. If you haven’t been, (or it has been a while), I hope you’ve registered and will be … Continue reading

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