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October 2014 President’s Message and ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on September 29, 2014

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October 2014 ChapterGram

October 2014 President's Message2014 Chapter Invite

September was a very busy month for our chapter. On Wednesday September 17th, board members volunteered to run The Institutes/CPCU Society’s information booth at the Independent Insurance Agents of Iowa (IIAI) 108th Annual Convention Tradeshow. While it was a great opportunity to spread the word and encourage agents to work on the designation, the most fulfilling aspect was seeing all the CPCUs representing their companies, working the room, and networking. The insurance industry is huge in Iowa, yet it feels like such a small community.

The next day at our September Chapter meeting, I was able to enjoy a beer while learning about the boiler and machinery breakdown hazards that craft brewers face today. It was a great experience for our underwriters and claims personnel to see how our industry’s products can help businesses (like our very own Exile Brewing Company) in a time of need.

To cap off the busy month, on September 24th at Glen Oaks, the chapter hosted a Professional Development seminar “Who’s Pushing Your Buttons?”- a look at the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicators and how to apply them to your job. It was a wonderful presentation with useful information.

Our chapter Vice President Kim Smetzer also traveled to Anaheim, CA to support the induction of our 36 New Designees. We will get our own opportunity to recognize these high achievers at the upcoming Insurance Industry (I-Day) on Friday November 7th at the Prairie Meadows Event & Conference Center in Altoona, IA.

With such a busy September, is there anything left for the year? You bet! Keep reading the Chaptergram and checkout the website for all the upcoming events. We hope to see you soon!

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