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 2014 President’s Message and ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on January 31, 2014

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February 2014 ChapterGram2014 Chapter Invite

February 2014 President's Message

Is it spring yet?  This has been quite the winter so far – freezing rain, snow, ice, arctic cold, and high winds. Here in Iowa the work doesn’t stop due to the weather and neither do our dedicated CPCUs.

On the morning of January 17, over 35 CPCUs braved the snowy conditions to join us at the Machine Shed for a filling breakfast and intriguing presentation from Lieutenant Colonel Michael Wunn of the Iowa National Guard who spoke about the Kosovo Project and the Iowa State Partnership Program. If you haven’t seen the photos yet, I encourage you to check them out on our website. [click to continue…]

May 2013 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on April 26, 2013

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May 2013 ChapterGram

May 2013 President's Message

We had a very informative April meeting as John Flahaut of One Source Risk Management taught us about Trade Credit Insurance.  This is a line of business many of us were not familiar with, but it appears to be a fast growing line and one that is very important to our economy as companies become more international.  We hope you can attend our May meeting.  It will be our last business luncheon until September as we take a break for the summer.  It will be a breakfast meeting held at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.  The speaker for the May meeting is Laurie Mardis of Miles Capital, who will speak on investment management.  In addition to our speaker, we will be recognizing this year’s scholarship winners, Ryan Swalve and Jeff Nielsen, and awarding our Chapter Excellence Award.  We hope you come out to support these award winners, and to take advantage of this learning/networking experience. [click to continue…]

January 2013 President’s Message & ChapterGram

January 2, 2013

Link to the ChapterGram January 2013 ChapterGram January 2013 President’s Message Happy New Year! This is a time of looking back and reflecting on our accomplishments and a time to look forward to a new year, setting new goals. Maybe … Continue reading

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CPCU Scholarship Deadline Extended

March 9, 2012

The deadline for submission of scholarships has been extended to Friday, March 16. For more information, interested applicants can visit our scholarships page: If you have questions about the scholarship program please contact: Doug Nuehring, CPCU, ARe, AIAF | … Continue reading

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CPCU Iowa Chapter Scholarships 2006

October 1, 2006

Scholarships are available in the amount of $1,500 for tuition during a recipient’s sophomore, junior or senior year. Amount may be applied to spring, summer or fall tuition.  Please complete and return this form and the following information by Friday, March 16, … Continue reading

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Iowa Chapter CPCU Scholarship

March 30, 2003

Application for Iowa Chapter CPCU scholarship (Word Format).

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