September 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on September 2, 2014

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September 2014 ChapterGram

September 2014 President's Message

With summer coming to a close, kids back in school and the weather starting to change, it can only mean one thing... Time to reconnect with your fellow CPCUs!  What better way to kick off our fall season than with a chapter meeting at Exile Brewery? Please join us on September 18th at 3:00pm at Exile for some discussion on brews and breakdowns. Lynne Rush, Director of Risk Management for Hartford Steam Boiler will be our guest speaker.

On October 16th start your morning off right with a lovely breakfast at Des Moines Golf & Country Club, followed by the always informative Legislative Update by Bob Skow.

November 7th will be the annual Insurance Industry Day (I-Day). This year we are shaking it up and rolling the dice with a new venue – the conference center at Prairie Meadows. Guest speakers include former Iowa Insurance Commissioner, Terri Vaughan, CEO of Nationwide Insurance, Steve Rasmussen, and "Berkshire Beyond Buffett" author Lawrence Cunningham, just to name a few. You will not want to miss this event!

We have some fantastic opportunities lined up this fall to network, learn and give back to the community. I hope to see you there!

May 2014 President’s Message & ChapterGram

by Chris Murphy, CPCU on May 2, 2014

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May 2014 ChapterGram2014 Chapter Invite

May 2014 President's Message

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” -- Henry David Thoreau

In April, our chapter went off the beaten path for the monthly meeting, both in location and topic. I’m so glad we did! We met at Smokey D’s BBQ restaurant at their flagship location on 2nd Ave, north of downtown Des Moines. Co-owner Darren Warth shared his story about leaving corporate America to follow his passion of competitive BBQ. The path of success for Mr. Warth flourished when he jumped in with both feet and got busy cooking and selling BBQ out of his driveway. The meeting was educational and inspirational. How fortunate for Mr. Warth (and us hungry Iowans!) that he found his passion and didn’t wait to pursue it. [click to continue…]

CPCU Society Webinars

by Robert Conroy, CPCU, CIC on September 5, 2011

With CPCU Society webinars, you stay on the cutting edge in the demanding global property-casualty business environment.

• Economical and convenient.

• Taught by top industry experts in a best-practices framework.

• Targeted topics provide the knowledge to elevate your skill level and drive performance.

• Real-time interaction provides a personalized experience.

For more information about CPCU Society webinars please click here.

CPCU Save the Date!

January 15, 2008

Save the Date! for a National Leadership Institute (NLI) seminar to be held on Thursday afternoon February 21, 2008 The facilitator is Marsha Eagan on “Building Communication Strategies.” It will be held at Farm Bureau and the session has been approved for 4 … Continue reading

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CPCU Iowa Chapter Technical Workshops 2007

September 9, 2007

The Iowa Chapter is sponsoring two Technical Workshops Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the Farm Bureau auditorium. On October 9, 2007 speaker Elise Farnham will present 2 half day sessions on the topics: Insurance Cheats are Deadbeats—and They Cost You Money! and … Continue reading

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Save the Dates

August 1, 2007

The Iowa Chapter will sponsor Technical Workshops Tuesday, October 9, 2007 and Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the Farm Bureau auditorium. On October 9, 2007 speaker Elise Farnham will present 2 half day sessions on the topics: Insurance Cheats are … Continue reading

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CPCU Society Workshops 2007

March 5, 2007

The CPCU Society and the Iowa Chapter proudly present . . . Additional Insured and Certificate of Insurance Issues Includes Impact of Latest CGL Endorsements! and Course of Construction Policies and Installation Floaters The Right Coverage for the Project! Filed for CE Credits! … Continue reading

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CPCU Chapter Meeting March 2007

February 8, 2007

March Chapter Meeting Thursday, March 8, 2007 Ethics Day Seminar at Drake University–Olmsted Center. Open the brochure and registration form by clicking here (1.2 meg PDF)

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National Leadership Seminar – Algona

January 7, 2007

National  Leadership Seminar (NLI)   Friday March 23, 2007  Time: 8:00 a.m. – Noon  Topic: Ethical Decision Making  Instructor: Jim Jones, CPCU  Where: Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company 808 Highway 18 West Algona, Iowa 50511.  Click here for more details and to register.

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