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Congratulations to Anita Mosher (right) of   of St. Johnsbury. The Standard's Susanne Dillman (left) presented her with ...
09/22/2023

Congratulations to Anita Mosher (right) of of St. Johnsbury. The Standard's Susanne Dillman (left) presented her with the winning gift card, drawn from visitors to our booth at the Vermont Insurance Agents Association - VIAA annual convention. As you can see, Anita was ready to attend the next scheduled event at the convention — a 70s era murder mystery whodunnit!

The New England chapter of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals had a good turnout for its annual summe...
08/23/2023

The New England chapter of the Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals had a good turnout for its annual summer meeting today. Commissioner Kevin Gaffney of the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation and Commissioner Andrew Mais of the Connecticut Insurance Department were the guest speakers. They are pictured here with the AICP New England board.

The Insurance Library Assn of Boston held an ice cream social for area interns who are working at local carriers and age...
07/14/2023

The Insurance Library Assn of Boston held an ice cream social for area interns who are working at local carriers and agencies. They had a fun afternoon learning about the library and socializing with insurance professionals.

The Essex/Middlesex chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women (MAIW) held its first "Chopped" Cook-Off...
04/28/2023

The Essex/Middlesex chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women (MAIW) held its first "Chopped" Cook-Off to benefit its scholarship program. Participants Ruth DeSantis of Cleary Insurance, Emily Leblanc of Cross Insurance, Josephine Salamanca of Prime Insurance Services, Inc., Maria Iocco of AAA, Tara Philbin of PHILBIN INSURANCE GROUP and Lisa Marciano of Appleby & Wyman Insurance Agency worked against the clock to create a meal of a mystery basket of ingredients. It was a close call, but Tara and Lisa were declared the winners. Congratulations to all of them for being such good sports!

Joel Murray, president and CEO, The N&D Group, updated the South Shore Independent Insurance Agents Association on the r...
04/20/2023

Joel Murray, president and CEO, The N&D Group, updated the South Shore Independent Insurance Agents Association on the reinsurance market and upcoming 7/1 renewals.

The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) Young Agents Committee had a great turnout at their principals ...
04/04/2023

The Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) Young Agents Committee had a great turnout at their principals and young agents meeting. Cassandra Koegel of Eastern Insurance Group LLC, Monica Adwani of , Anurag Shah of Aureus Analytics and Angelo Padin of Ambitious Angelo all spoke at the event.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) Connec...
03/23/2023

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA) Connecticut Convention today!

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Big I Connecticut CONNECT conference and trade show and to the spe...
11/14/2022

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Big I Connecticut CONNECT conference and trade show and to the speakers for some thought-provoking discussions.

Congratulations to the Connecticut Chapter of the The Institutes CPCU Society for another successful I-Day with the Conn...
10/07/2022

Congratulations to the Connecticut Chapter of the The Institutes CPCU Society for another successful I-Day with the Connecticut Valley RIMS, the risk management society and InsurTech Hartford. Speakers included Jamie Warner of Lincoln Financial Group (with Ryan Honyotski of Munich Re, Group), keynote speaker Joan Woodward of Travelers Insurance, Jared Kosky & Kristin Campanelli from the Connecticut Insurance Department, John Patterson of Aon and Michael Kalen of Covr Financial Technologies.

Congratulations to all of the new designees of the Boston Chapter of The Institutes CPCU Society! The impressive lineup ...
09/29/2022

Congratulations to all of the new designees of the Boston Chapter of The Institutes CPCU Society! The impressive lineup of I-Day speakers included Laura Gregory of Sloane and Walsh ( ), Tim Fletcher of , Megan Eckstrom of Philadelphia Contributionship, Jeff Couden of Quincy Mutual Group, Jessica Eldridge & Jocelyn Fleming from JS Held and Bryan Falchuk.

Timothy Schott, acting superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance, gave his "state of the state" address to members...
09/15/2022

Timothy Schott, acting superintendent of the Maine Bureau of Insurance, gave his "state of the state" address to members of Maine CPCU Society Chapter today.

Falvey Insurance Group held a terrific panel discussion at the fourth installment of its "Women at the Helm" speaking se...
07/26/2022

Falvey Insurance Group held a terrific panel discussion at the fourth installment of its "Women at the Helm" speaking series. Panelists Kristy Furrer from Woodruff Sawyer, Dawnmarie Black from Lloyd's and Anita Farmer from Lockton Companies joined moderator Isabelle Therrien from Falvey Insurance Group for an in-depth discussion on women in insurance.

It was great to meet Lizz Vogel (left) and Lisa Lange from Herlihy Insurance Group and hear some great ideas yesterday a...
05/26/2022

It was great to meet Lizz Vogel (left) and Lisa Lange from Herlihy Insurance Group and hear some great ideas yesterday at InsurTech Boston. They’re holding up “visual notes” provided ink factory from the broker tech adoption panel.

Check out the April 29th issue of The Standard, which includes an article on a presentation by Norwood Insurance Agency ...
04/29/2022

Check out the April 29th issue of The Standard, which includes an article on a presentation by Norwood Insurance Agency - Groveland/Merrimack Valley's John Bachmann to the Boston chapter of the The Institutes CPCU Society on providing the best claims experience.

It was so nice to see the Maine Insurance Agents Association in person for the 123rd annual convention!
04/05/2022

It was so nice to see the Maine Insurance Agents Association in person for the 123rd annual convention!

We're looking forward to seeing Connecticut agents and brokers at PIA Northeast! Stop by The Standard booth today.
03/24/2022

We're looking forward to seeing Connecticut agents and brokers at PIA Northeast! Stop by The Standard booth today.

More than 350 people attended the Workers Compensation Research Institute - WCRI 38th annual issues and research confere...
03/21/2022

More than 350 people attended the Workers Compensation Research Institute - WCRI 38th annual issues and research conference. The theme was emerging and learning from disruption. Speakers included Dr. Robert Hartwig of University of South Carolina, Dr. Bogdan Savych, Dr. Vennela Thumula, economist Dongchun Wang, author Joe Keohane and a panel discussion with Dr. Sebastian Negrusa, Craig Ross Liberty Mutual Insurance, Denise Algire Albertsons and Dan Allen Construction Industry Service Corporation.

It was great fun to catch up with Young Agents MA last night  — including some we have featured in our annual "Spotlight...
02/24/2022

It was great fun to catch up with Young Agents MA last night — including some we have featured in our annual "Spotlight on Young Agents" issue!

Do you have a young agent who you would like to nominate? Let us know.
01/06/2022

Do you have a young agent who you would like to nominate? Let us know.

Paul Tetrault, executive director of Insurance Library Assn of Boston, discussed the library's educational offerings, ne...
12/06/2021

Paul Tetrault, executive director of Insurance Library Assn of Boston, discussed the library's educational offerings, networking events and work with Gamma Iota Sigma - Beta Xi Chapter with members of the New England 1752 club. Tetrault is shown below with N.E. 1752 Club President Breanne Catrone.

We're thankful to have readers like you!
11/24/2021

We're thankful to have readers like you!

Special congratulations go out to our publisher, Susanne Edes Dillman, CPCU, the recipient of the Boston Chapter of The ...
11/19/2021

Special congratulations go out to our publisher, Susanne Edes Dillman, CPCU, the recipient of the Boston Chapter of The Institutes CPCU Society 2021 Member of the Year Award (shown here with Boston CPCU Society President Courtney Knowlton of Bearingstar Insurance). We're so proud of you!

The Boston Chapter of the The Institutes CPCU Society celebrated its 70th anniversary at its I-Day event. There was a gr...
11/19/2021

The Boston Chapter of the The Institutes CPCU Society celebrated its 70th anniversary at its I-Day event. There was a great turnout of members and new designees who enjoyed a day of classes and networking. Sessions were taught by Heather Blevins of State Farm, Laura Gregory of Sloane and Walsh, Jessica Eldridge of J.S. Held and Shameem Awan of Amica Mutual. Sharon Koches was the conferment officer and John Donohue, CEO of Arbella Insurance, was the keynote speaker.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA)  . You can fi...
11/08/2021

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) . You can find out who won our booth contest in this week's issue of The Standard. We're looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the Big I Connecticut mid-year convention!

Three time   superbowl champion  spoke to the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) about his career and ...
11/01/2021

Three time superbowl champion spoke to the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) about his career and the at the . 🏈

The Norfolk chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women (MAIW) discussed how the pandemic has affected c...
10/19/2021

The Norfolk chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women (MAIW) discussed how the pandemic has affected customer service. Kristin Camarra of Camber Insurance Agency served as moderator with panelists Phyllis Riordan of Fred C. Church Insurance, Glynnis Walbridge of Hutchins & Threatt Insurance, and Christine Nemet of Rodman Insurance Agency, a Division of Brown & Brown of Massachusetts LLC.

The Plymouth chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women (MAIW) learned about recent changes in flood in...
10/14/2021

The Plymouth chapter of the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Women (MAIW) learned about recent changes in flood insurance from expert Joe Flood Rossi. Rossi is pictured with board members Paula Doherty of Eastern Insurance Group LLC, Marge Libby of Gordon Atlantic Insurance, Julie Merry of Arbella Insurance and Christina Sheehan of Eastern Insurance Group LLC.

The chapter also collected numerous donations for a program at the Plymouth Public Library to make care kits for people experiencing homelessness. Well done! 👏

Women in Insurance in New England (W.I.N.E.) enjoyed sunny skies and a great turnout for its annual golf event at Stow A...
10/07/2021

Women in Insurance in New England (W.I.N.E.) enjoyed sunny skies and a great turnout for its annual golf event at Stow Acres Country Club. Proceeds will benefit Women's Lunch Place. (Photo credit: Henry Morris) ⛳️

The New Hampshire Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. is holding its annual convention this week. On...
09/28/2021

The New Hampshire Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America, Inc. is holding its annual convention this week. One of today's highlights was a carrier panel featuring Michele Streton of Providence Mutual and Dan McCabe of Concord Group Insurance Companies in person and Kelly Stacy of The Hanover Insurance Group on video link.

Gray skies didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit at the annual charity golf tournament of the Connecticut chapter of The Institu...
06/14/2021

Gray skies didn’t dampen anyone’s spirit at the annual charity golf tournament of the Connecticut chapter of The Institutes CPCU Society.

02/19/2021

Be sure to check out today’s edition of The Standard, which focuses on New England’s talented young agents!

01/08/2021
01/08/2021
10/29/2020

Be sure to check out tomorrow's big issue on agency management!

Happy Labor Day to all of our readers. After the break, we’re looking forward to the small business coverages issue on S...
09/04/2020

Happy Labor Day to all of our readers. After the break, we’re looking forward to the small business coverages issue on Sept. 18th!

Wishing all of our readers a safe and happy holiday weekend!
07/03/2020

Wishing all of our readers a safe and happy holiday weekend!

03/23/2020
There was a great turnout tonight for the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) young agents and principa...
03/05/2020

There was a great turnout tonight for the Massachusetts Association of Insurance Agents (MAIA) young agents and principals event!

The Standard joined members of the Boston chapter of The Institutes CPCU Society this week for a reception with its past...
02/29/2020

The Standard joined members of the Boston chapter of The Institutes CPCU Society this week for a reception with its past presidents.

The Insurance Library’s latest brown bag lunch featured Ask Kodiak cofounders Allan Egbert and Michael Albert, along wit...
02/26/2020

The Insurance Library’s latest brown bag lunch featured Ask Kodiak cofounders Allan Egbert and Michael Albert, along with head of growth Lou Geremia. They discussed their product and held a Q&A session on insurance industry and technology.

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