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June 2020https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june-2020June 20206/2/2020 10:00:00 PMCover2020Volume 117, No. 6

 

 

Business of Inclusion: 6 Ways to Sell, Market and Network Betterhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june/business-of-inclusion-6-ways-to-sell-market-and-network-betterBusiness of Inclusion: 6 Ways to Sell, Market and Network BetterAs demographics change, businesses that aren’t building bridges or making inroads with new and diverse communities risk being left behind. And if they don’t start soon, they will certainly find it harder to catch up in the future.6/2/2020 9:02:23 PMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesJuneWhitnee Dillard & Will Jones
Creating a Culture of Inclusion That Attracts and Retains Talenthttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june/creating-a-culture-of-inclusion-that-attracts-and-retains-talentCreating a Culture of Inclusion That Attracts and Retains TalentWhile there’s a strong business case for a diverse workforce, employers must focus on creating an inclusive culture to make a long-term impact.6/2/2020 8:54:51 PMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesJuneBrett Carter
Closing Time: Will COVID-19 Kill the M&A Party? https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june/closing-time-will-covid-19-kill-the-m-a-partyClosing Time: Will COVID-19 Kill the M&A Party? The past decade has been the golden age of insurance agency mergers & acquisitions. But after COVID-19 emerged on the world stage with a vengeance in late January, activity has slowed.6/2/2020 8:46:50 PMPerpetuation & ValuationPerpetuation & ValuationJuneTom Doran
Embrace for Impact: Consumers Expect Ethical Influencehttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june/embrace-for-impact-consumers-expect-ethical-influenceEmbrace for Impact: Consumers Expect Ethical InfluenceFrom environmental impact to data transparency to how companies treat their employees during the coronavirus pandemic, customers care—and they expect insurance companies to care, too.6/2/2020 8:39:35 PMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesJuneAnneMarie McPherson
Why This Is No Time to Stop Sellinghttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june/why-this-is-no-time-to-stop-sellingWhy This Is No Time to Stop SellingWith the coronavirus pandemic leaving its mark, businesses should adapt—not stop.6/2/2020 8:35:10 PMSales & MarketingSales & MarketingJuneColleen Francis
Outdated Cash Management Practices Could Be Hurting Your Agencyhttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june/outdated-cash-management-practices-could-be-hurting-your-agencyOutdated Cash Management Practices Could Be Hurting Your AgencyHere are three ways to improve efficiency and employee productivity in your banking, cash-management and security practices.6/2/2020 8:31:54 PMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesJunePatricia Smith
4 Things to Keep in Mind for Proactive Communication Plans https://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june/4-things-to-keep-in-mind-for-proactive-communication-plans4 Things to Keep in Mind for Proactive Communication Plans In the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak, proactive communication as we know it has changed and has forced us to pivot our strategies to support policyholders in new ways. 6/2/2020 8:27:19 PMSales & MarketingSales & MarketingJuneJim McKeown
Agency Profile: My Insurance LLChttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june/agency-profile-my-insurance-llcAgency Profile: My Insurance LLCMary Sladek and her team build strong relationships with real estate brokerages, mortgage companies and banks and are able to work exclusively by referral. The team agrees that being an all-female agency has distinct advantages.6/2/2020 8:24:20 PMPersonal LinesPersonal LinesJuneRonimarie Acord
Declaration on Independents: David Pomshttps://www.iamagazine.com/magazine/issues/2020/june/declaration-on-independents-david-pomsDeclaration on Independents: David PomsDavid Poms, president and CEO of Poms & Associates in Albuquerque, New Mexico served on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee board for eight years, in another chapter of a life dedicated to helping others.6/2/2020 8:12:00 PMAgency Operations & Best PracticesAgency Operations & Best PracticesJuneRonimarie Acord