Last year at this time, I wrote a post that expressed my thanks to my readers for their interest in my blog posts and encouraged you to post comments about what I have written or suggest topics of interest for future posts. It’s that time of year again and I want to say thanks to my readers for their continued interest in my posts. My invitation to suggest topics of interest for future posts still stands. I am close to 200 posts on this blog and finding new things to write about that would be of interest to my readers is always a challenge.
In addition to being thankful for my readers, I would also like to acknowledge yet another award for the Young Agents Committee of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia. At the IIABA Fall Conference in New Orleans last month, Georgia’s YAC was given the Outstanding Communications Award “for achievement in establishing and maintaining an excellent communication vehicle for the young agents in their state.” After winning the award two out of the past three years, the Outstanding Young Agents Committee of the Year went to the Young Agents Council of the Florida Association of Insurance Agents this year. I see a pattern developing, as the one year out of the past three that award was not given to Georgia’s YAC, it won the Outstanding Communications Award. If the pattern holds, Georgia’s YAC is on course to be named the Outstanding Young Agents Committee in 2016.
Regardless of what may happen in the future, congratulations are due to YAC’s chair, Jarrett Bridges, the Vice Chair, Robbie Moore, and the Secretary-Treasurer, Jimbo Floyd, during the time period covered by the Outstanding Communications Award, as well as the Communications Chair on YAC’s Board of Directors. As noted in my post about last year’s Outstanding Committee award given to Georgia’s YAC, the future of the Big I is in good hands with these outstanding young agents and its strong Young Agents Committee in general.
Finally, although the upcoming holiday is mainly about giving thanks for our many blessings, it is also a time to acknowledge those who are not as fortunate and to think about what we can do to make their lives better. There was a post last week on the LifeHealthPro blog that discussed seven things independent insurance agencies can do with respect to charitable causes that will create a beneficial impact on their agencies, as well as on their communities. Building a sense of teamwork within an agency, as well as with its referral sources, while providing needed items, services, or money for charitable causes in the local community, can be a great “win-win” for any agency. Read the post for ideas on how to make that happen.
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.