Be Someone’s Fairy Godmother

As the mother of two young boys, their health and happiness are two of the most important things in my life. So, when I hear of families that have to experience their children dealing with critical illnesses, it just breaks my heart. The strength that these parents, children and their loved ones display during very

Are You a “Rocky I” or “Rocky III” Agency?

The TrustedChoice.com/Agency Nation Elevate Conference was recently held in New Orleans, LA.  There were 18 agents from North Carolina in attendance – a great showing!  Elevate is an annual conference put on by Agency Nation that attracts many agents who are thinking about how to do business in a new way.  The topics and speakers

Consumers Expectations Fuel Growth of InsurTech Across Agencies & Brokers

The following post is written by ePayPolicy, one of IIANC’s newest solution provider that enables agents and brokers to accept credit card and ACH payments online, while also allowing the transaction fees to be covered by the payer. If you’ve noticed a huge surge in automated insurance solutions, you’re absolutely right. Driven by today’s tech-savvy

Meet the Staff: Agency Resources

Guess what? I bet you didn’t know about something on our website… If you visit our staff listing page and click on anyone’s photo, it will take you to a “secret” page that will you tell you all sorts of interesting (and perhaps not so interesting?!) tidbits about all of your favorite IIANC staff members! Since you’re

Why I Support Passage of a Hands-Free Law for North Carolina

By: NC Rep. Kevin Corbin (R – Macon) Rep. Kevin Corbin owns The Corbin Agency in Franklin, North Carolina, and Blue Ridge Insurance Group in Seneca, SC. Kevin’s wife, Beth, is active the management of the agencies. He is in his second term in the NC House representing the people of District 120, which includes

5 Simple Ways to Implement Mindfulness at the Office

The following blog post is by Andrew Mellen, one of our keynote speakers at this year’s InsurEXPO19. Like what he has to say? Make sure you’ve registered for this can’t-miss event… it WILL sell out! Mindfulness sounds great over coffee or on a yoga mat. Who doesn’t want to be centered, awake, aware and grounded,

Three Keys to Getting Noticed with Video

Video has become a powerful tool for attracting prospects to your agency. And while it’s important to have video on your website, social media platforms provide the biggest opportunity for getting attention from your ideal customers. Easy, right? Just create a video and post it on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Sure, you can

An Important Event

I had originally planned to follow up my last blog on valuation with some additional thoughts.  However, on March 5, there was an important event.  IIANC provided another excellent E&O Symposium which addressed several very important subjects, one of which was workers’ compensation. Over the last few years, I have received many phone calls from

Internships: A Win-Win Solution

Last week, I attended the RMI Career Fair at UNC-Charlotte to promote summer internships and job openings with our member agencies. I have attended these Career Fairs many times over the last few years – at Appalachian State University, East Carolina University and UNC-Charlotte – and am always impressed with the students in attendance. They

Meet the Staff: Executive Leadership & Governmental Affairs

Guess what? I bet you didn’t know about something on our website… If you visit our staff listing page and click on anyone’s photo, it will take you to a “secret” page that will you tell you all sorts of interesting (and perhaps not so interesting?!) tidbits about all of your favorite IIANC staff members!