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  (Fairfax, Va.)—The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) presented John Deremo, recently retired Executive VP and Chief Distribution officer of Life Insurance of AIG with its 2017 Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence on Friday, November 17.   The annual award, NAILBA’s most coveted and prestigious accolade, honors distinction in brokerage and is bestowed upon the individual most committed to furthering independent life brokerage as a distribution system, and who demonstrates an exemplary record of community service. Deremo was recognized at a special awards dinner held November 17, 2017, as part of the association’s annual ...
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(Fairfax, Va.)—Jim Sorebo, 2017 Chairman of the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA), has selected John Gilbert, VP of Business Development for The National Benefit Corp. (TNBC)  as the recipient of the 2017 NAILBA Chairman’s Award. The honor was presented at the association’s annual meeting, NAILBA 36 in Hollywood, Florida.   The award, created in 2009, was developed to recognize the efforts of a NAILBA volunteer who has performed “over and above” normal expectations during the Chairman’s term.   In presenting the award to Gilbert, Sorebo shared, “For the past three years, he’s served as the Chair of the Agency Successor ...
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NAILBA Charitable Foundation The Silent Auction is open!! Did you know that the Silent and Live Auctions are the primary fundraising events for each year’s grant funding? The Foundation recently awarded $230,000 in grant funding to charities supported by the brokerage community and Life Happens.   To ensure that we are able to continue giving at this level, we need your help as we prepare to launch the Auction! With both Silent (online) and Live (at the Annual Meeting) components, the Auction affords you – the members of the brokerage community – multiple ways to support the NAILBA Charitable Foundation – often at little or no extra cost to you*! ...
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This week's issue includes the announcement of the new NAILBA CEO, a new Friday General Session keynote speaker at #NAILBA36, an exciting dance band for the after Dinner Dance Party following the Mooers Award Dinner on Friday night at #NAILBA36...and more! Advertiser information for 2018 Perspectives is also available. Click on the PDF link below for details. Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here .
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The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) is pleased to announce that after a nationwide search, Dan LaBert, former executive director of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) has been named as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer.  To view a video announcement from Chairman Jim Sorebo, please click here . LaBert will oversee the daily operations of NAILBA, and work with the Board of Directors to continue implementation of the association’s strategic plan while creating new membership experiences and value. “I am truly honored to be selected for this position, and I look forward to ...
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Welcome New Member! DI + LTC Insurance Services NAILBA is pleased to welcome the following agency to membership:  DI + LTC Insurance Services 4302 Redwood Hwy., Suite 400 San Rafael, CA 94903 Maxwell Schmitz, Brokerage Manager 800.924.2294 If you would like to recommend an agency for membership, please contact Kathy Allison, Director of Membership and the Foundation at kallison@nailba.org or 703.383.3072. NAILBA 36: Registration and Hotel Reservations Important information about your hotel reservation! PLEASE NOTE : If you are holding a reservation in the NAILBA room block and are NOT registered for NAILBA 36, your reservation will be ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here . NEW MEMBERS EIB, Inc. and TAP Planning Services NAILBA is pleased to welcome the following agencies to membership: EIB, Inc. 38 Skillman St. Brooklyn, NY 11205 718.218.9647 David Braver, President and  TAP Planning Services, Inc. 105 Broadhollow Rd. Melville, NY 11747 631.423.7600 Tricia Arnone Richard, President If you would like to recommend an agency for membership, please contact Kathy Allison, Director of Membership and the Foundation at kallison@nailba.org  or 703.383.3072. NAILBA 36: Special Networking Events Review the Program before you book your flights and hotel! Be sure to plan your ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here ! Updates for NAILBA 36, Mooers Awards Dinner, LBTC reports, NAIFA Performance + Purpose, AALU information, Program Preview! NAILBA 36: Registration and Hotel Reservations Early Registration Deadline is September 7! Registration Registration for NAILBA 36, November 16-18 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL, opened in June for members, exhibitors and sponsors and we’re pleased to confirm that registration rates have not increased.  As always, each member agency has received one complimentary registration to the meeting (check your email for your unique discount code), and may register additional staff ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format   Submit a Nomination for the 2017 Mooers Award Deadline extended to August 21!  The Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence is NAILBA’s most coveted and prestigious award. This annual award honors excellence in brokerage and is bestowed upon the individual most committed to furthering brokerage and independent life brokerage as a distribution system. If you are receiving this e-newsletter, you are eligible to make a nomination!   The Mooers Award nomination form for the 2017 Award is available here . The deadline for receipt of nominations has been extended to August 21, 2017 . The recipient will be recognized during NAILBA ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here . Submit a Nomination for the 2017 Mooers Award Deadline extended to August 21! The Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence is NAILBA’s most coveted and prestigious award. This annual award honors excellence in brokerage and is bestowed upon the individual most committed to furthering brokerage and independent life brokerage as a distribution system. If you are receiving this e-newsletter, you are eligible to make a nomination! The Mooers Award nomination form for the 2017 Award is available here . The deadline for receipt of nominations has been extended to August 21, 2017 . The recipient will be recognized during ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here .   Call for 2017 Mooers Award Nominations Deadline for Nominations: August 11! The Douglas Mooers Award for Excellence is NAILBA’s most coveted and prestigious award. This annual award honors excellence in brokerage and is bestowed upon the individual most committed to furthering brokerage and independent life brokerage as a distribution system. If you are receiving this e-newsletter, you are eligible to make a nomination! The Mooers Award nomination form for the 2017 Award is available here . The deadline for receipt of nominations is August 11, 2017 . The recipient will be recognized during NAILBA 36 ...
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(Fairfax, Va.)—The National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA) opened registration recently for their 36th Annual Meeting, NAILBA 36.  Scheduled November 16-18, 2017 at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, FL, the meeting will attract 1,100 people including high level representatives from brokerage general agencies, life insurance carriers, and insurance industry vendors.  This year’s Agenda has been expanded to deliver four keynote experiences over three General Sessions and more than fifteen unique workshops. NAILBA 36 will provide outstanding educational and networking opportunities for its members, exhibitors, and sponsors.  ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here . NAILBA HQ Holiday Hours Closed for Independence Day The NAILBA staff wishes all of you a peaceful and restful holiday. Our offices will be closed today, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. We will reopen with normal business hours tomorrow, July 5. New Members Welcome Insurance Design Network and Laurel Insurance Partners NAILBA is pleased to welcome the following agencies to membership:   Insurance Design Network Michael D. Salmon, President 4615 E. State St., Suite 25 Rockford, IL 61108 815.398.8881   Laurel Insurance Partners Beau Singletary, President 118 5th Ave., West, P.O. Box 2530 Hendersonville, ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here . NAILBA Staff Updates Welcome Ellen Toups! We are pleased to share that we have contracted with Ellen Toups to serve as Manager of Exhibits, Sponsorships and Advertising, effective immediately. Questions regarding exhibit, sponsorship, or advertising fulfillment should be directed to her at etoups@nailba.org . As previously shared, we have also contracted with Candy Johnson Coons of CJ & Associates to handle our meeting management needs for NAILBA 36. Many of you will remember Candy from her many years of service on-site at the Annual Meeting, managing both the registration and Mooers Seating Desk. We have expanded ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here . NAILBA Staff Updates News from NAILBA HQ Meredith Maslich, formerly Administrative Coordinator, has assumed the role of Manager, Administration and Operations including Annual Meeting Registration, accounts payable and accounts receivable. You can reach Meredith at 703.383.3067 or mmaslich@nailba.org . Sarah O’Hanley, Manager of Exhibits, Sponsorships and Advertising, has resigned her position effective June 9. Remaining staff will be monitoring her email until a replacement can be named. Questions regarding exhibit, sponsorship, or advertising fulfillment should still be directed to sohanley@nailba.org . ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here . NAILBA Staff Updates Welcome Candy, Alex and Keegan! As shared in a previous issue of NAILBA Now, NAILBA CEO Jack Chiasson, CAE, will retire effective May 31.  Susan Klemmer will assume the role of Interim CEO until a permanent replacement for Jack can be hired. Susan can be reached at sklemmer@nailba.org   or 703.383.3071. NAILBA is pleased to have contracted with Candy Johnson Coons of CJ & Associates to handle our meeting management needs for NAILBA 36. Many of you will remember Candy from her many years of service on-site at the Annual Meeting, managing both the registration and Mooers Seating Desk. We have ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here. Welcome Candy Coons! NAILBA announces new Meetings Specialist NAILBA is pleased to have contracted with Candy Johnson Coons of CJ & Associates to handle our meeting management needs for NAILBA 36. Many of you will remember Candy from her many years of service on-site at the Annual Meeting, managing both the registration and Mooers Seating Desk. We have expanded Candy’s role this year to include affiliate meeting space requests, hotel arrangements, and more. You can reach Candy at meetings@nailba.org . Foundation: Grant Applications are in the Mail! Your opportunity to help a local charity receive grant ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here. NAILBA 36: Hotel Reservations NAILBA members - check your email or NAILBA Network this week! As a special thank you to our recently-renewed member agencies, member agency principals will soon be receiving an email  with a link to online hotel reservations at the Diplomat Beach Resort for NAILBA 36; this link will also be cross-posted to our members-only community, NAILBA Network at roughly the same time. The reservations link will not be posted anywhere else until June, when registration opens. Please confirm your plans to attend NAILBA 36 – and review the newly revised schedule BEFORE making your hotel reservation, ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here . Foundation: Grant Applications are Coming Your opportunity to help a local charity receive grant funding! The NAILBA Charitable Foundation, NAILBA’s philanthropic arm, provides grant funds to organizations in the US with great purpose and little economic resources that serve to enhance the quality of life for those less fortunate.  Grant awards are provided ONLY to charities whose applications are supported by a NAILBA member agency principal or staff member, or a staff member of a current exhibitor, sponsor or advertiser. This is YOUR opportunity to help charities you already work with on a volunteer basis receive ...
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Read NAILBA Now in PDF format here . New Member Welcome National Agents Alliance! NAILBA is pleased to welcome the following agency to membership: National Agents Alliance 1214 Turrentine Street Burlington, NC 27215 Jim Henson, Chief Operations Consultant 336.227.3319 If you would like to recommend an agency for membership, please contact Kathy Allison, Director of Membership and the Foundation at kallison@nailba.org or 703.383.3072. Retirement News Congratulations to Jack Chiasson, NAILBA CEO! As many of you probably saw recently in your inboxes, we have a very special retirement announcement. Please extend your congratulations to ...
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