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Happy New Year From NAIFA

Happy New Year from your friends and colleagues at NAIFA. I hope everyone had a joyful and restful holiday season. While the beginning of 2017 provides us opportunity to reflect on our successes of the year gone by, NAIFA remains focused on the hard work ahead and the many things still to be accomplished.  Nowhere is this more evident than ...

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Seven Steps to Success in 2017

It’s that time of year again to think about change, improvement, and new achievements for your company in the New Year. But we know from research that 92% of all New Year’s resolutions fail. So you might ask yourself: Why bother? However, instead of giving up, you should make resolutions in a more effective way. There are many reasons why ...

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Great Expectations

As small and mid-market businesses gear up for the holiday season, they are optimistic about sales and predict growth for the next quarter and into 2017. This is according to the American Express Holiday Growth Pulse, a survey of 1,502 small and middle-market businesses across a variety of industries. Specifically in the retail industry, nearly six in ten (59%) small-business ...

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Survey Reveals Top Concerns of Consumers and Businesses

The Travelers Companies, Inc. recently announced the results of the Travelers Risk Index, an annual survey that provides insight into the most pressing concerns of American consumers and business leaders. While fewer respondents believe that the world is becoming riskier, there are shared concerns about cyber threats, the demands of a changing workforce, and severe weather. “Our findings reveal common ...

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Gellar Elected President of Women in Insurance and Financial Services

Evelyn Gellar, senior vice president at Empire Wealth Strategies, a Penn Mutual New York agency, was elected president of the Women in Insurance and Financial Services. WIFS is the only association within the insurance and financial services industry devoted to promoting the advancement of women. “We’re honored to have someone like Evelyn as part of our Penn Mutual family,” says ...

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MDRT Announces 2017 Executive Committee

MDRT has announced the appointment of Mark Hanna, CLU, ChFC, to President, and Regina Bedoya, CLU, ChFC, to Secretary of the organization’s Executive Committee. Hanna, from Concord, Calif., will be the 91st President of MDRT and will succeed 28-year member Brian D. Heckert of Nashville, Ill., who will become the Immediate Past President. James Pittman, CLU, CFP, a 42-year member ...

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Connie Golleher, CLTC, Appointed to NAIFA Board

Falls Church, Va., Dec. 7, 2016 – Connie Golleher, CLTC, president of The Golleher Group, LLC, of McLean, Va., has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, a federation representing the interests of life insurance agents and financial advisors. NAIFA’s Board of Trustees appointed Golleher during the association’s political ...

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Happy Thanksgiving From NAIFA

Dear friends, Happy Thanksgiving to every NAIFA member. As we prepare to celebrate and spend time with our families, I want to let you know that I am thankful for you, my NAIFA family. The work you do on behalf of your clients is inspiring. Your membership in NAIFA demonstrates great devotion to your profession, your colleagues, and our industry ...

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Advisor Today Goes All-Digital!

By Ayo Mseka Reprinted from the 2016 November/December Advisor Today Advisor Today will become a digital-only magazine, beginning with the January/February 2017 issue. This move will enable us to substantially enhance the magazine and make it a more valuable resource for you and the clients you serve. The magazine will keep its name, Advisor Today, and will continue to be ...

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Reaching for the Stars

Hundreds of financial professionals made their way to Atlanta last month for the 2016 National African American Insurance Association Conference and Empowerment Summit. During this jam-packed event, attendees were engaged and inspired as they listened to the best in the business deliver powerful lessons on self-empowerment, succeeding against all odds, and moving to the top in today’s challenging business environment. ...

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