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If Not Now, Then When? While many of us are sheltering in place due to he outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, we can still perform many valuable services – thanks to the availability of technology solutions that allow us to serve regardless of where we are physically located.  Surely this will change the definition of…

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Introducing the RISE Report In May of 2019, the KAIA. Board of Directors approved a partnership with IntellAgent to leverage data to provide actionable insights to help members grow and compete in a changing marketplace. With the completion of the Kansas compensation survey, we can now offer members the R.I.S.E. report to help you understand…

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Plans are nothing. Planning is everything I attended my daughter’s graduation from St. Louis University, and the commencement speaker was the United States Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley. A double SLU graduate (Business, Law) began his comments with a simple statement from former President Dwight D. Eisenhower: “Plans are nothing. Planning is everything.” The President’s…

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mergers and acquisitions

What should you do when buying, selling, and merging an agency? One of the most significant decisions of your professional insurance carrier comes when you decide to either sell the agency you’ve worked long and hard to create, or to buy another agency that someone else has worked long and hard to create. You’ve met…

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Masks and Your Agency Today, Governor Kelly released guidelines for wearing masks in public that will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020.  While these guidelines are issued for the state, based on the legislative action taken at the end of the 2020 session, county authorities will have the ability to create…

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Top 3 Tools to Manage Remote Workers Today’s employees use Zoom, Skype, Jabber, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, and chat in Google Hangouts and Webex. When they’re not videoconferencing, they’re emailing, collaborating in Microsoft Teams, and instant chatting on Slack. They’ve already got the tech tools they need to make it easy and convenient to work remotely, but…

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Vitual Recovery Summit helps agencies innovate and grow

Virtual Recovery Summit Now Available On-Demand Innovation. Growth. Not typically two words that your agency is thinking about these days in the midst of a global pandemic. We’d like to change that. Four Big “I” state associations, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas, joined together to host a one-day, virtual summit to provide your…

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InfoHub Scavenger Hunt Announcement

KAIA Launches Member Scavenger Hunt Update your membership profile with KAIA for a chance to win $50 KAIA has been working to update the membership database over the past several months. Now we need your help to verify that your information is accurate. We also need your help to fill in a few blanks that…

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Will You Be Welcoming a New Employee? Compared to 2019, new hiring looks very different. Still, new employees are joining agencies every day. New Level Partners connected with hiring managers and new hires to learn what’s different about the onboarding process. Many things have changed, especially when agencies’ employees are working from home or a…

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coexisting in the workplace

OK Boomers, Slackers, Karens, Unicorns, and Snowflakes: Can’t We All Get Along? With four primary generations now coexisting in the workplace, it’s not surprising that a few generational feuds are brewing and bubbling. Boomers (born roughly between 1946-1964) mock millennials (1977-1997) for expecting participation trophies and being like Peter Pan (never wanting to grow up),…

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