More and more Americans are calling on their inner hero and involving themselves in charity or volunteer groups, such as booster clubs, membership organizations, foundations, or professional/trade organizations, among others. Individuals and families want to support causes that are near and dear to their hearts, and associations that reflect their own interests. Volunteering in these…

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With the change of seasons comes the challenge of new weather events. During the summer months, severe storms have the potential to cause extensive wind, hail and rain damage. So far this year, spring storms have produced wind speeds greater than 65 miles per hour (mph) in Michigan; nearly 60 mph in Toledo, Ohio; and…

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This has been a devastating year for retail. According to Business Insider, thousands of mall-based stores have or will be shut down this year, causing the largest number of retail closures in decades. Some of the closures include department stores, such as Sears, JCPenney and Macy’s. A recent article on clark.com also states that other…

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Even many years after leaving their positions, directors and officers of an organization can still be at risk of being named in a lawsuit. Consider the following claims scenario: Christina served as president of a trade association. During her tenure, she diligently maintained a Devon Park Specialty Executive ViewPoint (EVP) management liability policy that provided…

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Get up, get out and get after it. These words have never been truer for one sector of business professionals in particular: salespeople. Selling anything, whether it’s insurance or cars, requires grit and an ability to create valuable relationships with customers to achieve success. Salespeople are the driving force behind marketing who you are as…

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At USLI University, we’re excited about some changes and additions we’ve made to our website and our offerings, and you should be too! With free courses offered through the three schools of Customers’ College – Insurance Education, Leadership and Professional Development, and Sales – our University has become a go-to resource for so many of…

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In recent years, American households have increasingly become a blend between homes and offices. It’s believed that more people are working out of their homes now than ever before. For some, it’s a way to supplement their income. For others, it brings in enough funds to make a successful living. Direct sales consultants, also known…

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