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Crop Insurance Deadline Nears for West Virginia Farmers

A deadline is approaching for West Virginia farmers to buy insurance for crops planted in the spring. March 15 is the closing date to either buy crop insurance or change an existing policy. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management …

Hilb Group Acquires Florida-Based West Coast Insurance

The Hilb Group, LLC (THG) has acquired West Coast Insurance (WCI) of Tampa, Fla. The transaction became effective on March 1. WCI will continue to operate at its current location under the leadership of previous owner and president, George Lackey. …

Who Is Tough Enough for a Conference in Wintry Boston?

It was 78 degrees and sunny yesterday when Tammy Perdue was packing her suitcase and the local forecast called for more of the same all week. Perdue, general counsel for Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) in Tallahassee, is on her …

LP Insurance Taps Hicks for Northern Nevada Team

Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services Inc. has named Terrin Hicks to its northern Nevada sales team. Hicks is responsible for developing new business relationships, and retaining and servicing existing clients. Hicks, formerly an assistant store leader at Scheels Sporting Goods, …

Midwest, Plains Likely to See Economic Growth: Report

Economic growth lies ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states despite pullbacks in the energy sector, according to a monthly report released on March 2. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 57.0 in February from 54.8 in January, …

Estimate of Vandalism Damage at Michigan Ski Resort Quadruples

The general manager of a ski resort vandalized by University of Michigan students estimates the total damage is about four times the original estimate. Barry Owens of Treetops Resort in Gaylord tells the Detroit Free Press the price tag will …

Exxon Hit with Lawsuit in Louisiana over Denied Tainted Fuel Claims

ExxonMobil has paid more than $4.6 million to nearly 2,900 motorists impacted by the company’s production of more than 5 million gallons of tainted fuel distributed in the Baton Rouge area in March 2014. “ExxonMobil proactively honored all valid claims …

N.J. Congressman Calls for FEMA Chief’s Resignation

A New Jersey congressman is asking for the resignation of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator W. Craig Fugate and an immediate investigation into FEMA after reports that FEMA was aware of allegedly fraudulent engineering reports that may have been …

Talbert Named CEO of Texas-Based Insurors Indemnity Cos.

Waco, Texas-based Insurors Indemnity Companies named Dave Talbert as president and chief executive officer effective March 1. Talbert joined Insurors Indemnity in February 2014 with more than 25 years of industry experience, having previously been president and CEO of Hochheim Prairie …

CIA-Leavitt and Ewing-Leavitt Merge in Colorado

CIA-Leavitt Insurance Agency and Ewing-Leavitt Insurance Agency, both Leavitt Group affiliates, have merged their Colorado Springs, Colo. offices. The merged agency will be located in the CIA-Leavitt office at 5585 Erindale Dr. in Colorado Springs. This change will not affect …

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