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Guthrie Joins Board of Directors at Mitchell International

San Diego-based Mitchell International, a provider of information, workflow, and performance management solutions to the automotive insurance claims and collision repair industries, has added Jim Guthrie to its board of directors. Guthrie came to the attention of Mitchell through his …

Schoenthal Joins Professional Program Insurance Brokerage

Professional Program Insurance Brokerage in Novato, Calif., has added Jennifer Schoenthal to its agency to lead the development of its medispa program. Contact Schoenthal at 415-475-4300.

Baldwin Resource Group Joins with Corporate Planning Systems

Baldwin Resource Group and Corporate Planning Systems, both based in Bellevue, Wash., have formed a strategic alliance to bring additional insurance and business consulting services to clients in the Northwest. The alliance is designed to enhance the services both companies …

Prime Holdings Launches New Excess and Surplus Lines Company

Prime Holdings Insurance Services Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Prime Insurance Co., a new surplus lines insurance company funded with a cash infusion of $16 million in May, has received an A. M. Best “B+” rating and has recently been …

Mercury General to Report Third Quarter Results on November 6

Mercury General Corp. reported that on Monday, Nov. 6, 2006, the company will release results for its third quarter ended Sept.30, 2006. CEO George Joseph and President Gabriel Tirador,will host an investor conference call and webcast that same day at …

Santa Clara Man Sentenced In Bogus Insurance Company Scheme

Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi announced a Santa Clara man who operated an unlicensed automobile insurance company will serve five years formal probation and pay restitution to his victims. The charges resulted from a two-year investigation by the California Department of …

Avian Flu Pandemic is Likely Much Ado about Something

“Pandemics happen. What we don’t know is when it’s going to happen and how bad it’s going to be,” according to Rick Casse, former director of business continuity planning for Gap Inc. Speaking to the Golden Gate Chapter of the …

Leadership Changes in Colemont – Southern California

Colemont Insurance Brokers announced that Casey Hamlin, who served as office president of the company’s Southern California operations, has been named chairman of Colemont – Southern California. “Casey will now be responsible for growing our west coast and southwest operations …

WSS, Shand Morahan Offer Free Misc. Professional Liability Seminar, Oct. 19

Western Security Surplus’ Orange County, Calif., office and Shand Morahan will host a free seminar on “Writing Miscellaneous Professional Liability Insurance” on Oct. 19, 2006, for insurance agents and brokers. Some of the issues that will be covered in the …

Cal/OSHA Cites California Ski Resort Following Patrolmen Deaths

The California Department of Industrial Relations’ Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), cited Mammoth Mountain Ski Area $49,865 following an investigation into the accidental deaths of three of their ski patrolmen. “As a result of our investigation, inspectors determined …

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