Agents and Brokers: Deadline to Submit for IJ’s Top 100, March 31

March 28, 2006

Insurance Journal’s search for the nation’s top independent insurance agencies and brokerages is winding down with just a few days left for qualified firms to send in their entry forms.

The final deadline is Friday, March 31.

Because everybody likes a winner, good things await an agency that qualifies for the Insurance Journal Top 100 listing for 2006.

Insurance Journal can’t guarantee what response agents and brokers might receive from being named to the prestigious Top 100, but with apologies to David Letterman, it ‘s possible to imagine the Top 10 Reasons to Join the Top 100:

10. The owner of your favorite restaurant will seat you without a reservation.

9. Your city’s magazine will name you Best Insurance Business of the Year and your local newspaper will put you on the front page.

8. Your employees will spontaneously stand and applaud whenever you enter the office.

7. Insurance company representatives desirous of your representation will let you win at golf.

6. Producers and CSRs at other firms will start dropping their resumes on your desk.

5. The local banker will take you to lunch to talk about mutual opportunities.

4. That agency you tried to buy years ago will finally call you back.

3. The area’s most successful citizens and businesses will recognize you as one of their own and seek your counsel.

2. Your own producers and employees will stand taller and straighter with clients and in their communities.

1. You will have a new tagline for your business cards and advertisements – “We Are A Top 100 Agency.”

Insurance Journal is inviting all independent agencies and brokerages to submit Top 100 qualification forms. Firms are ranked according to their estimated property casualty written premium. The deadline is March 31.

The Top 100 entry form can be found at:

https://www.insurancejournal.com/100agencies/

For editorial information, contact Andrea Ortega-Wells at awells@insurancejournal.com or (512) 268-7660. For advertising information, contact a regional Insurance Journal representative or Mitch Dunford at (800) 897-9965 ext.123 or mdunford@insurancejournal.com.

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