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Mass Shootings Prompt Businesses to Train Staff on Warning Signs

NEW YORK — At a four-hour meeting last month, Michelle Abdow’s staffers got to experience some of the sights, sounds and even smells they could encounter if someone invaded their office and began shooting. Security experts and local law enforcement …

Retail Has Active Shooter Plans, But Training Hurt by Turnover

Most retailers have plans in place to deal with an active shooter, like the one that terrorized a Walmart Inc. store this past weekend in El Paso, Texas. But a hot job market has hit worker retention rates, making it …

As InsurTech Takes Over, Insurers Must Train the Humans that Remain

CHICAGO — As technology eliminates claims jobs through automation, insurers will need to build new skill sets for the employees who remain, speakers said during the second and final day of the Insurance Nexus Connected Claims Conference. Eric Brandt, managing …

One-Day Modern Consumer Training for Insurance Professionals Hosted by PIA of Michigan on Thursday, April 25th

Warwick, RI, 4/19/13 – Astonish, a leading digital marketing solutions and sales training provider for insurance agencies, encourages local insurance agency principals, CEOs, and presidents in Michigan and surrounding areas to attend a free one-day sales and marketing training event …

Astonish Announces Early Bird Pricing for Annual E-Agent Summit

Warwick, RI, 04/03/13 – Astonish, a leading digital marketing, technology, and training provider for insurance agencies and brokerages, is thrilled to announce early bird pricing for the upcoming E-Agent Summit taking place October 27-29, 2013 at the Red Rock in …

Astonish’s One-Day Modern Consumer Training Hosted by QQ Solutions on Thursday, April 11

Warwick, RI, 04/01/13 – Astonish, a leading digital marketing solutions and sales training provider for insurance agencies, encourages local insurance agency principals, CEOs, and presidents in Florida and surrounding areas to attend a free one-day sales and marketing training event …

Farm Accidents Focus of Mississippi Firefighter Workshop

A fire department in Corinth, Miss., plans a four-hour training session focusing on farming accidents. The Daily Corinthian reports the free program for first responders will be held Thursday at the Alcorn Farm Machinery-Home and Outdoor Show. The session will …

Insurance Marketing Boot Camp Hosts Umberto Fedeli, Other Top Agents

Bend, OR, 08/28/12 – “We’re so excited to announce Umberto Fedeli will be among seven other ‘million dollar plus’ agency owners and producers at this year’s Insurance Marketing Boot Camp.” Says Michael Jans, CEO of Agency Revolution, a success coaching …

Patient Death Puts Spotlight on Replacement Nurses

In an ad on Facebook, a company seeking stand-ins for nurses planning a walkout encouraged applicants to what it termed “join us for all the fun on this strike.” Days later, a patient at Oakland’s Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, …

Training Preps Grain Bin Rescuers

Bill Harp travels around the country helping emergency personnel to be prepared to rescue those who become trapped in confined spaces. Members of Harp’s group, the Safety and Technical Rescue Association train a variety of groups and have participated in …