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Olsen Sottile Insurance Brokers - From 'In-House' to 'Cloud'

Fortify is very excited to announce that we recently migrated one of our clients, Olsen Sottile Insurance Brokers, to our private hosted cloud solution, Virtual Fortify Office 24/7 (VFO247). Here is what Chris Sottile had to share about their migration experience:"When we made the migration to Fortify’s VFO247 solution, we went home on Friday afternoon and when we came back in on Monday we had a whole new world to explore – our applications, email and whole environment was up and running in the…See More
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Insurance Social Media

Social media for insurance professionals is a new and exciting area. Share your queries and experiences with fellow colleagues. This group is meant to complement, not compete, with the Insurance Marketing & Communications GroupSee More
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Insurance Brokers Association of Durham Region

IBAO local affiliate serving the Durham Region area in Ontario
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ICLR Friday Forum: Building public confidence in emergency management (June 12, 2015)

On June 12, 2015 ICLR conducted a Friday Forum workshop entitled 'Building public confidence in emergency management' with Tony Peace, Inspector-General for ...
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Webinar replay: Forecast 2015: Hurricane and Wildfire Season (June 8, 2015)

On June 8, 2015, ICLR conducted a Forecast Webinar on the 2015 wildfire and hurricane seasons. Kerry Anderson, Fire Sciences Officer with the Canadian Forest...
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How did you get into the 'insurance business'?

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Breaking Insurance News

Transport Canada updates rule to help secure rail cars, reduce risk of runaway trains

Transport Canada announced on Wednesday that it has approved revisions to Rule 112 of the Canadian Railway Operating Rules, which establish multiple layers of defence to secure trains and further reduce the risk of runaway trains.

Total cost of risk in North America about 1% less in 2014 compared to 2013: 2015 RIMS Benchmark Survey

In a relatively stable insurance market, businesses paid nearly 1% (.99%) less in 2014 than they did in 2013 to cover the total cost of risk (TCOR) after three consecutive years of increases, according to the 2015 RIMS Benchmark Survey.

Q2 adjusted brokerage revenues up 24% at Arthur J. Gallagher

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. released Tuesday its financial results for the second quarter, reporting a 24% year-over-year increase in adjusted brokerage revenues during a time when it made 13 acquisitions in its brokerage and risk management...

Saskatchewan academic says ways of handling wildfires must change

SASKATOON - An academic says northern communities and the province of Saskatchewan need to rethink the way they prepare for and respond to wildfires.

SCOR's net income for first half of 2015 up 28% to 327 million euros over same period in 2014

SCOR is on track to achieve targets in its “Optimal Dynamics” strategic plan, announcing Wednesday that its net income for the first half of 2015 was 327 million euros, 27.7% higher than it was for the first six months of 2014.

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WINMAR® Opens in Victoria

London, ON – WINMAR® Franchise Corp is pleased to announce the new ownership of WINMAR® Victoria with the skill and superior customer service of Jason Pennock.WHEN: Effective 13 July 201...

First General – Sudbury Receives Fire Safety Award from the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council

TORONTO, July 2015 - First General - Sudbury recently received the Fire Safety Award from the Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council at a ceremony on June 16, 2015 in Toronto. The annual Fire Safet...

Garry Construction & Restoration is DKI Canada's Newest Member

DKI Canada Announces New Member In Burlington, ON. Garry Construction & Restoration Joins DKI Canada as its newest member.    Mississauga, ON – July 21, 2015 – DKI Canada&n...

ClaimsPro joins the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association

ClaimsPro, Canada’s largest independent adjusting and claims management company, announced today that it is becoming a member of the Canadian Independent Adjusters’ Association (CIAA). Th...

ServiceMaster Helps Restore Hope in the Lives of Children

As part of the ongoing efforts to support charity and their community, ServiceMaster Restore of London participated in the Make-A-Wish® Rope for Hope event on June 19, 2015. This unique challenge ...

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