The Capital District Insurance Community sponsored Albany I Day on April 25, 2018 at the Albany Capital Center on 55 Eagle Street in Albany, NY. The members of the Capital District Insurance Community include Albany Field Club, Albany Claims Association, Insurance Professionals of Albany, Northeastern New York Chapter of the CPCU Society and the Independent Insurance Agents of the Capital Region. The day began with a Continuing Education Class at 8:00 AM. Tim Dodge presenting an engaging class on Emerging Issues.
There were many vendors and insurance carriers present for the Networking Sesion at 10:00 AM. We had the opportunity to meet the featured speaker, Carl Banks, former New York Giant defensive football player and Broadcaster.The Northeastern New York Chapter of the CPCU Society sponsored a table to promote Insurance Education. They provided information regarding the Institute Courses available, Continuing Education credits, and student scholarship programs. Many giveaway items were received from the Institutes and the CPCU Society for this event. Many thanks to Jeff LaPlante, Colleen Potten, Nino Cogliandro and Tammy Fembleaux for manning the table.
Lunch was followed by a presentation from Senator Seward who heads the Insurance Committee in the New York Senate. He advised us of current issues and bills in progress. Carl Banks spoke about how attitude makes a difference in the way you handle your work and responsibilities for your Company and co-workers. A positive and proactive attitude can produce great results. The possibilities are endless.
Mark Dentinger presented the 2018 Frances P Bartlett Memorial Scholarship to a very deserving high school student, Rebecca Bortell, who also happens to be the daughter of CPCU member Elaine Bortell. A second scholarship was given to Diana Bayer, who did so well with the HVCC scholarship she received from the committee last year that it was decided that she deserved the scholarship again this year.
The 2018 Insurance Professional of the Year Award was present to Michael Barrett of Barret & Associates by Andy Kaufman.