Day 3 – PLUS U Sells Out

Today I learned more about another of PLUS’s exceptional educational events – PLUS University. How exceptional must this event be – it SOLD OUT. That’s right it sold out. We reached room capacity.

PLUS University, or PLUS U as I hear it called around here, was revamped in 2012 to go to a two-day program in place of the previous four-day program. Attendance has steadily risen since it was modified in 2012 and it rose again this years as evident by reaching a new record number. It doesn’t hurt either that last year 96% of attendees of PLUS U said they would recommend PLUS U to colleagues. Generally attendees at PLUS U are newer to professional liability or those transitioning from another line into professional liability. It is also filed for continuing education.

With education and professional development being a core purpose of PLUS it is great to see educational opportunities like PLUS U being so well received. If you can think of other educational or professional development that PLUS can provide please I welcome calls and emails.

Midwest Chapter Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago

The Midwest Chapter supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago with a $3,500 donation, which helped to fund the organization’s graduation ceremony on July 16, 2015. The donation was part of the chapter’s 2015 Chapter Charity outreach in conjunction with PLUS Foundation.

About the Charity: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago provides support for children age 6 through 18 who live in single parent homes, live in poverty or are dealing with parental incarceration. The program provides monitored matches with adult volunteer mentors, encouraging positive relationships while instilling values, principals and producing childhood successes which carry into adulthood. IMG_4246

Great job to all involved!

First 100 Days (Day 2) – Members Value PLUS

Business Portrait“I’ve appreciated the opportunity that PLUS gives us all to connect as an industry. “I am passionate about PLUS.” PLUS is “such an incredible organization.” “I’ve appreciated seeing the organization grow on both a local and national level over the years.” “I have personally found PLUS to be an excellent resource in furthering my understanding of the insurance industry.”

These are just some of the responses I have received in response to the email I sent yesterday to all PLUS members introducing myself. Needless to say I was thrilled to see the passion about PLUS. I was overwhelmed by the number of people who have already told me how valuable PLUS has been to them and their careers. And, I am even more optimistic about the continued and expanded value PLUS can provided to members for many years to come.

Please continue to share with me your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas about your association. Thank you.

Robbie Thompson, PLUS Executive Director