As the cliché goes, in case you didn’t get the memo, the first meeting of PIA Oregon/Idaho’s Young Insurance Professionals Association (OYIP) is this Thursday in Salem, Oregon. We’d love to have you join us.
Here are the location and time details:
Thursday, February 21, 2019
5:00pm to 8:00pm
RAM Brewery and Restaurant
515 SE 12th Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
Shawn Carter is with Capital Premium Financing. He’s one of a group of PIA Oregon/Idaho members that founded the Oregon YIP’s group. He said the group’s focus is on insurance professionals 35 and under. However, involvement can also apply to those 35 and over that are new to the insurance industry.
“The focus is to help the perpetuation of the industry. A lot of baby boomers are retiring now, and we see a lot of agencies being handed down to a son or a daughter, or other family members,” Carter told Weekly Industry News. “This helps these young agents and the next generation of the industry with networking opportunities.”
Since insurance is an industry with unique challenges, the association’s founders are providing assistance and mentorship of professional development via the sharing of business tips and other information from peers and older professionals.
Networking — Carter said — is the main purpose of the new group.
“We want to help those coming into the industry for the first time to understand the different processes and the different ways they can grow and progress as an agent,” Carter said. “It’s an opportunity to network with other young agents.”
Another purpose of the first meeting is to grow the association with more involved Leadership and service for Oregon’s Education and Conference Committees and the Oregon Board of Directors.
This is just the first meeting. Others will come from this event and each meeting will be packed with practical, up-to-date information that attendees can apply immediately.
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