December 9, 2012

Business briefs: Dec. 9, 2012

Designation bestowed

PLATTSBURGH — The designation of Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) has been conferred upon Tammy Bell-Martin, sales executive of Northern Insuring Agency Inc., following her successful completion of a rigorous insurance-education program sponsored by the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.

The announcement was made by Dr. William T. Hold, president of the Society of CIC, who conferred the designation in an official ceremony.

The society is a key member of The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research, the nation’s preeminent provider of insurance and risk-management education. The alliance conducts more than 2,500 programs annually throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Currently, more than 31,000 agents and insurance professionals throughout the country have received the CIC designation.

Bell-Martin has demonstrated her professional competence through the successful completion of the five CIC institutes and comprehensive written examinations focusing on all major fields of insurance, insurance management and agency operations.

Award received

PLATTSBURGH — The ARC Foundation recently presented the 2012 Pinnacle Award to Dan Bosley, owner of Cornerstone and Keeseville Pharmacies, at the Annual Donor Appreciation Reception.

Bosley was recognized for his outstanding commitment and financial support to the ARC Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament and the Advocacy and Resource Center fundraising events.

Training attended

PLATTSBURGH — Nick Longino, Steve Smith and Kellen Loughan of Taylor Rental in Plattsburgh recently attended an intensive four-day tent training in Ledyard, Conn., at Foxwoods Resort and Casino.

They spent Nov. 5 to 8 setting up tents with manufacturing company Aztec Tents. The four-day training also consisted of seminars for DOT regulations, permitting, tent repair and cleaning techniques, unique installs, new tent styles, lighting and heating and social media.

Taylor Rental is ready for new tent styling options for private weddings at home or large corporate events.

Also, Willie Venne, Longino and Smith attended a one-day training and safety seminar put on by the American Rental Association at Milton Cat in Clifton Park on Nov. 13, where they had hands-on and lecture training on multiple topics.

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