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Joanna Mendonca: Genuine Care Matters
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Founded in Kitchener, Ontario in 1873, Staebler Insurance is the oldest insurance brokerage in Waterloo Region. Insurance is definitely in Staebler President Joanna Mendonca’s blood. A third-generation broker, her family has owned and operated Staebler Insurance for over 40 years....
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Looking Back at the 2019 IBAO Convention
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The 2019 Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) Convention took place in Toronto on October 23 – 24 and was a great success. Now in its 99th year, the IBAO Convention is the largest insurance event in Canada and it...
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Jeff Naujokaitis: Don’t Be Afraid to Fail
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In the latest segment of our Meet Our Underwriter series, we caught up with Jeff Naujokaitis, one of our talented Senior Commercial Lines Underwriters. Let’s see what he had to say. Can you tell us a little bit about your...
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Maestro Fresh Wes: Make History
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There’s a lot of hyperbole in music journalism and admittedly words like “icon” and “legend” are used quite liberally. But that’s not the case when talking about Maestro Fresh Wes. Credited with being the godfather of Canadian rap, his 1989 Symphony in...
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Rick Campanelli: Grabbing Life by the Horns
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Many of us were first introduced to Rick Campanelli in 1994 when he beat out 8,000 other applicants as part of MuchMusic’s temp contest. From those early days as “Rick the Temp” to becoming one of the station’s best-loved personalities...
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A Look Back at the 2018 IBAO Convention
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It was fantastic seeing so many insurance brokers and industry partners in October at the 2018 Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) Convention that took place in Niagara Falls. We worked hard to make everyone’s convention experience even better with...
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Bruce Croxon on reacting through teamwork
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Lavalife co-founder and former Dragons' Den star Bruce Croxon talks about teamwork at our Town Hall session during the 2016 IBAO Conference.
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Cyber Crimes are Closing Small Businesses: Our Chat with Gary Davis from McAfee
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In our world of data sharing, issues of privacy and security are ongoing topics of concern for individuals and businesses alike. From downloading damaging viruses to hackers seeking sensitive information such as SIN numbers, cyber security has become vital in...
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Fast Forward: Hear from Our Panelists
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Fast Forward is mere days away! This landmark event is exclusively for our broker partners and insurance professionals and takes place in Toronto on Thursday, June 14 from 1 pm – 6 pm. A few weeks back we announced that...
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Colin Simpson: Helping Brokers Go Forward
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This summer marks Colin Simpson’s two-year anniversary as CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO). According to Simpson, a definite highlight of his time leading the association has been the people he’s had the opportunity to interact with....
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