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COVID-19 Issues, Impacts, and Solutions: Experts Weigh In

As the world grapples with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtually no one has been left unaffected. As we all work to adjust to this “new normal,” virtually every profession, trade, and industry is struggling with unprecedented challenges. Our industry is not immune to such challenges, and is constantly working to adapt to the…

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Regional Sales Executive Hire to Play Pivotal Role in Distinguished’s Growth in the Midwest

Distinguished Programs is pleased to welcome John Chisenhall as regional sales executive of our Midwest territories, which include Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota and South Dakota. With 15 years of experience in the commercial insurance space, John is poised to help expand our presence in the Midwest in the niche markets we serve with…

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Hotel Security Improved Since Vegas

Hotel security protocol has upped the ante in the nearly year and a half since the Mandalay Bay mass shooting in Las Vegas, which claimed the lives of 58 concertgoers at a nearby musical festival. Brooks Chase, president of Distinguished Specialty, was featured in Resort Trades, where he spoke to the changing landscape of the…

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Distinguished Programs Names Zurich North America as New Carrier for City Homes Insurance Program.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rod Hughes | rhughes@kimballpr.com | (610) 559-7585 NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2019 – Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program manager, today announces Zurich North America as the new insurance provider for its City Homes Insurance Program (CHIP) effective as of January 1, 2019. Zurich also operates as the provider for Distinguished Programs’ NY…

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American Hole ‘n One renames its Grand Prize Promotions division

Congratulations to our sister company American Hole ‘n One. They’ve officially changed the name of their American Media and Special Promotions (AMSP) division to Grand Prize Promotions to more accurately reflect their business. In addition, they have launched a new website grandprizepromotions.com where you can do the following:

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Distinguished Adds Expertise With Two New Hires

We are pleased to announce and welcome two new program management experts: Maryann Prestia, vice president program manager, primary programs, and Mary Genevich, senior underwriter, property and liability specialist. As Distinguished Programs continues to expand its real estate, hospitality, and casualty products, the expertise of these two industry veterans will boost our future development and current…

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IBANY Awards

Distinguished Programs has always been a strong supporter of professional development.  Whether you’re a seasoned expert or just starting your career in insurance, there are amazing opportunities for continual growth. Last night two of our Distinguished colleagues brought home the “gold.”  Congratulations to Connor Clemmer, who was awarded the IBANY 2018 Emerging Leader Award, and…

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Focus on the Hotel Industry – The Rough Notes Company Inc.

While the growth of the travel and hospitality industries creates opportunities, it also poses increasing challenges.  Human trafficking and hotel shootings may not have been top concerns 10 or 20 years ago, but they have sadly and undoubtedly climbed up the ladder of major issues facing hotels in recent years.  Seeing how the privilege of…

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Responding to Hotel Data Breaches

Data breaches are at an all time high, up 45 percent from 2016, and hotels are a prime target. Accommodations, which includes hotels and restaurants, top the list for point-of-sale cyber breaches with the average cost of investigations being $735,000, increasing in cost based on the size of the company. Hotel owners and managers need to be…

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Distinguished Programs Recognized for its Charitable Efforts

Distinguished Programs was recognized in the December 18, 2017 Insurance Journal article: A Culture of Action at Distinguished Programs. The article focuses on the charitable efforts of Distinguished and its colleagues. Throughout 2017, a philanthropic committee known as Distinguished Cares formed by Distinguished employees,  launched multiple giving back to the community campaigns. Distinguished Cares was…

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