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Mid-Valley Claims Association News Network - April 2018

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2 2018 MVCA OFFICERS Mid-Valley Claims Association News NetworkApril 2018 PRESIDENT Sherry Wenograd Frontier Adjusters (209) 478-1422 VICE PRESIDENT Bryan Harrison Association News Network (209) 229-8240 SECRETARY Liza Wisecarver Briteleaf Textile Restoration (925) 455-6000 TREASURER Staci Moreno Frontier Adjusters (209) 603-5006 Tom Shefchick, PE Shefchick Assocates 2018 BOARD MEMBERS John Tucker York Risk Services Group Marvin Wenograd Frontier Adjusters MVCA CCNC REP: Liza Wisecarver Join MVCA for 2018 Today! Mid-Valley Claims Association is the industry resource in the San Joaquin Valley for Property & Casualty Insurance Claims Professionals to meet, network, learn and enjoy. • Attend an upcoming meeting • Join! Membership is easy and inexpensive • Invite your associates to join • See Membership app page 7 Join Today! or go to:

Mid-Valley Claims Association News NetworkApril 2018 3 Luncheon meetings are at Dave Wong’s Restaurant & Bar 2828 West March Lane., Stockton, except where indicated. MVCA Upcoming Events Next up... Friday, April 12, 2018 Luncheon Meeting Ethics and the Insurance Professional Ulises Castellon, CPCU One-Hour Continuing Education Accredited Course - see page 5 Friday, May 18, 2018 Luncheon Meeting - speaker to be announced Friday, June15, 2018 Luncheon Meeting - speaker to be announced Friday, July 20, 2018 Luncheon Meeting - speaker to be announced August 28-30, 2018 25th Annual CCNC @ Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe Budgeting For 2018? The U.S. Small Business Administration recommends budgeting/spending 7 to 8 percent of your gross revenue for marketing and advertising if your business does less than $5 million a year in sales, and your net profit margin after all expenses is in the 10 percent to 12 percent range. Help Build Your Brand & Visibility IN PRINT with the Mid-Valley Claims edition of the Association News Network AND ONLINE, at: Combine Print & Online Sponsorships & SAVE! Email: or Call 209-229-8240 Ulises Returns with Ethics Training at April 20 luncheon Dear Mid-Valley Members, I want to send out a big “Thank You” to all of you who made our March Luncheon meeting, and to our guest speaker, Christine Reed. We so appreciate her taking the time and travel to share her knowledge and expertise with us, and providing the necessary training for our annual “Fair Claims Settlement Practices Act” regulations certification. As always, Christine brought great energy and levity along with the valuable insight and information she provides. We conducted a brief election of officers to carry us through 2018 at the March meeting, as well. I am very pleased to announce the additions of Vice President Bryan Harrison, and new Secretary, Liza Wisecarver, to our executive staff. These two fine folks have agreed to join Treasurer Staci Moreno and myself to lead this organization through the coming year. We are still looking to fill out the rest of the board, as well. Please let one of us know should you be interested in potentially serving. I am so pleased that Mr. Ulises Castellon is available and able to not just present at our April 20th luncheon, but has agreed to provide us with a one-hour Continuing Education approved course on “Ethics and the Claims Adjuster”! I encourage each of you to invite a colleague, client/industry professional who may benefit from this course. We will begin with check-in as early as 11:30 am, with lunch running roughly noon to 1pm. The educational program will continue to its completion for all those who are able to stay beyond 1:00. Our association survives, and thrives, only through our members participation. We encourage not only your attendance, but your suggestions, feedback, and as much involvement as you are willing and able to give. Our members are what make this organization. I appreciate each and every one of you, and look forward to seeing you this Friday! Regards, April 2018 Message from MVCA President Sherry Wenograd Sherry L. Wenograd Mid-Valley Claims Association President Sherry L. Wenograd Frontier Adjusters (800) 262-4067