In the last several years, the IIA of IL Young Agents Committee (YAC) has surveyed young insurance professionals throughout the state to find out what they want out of a conference. An overwhelming amount of responses indicated that one thing that is very important to them is attending events to which they can bring their families. The Committee listened.
We know it’s hard to leave your responsibilities both at the office and at home. That’s why the YAC designed an event that is the best of both worlds.
Now is the time to start assembling your summer schedule, so make room for the Young Agents Family Summer Camp.
This conference came to fruition because the committee wanted to expose family members, especially kids, to the insurance world. When Dad is out of town, what is he doing? When Mom’s gone, what is she learning? Why do they need to leave town for conferences?
This is the perfect way to introduce kids of any age to the insurance industry. And they might just make some friends, as well.
“I met one of my very good friend’s while attending a conference with my mother when I was younger. That friendship has lasted all these years later, and it’s nice to have someone to ‘talk shop’ with,” said Allyson Padilla, Young Agents Committee Chair. “I’m excited to get together with friends I’ve made along the way and to get our families together!”
Plus, if you are in a family businesses, perpetuation through family members is one of the most common forms of extending an agency into the future. Show your family why you love this industry, that work can be fun, and that sometimes you make connections that turn into lifelong friends.