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BUSINESS NEWS UNICO Group Awarded Best Practice Agency for 70th Consecutive Year

Urban Economist, Author to Build Case for Inclusion at Chamber’s Economic Outlook

UNICO Group has been selected to be part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the United States participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

Urban economist, best-selling author and Harvard professor Edward L. Glaeser will headline the Greater Omaha Chamber’s upcoming Economic Outlook, a future-focused tradition set for Tuesday, November 15 at CenturyLink Center Omaha. Glaeser authored the book Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Inven­tion Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier. His keynote promises to challenge commonly-held assumptions about cities and make the case for economic inclusion as a key to growing business and the region. Glaeser has taught at Harvard University since 1992 and currently serves as the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor at the Department of Economics. The theme of this year’s Economic Outlook is Triumph of the City: Growing Greater Omaha and the Case for Economic Inclusion. The cost is $65 per member or $85 for nonmembers. Tables of 10 are $650 for members and $850 for nonmembers. Reservations are due by Tuesday, Nov. 8 through OmahaChamber.org/EOL. Attendees at the Tuesday, Nov. 15 event will also benefit from reporting on the most current economic trends and the results of the annual, Chamber-driven Economic Outlook Survey, exclusive insights attendees can check against internal projections and act upon. The Economic Outlook Luncheon sponsors are Baird Holm LLP, D.A. Davidson & Co, Deloitte LLP, Lamp, Rynearson & Associates, Inc., and Mutual of Omaha Bank.

Each year since 1993, IIABA and Reagan Consulting, an Atlantabased management consulting firm, join forces to study the country’s leading agencies in six revenue categories. The agencies comprising the study groups are selected every third year through a comprehensive nomination and qualifying process and awarded a “Best Practices Agency” designation. The selected “Best Practices” agencies retain their status during the three-year cycle by submitting extensive financial and operational data for review each year. More than 1,800 independent agencies throughout the U.S. were nominated to take part in the annual study, but only 254 agencies qualified for the honor. To be chosen, the agency had to be among the top-performing agencies in one of six revenue categories. UNICO Group is an insurance and financial provider that offers a consultative and relational approach to the insurance process. With clients ranging from Fortune 500 giants to local retail shops, UNICO’s risk advisors have extensive experience in custom strategies that generate long-term value. For more information about business and personal insurance and financial needs, call (402) 434-7200 or visit unicogroup.com.

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