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FOR RELEASE: Apr. 30, 2008

PIANY calls for nominations for 2008 Distinction of Professionalism awards

GLENMONT, N.Y.?The Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Inc. is calling for nominations for its 2008 Distinction of Professionalism awards.  Deadline for submission is Thursday, May 1, 2008.

Each year, PIANY honors insurance professionals who exemplify the qualities and actions that serve as an example of industry excellence. Three awards areas follows:

  • The Professional Agent of the Year award will be presented to an agent who demonstrates excellence and achievement in insurance marketing and service; personal commitment to professionalism; and contributions to PIA and the community.
  • The Distinguished Insurance Service award will be presented to someone in the industry who has an established history of service to the American agency system and/or PIANY.
  • The Community Service award, new this year, will be presented to an individual who has had a leadership role in a significant activity for the better of the community and/or its individuals.

The awards will be presented to the recipients during PIANJ/PIANY?s Joint Annual Conference, June 8-10, 2008, at the Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort, Atlantic City, N.J.

If you know someone who should be nominated as a candidate for any of the awards, contact PIANY at (800) 424-4244, or access the form online at:

PIANY is a trade association representing professional, independent insurance agencies, brokerages and their employees throughout the state.

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