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Independent Agents Lend a Helping Hand at ELITExas Community Service Project

Jun 27, 2019

On June 19th, during IIAT’s Insurcon at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, more than 50 independent insurance agents and company representatives participated in the annual community service project hosted by ELITExas, IIAT’s young professionals group.

Participants assembled 30 bikes and 30 skateboards to be distributed by Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to Texas foster kids in need. For the second year in a row, IIAT partnered with and obtained raw building materials from Together We Rise to be assembled by volunteers in attendance at Insurcon.

“We hope to continue to grow the size of our volunteer group year-over-year as we work to give back to Texas communities in need,” said Jill Douglas, Director of Development for IIAT.   

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Matt Smith

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The Independent Insurance Agents of Texas (IIAT) expands the value and influence of independent insurance agencies via advocacy, training, business solutions, professional networking, and market resources.

Independent insurance agents represent multiple insurance companies; they aren’t employees of any single insurance company. Their independence empowers them to focus exclusively on providing their customers with the best, most personalized insurance options possible.

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