November’s YEP Hamilton Executive Roundtable: Business Insurance

We are excited to bring you an event focused on Business Insurance. We are continuing to focus the Roundtable events on “the business of doing business”; the time consuming but extremely important elements of running or working for a  successful and sustainable business.  Affordable insurance solutions are essential because they allow young entrepreneurs and professionals to assess risk and have the piece of mind that their businesses and the individuals involved are protected. On Monday November 21 YEP Hamilton is lucky to have two prominent insurance experts from Hamilton chat with us about how to build insurance plans to suit  each individual  business. Afterall, it is knowing that our businesses has proper coverage  that then allows all of us to experiment with ideas, build better products/services, grow our businesses and spend our sleepless nights creating that great “next step”! Hope you can join us.

We are excited to have the following lawyers take the time to chat with us on Monday November 21, 2011:

1)Brent Hanson, R.I.B.Ont.
Director of Marketing & Groups
TRIPEMCO BURLINGTON INSURANCE GROUP LIMITED
Brent Hanson is the Marketing Manager for Tripemco Burlington Insurance Group. Employed with Tripemco Burlington Insurance Group for the past fourteen (14) years, he has gained valuable experience and knowledge in all the diverse lines of the insurance industry. Growing up in Hamilton and a graduate from Mohawk College, he has diplomas in both Business Programs – Marketing
and Insurance. He is responsible for the training, education of staff, and day-to-day operations of Marketing and The Personal Lines Group Department at Tripemco. In his spare time Brent is an active member of the Hamilton Board of Approved Basketball Officials and also enjoys golfing, playing basketball and hitting the gym for a work out. Brent resides in Grimsby and has a daughter
Brittany, who is a recent Graduate from The University of Western Ontario.

2) George C. McCarter, B.A., CAIB, CCIB
George McCarter, BA, CAIB, CCIB, President, Pearson Dunn Insurance Inc.

George began his insurance career in 1978 with Allstate Insurance at their Southern USA regional office. After moving to Canada in 1982, George continued his career in the insurance industry working with a leading Hamilton broker and subsequently became a member of the broker management team. In 1989, George completed his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation, and in 1992 received his Certified Insurance Broker (CIB) designation.
In 1997, as President of a brokerage, George led a successful group buyout of the shareholders and remained a Partner and Director of the Commercial division until 2005.
In February of 2006, George became President and partner at Pearson Dunn Insurance § & Financial Services Inc. In his role as President, not only did George have responsibility for the overall operations of the Company, but he played a significant role in the management of our major corporate client accounts. In May 2008, George completed the planned perpetuation of the company when he purchased the remaining outstanding shares from Bruce and Jamie Pearson to become the sole shareholder. At the same time, the company changed its name to Pearson Dunn Insurance Inc.
George is very active in the Hamilton community, having served on numerous boards and committees, such
as the Board of Governors and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Hillfield-Strathallan College. Currently,
he is a Board Member of the Hamilton Club; and is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Hamilton
Health Sciences Foundation. In 2010, he was also a Council Member for the McMaster Children’s Hospital
Fundraising Council, and led a successful campaign as Chair (Hamilton Division) for the 2010 United Way
Campaign for Burlington and Greater Hamilton and was Vice Chair in 2009.
George is supportive of our local charities and encourages all his staff to volunteer in community events,
whenever they can. In addition to his passion for golf, fine clothes and the “occasional” classic martini,
George has a wonderful wife, Bernie, and two dynamic children which he is very proud of, Brittany and
Jordan.

Location: Slainte Irish Pub (upstairs)
*cash bar available

For this event we will have the following agenda.
·  7:00pm – 7:30pm – networking
·   7:30pm – 8:00pm – Intro + Learn about the each Professional’s respective brokerage and background.  What factors have contributed to their success?  What is Hamilton doing Right? What is Hamilton not doing now, what does it have to do to realize its potential?
·  8:00pm – 9:00pm – Questions from young professionals to the Insurance Experts. Q and A along with conversation about topics about careers in insurance,  what policies and procedures small business should have in place to ensure they are safeguarded, how evaluate and manage risk in your small business etc.
If you have a question you would like YEP Division Chair, Joe Accardi to ask in the first session to make sure there is time, forward it to me and I will include it in the agenda.

In order to maintain a conversational atmosphere, we only have 25 spots available. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to shannontew7@gmail.com as we are booking on a first come, first served basis. In your RSVP please provide your name and company name, and the industry you best align with. It will be interesting for the executives and ourselves to see what industry representation we have. Attendance is at no charge.

We are looking forward to another successful night to get those business questions answered, help develop our careers, engage our leaders, network and generate ideas to push Hamilton to its full potential. Hope to see you all out there.