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Neighbors Growing Together | Mar 26, 2017
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Gamrath-Doyle; Cambridge; Maharishi University of Management

Mar 06, 2017

Gamrath-Doyle Insurance recognized for outstanding performance by EMC

Gamrath-Doyle Insurance of Fairfield has been named a Leading Partner by EMC Insurance Companies, which means the agency is one of the highest-performing EMC agencies in the country.

This designation places the agency in the top 20 percent of all EMC agencies nationally.

The Leading Partner award is based on key indicators including retention, profitability and growth, which are reviewed over a three-year period.

EMC developed its signature Agency Performance Value tool in 2005 to measure an agency’s performance against all other EMC agencies nationally. Agencies are evaluated on loss ratio, premium volume, policy and premium growth, policy and premium retention, and the position of EMC within the agency.

Gamrath-Doyle Insurance is a full service independent insurance agency serving southeast Iowa since 1946.

 

Cambridge promotes Lippincott to senior director of public relations, marketing

Lindsay Lippincott has been promoted to senior director of public relations and creative marketing at Cambridge.

Lippincott will lead the development and production of marketing collateral in print and digital form across Cambridge’s internal departments.

Lippincott joined Cambridge in 2010 with over 10 years of marketing and public relations experience. She oversees large-scale marketing projects for Cambridge’s strategic offerings, corporate website development, and she continues to lead a team of senior and corporate account executives.

Prior to joining Cambridge, Lippincott served as the development and public relations coordinator at the Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center at the University of Northern Iowa.

Lippincott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Upper Iowa University. Additionally, she holds the FINRA Series 7 license.

 

Bargerstock publishes book on implementing business planning

As an MBA student, Maharishi University of Management professor Andy Bargerstock noticed that courses in business strategy didn’t explain how to connect planning and implementation ­­— a gap he addresses in his new book published by Business Expert Press.

Entitled “Mastering Leadership Alignment: Linking Value Creation with Cash Flow,” Bargerstock’s book describes how to use value chain analysis, employee engagement, and well-chosen financial metrics to connect business planning with implementation. This keeps priorities in focus while improving cash flow.

The book was co-authored with consultant Jahn Ballard, who has developed a systematic methodology for guiding organizations to higher levels of success.

Printed with permission from The Review, Maharishi University of Management’s electronic newsletter.

 

Shrosbree receives art fellowship

In November and December, Maharishi Univeristy of Management art professor Jim Shrosbree had a residency fellowship at MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire, – the oldest artist residency in the U.S.

Shrosbree’s stay was fully supported and afforded him the opportunity to spend five weeks creating art without interruptions or distractions.

Artists from various disciplines – writers, visual artists, dancers, filmmakers, poets, and playwrights – are awarded a fellowship to attend, creating a rich cross-disciplinary exchange. The sole criterion for acceptance is artistic excellence.

“The residency is an award that allows an artist to be totally taken care of to the degree that lunch is delivered to each private studio every day,” Shrosbree said.

This is the third residency of this kind that Shrosbree has been awarded in the last four years. His previous two residencies were at Yaddo Artists Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. Yaddo is nearly as old as MacDowell, going back 100 years. Edgar Allan Poe wrote “The Raven” while in residence there.

Shrosbree said that both MacDowell and Yadoo are set on several hundred acres of wooded land with ponds. The artists’ studios are set in the woods. Dinners are a community affair, offering rich cultural exchanges. In the evenings, artists present their work in the form of readings, musical performances, film screenings, and open studios.

In March, Shrosbree will have a residency and exhibit at Two Coats of Paint in Brooklyn, New York.

In April and May, he had a one-person exhibit at Paul Kotula Projects, in Detroit.

Printed with permission from The Review, Maharishi University of Management’s electronic newsletter.

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