Business

Looking Back at the 2019 IBAO Convention
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The 2019 Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) Convention took place in Toronto on October 23 – 24 and was a great success. Now in its 99th year, the IBAO Convention is the largest insurance event in Canada and it...
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David Elliott: Technology Creates Opportunities
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This has been a big year for Elliott Insurance Services. The Port Hope and Newcastle, Ontario-based insurance brokerage is celebrating its 100th anniversary and has marked this achievement with a year-long charity program to support the community it has been...
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Carrie Dunning: Change and Opportunities
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Carrie Dunning began her career in the insurance industry as a receptionist at an independent adjusting firm in Halifax. In the 20 years that have passed since then, she’s gone on to work in claims, underwriting, training and management roles....
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Kirsten Grohs: Standing Out from the Pack
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Doing the little things and thinking outside the box can make all the difference. Canada’s Kirsten Grohs can attest to this. The Manager of Football Administration for the Atlanta Falcons first got her start in the NFL with the help...
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Sharing a Wealth of Knowledge and Experience
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Gloria Murphy has been a part of the insurance industry for nearly five decades. She started her career in 1971 at a two-person insurance office in Edmonton, where her job included typing policies on a typewriter and answering calls. A...
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Don Forgeron: Looking at Threats and Opportunities
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As the President and CEO of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), Don Forgeron works with governments and key stakeholders across the country to build a strong, stable property and casualty (P&C) insurance industry and a stronger and safer Canada. We spoke...
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Caleigh Rykiss: It’s All About the Customer Experience
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Although it’s only been open for less than a year, BodyLove (BOLO) Inc. has already been spotlighted in top publications such as Flare, Fashion Magazine and Canadian Living. Located in the heart of Toronto, BOLO has disrupted the traditional gym...
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Alyssa Furtado: Breaking Out of the Plateau
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Since starting in 2010, Ratehub.ca has worked hard to become the country’s leading financial comparison website and is now used by five million Canadians each year. The site’s goal is to guide people to the best mortgage rates, credit cards,...
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Colin Simpson: Helping Brokers Go Forward
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This summer marks Colin Simpson’s two-year anniversary as CEO of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO). According to Simpson, a definite highlight of his time leading the association has been the people he’s had the opportunity to interact with....
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Collective Arts Brewing: Hates the Status Quo
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Creativity is a big part of craft brewing. Breweries are continually pushing themselves to build new recipes and experiment with different flavours to win over palates and stand out in an increasingly competitive market. Hamilton’s Collective Arts Brewing has taken...
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