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Lawley Launches 2015 Insurance Seminar Series

Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2015

Today Lawley announced its 2015 Seminar Series designed to help CEOs, CFOs and other business leaders understand how all of the different insurance coverages can help provide better protection and mitigate unknown risks for their companies.

With the ever-changing insurance landscape, business decision makers can leverage Lawleys experience in business insurance, employee benefits and risk management consulting through these free seminars in Buffalo, NY, Rochester, NY and webinars.

Attendees of these exclusive breakfast presentations will receive updates on legislative changes that can affect their company, case studies and tips on how to prevent risk and discussions with Lawley specialists covering topics such as workers compensation, cyber security data breaches, healthcare reform and many more.

Lawley, the 54th largest independent broker in the United States this year ranked by Business Insurance magazine, will begin the seminar series in February with a presentation titled Employee Benefits For Small Business covering how the reclassification of small businesses in 2016 may affect their employee benefits package offered to their employees, cyber security for small business and more. Rochester will kick off the first seminar on February 11th at 8:00 a.m. at the Monroe Golf Club, followed by a similar presentation on February 12th in Buffalo in partnership with Superior Group and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce, and hosted at the new (716) Food and Sport in HarborCenter. A live webinar will complete the month on February 26th at 2:00 p.m. Each event will feature specialists from Lawley and typically a panel discussion with experts from complimentary fields, such as accounting firms, chambers of commerce and other key professionals.

We are excited to kick off the year with events that can help business leaders make smart decisions about the insurance coverages they need, stated Mike Lawley, Principal of Lawley. We wanted to give everyone the ability to learn about upcoming changes and coverages they may not have considered that can help protect the business they work so hard to build.

The Lawley Insurance Seminar Series schedule is below and can be found at where registration is free.

Employee Benefits For Small Business

February 11th (Rochester)

February 12th (Buffalo)

February 26th (Webinar)

Cyber Liability and Data Breaches

March 12th (Rochester)

March 13th (Buffalo)

March 26th (Webinar)

Navigating the Retirement Plan Minefield

April 15th (Rochester)

April 16th (Buffalo)

April 23rd (Webinar)

The Benefits of Captive Insurance

May 11th (Rochester)

May 12th (Buffalo)

May 26th (Webinar)

Nonprofit Insurance

June 17th (Rochester)

June 11th (Buffalo)

June 25th (Webinar)

Manufacturing Insurance

July 8th (Rochester)

July 9th (Buffalo)

July 23rd (Webinar)

Private Employee Benefits Exchanges

August 12th (Rochester)

August 12th (Buffalo)

August 27th (Webinar)

Healthcare Reform Updates

September 16th (Rochester)

September 17th (Buffalo)

September 24th (Webinar)

Small Business Insurance

October 7th (Rochester)

October 8th (Buffalo)

October 22nd (Webinar)

How To Manage Labor Law

November 4th (Rochester)

November 5th (Buffalo)

November 19th (Webinar)

Risk Management & Employee Wellness

December 9th (Rochester)

December 10th (Buffalo)

December 17th (Webinar)

Registration is limited and currently open. For more information and to stay up-to-date on panelists and discussion topics, visit our events page at

About Lawley

Lawley is a privately-owned independent regional insurance firm specializing in property, casualty and personal insurance, employee benefits and risk management consulting and ranked among the 100 Largest Insurance Brokers in the U.S., according to Business Insurance magazine.

For roughly 60 years, Lawleys team of over 350 associates have developed customized property, casualty, surety and benefits insurance programs for businesses and municipalities of all sizes and personalized protection for individuals and their families. Lawley is consistently recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Buffalo Business First.

Headquartered in Buffalo, NY, Lawley has branch offices across New York State in Amherst, Batavia, Elmsford, Fredonia, Melville and Rochester along with Darien, Connecticut and Florham Park, New Jersey. To find out more, visit

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The Asia-Pacific Polypropylene Market is Expected to Reach $69,817.0 Million by 2018 – A Report by MicroMarket Monitor

(PRWEB) January 17, 2015

Polypropylene is a type of plastic with commercial as well as residential applications. Owing to its property of fatigue resistance, it can be used in high stress applications, such as piping systems, chairs and hinge mechanisms on water bottles. Polypropylene is processed into film for packaging and is used to produce carpet yarns. It is also used for injection molded articles-auto parts, appliances, furniture and housewares.

Browse through the TOC of Asia-Pacific Polypropylene Market for an analysis of industry trends, segments & forecast.

The Asia-Pacific polypropylene market leads the global market in terms of demand for the product. The market share of the Asia-Pacific region was valued at around $ 41,227.7 million in 2013 and it is estimated to reach $ 69,817.0 million by 2018 with a CAGR of 9.9%. The leading countries of this regional market are China, India, Japan and South Korea. China dominated the Asia-Pacific market with a share of around 55%, followed by Japan and India. The leading players in this market are China National Petroleum Corporation (China) and Reliance Industries Ltd. (India). The Indian polypropylene market is estimated to grow with the highest CAGR of around 13.1% between 2013 and 2018.

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The Asia-Pacific Polypropylene market report provides insights on the segmentation based on geography and applications of the product as well as its types. The market is segmented on the basis of geography into China, India and Japan. The applications included in the report are film and sheets, injection molding and fibers and tapes. Injection molding is the largest consumer of polypropylene in Asia-Pacific market.

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The report highlights the market size estimation and forecast for the various market segments. The types of polypropylene covered in the report are Low Density Polypropylene (LDPE), Liner Low Density Polypropylene (LLDPE) and High Density Polypropylene (HDPE). HDP has the highest market share of around 45%, followed by LLDP and LDP.

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European Polypropylene (PP) market contributes 20.9% in the Global market with a market value of $ 17.7 billion in the year 2013, growing at a CAGR of 7.5% and is projected to reach the market value $ 25.5 billion by the end of the year 2018. The market is fragmented with respect to the application and geography. Insights for each segment are provided in this report.

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Insurance Industry Business Accelerator to Tech Startups: We Want You!

(PRWEB) January 12, 2015

The Global Insurance Accelerator, a business accelerator focused on finding disruptive technologies for the insurance industry, has a limited number of spots available in its 2015 class for those who apply by the Jan. 15 deadline.

The insurance industry is faced with constant pressure to digitize its business models and processes and would like to be on the radar of more tech startup companies. The Global Insurance Accelerator was created to help provide a launch pad for entrepreneurs who can deliver breakthrough technology solutions.

Established by seven insurance companies with corporate headquarters in Greater Des Moines, the accelerator provides seed funding, mentoring by senior insurance professionals and, uniquely, a powerful introduction to insurance companies worldwide that are ready to buy.

Our founding companies cover a wide spectrum of insurance products sold all over the world, which opens the door to the industry at a global scale, not just a certain segment or geographic region, Global Insurance Accelerator Managing Director Brian Hemesath, said. For the entrepreneur solving problems in the insurance industry, we offer a jump start to grow their business because of our unique niche focus.

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Insurers know digital technologies are changing the fundamentals of the industry. A December 2014 Accenture Digital Innovation Survey of 141 C-Suite insurance executives worldwide reveals that large insurers are leading the way, with planned digital investments for the next three years averaging $ 56 million.

Insurance is the perfect industry for the right start up to make a game-changing difference, Hemesath said. Mobility, big data, analytics, social media collaboration, risk management you name it and the industry is looking for new and innovative approaches.

Entrepreneurs with tech startup companies can apply online now to meet the Jan. 15, 2015 deadline. Six teams will be selected to receive $ 40,000 of seed funding in exchange for a small equity share in their companies.

Participants will be mentored by senior insurance industry professionals for 100 days, and then will demonstrate their products at the 2nd Annual Global Insurance Symposium in Des Moines, May 26-28, 2015. The symposium will be attended by hundreds of insurance professionals from around the world.

About the Global Insurance Accelerator

The Global Insurance Accelerator is backed by seven Des Moines-area insurance organizations: American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company, Delta Dental of Iowa, Farm Bureau Financial Services, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, The IMT Group and Principal Financial Group. The Global Insurance Accelerator is an initiative of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. For more information please visit

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

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StrucSure Home Warranty Hires Gayle Schoonover as V.P. of Sales, Midwest Region

Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 16, 2015

StrucSure Home Warranty, one of the nations leading new home warranty providers and a member of StrucSure Risk Management Group, announced at the beginning of this month the addition of Gayle Schoonover as their new V.P. of Sales in the Midwest region.

We are excited to add Gayle to our sales network and feel she will be a valuable asset to the Midwest region given her industry experience and understanding of the marketplace, said Chris Macaulay, President of StrucSure Home Warranty. Gayles personal sales approach backed by her proven competency and dedication to the builder community will bring added value to our current and prospective member base in that region.

Im eager to reach out to builders with StrucSures risk management solutions and look forward to being a solid and proven resource to the homebuilding industry in the Midwest, said Schoonover.

With over 11 years in the new home warranty industry, Gayle truly understands builders needs and how to help protect them again construction defects, claims, litigation, and all of the risks and threats that builders face on a daily basis, said Jerry Thompson, CEO. As the building industry continues to thrive in the Midwest, Gayle positions us to provide hands-on risk management products and services in that area.

About StrucSure Home Warranty

For more than 17 years, StrucSure Home Warranty has been providing builders, remodelers, and contractors with warranty products that deliver peace of mind. Our warranties protect our clients from expensive claims, liabilities, and legal fees and offers their clients peace of mind through third-party, insurance-backed warranty protection. Just like any risk management product, the hope is that you’ll never need it, but when a problem emerges, you’re glad you’re covered!

About StrucSure Risk Management Group

StrucSure Risk Management Group provides risk management products and services to businesses in various construction-related industries. Our family of companies includes StrucSure Home Warranty, LLC, StrucSure Insurance Services, Inc., Golden Insurance Company, RRG, and Four Points Re, SPC, Ltd. Together, these companies offer sophisticated financial and risk management services, including warranty programs, competitive insurance programs, insurance backing, and reinsurance and alternative financing vehicles.

Contact Adria Ellerbrock, Vice President of Marketing at (303) 806-8688 or visit and for more information.

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Murchison & Cumming, LLP Receives Peer Review Rating for Lisa D. Angelo from Martindale-Hubbell

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Legal Professions Most Prestigious Rating Service Recognizes Local Firm

Murchison & Cumming, LLP is pleased to announce it has received notification from Martindale-Hubbell that Lisa D. Angelo has received a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.

Ms. Angelo was given an AV rating from her peers, which means that she was deemed to have very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive a Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.

Ms. Angelo is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Murchison & Cumming and Chairs the firms White Collar Crime practice group. She is also a member of the firms and Professional Liability and Law and Motion practice groups.

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. The first review to establish a lawyer’s rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the Bar.

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We are gratified that Lisa has been acknowledged by her peers as a preeminent attorney. Lisa joins an increasing majority of our partners who have been so recognized, said Dan L. Longo, Managing Partner.

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