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Live2Lead Lima 2018

Live2Lead Lima 2018


Learn from leadership experts and develop your own skills at Live2Lead Lima 2018.

The global rebroadcast will teach you the leadership skills you need to know and renew your passion.


Live2Lead is a half-day, leader development experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools, and key takeaways. They’ll learn from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading when they get back to the office with renewed passion and commitment.

October 26, 2018, at the Howard Johnson in Lima, Ohio.




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Live2Lead is a leader development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed full-day event.

By attending, you’ll master the art of the shift with John Maxwell so you can increase your agility and keep your leadership edge. You will learn how to apply Daniel Pink’s insights on the science of timing so you can make decisions faster for greater impact. You’ll understand the value of change with Carly Fiorina so you can prepare your organization for its next great leap. And, you’ll grasp the power of choice with Debra Searle so you can tap into the mindset of the most successful leaders in the world.



Live2Lead is designed to deliver the very best leadership content that inspires and
motivates all who attend.


Grow your own leadership as you connect with other influencers in your local community. Expand your network with relationships that produce tangible results.


Live2Lead is a world-class leadership experience packed into a half-day format, full of rich content, key takeaways, and easy-to-implement action plans.




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Speakers include John C. Maxwell, leadership expert, bestselling author and coach; Carly Fiorina, 2016 presidential candidate, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard; Daniel Pink, best-selling author and top 10 most-watched Ted Talks of all time; and Debra Searle, motivational speaker and professional adventurer.

Live2Lead Lima is designed to deliver the very best leadership content to inspire and motivate you and your team. Plus connect with other influencers in your community and expand your business network with relationships that produce tangible results.

Live2Lead will be presented from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on October 26, at the Howard Johnson Conference Center in Lima, Ohio. Join your peers as we learn how to be better leaders. Doors open at 8 a.m. for registration. The rebroadcast is hosted by the LEAD Leaders Network, John Maxwell Team Certified Members.

Tickets are $99.00 per person; sign up for Early Bird pricing through 9/19 to receive a discounted rate of only $75! Group discount tickets are available if needed. Purchase tickets online at www.eventbrite.com

About the Speakers


A #1 New York Times bestselling author, coach, and speaker, was
identified as the #1 leader in business by the AMA and the world’s
most influential leadership expert by Inc. in 2014. His organizations—
The John Maxwell Company, The John Maxwell Team, and EQUIP—
have trained over 6 million leaders worldwide.


Named the “Most Powerful Woman in Business” by FORTUNE
Magazine and was the first woman to lead a FORTUNE 20 company
as the CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina has also headed the External
Advisory Board for the CIA under President George W. Bush and was
a 2016 U.S. presidential candidate.


One of the best-selling nonfiction authors of the last decade. His
books on work, business, and behavior have been translated into 35
languages and have sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. He is
a New York Times bestselling author and his TED Talk on the science
of motivation is one of the 10 most-watched TED Talks of all time,
with more than 19 million views.


A professional adventurer, public speaker and founder of Shoal
Projects Limited and Mix Diversity Developers Limited. Debra is now
one of the most prolific female speakers on the European circuit and
has spoken worldwide to over 1000 companies, including clients such
as IBM and Microsoft, as well as speaking at events such as TEDx.



Teaching and training individuals and companies how to reach their maximum potential as they add value to others.

August Insurance Agency of the Month | Rough Notes Magazine

August Insurance Agency of the Month | Rough Notes Magazine

A Purposeful Life – With Flamingos

We were honored to be recognized by Rough Notes Magazine’s as August’s insurance agency of the month. This is yet another reminder on how blessed we are to live in such a great and caring community!

As mentioned in the write up, with the help of our community, we have raised/given over $120,000 to local charities since 2012! In 2012 Preferred Insurance became a centenarian. We wanted to celebrate in a BIG WAY. We started Quotes for Causes, where we donated $10 for every policy we quoted (no obligation) to local charity. At this time those lovely pink flamingos made their debut as well! 

We are dedicated to providing excellent insurance and top notch customer service all while making a difference in our community! If you would like to help make a difference and save a bundle on your insurance, give us a call today and request a quote! 419-678-2326

Donating $10 to local charity for every policy we quote!

We are so thankful to our clients and our community for supporting our, shall I say “unique”, ideas. Without great clients and a fantastic community none of this would have been possible. THANK YOU!

If you would like a copy for yourself call or stop into the office!
Or read the online version by clicking HERE.

Preferred Insurance Center – Our Culture

Preferred Insurance Center – Our Culture

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Webster’s definition of culture: “The set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an institution or organization.”

Our Attitudes

  • We Are Tiggers Not Eeyores!   Tiggers are excited and happy.  They have bad days and bad times but they make the best of it. Tiggers bring life and spark and smiles and energy into the room. Tiggers are fun to be around.  We attract clients, coworkers, networkers and friends because we have a great attitude. Eeyores see the problems not the solutions. They suck the life and energy out of a room. They complain without offering a suggestion for an improvement. The world is always picking on them. They are annoyed by Tiggers.
  • We Are Grateful!  We have been blessed by God and are thankful for it.  To complain about our lives, our jobs, or our situations is a slap in the face of God.  We live in a wonderful part of a wonderful country.  We are free and we are thankful for it. We work with incredible people for a great purpose.
  • We Are Charitable!  We have been given a lot, we will give a lot.  This is not some small thing we do to look good.  This is a major reason we show up to work.
  • Whatever it takes, not “That’s not my job.”  “The difficult we do right away, the impossible takes a little longer.”  We have a “can do” attitude, not a “can’t do” attitude.  We help each other, we help our clients, and we help our communities. Telling a co-worker “That’s not my job” will likely get you fired.
  • A ringing phone is when the fun begins.  If we believe we are here to help and to serve and to sell, then we have to want the phone to ring.  We are Tiggers with energy and our voice and attitude and energy alone will make most people’s day  better.  So when the phone rings it isn’t a problem, an interruption, or a hassle.  It is our chance to put a smile on another person’s face.
  • Change is life.  If we aren’t growing, we’re withering.  If it’s broke, fix it.  If it’s not broke, improve it.
  • Sales are a wonderful thing.  Nothing happens till something gets sold.  Without a sale, we don’t buy “stuff” and the economy fails. When we make a sale another client becomes properly protected by the right agency. Every call is either a sales call, or the setup for a sales call.
Our Values
  • Honesty, with our clients, our companies, each other, and ourselves.
  • We put others ahead of ourselves.  Do what is best for your coworkers, clients and companies.  We are almost always the best agency for any client to be with.  It is extremely unlikely than any other agent cares about them as much as we do or has the attitude and culture we have.  What is best for the client is proper coverage at a great value.  If we don’t sell someone some type of insurance that they would benefit from, we have not done what is best for them.
  • We give more than we are paid for.  We are paid for insurance but we give back by being charitable, serving others, smiling, bringing joy and happiness to others.  We help local businesses and consumers through discounts, local networks, and referrals.
  • We will make a difference for local charities and individuals by giving of our time and resources.
  • We will proactively serve our clients in ways no other agency can even imagine, more less actually put into practice.
  • We will use the best sales and marketing techniques, while strictly adhering to the attitudes and values above.
  • We will grow rapidly so we can employ more people, and serve more communities with our unique upbeat and charitable attitude.
  • We will be the right people with the right processes and the right attitude to make the lives of everyone we come in contact with much better.
What Is The Best Thing About Preferred Insurance Center? 
It’s the attitude of the people who work here.  When you call or walk in our office you will feel the energy, the warmth, the can-do spirit.  When you have a problem we will go to bat for you.  We will brighten your day and lighten your load.  We are looking for a way to do more, not do less.  We are so energetic you can feel it in the air, like it is electrified.  We are a daily celebration of life.  We know we have been blessed and will use our energy, abilities, and profits to give back to those less fortunate than ourselves and those who have helped us so much over the years.
7 Lessons Crucial To Leadership: # 1 Be A Surgeon, Not A Swordsman

7 Lessons Crucial To Leadership: # 1 Be A Surgeon, Not A Swordsman

swordsmanA surgeon and swordsman both use sharp tools to cut human flesh, but the similarities pretty much end there.  A surgeon uses a precise instrument to make the smallest incision possible in hopes of saving, or drastically improving a life.  A swordsman uses a macabe blade to cause horrendous wounds he hopes will kill, or completely debilitate a life.

You probably think you will never be either of these, but the truth is we are all at different times both of these.  You see, our words can be healing balms, and they can be sharp knives (scalpels or swords).  But our words are not normal balms or knives.  Once we let a word go it can never be drawn back in and we lose all control over its outcome. Whether our words are healing balms, or sharp knives, we can only choose them wisely and deploy them carefully, but once they are out, they are out.

All too often we draw out powerful words and throw them around with loud voices and strong emotions. We are like crazed Vikings in the heat of battle, drunk on adrenaline swinging our swords wildly at everyone around us. Our words tear and cut and kill and mame everyone.  And what is really sad is that the people most likely wounded are those closest to us – those we love and who love us.

Spreading a healing balm with the same drunken wildness is better than a sword, but still pretty ugly.  Imagine going into a room and throwing handfuls of Neosporin around.  Even if you mean to help people, most wouldn’t appreciate it much and you will likely waste a lot of valuable balm.  Worse yet, the next time someone is in pain, they likely won’t come to you for some Neosporin.

Do I really need to explain the surgeon’s difference?  His tool is sharper, but much smaller.  He is not allowed to perform surgery if he is emotionally upset, and certainly not when drunk on either wine or adrenaline.  He has thought about exacly what he is doing and is careful where he cuts, and how deep.  When he finished cutting, he is careful to do all he can to heal the wound.

So here is my advice regarding your words.  I don’t always follow these tips, I am human.  But I am sure, the more you follow them, the better off you and those you love will be.

  1. We all grab the weapon or tools we are familiar with, so practice using balms and scalpels, leave the swords in their sheaths.  When we are in idle conversation, or reading, or listening to music or watching a movie…or praying.  Fill yourself with words of kindness, love and peace.  No one needs to use, or listen to, cuss words, ugly stories, angry songs or disrespectful banter.  Get it out of your vocabulary by not letting it into your mind and don’t put it in other’s vocabulary by speaking it.
  2. Do you best to never speak when you are angry.  Simply be quiet, or exit the situation by saying something like, “I have to think about that for a while.”  “Speak when you are angry, and you will give the greatest speech you’ll ever regret.” – Probably Groucho Marx but it’s debateable.
  3. When you must have a cutting conversation with someone, be like a surgeon.  Get the person’s consent.  Explain why you are speaking to them and how you want to do good.  Choose your words carefully and make the smallest incision you can.  Then hang around to help heal the wound, even when they complain about the pain.
  4. And lastly, when other’s swords a flaling around, the strongest person in the room isn’t the one whose sword cuts deepest or last.  The strongest person can absorb the blows and take the wounds. Without an adversary, the swordsman will tire and the battle will end, and others will be wounded less (no one is left unharmed), and perhaps the angry swordsman will learn a better way.

I’m guessing most of the people who know me are wishing I would take my own advice.  I’m trying, I promise.  In the mean time, if I wait till I’ve perfected myself to pass on the lessons I’ve learned, my body will be in the grave and spiritual soulmates will have already been transformed by Jesus.

#TBT Preferred Insurance Style!!

#TBT Preferred Insurance Style!!

After going through some old photos, I guess Preferred Insurance have some #TBT catching up to do! With times changing, so are we…along with everyone else. We have gained a few new faces within the past year. But lets not forget about those “original faces” we have seen constant throughout the years!

So lets start with this gem!roger tbt

I think this proves it: A fine man is like a fine wine, he gets better with time! There’s something different about these photos…Roger, did you get new glasses??

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These previous 3 photos are PROOF that time flies! They were all taken in the past year and a half! We all kind of chuckled on how everyone individually changed within the year. Even how hair can make a drastic difference!

Speaking of hair….


Well, hair looks good on you Chris! 🙂 Chris was sharing with the team the other day how a client was recently in the office and Chris gave him a business card. Which had the photo of him on the left. The client then told Chris “you could at least given me a card with a photo of you on it!”  Certainly have to do a double take on these two photos!


We would love to hear which photo is your favorite #TBT photo?

Do you have any dramatic #TBT photos? We would love to check them out!

We are excited to welcome Chris Wenning to our team!

We are excited to welcome Chris Wenning to our team!

Chris-welcomeThe Preferred Insurance Family is growing! We are thrilled to welcome Chris Wenning, who is our newest sales team member.

I am originally from Maria Stein, where I grew up with my parents, two brothers, and two sisters.  I graduated from Marion Local.  Currently, I live in Coldwater, but I still attend sporting events to watch the Flyers.  I am engaged to Liz, who is an amazing woman.  I love spending time with my family and friends.  During football season, you’ll find me watching the Buckeyes and the Bengals.  During baseball season, I’ll be watching the Reds.  I enjoy playing softball, golfing and attending car shows.

I am the “new guy” at Preferred Insurance Center.  I am excited to meet new people and do what I can to help those people!  What I like most about working here is our focus on making a difference in the community and inspiring others to do the same.

Successful 2015 Polar Plunge!

Successful 2015 Polar Plunge!

Polar Plunge 2015 = SUCCESS!

This past Saturday, Dan and Roger joined more than 70 others and did some Freazin’ for a Reason! The Grand Lake St. Mary’s Ohio Polar Plunge raised over $25,000! All proceeds from the Polar Plunge goes to the Special Olympics Ohio.

The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

There were a total of 9 different plunges held throughout Ohio, which started January 24 and continues through March 21, 2015. Celina Moose Lodge #1473 hosted the Grand Lake St. Mary’s plunge. Great turnout of daring participants and eager spectators. Prior to the plunge was an individual and costume contest.

Preferred Insurance would like to extend a special ‘thank-you’ to all who donated towards the cause. With everyone’s help, we were able to present $1,740 the day of the plunge. How awesome!? Unfortunately, we did not reach our goal of $3,000, therefore Dan and Roger were off the hook of wearing the flamingo outfits while making the plunge. There is always next year though! 😉


February| Donating $10/quote to Cancer Association of Mercer County

February| Donating $10/quote to Cancer Association of Mercer County

PIC-FB-post-$10-quote  Donating $10 to Cancer Association of Mercer County for every quote we give!

For the entire month of February, We are donating $10 to Cancer Association of Mercer County.  Any Mercer County resident with a diagnosis of cancer can receive the services of CAMC. These services include, but are not limited to:

Financial Assistance: after insurance and other benefits are utilized, CAMC will reimburse cancer patients for assistance with the following items:

financial assistance for mileage or volunteer drivers.

assistance in purchasing cancer related prescriptions or over the counter medications.

will be provided or financial assistance given.

Nutritional Supplements:
provided with a doctor’s prescription.
Prostheses, Ostomy supplies, and other cancer related expenses.

Miscellaneous Expenses:
will be considered on an individual basis as related to cancer treatment.

Help us make a difference today and request a quote (absolutely NO obligation!).
Click here to request a quote or call us at 419-678-2326!

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours

Preferred Insurance’s holiday hours are the following:

December 24- (Christmas Eve) Open 9am-Noon

December 25- (Christmas Day) CLOSED

December 26- (Day after Christmas) CLOSED

December 31- (New Years Eve) Open 9am-Noon

January 1- (New Years Day) CLOSED

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!