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New Year – an Outlook for the COLI-BOLI Market in 2018

Posted February 14th, 2018

“What are your 2018 expectations for Corporate-owned (COLI) and Bank-owned (BOLI) life insurance?” – a reasonable question to be posed by one of my Andesa teammates. “Not significantly different than 2017,” was my immediate reply. This is to say, there continues to be significant challenges facing the industry.  In fact, the industry has seemed eerily ... MORE

The Importance of Focus

Posted January 18th, 2018

Constantly bombarded with information about their industry and competition; customers and prospects; operations and team; leaders have a tough role.  They must stay abreast of trends and developments seemingly unrelated to their business which may provide an innovative idea or solution breakthrough. The talent of “anticipation” often separates success from failure. While some leaders bet ... MORE

When Nobody Knows

Posted December 21st, 2017

A guest blog written by Holly Wolf, Director of Customer Engagement at SOLO Labs. After 9 years at Conestoga Bank, the bank was sold and I was looking for a new opportunity. My outplacement service suggested that networking would be my best bet to find a job.  Networking is as natural to me as swimming is ... MORE

#NotJustOurPresident

Posted November 29th, 2017

A guest blog written by the Operations Team How many CEOs provide their teams with a challenge? Not to increase sales by 5% before the end of the quarter or to be more productive – but to attempt to understand who the team is – what do the team members value? Ron Scheese, our CEO ... MORE

Let the Power of Gratitude Impact Your Attitude

Posted November 15th, 2017

-Happy Thanksgiving!   As the calendar turned to November, I began to reflect on the blessings in my life and to tweet a daily note of thanksgiving (#MonthofThanks). This practice challenged me to think about the power of gratitude in my life. Thoughts about my blessings centered on family, our country, Andesa, education and God.  But ... MORE

On Wednesdays We Wear Pink!

Posted November 1st, 2017

As I strolled through the office attired in my pink polo shirt one Thursday afternoon, I was greeted by the comment, “On Wednesdays we wear pink.”  Caught off guard and stunned, I asked for clarification. Only then when I learned the context was from the 2004 hit movie Mean Girls did I understand the reference. ... MORE

Bucket List

Posted October 10th, 2017

A blog by guest writer, Laura Fell.  Human Resource Manager for Andesa Services “It is pleasant to see dreams come true.” Proverbs 13:19 Do you know who Margaret Mitchell is? I bet you do. Maybe not by name, but by her work. She wrote, “Gone with the Wind.” But what you may not know is ... MORE

When My Team Becomes a Family

Posted September 22nd, 2017

It is no secret that the culture of an organization is a critical element in its long-term success. For example: Sustained success over a long period in the National Football League is incredibly rare. Yet, somehow, “The Patriot Way” has made prolific winners of the New England Patriots.  Coach Bill Belichick places a high value on ... MORE

It’s Really Special What Your Team Does

Posted September 7th, 2017

I am sometimes so caught up in to-do lists, budgets, project reports, deadlines, presentations, meetings and the stuff that defines the business day, that I forget the purpose–the why of what we do–how it matters. I was having lunch with a business contact and was describing Andesa’s accomplishments for the past year. As part of ... MORE

Creating Customer Service Memories

Posted August 15th, 2017

Through the years, many of Andesa Services’ innovations and system improvements were achieved because a staff member was listening to a client and was willing to figure out how we could do something we had never done before.  It amazes me how some of the best customer service I’ve experienced occurred because of the “can-do” ... MORE

 
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New Year – an Outlook for the COLI-BOLI Market in 2018