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OVIA’s Carson Awarded Designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent

Oswego, NY – Debra Carson, Personal Lines Supervisor at Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, was recently awarded the designation of Certified Professional Insurance Agent (CPIA), a professional designation conferred by the American Insurance Marketing and Sales Society (the AIMS Society), according to OVIA Vice President Chuck Harrington.

“We’re very proud of Debra’s accomplishment of being awarded the designation of CPIA,” said Harrington. “She is a committed and experienced member of our OVIA team, and is a considerable asset to our staff and customer base.”

Debra successfully completed three Insurance Success Seminars as well as the course review required for each.  The CPIA designation stands for professionalism, commitment to sales training and results, and technical knowledge.

Position for Success (CPIA 1) assists participants in implementing risk identification strategies and systems that will prevent errors and omissions during the insurance prospecting process.

Implement for Success (CPIA 2) focuses on the development of the technical knowledge and skills needed to design a complete, yet innovative, insurance program for prospective clients.  Participants will leave with detailed information for providing solutions in the complex insurance market.

Sustain Success (CPIA 3) provides participants with specific methods for maintaining high legal and ethical standards of operation while developing the agent-client relationship.

The AIMS Society is the only insurance organization dedicated solely to recognizing training and service quality among property and casualty insurance personnel.  The mission of the AIMS Society is to improve the selling skills and insurance knowledge of its members by upgrading professionalism through information and education, which will result in providing better service to the insurance-buying public.

OVIA is the umbrella organization for insurance companies that include: Streeter & Van Sanford, Dowd & Harrington, and The Hollister Agency. Their offices are conveniently located in Oswego, Fulton, Phoenix, Brewerton and Mexico.

OVIA was founded in 1997 upon the merger of two longstanding local insurance agencies that provided service to the community since the late 1800s. Dowd & Harrington, Inc. and Streeter & VanSanford, Inc. merged to form OVIA.

In addition to their niche markets that include campgrounds, various products of the marine and hospitality industry, and home and leisure stores, OVIA offers customers a broad range of business and personal insurance, including property, liability, automobile, health and financial products.

For more information call (315) 343-6310, or visit www.insureit.com.