NASBP Association News

Register for the 2015 NASBP Fly-in -- June 9 to 10

NASBP SmartBrief | Jan 29, 2015

On June 10, NASBP members, affiliates and associates will meet with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill for the annual NASBP Legislative Fly-in. The event will begin the evening of Tuesday, June 9, at a pre-Fly-in reception at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., during which NASBP will provide talking points for Fly-in attendees. Wednesday, June 10, will be dedicated to Capitol Hill appointments and will end with an evening cocktail reception at the Hyatt Regency. This year, NASBP will be hosting a Virtual Seminar at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Thursday, June 4, to discuss this year's legislative issues and talking points. This June 4 Virtual Seminar will be free to all NASBP Fly-in registrants and the NASBP membership. More announcements will be made as program details are finalized. For more information, contact Larry LeClair at or Shannon Crawford at Register now the June 9 to 10 NASBP Fly-in.

Download the 2015 NASBP Annual Meeting & Expo App to your mobile device

NASBP SmartBrief | Jan 29, 2015

The 2015 NASBP Annual Meeting Mobile App for the upcoming April 19 to 22 Annual Meeting in San Diego is now available for download. In its third year, the NASBP Mobile App will once again offer convenient, fun and practical features. Download this must-have application now so that during the meeting you can keep informed with up-to-the-minute changes and alerts, view photos uploaded by staff and fellow attendees, and read daily blogs about program events and sessions. If you have a smartphone (iPhone, Android or Blackberry) or a Tablet (iPad, Android-Based or Blackberry), you can download the 2015 app from the iTunes and Google Play stores. There is also a Web-based version of the application for all other Web-browser-enabled phones. For more information on the features of the 2015 Annual Meeting Mobile App and how to download it for free, visit

Exhibit at NASBP's April Annual Meeting in San Diego

NASBP SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

Expand your customer base and form strategic partnerships with key surety industry decision-makers by exhibiting at the NASBP Annual Meeting and Expo in April. NASBP's Annual Meeting and Expo is the premier, annual forum where the surety industry's leading surety bond producers and surety company executives meet to address common issues and to expand their business opportunities. The $2,200 booth fee includes one complimentary meeting registration valid for all meeting events and one complimentary booth registration valid for the exhibit hall only. The exhibit hall will be available to setup April 19 to ensure exhibitors are ready for the hall opening April 20 to 21 at the NASBP Annual Meeting on-site at the Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel in San Diego. Registered exhibitors are invited to join the Automation and Technology Committee and Surety Forms Working Group meetings from 11 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. April 18 as well as the committee dinner that evening. Visit for more information on exhibiting and to register.

Registration and information now available for the 2015 NASBP Annual Meeting

NASBP SmartBrief | Jan 22, 2015

The 2015 NASBP Annual Meeting & Expo, from April 19 to 22, will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. The Meeting will focus on NASBP President Thomas Padilla's theme, "Making a Difference," and will offer a program that stimulates business and personal growth and provides strategic and competitive advantages for NASBP members. Emerging industry leaders are encouraged to attend the Meeting, as aspects of the programming will be especially tailored for them. Situated on San Diego Bay, the Manchester Grand Hyatt provides an outdoor pool, tennis courts and a full-service spa as well as the convenience of walking distance to dining and nightlife of the area's well-known neighborhood, the Gaslamp District. The hotel is minutes from San Diego International Airport. Book your room today. Registration and program information are now available on the NASBP website.

NASBP updates website to help members interact and share knowledge

NASBP SmartBrief | Jan 15, 2015

NASBP is launching a new version of its website,, to emphasize the opportunities for members to network and share knowledge online. The updated site also makes the most popular resources even easier to locate. Read more.

NASBP Jan. 20 Virtual Seminar: "Ownership Transfer and Management Succession"

NASBP SmartBrief | Jan 15, 2015

Many contractors have planned inadequately, if at all, for company ownership and management transition. Learn how to help your contractor clients address the issue by participating in this NASBP Virtual Seminar at 2 p.m. Eastern time on Jan. 20. Presenters Randy Stutzman, managing director of FMI Capital Advisors, and Ed Heine, managing director of surety at the NASBP member firm of PayneWest Insurance, will address the key facts unique to contractors and their implications, dangers of inadequate planning and strategies to overcome issues, and complexities unique to family businesses. This presentation is FMI's 2015 update to the popular NASBP Virtual Seminar provided last year on this topic. Plan to join us. Register now.

Register now for the Winter Session of NASBP William J. Angell Surety School

NASBP SmartBrief | Jan 08, 2015

Classes for the 2015 NASBP Winter School Session that will be held Jan. 25 to 30 in Houston are filling up quickly. Registration is open to nonmembers in addition to NASBP members, affiliates and associates. Take this opportunity to learn the business from the top surety producers and underwriters in the country. Over the course of three days, Level I offers an introduction to the surety industry that familiarizes students with the function and process of bonding with an emphasis on understanding how contractors' financials are analyzed during the underwriting process. The intensive, five-day Level II course teaches students the basics of profiling clients, analyzing work in process, understanding cash flow and its importance to a contractor's financial stability, creating an account submission, dealing with different types of claims, and managing risk. Students are responsible for making their own sleeping room accommodations with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston -- Greenway Plaza. The rate is $155 single/double, plus applicable taxes. The hotel may fill up before the cutoff date of Jan. 12. Register now.

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