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Flashback to Black Friday when the only thing I purchased was this email marketing product with the intention of sending a monthly newsletter starting in January 2023.  Now I finally did it! 
First of all, thank you for being one of my OG subscribers!  
My hope is that this newsletter will serve as a source of inspiration, education, and connection. A space that is full of the good stuff—articles, blog posts, resources, the latest happenings in my corner of the universe and so much more. 
My work is all about making things like onboarding, servicing, + processing easier for independent insurance agencies so they can focus on developing their team and growing their book of business intentionally.  Auditing an agency's operations and documenting them in an accessible + enjoyable way is a tall task, but that's what I love to do!  I want my clients to feel confident about leading their agency like a coach and I want them to feel good about what's getting done in their daily operations…and what isn't.  
I want this to be an email that you truly look forward to reading when it pops into your inbox, whether you are in the insurance industry or not. If it's not for you, please feel free to 'unsubscribe' at any time. No hard feelings! I know the rush of saying 'no thank you' (aka Unsubscribing) to someone who barges into my inbox to tell me something that just doesn't do it for me.  Our attention is a valuable and I appreciate yours.    
Respond to this email and let me know what you're curious about learning.


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Allow us to reintroduce ourselves.  MCJ Partners is the consulting company we co-founded in 2020 to use our unique individual talents + passions to make a living for our household and enjoy life as much as possible while doing it.  It is a small but mighty partnership consisting of the two of us, working hard to help our clients think differently and work smarter.
With a variety of operational + financial expertise, we are proud to offer both independent + collaborative ongoing or project-based services to independent insurance agents and are carving out a niche for ourselves as a partner of choice for agents who want to grow mindfully.  As this develops, we will share information in this newsletter.  
For example, here goes our first announcement: we are excited to share that MC has openings for Operations Clinics for agents starting this summer!  This is a game-changing focus for our firm as we continue supporting our current client base. There is limited availability for this season, so if you are interested you can book a free discovery call below and of course, stay subscribed for more information about MCJ's Agency Operations Clinic.
Please forward this to anyone who would be interested and they can subscribe to the newsletter on our website. Thank you so much!
MC + Craig

As you may know, I currently serve on the board of Insure Equality, a non-profit organization dedicated to seeking to create and enforce accountability in the insurance industry in the pursuit of diversity and equality. IE's goal is to make the industry a more welcoming place for everyone who chooses to consume or work in insurance.  I wanted to pass along the opportunity to attend the inaugural in-person Insure Equality Summit:
The Insure Equality Summit brings together insurance professionals from all genders, races, and backgrounds to set an agenda for inclusion in our industry and experience a shift in perspective.  At this one day summit we encourage you to step out of your usual mindset and explore what is possible.
I am so thrilled to be attending this one-of-a-kind event and I'd love for you to join me! If you, or a member of your network, are interested in attending, please click the link below to read more.  Tickets are available now and early bird pricing is available until May 31st.  Scholarships are available.
Are you in the insurance industry and want to show the world you stand for equality? There are sponsor levels available for individuals, small businesses, and large companies. Get in touch to receive a sponsorship package.
Below are a few more articles, stories + amazing resources that exist thanks to Insure Equality. If you have any questions, please reply to this email to start the conversation!
Insure Equality is a non-profit tech company committed to creating cultural change within the insurance industry by amplifying the voices that are typically excluded or minimized. IE is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. Mary Clare McGraw is currently a member of the Board of Directors.

As you may know, I’m a part of the Youth Villages Leadership Council, a group dedicated to supporting Youth Villages’ mission of helping children and families live successfully.
I wanted to pass along the opportunity to support our annual Hygiene Kit drive as we collect personal hygiene items and donations. These hygiene kits benefit young adults in the Youth Villages LifeSet Program who may not have access to these basic needs otherwise.
LifeSet is the bridge to successful adulthood and shows positive impacts in many areas of participants’ lives, including reduced homelessness, increased economic well-being and better mental health. Each kit will be filled with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste and a toothbrush. In addition, we will be providing other hygiene items that will help youth based on their personal needs.
On April 5th, from 6-8pm at Scholar’s American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge in Boston, we will be hosting an exclusive event called Cheers, Beers, and Volunteers; a packing party and networking night to conclude our hygiene kit drive. I'd love for you to join me! If you, or a member of your network, are interested in attending, please let me know as soon as possible or reach out to Oakley, Youth Villages Development and Corporate Relations Associate, at oakley.arave@youthvillages.org to learn more about the group and upcoming events. 
Below are a few articles + stories that Youth Villages has offered to share with our networks. If you have any questions, please reply to this email to start the conversation!
join me on april 5th!
Youth Villages provides help for children and young people across the United States who face a wide range of emotional, mental and behavioral problems.  Youth Villages® is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.

Thank you for reading!  See you next month! - MC
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