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Welcome to the Association News Network. We value your time and interest, and hope that the groups with whom we work may offer you what you seek within the professional insurance claims resolution community in Northern California.
Though the internet has become such an integral part of life for so many, we begin to realize that technology alone, while creating an amazing shift in how business is conducted, cannot live up to its potential without ongoing human interaction. Personal and professional growth, continuing education, and networking within your community all hold as much value as ever, if not more than before. Certainly, the value of staying on top of new information and trends will serve each of us well.
I encourage you to seek out more information. Check out the sites for one or more of these organizations: CCCA, EBCA, MVCA, MCA and SCA. Attend the meetings. They are informative, enjoyable, and worthy of your time and energy. Who knows, you might have a bit of fun while getting to know some quality folks, too.
Association News Network, Inc.
Bryan Harrison has been involved in communications within the insurance claims community since 1984. He began his career as an independent advertising sales rep. for a prominent regional claims directory, before playing an instrumental role in the launch of a monthly industry trade magazine.
In January, 1993 he established The Association News Network©, with the birth of the East Bay Adjusters edition. Through advertising sponsorships, Bryan was able to provide the A.N.N. publications free of charge to the association from the very start. Bryan's new program effectively began providing production and distribution services of a monthly newsletter publication (and later affiliated web site), enabling the non-profit organization to get the word out in a professional manner without the expense and volunteer energies being spent.
The success of this initial edition quickly drew attention with several other local associations within the region. Within the first 18 months, Harrison Promotional Services had taken on five editions. With subsequent mergers and changes in the industry - combined associations and such - HPS survived a bit of turmoil and settled nicely into publishing four (4) monthly editions, while hosting and maintaining affiliated web sites respectively for each organization. In September, 2007, HPS was incorporated into what is now Association News Network, Inc. HPS continues as a division of ANN, Inc., providing web site design and hosting; photography services; and music production.
Bryan Harrison, now President of Association News Network, Inc., remains a member of each of these fine professional groups, providing photographic services at most all meetings, writing follow-up meeting reviews, and doing his part to assist the management of each group to forward growth. He has served on the East Bay Claims Association Board of Directors, and the Nominations Committee for the Central Coast Claims Association in the South Bay area.
In late 1993, Bryan was asked by the founders of the Claims Conference of Northern California to be directly involved in formulating what has become one of the most respected conferences of its kind. He has served each year since, presently working as the CCNC's webmaster, and has been asked by incoming 2008 CCNC President, Bill Hanamaikai, to serve as the CCNC Vice President.
As part of the firm's commitment to the insurance claims community in Northern California, Harrison Promotional Services, now a division of Association News Network, Inc., also maintains and updates the design and content of the web site for the Property Claims Association of the Pacific, as well as some other industry and non-industry sites.
A native of Northern California, Bryan makes his home in the East Bay, has two grown children, and was recently married in July 2007. In addition to his publishing work, Bryan also maintains a music career as a singer-songwriter and band leader for the band known as BHB.
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