The Vanguard Council of LA had another great event! This one involved the innovative technology company known as EZONES.  Amy Costello, Vice President of Enterprise Marketing & Alliances with EZONES led the ThinkTank, where we discussed the technology issues we see from our client base.  Meanwhile, there was another group taking a tour of the distillery.  After about 30 minutes, the two groups swapped, to keep the ThinkTank and tour intimate.  That way we could ask questions about the Slow Hand Organic Whiskey and/or get involved with the ThinkTank!  We had a great mix of the innovative trailblazers from the health insurance industry!  Attendees included an array of people including:

  • Employee Benefit brokers
  • P&C Brokers
  • Electronic Enrollment Technology
  • Payroll Reps
  • Exchange Technology
  • Digital Technology
  • Medical General Agents
  • Voluntary Benefits General Agents
  • Voluntary Benefit Carriers
  • Individual Online Enrollment Technology

(If you’re reading this and I forgot your area of expertise, please email me and I’ll add it)


IMG_6510Amy Costello from EZONES working with Group 2 in the ThinkTank
Refreshments sponsored by HUMANA – thanks Josh!

Ideas were flowing! The Vanguard Council is the perfect platform for sharing ideas broker-to-broker, nonbroker-to-nonbroker, broker-to-nonbroker, nonbroker-to-broker, etc.

We focus our Vanguard Council events on the Broker. If the Brokers have business, then it flows down and everyone else will have business as well. We host interesting and educational events that will attract those who fit the “Vanguard Council Mission Statement”.

Community of thought-leaders, innovators, trailblazers who are reshaping our industry to support success through connections.

Here are some views of the tour of the FIRST DISTILLERY IN LA SINCE PROHIBITION

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The President of Vanguard Council of LA, Michelle Iafigliola

A HUGE thank you to our hosts, Drew, Katy, Laura of Greenbar Craft Distillery. They are open for private events! To schedule yours, contact Drew Jacobsen.

Drew mixing one of the fabulous concoctions!


Their fancy bottling machine in the bottle room
Cheers until next time, Greenbar!