Applied Systems Users Group Adds Two New Chapters

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ASCnet Atlantic and ASCnet Ottawa to hold meetings in June

Des Plaines, Ill. (May 29, 2014) – Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) Chair Chris Gory announced the formation of two new chapters that will deliver local education, networking opportunities and other member benefits in their regions. The new ASCnet Atlantic Canada and ASCnet Ottawa Canada chapters will host inaugural chapter meetings in June.

“We are pleased to be able to expand our local offerings and to provide more opportunities for increased member engagement in the areas these new chapters serve,” says Gory, president of Insurance Portfolio Financial Services in Toronto. “Chapter involvement and meeting participation provide great opportunities for members to realize an even greater return on their ASCnet membership.”

The ASCnet Atlantic Canada chapter serves members in the four Atlantic Provinces – New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island – and will host its first chapter meeting June 10 and 11 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. “We have a great agenda packed with information, education and networking opportunities for Applied Systems users,” said Chapter President Karen LeBlanc, IT manager at Huestis Insurance Group in Saint John, New Brunswick. For meeting information, visit

Members of the ASCnet Ottawa Canada chapter, who hail from throughout eastern Ontario, will come together for their chapter meeting on June 12 in Ottawa. “We look forward to welcoming members and non-members alike to take part in this networking and learning day, featuring presenters from ASCnet and Applied Systems,” said Chapter President Cory Villenueve, CAIB, CIP, CRM, partner at Assurances Palladium Insurance Brokers in Ottawa. For meeting information, visit

“We are excited to work with the volunteers who will be leading these new chapters, helping them deliver great programs and member services and learning from their experience and expertise,” said ASCnet Chapters Committee Chair Amber Bosma, CIC, CISR, partner at Prins Insurance in Sanborn, Iowa. “ASCnet offers a wide range of learning and networking opportunities, and the ability of local Applied Systems technology users to help and interact with fellow users is a tremendous benefit for our members.”

About Applied Systems Client Network

Applied Systems Client Network (ASCnet) is an international association that promotes successful technology and business practices through communication, education and advocacy. Founded in 1985 and based in Des Plaines, Ill., ASCnet is the only authorized user group for Applied Systems software and represents 13,000 insurance agency and brokerage users worldwide.

About Applied Systems

Applied Systems is a leading provider of software that powers the business of insurance. Applied is recognized as a pioneer in brokerage management systems and data exchange between brokerages, insurers and their clients. Automating the insurance lifecycle for more than 140,000 insurance professionals, 12,000 brokerages, and 350 insurers worldwide, Applied enables millions of people around the world to safeguard and protect what matters most.

SOURCE: Applied Systems