August 20, 2017

milestones

September, 2016

For the seventh consecutive year, ACBI supported and participated in the Annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge.  The BTCC benefits many local programs such as Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, YMCA of Fairfield, Mercy Learning Center and Cardinal Sheehan Center just to name a few.

August, 2016

ACBI Insurance became part of an elite group of independent insurance agents and brokers in the United States when it was recently recognized by the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America as a "Best Practices" insurance broker.  This is one of the most prestigious designations in the industry and was earned through the hard work and dedication of the entire team. 
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Kim Champion, Systems Admin, is named as Vice Chair to Applied Client Network Core Chapters Committee, a non profit users group formed to support other insurance professionals across the country in maximizing the potential of their management systems.

July, 2016

The ACBI team participated for the second year in the CT Challenge.  The annual bike ride raises money for survivorship programs such as a cutting edge wellness center, community outreach, college scholarships for young survivors and more.  We are proud to contribute to a great cause close to many of our hearts.

June, 2016

Sean Rabinowitz, Vice President of Benefits, was recognized as one of the top professionals under 40 in Fairfield County.  Sean is one of 40 young business professionals selected by a panel of judges for extraordinary leadership qualities, a commitment to professional development, and outstanding accomplishments in our community and industry.

ACBI's Personal Insurance division hosted a forum about Flood Insurance providing valuable information about the changes resulting from 2016 reform legislation. Many area real estate agents, attorneys and mortgage professionals were in attendance.


April, 2016

ACBI is pleased to welcome Stephanie Morgan as a Personal Lines Assistant Account Executive

The ACBI Benefits team hosted an Employment Law Forum providing valuable information to local HR Professionals about the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Dan Keane is appointed to the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

ACBI Welcomes Jen Arthur as a Senior Financial Analyst on our Group Benefits team.

ACBI again earns Chubb insurance’s prestigious Cornerstone status for both personal and commercial insurance.  This designation is only awarded to about 70 agencies countrywide.

MArch, 2016

Kim Champion attends Applied Client Network Leadership Academy in Phoenix, AZ for her role as Vice President of the Connecticut Chapter of the organization.

John Davidson Joins ACBI as a Risk Manager.  John comes to us from another Fairfield County agency where he worked for over 30 years.  We are thrilled to welcome John to the team.  His extensive experience in the industry, in both Private Client and Business insurance, will be a tremendous asset for ACBI and our clients. 

January 2015

ACBI earns Chubb Cornerstone status for both personal and commercial insurance.  This designation is only awarded to about 70 agencies countrywide.

December, 2014

John Czel was recognized as a 2014 "Vendor of the Year" at CT Real Estate Investors Association for his excellent service and expertise.

November, 2014

ACBI was selected by Insurance Business of America Magazine as one of 100 Elite Agencies in America for 2014.

October, 2014

ACBI is selected for the 2014 Best of Fairfield Awards for Insurance.

September, 2014

ACBI expands with a new wing of office space to accommodate five new team members that have joined us this year.

March, 2014

Mark Wilhelm joins ACBI as a Sales Representative.  Mark brings a wealth of business experience as well as his involvement in various civic, non-profit organizations and the Darien Youth Hockey Association. He is a welcomed and valuable addition to our company and will be an immeasurable help in the expansion of the Private Client and Small Business segments of our company. Prior to entering the insurance industry, Mark was Chief Accountant at a New Canaan firm. He is a graduate of Staples High School and Sacred Heart University and lives in Fairfield.

January, 2014

Kim Champion is named Vice President of Applied Client Network of Connecticut.

December, 2013

John Czel, Senior Sales Representative at ACBI, served and contributed to Homes For The Brave.  Since opening its doors in 2002, ABRI/Homes for the Brave has provided safe housing, vocational training and job placement, mental health and addiction services, and life skills coaching to help individuals, especially Veterans, leave homelessness behind. To date, the organization has worked with more than 780 individuals.

November, 2013

The Private Client department of ACBI hosted a Flood Insurance seminar to a select group of Fairfield County realtors about the changing laws and regulations affecting the sale of waterfront property.  The meeting was well attended and informative.   If you are interested in materials from the meeting or would like to be included in a future presentation, please contact us.

September, 2013

ACBI again supported and walked in the 26th Annual Bigelow Challenge on 9/29.  This event raises money for many local groups and charities and we were excited to participate for the fourth year in a row.

November, 2012

Associated Community Brokers Inc has been selected for the 2012 Best of Fairfield Awards.  AwardThe Fairfield Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the Fairfield area. Each year, they identify companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. 


October, 2012

Daniel F. Keane, ACBI President, attended the CEO Roundtable dinner meeting Thursday, October 25 at the Woodway Country Club in Darien, Connecticut. Senator Richard D. Blumenthal was the featured speaker. More than 200 executives from throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties attended the event. The CEO Roundtable provides a positive format for top level executives to meet and discuss business challenges, successes and opportunities. It is an invaluable resource for CEOs dealing with business and operational issues and counts as members more than 60 CEOs and leaders representing companies of diverse size and industry.

September, 2012

Several members of the ACBI team walked in the 25th Annual Bigelow Challenge on Sunday 9/30. This event raises money for local charities and we were thrilled to sponsor and participate for the third year in a row.

ACBI participated in the Fairfield Wish Invitational and made a contribution to Make A Wish Foundation of Connecticut. Through the generosity of its supporters, the 18th Wish Invitational was able to grant wishes to two children.

ACBI was a sponsor at the Operation Hope annual golf outing.  Operation Hope provides help to people who are hungry, homeless and in need of personalized support.  We are honored to again support their wonderful work.

JULY, 2012

John Czel, CPCU, was one of five people inducted into the Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association’s (CTREIA) Hall of Fame. This is CTREIA’s first class of inductees. More than 200 investors were in attendance. John’s work with CTREIA has been extraordinary these past few years and it is wonderful to see his hard work pay off with this very special honor.  The association does great work in educating real estate investors throughout the state and John’s efforts in providing the insurance advice to these investors has been an asset to the association and its members.

November, 2011

ACBI unveiled its newly revamped ACBI website to clients allowing them to interact with ACBI producers and account executives in a new 24/7 site that is "user friendly" and provides clients and prospects the means to go online to print auto identification cards, report claims, check their policies, review prior and upcoming payments, and use our "chat" line to ask questions from their computer or phone.  These options are now available to clients from their mobile device as well.

October, 2011

John Czel, Commercial Small Business, represented ACBI at the Connecticut Real Estate Investors annual convention in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. ACBI hosted a booth at the convention held on October 15 and 16 at the Rocky Hill Marriot Hotel and John awarded 2 lucky winners tickets to the UConn-Arkansas basketball game at the XL Center in February.

September, 2011

15 ACBI employees participated in the Bigelow Tea Challenge walkathon hosted by Bigelow Tea and the Wakeman's Boys and Girls Club in Southport, Connecticut. This is the second year ACBI has participated and sponsored this wonderful event that raises and distributes money to non profits throughout Connecticut.

May, 2011

Peter J. Page, Vice President of ACBI Commercial Lines, was a volunteer once again for the St. Vincent Hospital's Swim Across the Sound event to raise awareness and money in the ever challenging effort to erase cancer from our lives. Peter has participated (no he does not swim across the Long Island Sound) as a volunteer and committee person in this wonderful event for many years and we at ACBI are very proud of his long standing efforts for this great cause.

January, 2011

Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) was named a Commercial Lines Cornerstone Agent by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. ACBI is very proud to be so named signifying we are one of only 180 agents countrywide from Chubb's 4,000 agents to receive this prestigious designation. The cornerstone designation is given to those select Chubb agents who consistently produce business that is both profitable and of a high calliber. We are very pleased to have received this award.

September, 2010

Sean Rabinowitz, Vice President of ACBI Benefits successfully completed the "Young Leadership Program" sponsored by the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce. This 8 week program is for young professionals who wish to become integral parts of the greater Norwalk business community and is taught by both Chamber officials and local business leaders.

July, 2010

Melissa Dittrich has joined ACBI as Senior Account Executive in its ACBI Benefits Division. Melissa comes to ACBI after many years of experience at Sun Life Insurance and its large case group benefits department. Melissa joins the ACBI Benefits team headed up by Sean Rabinowitz.

April, 2010

Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) Producer John Czel, CPCU, spoke at a Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) seminar held at Norwalk Community College on March 16, 2010. This 3 part seminar is devoted to those women who wish to start a new Family Daycare Business. John explained the ways insurance may eliminate or greatly reduce the exposures to loss these entrepreneurs will face in creating a new business. ACBI is always pleased when asked by groups to help explain some of the day to day insurance problems business owners face and how best to handle them through insurance.

February, 2010

Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) was a proud sponsor of a Gala Fundraiser to benefit the Fairfield Arts Council and Lincoln Center Visual Arts Department on February 26, 2010. More than 150 people attended the event which had to be postponed to Saturday evening due to the snow storm. The Fairfield Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and supporting the arts and artists in Fairfield. The arts are integral to the cultural well being of the people of Fairfield and ACBI is pleased to be a part of the Fairfield Arts Council’s efforts.

Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) is a supporter in 2010 of the Westport Country Playhouse which is in its 80th Anniversary Season. The playhouse is a jewel enriching the lives of Fairfield Country residents with fabulous entertainment each season and in the process transforming lives through the power of the theatre. ACBI is proud to count itself as a friend and supporter of this wonderful organization.

Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) proudly supported Operation Hope of Fairfield in its fund raising efforts during its Golf Tournament held in September, 2009 at the Country Club of Fairfield. Operation Hope helps countless of those less fortunate who need help during difficult times of their lives. Their efforts provide comfort, guidance and assistance allowing them time to get back on their feet. ACBI is pleased to support those efforts.

January, 2010

Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI),  was named "Commercial Lines Agency of the Year" for 2009 for the second consecutive year by the Connecticut office of Chubb & Sons. This award is given to ACBI for its continued growth and profitability and for the professional service provided to its clients. ACBI has a client retention rate of 99% which is testament to our commitment to client service.
 
John Czel, CPCU, was a principal speaker at CTREIA's quarterly meeting of Apartment Owners in Cromwell, Connecticut. John spoke to the group about the various insurance exposures they face as apartment owners and how best they can reduce their exposures to loss. The meeting was attended by more than 75 members.

July, 2009

Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) selected 2009 Best of Fairfield Award in the Insurance Agents, Brokers & Service category by the US Commerce Association.

November, 2009

John Czel, CPCU, and Carol Rogo, AAI, represented Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) at the CTREIA trade show held at the Marriott Hotel in Rocky Hill, Connecticut. ACBI's trade booth was visited by many of the 300 attendees over 2 days.

February, 2009

Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) hosted a Fairfield Chamber of Commerce "After Hours" business get together for more than 75 Chamber members. Member enjoyed food and drinks while networking with friends and business partners.

January, 2009

Wilson L. McKane, CPCU, joins Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) as Sales Executive. She comes to ACBI from Webster Insurance. Prior to Webster, Wilson worked for many years with her father, Wallace Lineburgh, in the Lineburgh Agency, one of Fairfield's oldest independent agencies. She brings many years of insurance experience and knowledge to ACBI.

January, 2008

Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) adds Middle Oak to its select list of top ranked insurance markets.
Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) doubles office space to 5,000 square feet.
 
John Czel, CPCU joins Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) as a Senior Sales Representative. With 30 years of insurance experience, John works with our corporate clients to design insurance coverage programs to protect the business owners, their families and their companies. Prior he was with Webster Insurance.

December, 2007

Carol Rogo, AAI, CPIW, CISR joins Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) as an Account Executive. She has more than 25 years of insurance experience, having been with Webster Insurance, Damman Insurance and Daniel V. Keane Agency.
  
Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) adds AIG and One Beacon to its select list of top ranked insurance markets.

October, 2006

Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) unveils its new website, ACBI-Ins.com.

January, 2006

Susan C. Mason joins Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) as Vice-President of Marketing.
May, 2004

Connecticut Community Bank with eight (8) branches in Fairfield County selects Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) as its insurance broker.

March, 2004

Peter J. Page joins Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) as Vice-President of Risk Management to oversee ACBI’s financial institution business. Peter comes from Hub International where he was a Vice-President.

February, 2004

Thomas J. Landrigan joins Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI) as Vice-President of the Private Client division after a long and distinguished career at Webster Insurance Services, a division of Webster Bank.

July, 2003

Daniel F. Keane named President and Chief Executive Officer of Associated Community Brokers, Inc. (ACBI).