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10.17.07   Pacific Southwest Safety & Health Conference and Aspen Risk Management Group

Steve Thompson appeared at the 2007 Pacific Southwest Safety & Health Conference October 16-17.  His topic, “Greatest Lessons Learned in Achieving Safety Success” is drawn from his experience, and based on data gathered during the writing of Workplace Safety: A Guide for Small and Midsized Companies, the Amazon.com best selling book he coauthored with Dan Hopwood.  Cathi Marx, Dan Hopwood, and Mike Murrah attended from Aspen Risk Management Group.


08.15.07   IBA San Diego Features Steve Thompson as Speaker at their General Meeting

In a follow up to a successful I Day, the Independent Brokers and Agents of San Diego welcomed Steve Thompson to speak on "Secrets of Today's Successful Agent:  A 10,000 Foot Snapshot from Across the Country."  Based on his 20 ++ years experience in insurance and risk management, and for the past two years as a coach and facilitator with Polestar (a carrier and agency performance development company),  Steve presented a snapshot of today's successful agent and insurance professional.


05.21.07   Aspen Team and Workplace Safety Featured in San Diego Business Journal

For a direct link:

Stopping Violence in the Workplace Starts With Acting on Warning Signs:  Taking Proactive Measures Is Recommended When Red Flags of Stress Arise

‘Safety First’ Still the Best Policy After Insurance Reforms Take Effect: 
Businesses Lax on Making Prevention a Priority Risk More Workplace Injuries


02.15.07   Graduating Participants from Polestar FCCI and IEA Programs

Steve Thompson completes Polestar coaching assignments in both Indiana and Southern California.  Graduating insurance agents spend nearly 6 months in this innovative and unique performance development program developed by Scott Primiano and Polestar.

Congratulations to all those that completed the rigorous sales and marketing program!

Aspen Risk Management Group is a strategic alliance of Polestar.


11.22.06   Flag effort leads to meeting at White House

It started with a photo taken from a friend's yard.

Days after 9-11, in the pain shared by so many throughout the country, Eileen Schwartz (of Flags Across the Nation) took a photo of a flying American flag. The healing image gave her a sense of peace and strength. So she took another photo. And another.  More... see PDF file


10.22.06   The American Society of Safety Engineers to Carry Workplace Safety: A Guide for Small and Midsized Companies

Wiley announced that Workplace Safety: A Guide for Small and Midsized Companies will be carried in the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) book catalog.

To learn more about the book and how to purchase it, visit www.workplacesafetynow.com


09.20.06   News for Immediate Release
Thompson | Currier Changes Name to Aspen Risk Management Group (Aspen Risk Management Group)

Thompson | Currier announced today that the Company’s shareholders and board of directors approved a name change to Aspen Risk Management Group.

Aspen Risk Management Group, an employee-owned consulting company, continues to focus on providing effective business improvement strategies to commercial, non profit, and government clients.  They are experts in delivering risk, safety, and human resources services.  As an employee-owned company, they believe in the philosophy that ownership creates new levels of success in innovation, dedication, and customer service. Aspen Risk Management Group services include:

Risk and Safety - where our goal is to save lives, prevent injuries & illnesses, and protect our clients from harm

  • Risk and Safety Solutions for small, medium and large companies
  • Value Added Risk, Safety, and Loss Control Services on behalf of insurance carriers, agencies, and brokerages
  • Part-time, on-site Safety Professionals
  • Safety Service and Orientation programs for organizations
  • Workers' Compensation Claims Consulting

Human Resources and Business Improvement

  • Human Resources Solutions for small, medium and large companies
  • Employee Culture and Ideas Survey
  • Part-time Human Resources Professionals
  • California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program
  • Senior Management Guidance - Post Culture and Ideas Survey
  • Sales and Business Development
  • Customer Service Survey and Client Relations
  • Coaching and facilitation in National Sales and Business Development Program

As an organization, Aspen Risk Management Group strives to show a deep respect for those people inside and outside their company, and they have a clear social mission that seeks to eliminate inequities in their communities by integrating these concerns into their day-to-day business activities

To learn more about Aspen Risk Management Group, www.aspenRisk Management Group.com.  

The Company is located in San Diego, California.


07.13.06   Steve Thompson completes San Francisco Polestar coaching assignment.  Shown here are the graduating insurance agents from the nearly 5 month performance development program.

Congratulations to all those that completed the rigorous sales and marketing program!

Aspen Risk Management Group is a strategic alliance of Polestar, an insurance industry performance improvement company.


06.13.06   Polestar is pleased to announce the additions of Cathi Marx and Dan Hopwood to the Polestar Team. Cathi and Dan join Steve Thompson and West Coast Team Leader Richard Coskren in San Diego and formally establish our West Coast operation. In making the announcement, Coskren stated that “our strategic partnership with Aspen Risk Management Group in San Diego combined with our alliance with the Insurance Educational Association (IEA) in San Francisco provides us with the logistical coverage and coaching cadre needed to support our rapidly growing list of West Coast clientele.” Polestar Founder, Scott M. Primiano added, “the additions of Cathi and Dan to the team and our formal presence in California represents the third and final phase of our national expansion. With offices in Philadelphia, Chicago, San Francisco, and now in San Diego, we have achieved our goal of national coverage with regionalized service and support.”
03.29.06   Cathi Marx received the Pacific Safety Council’s Champion of Safety Award - San Diego for her dedication to the community, commitment to safety, and for preventing injuries.  Cathi is a volunteer in the community – donating her time to write and implement safety programs for non-profits and charity organizations. She has served on a number of local non-profit Boards as a volunteer safety and security officer, and has a long history of community safety work. 

Please join us in congratulating Cathi on her award, and thanking her for her outstanding efforts to make the community safer and more secure.

 

 

 


03.12.06   In bookstores and available September 15, 2006, Workplace Safety: A Guide For Small and Midsized Companies, by Dan Hopwood and Steve Thompson, uses a straight-forward approach to the basic elements of a successful safety program.  Sections include core regulatory requirements, safety needs assessment, special hazards, workers' compensation & insurance, and best practices.  For more information, or to purchase, please contact our office, or visit the Resource section of this website.
03.10.06   Cait Casey teaches the OSHA 10 Construction course for the Pacific Safety Council
03.09.06   Cait Casey, a volunteer at Flags Across the Nation announces an effort to form a resolution for I Love America Day. See the Flags website at (www.flagsacrossthenation.org), and the blog for I Love America Day at http://iloveamericaday.blogspot.com.
03.03.06   Aspen Risk Management Group solidifies its relationship with ConAPA by announcing a joint effort to further develop Member safety services.  Long time and new strategic partners will be holding its first official strategy meeting on March 16, 2006 in Del Mar, California.  ConAPA's purpose is to aid the small business community by offering various services, including programs that drastically reduce workers' compensation costs and improve workplace safety.
02.28.06   Cait Casey and Steve Thompson become Certified Trainers in the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) program.
02.01.06   Aspen Risk Management Group is happy to announce that Theresa "TK" Kelly has joined the firm as a risk and safety consultant.  "TK has a stellar record as a top notch safety professional and we are very excited that she will be joining us," states Steve Thompson.  "She has been a mentor to many in the safety industry, and has always been in the safety business for the right reasons -- helping to prevent workplace injuries and to create safer workplaces."  TK joins Ann Towle-Mason, Cait Casey, Dan Hopwood, Cathi Marx, and Steve Thompson on the risk and safety service team.
01.16.06   Cait Casey to teach the OSHA 10 Construction course for large construction company in Del Mar, CA - scheduled for 2/4 and 2/18.  She will also begin the Safety Orientation program for ConAPA Members in late February.  ConAPA's purpose is to aid the small business community by offering various services, including programs that have saved business owners on their workers' compensation costs.
01.28.06   Steve Thompson completes first coaching assignment with Polestar Performance Programs (www.gopolestar.com) at the Chubb Producer Performance Development Program in San Diego, CA.  Polestar, a nationally recognized insurance industry performance development company, provides personal coaching for sales, service, and underwriting professionals in the insurance industry.
01.16.06   Cathi Marx to teach the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) program for the Pacific Safety Council from 1/23 to 1/27.  Cathi continues to be among the few qualified instructors throughout the nation to deliver this comprehensive program.
12.16.05   Aspen Risk Management Group among finalists for opportunity to conduct specialized training (equal opportunity development classes for small contractors) for the San Diego County Water Authority.  "Although we were not ultimately chosen, we owe much thanks to Paul Stout of Power Summit www.powersummit.com for helping and partnering with us in our efforts.  We would not have made it to the finals without Paul, and we look forward to working with him on other opportunities."
11.12.05   Cathi Marx to teach the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) program for the Pacific Safety Council from 11/14/05 to 11/18/05.  Cathi is among only a few Qualified Instructors throughout the nation to deliver this program.
11.11.05   Steve Thompson to join coaching team at Polestar, a nationally recognized insurance industry performance development company.  Polestar's solutions are specifically designed to provide customized consulting services, training, and personal performance coaching for sales, service, and underwriting professionals in the insurance industry.  For more information abut Polestar, visit www.gopolestar.com.
09.03.05   Reggie Woodward, former CFO and Board of Directors for the Pacific Safety Council, and Treasurer for AirTouch Communications, joins Aspen Risk Management Group as CFO.
09.01.05   Aspen Risk Management Group signs Service Agreement to provide Loss Control and Safety Services for Everest National Insurance and Everest Indemnity Insurance.  Everest is a world leader in property/casualty reinsusurance and insurance and is one of the leading professional insurance organizations in the world.  For more information about Everest, please see: http://www.everestnational.com.
09.01.05   John Wiley & Sons to publish Workplace Safety: A Guide For Small and Midsized Companies, by Dan Hopwood & Steve Thompson.  Wiley, founded in 1807, is a global publisher of print and electronic products:  http://www.wiley.com.
08.31.05   Steve Thompson to serve as Co-Chair for Advisory Board of the School of International Business, San Diego City Schools (SIB).  The SIB program is designed to produce innovative and culturally aware leaders in business, government, and non-profit organizations.
08.15.05   Web Site Sponsorship Programs for two groups:  Flags across the Nation (www.flagsacrossthenation.org), and Survivors of Suicide Loss (www.sossd.org).
08.02.05   Cait Casey delivers presentation on the "Heart of the Zoo" to the August meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
08.01.05   Cathi Marx, a risk and safety professional, will begin working with Aspen Risk Management Group on insurance/risk-related opportunities.
07.30.05   Cait Casey and Steve Thompson complete certification process to become Trainers in the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) program offered by the Pacific Safety Council.
07.15.05   Steve Thompson authors the article "A Shareholder Solution for Workers' Compensation in California." The article, appearing in Leading Companies Online Magazine, outlines ConAPA's (a small contractor association in California) efforts to create an effective health and workers' compensation program through employee ownership.
06.30.05   Cait Casey completes both the OSHA 501 and 500 courses to become a trainer with OSHA Outreach for both the 10 and 30-hour program.
04.30.05   Aspen Risk Management Group announces strategic alliance with HR Source Consulting, Inc. to provide consulting and training on a wide variety of organizational and human resource issues, including HR management, assessments/audits, policy development, employee relations, and performance management.  This new alliance allows us to offer the new 2-hour required training program (required for companies with 50 or more employees, or independent contractors).  Click here to learn more about the California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Program.
04.28.05   The Workers' Compensation Consortium  form a new alliance with Chapman University to add new Workers' Compensation Adjuster Training Programs, and jointly develop a military transition program ("WC Adjusters Boot Camp") for former military personnel looking to enter the insurance industry.  Continuing partners on the this project include the Insurance Educational Association and BCG Insurance.
04.21.05   Steve Thompson chosen as author for Workplace Safety: A Guide for Small and Midsized Companies, the new Safety and Health book to be published by Sybex Publishing's Harbor Light Press division (now Wiley).  He will be co-writing with Dan Hopwood.  The new publication will be designed for Human Resource Professionals and Small and Midsized companies.  It is scheduled for a November 2005 release.
04.18.05   Steve Thompson delivers presentation on Holistic Ergonomics to INOVA Diagnostics, Inc.
04.13.05   Cait Casey and Steve Thompson deliver its first "Safety Orientation" to Members of ConAPA.  ConAPA is a California Corporation whose purpose is to aid the small business community by offering various services, including corporate formation, consulting management training, employee relations, safety training, Health, Disability and Life benefit packages, dental and vision care programs and liability insurance, among other benefits. Through the ConAPA Program , business owners are saving as much as 50% to 80% on their Workers' Compensation costs, while providing improved benefits to their valued team members.
04.08.05   Steve Thompson presents "Increasing Sales and Retaining Customers Through Value Added Services" to the Professional Women in Insurance.  The Professional Women in Insurance, in addition to supporting charity causes such as InVEST and the YMCA's Battered Women's "Shelter, is dedicated to support of women in the insurance industry.
04.06.05   Aspen Risk Management Group partner with California State San Marcos Student Interns to mentor them in a company strategic marketing research project.  A big thank you to the three seniors on the team:  Ronny De Long, Claude "Jeff" Herron, and Matt Leventhal!
03.31.05   Steve Thompson delivers presentation on workers' compensation to students of the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) program, sponsored by the Pacific Safety Council.
03.31.05   Aspen Risk Management Group chooses Pay-Net as its employee and subcontractor payment service provider.  Pay-Net, founded in 1995, is based in San Diego, California.
03.05.05   Aspen Risk Management Group chooses North Island Credit Union as its financial institution. North Island is locally owned and is one of the largest financial institutions in the area, with more than 130,000 members and over $1.5 billion in assets.
03.03.05   Aspen Risk Management Group chooses Scott Peck of Dunlap, Klingensmith, Dunlap & Peck (DKD&P) to handle the company's finance and tax planning.  DKD&P and its team of professionals bring many years of experience in business, finance, and tax planning.  Their clients include lawyers, physicians, executives and business people in virtually every field of endeavor.
02.24.05   Aspen Risk Management Group confirms working relationship with the Insurance Educational Association (IEA), the nation's premier provider of insurance education.
02.17.05   Contractors Asset Protection Group (ConAPA) contracts with Aspen Risk Management Group to provide Membership Services.
01.27.05   Straub Construction hires Aspen Risk Management Group to assist with safety and health program assessment.
01.26.05   Cait Casey, a safety and health professional and coach, joins Aspen Risk Management Group as a Supporting Consultant.
01.18.05   Aspen Risk Management Group partners with California State San Marcos Student Interns to assist with company strategic marketing plan
01.04.05   Steve Thompson delivers presentation on "Safety Processes" to the American Society of Safety Engineers (San Diego Chapter).
12.31.04   Aspen Risk Management Group to speak at INOVA Diagnostics, Inc. March 2005.
12.30.04   Mohr Manufacturing chooses Aspen Risk Management Group as its Internet and Web Consulting services provider.
12.27.04   BAE Systems contracts with Aspen Risk Management Group  to provide Trainer Development Program for Technical Engineering Staff.
12.23.04   Aspen Risk Management Group signs three-year consulting agreement to provide safety and health services to G.S. Levine Insurance Services clients.
12.20.04   Aspen Risk Management Group (formerly Thompson | Currier), an employee-owned business consulting company headquartered in San Diego is launched.
10.18.04   Participate in California Workers' Compensation Education Seminar - a joint partnership between the Insurance Educational Association and Workers' Compensation Training Consortium.