1) What can independent insurance agents do to increase their carrier appointments? 2) Once they have these new appointments, how can agents and carriers work together to strengthen their relationships? The article will appear in an independent insurance agents’ trade association magazine published in Connecticut, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont and should be written for insurance agency principals who mostly write property/casualty insurance. Articles should be about 1,500 words. Article deadline is August 4, 2017. Please type “ProfNet query-October” in the subject of your email.