Thanks for registering for the Best Management Practices for Agency Owners Workshop!

I’m looking forward to spending a couple days with you, talking about ways to fine tune your agency to help you make more money, get/keep more clients and have more fun.

We will definitely be adopting the AMI philosophy of — you will gain in proportion to what you share so I’m hoping that everyone will come to the workshop ready to learn from each other and hopefully from me as well. We will also be honoring the AMI commitment to confidentiality so please come ready to get to know each other’s agencies — warts and all.

Here’s some general information for the workshop.

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Conference Chicago (2nd floor)
525 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605

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We’ll start both mornings at 8:30 am with breakfast in the meeting room. We will start the actual workshop at 9 am both mornings. We’ll shut down on day one at 5 pm and on day two at 3 pm.  

I’m hoping that on the evening of day one you will be my guest for dinner. We’ll meet at the restaurant at 6 pm. I’ll give you more details that first morning.


Please come to both day’s meetings in casual clothes. Shorts, polos, jeans — whatever makes you comfortable. However — meeting rooms tend to be chilly and I tend to set them to chilly so you might want to bring a sweater, sweatshirt etc.


We’ll have breakfast in the room both mornings, lunch both days and dinner on day one.


I know you’ll need to check in with the office and voicemail, email etc. I’ve built a 30 minute break into both the morning and afternoon sessions so you’ll never be disconnected for more than a couple hours.


I’m okay with you bringing a laptop or iPad, etc., into the meetings but please know there will not be any internet access. I would ask that you use your technology to take notes — but not to allow yourself to be distracted with email, etc. We’re counting on your active participation.


If so — shoot me an email.

Drew McLellan

Agency Management Institute