Many independent agents graduated from our Producer Development Program. For this training, West Bend contracts with Polestar, a company consisting of former insurance professionals that now consult, teach, and mentor our participants. The agents are hand-picked by the agency principals (like Rick Cox) and our Regional Sales Managers. If they qualify, they will attend educational sessions during two visits to West Bend that cover industry markets, trends, professional and commercial lines, priority management, referral harvesting, selling styles, social media, business planning and much more. They also presented to the West Bend associates, their peers, owners, and mentors. West Bend subsidizes part of the cost of this program to further support the education of independent insurance agents.