Past Events 2013

Location:  The Abbey in Fontana, Wisconsin
Date: October 9-11, 2013

The Western Loss Association Officers have planned another very exciting and highly educational Fall Conference to be held October 9 through October 11, 2013 at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin.


INSURANCE COMPANY PERSONNEL ARE FREE! Per night accommodations and golf are a separate cost.


If you require hotel accommodations, please, call The Abbey Resort at 800-772-1000 to make your room reservation.

FOR INSURANCE COMPANY PERSONNEL: The guest room rates are $119.00 for a single or double per night.

FOR VENDORS (including independent adjusters): Room rates are $139 for a single or double, $219 for a Suite per night. There are further charges of $12.00 per night resort fee for all, which includes use of available sports equipment, and increased rates for additional persons in a room. Be sure to ask what further services may be included in the resort fee. Identify yourself as part of the Western Loss Association, and advise if you are an insurance company employee. The room availability guarantee will end on SEPTEMBER 13th, so please book your room soon!

Vendors, this is an excellent opportunity to invite your insurance company clients as their only cost is the hotel stay! Please note a LATE FEE of $25 will apply to vendor registrations postmarked after September 25, 2013. Please take advantage of this educational opportunity and respond early!

GOLF: Please note the golf will be a shotgun start on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. The invitation and registration are also attached. If you have questions regarding the golf, please contact Bob Jones at Garvin-Fram at 847-352-5515. As in the past, costs for the golf outing are separate from the remainder of the fall conference.

MEMBER VENDOR SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE, please note the platinum sponsorship is $1,000 and you have a choice of an exhibit booth, golf hole sponsorship, and two attendees, OR three attendees, NO exhibit booth and NO hole sponsorship. As there is a limited number of exhibit booths, please complete the sponsorship form attached and mail as indicated ASAP as they will be accepted as received. All will be first come, first serve. No e-mails or phone calls will get an exhibit booth. The booths will be 8’ tables. No large displays, lights or anything that will distract from the presentations will be allowed. We recommend the platinum sponsors bring “fish bowls” for business cards, AND we ask the insurance company personnel to please bring their business cards, and to please visit the exhibit booths, and thank the vendors that have helped to make this conference possible. The sponsorships are as follows:

$1,000.00 An exhibit booth (8’ table, no large displays), Two attendee registrations, and one golf hole sponsorship, OR three attendee registrations, however NO exhibit booth and NO golf hole sponsorship.

$750.00 Two attendee registrations

$500.00 One attendee registrations


Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Please download:

Formal Invitation
Insurance Company Personnel Registration
Vendor’s Registration
Member Vendor Sponsorship
Golf Invite
Golf Form

Western Loss Summer Webinar
July 19, 2013
Maggiano’s Little Italy – Oakbrook, IL
C.E. Credits will be provided.

The officers are proud to announce the details for the first Western Loss Webinar to be held on Friday, July 19, 2013, which, in addition to the virtual training, will have a class room setting at Maggiano’s Little Italy at 240 Oakbrook Center in Oak Brook, Illinois. There will be two hours C.E. credits in TX & FL available. There will be no charge for the Western Loss members (and this is only for members). Please join us as our guests for the afternoon social following the webinar. The agenda will be as follows:

11:30 – Noon

Noon – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 3:00
Restoration Options for Damaged Electronics and Machinery
Vernon Duty, Belfor

3:00 – 5:00
Afternoon Social (Open Bar)

VENDORS: Registration is now open to the member vendor companies with a limit of two per company and THIS FORM must be completed and sent regular mail to:

Theresa Noska
9 Mirta Circle
Lemont, IL  60439.

Attendance for all members is free.  The limit of two is due to the limited capacity for the class room setting.  This is first come first serve, so please complete and mail at your earliest opportunity.

NOTE to all adjusters (staff and independent), insurance company personnel, agents and brokers: Please e-mail Theresa Noska to register for physical attendance, and be sure to bring your license number to the class. Further details will be sent for those planning to participate in the virtual training.

The officers hope to see you at the Webinar at Maggiano’s!!

Western Loss Spring Seminar
April 5, 2013
Embassy Suites – Lombard, IL

Download Agenda

This event is FREE to all members. Registration, coffee and rolls are at 7:30am, and the presentations begin at 8:00am. There will be 5 CE CREDIT HOURS available for Texas and Florida. As usual, lunch will be provided. If you are planning to attend, we ask for a response no later than March 22, 2013.

Insurance Company Personnel & Independent Adjusters – FREE – NO LIMIT
Reply by e-mail at your earliest convenience.

Member vendors only – FREE – LIMIT OF TWO
(may change to one if reach capacity as it is limited)

This is first come first serve – you will be added to the attendee list once your mailed response is received. Download Mail in Response, (do not overnight response, please send regular mail)

January 18, 2013
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Oak Brook, Illinois

Please note our 2013 Post Holiday Party is at capacity. Thank you for all of the support.

Can’t believe that time of year for holiday cheer is almost upon us!! The Western Loss Post Holiday Party will be held at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Oak Brook on Friday, January 18, 2013.

Please complete the form and mail with your payment at your earliest opportunity if you plan to attend. The Officers would appreciate a response by January 4, 2013.

Invitation | Response Form

Please note there is an additional charge of $10.00 if the response is postmarked after January 4, 2013, and an additional $20.00 charge if paid at the door, which is not recommended in the event we are sold out.

There is a $20.00 fee for insurance company employees for the party.

Please pay your 2013 membership fee by January 4, 2013 if due, and please note one check for both the party and dues is acceptable.

Please note there is a limit of three attendees per company, with the exception of independent adjusters and insurance company claim professionals.

On behalf of the officers of the Western Loss Association, we hope to see you at the holiday party and hope all of you and your families will have a wonderful holiday season.