Networking and Training Opportunities Increase for Independently-Owned Insurance and Benefits Agencies

Sitkins International and Benefits Growth Network align their consulting firms to increase the training, coaching and networking resources available for their member agencies.

Online PR News – 10-March-2010 – – St. Louis, MO – March 10, 2010 – Two membership-based consulting firms have come together to leverage the strength of their networks. Sitkins International and Benefits Growth Network have increased their training, coaching, networking and solutions programs as a result of their strategic alliance. Their members, independently-owned insurance and benefits agencies, are seeing the results through the specific expertise and additional resources being offered.

Both Sitkins and BGN take a holistic approach to agency management. They are able to use the similarities of their program offerings across both networks, resulting in a stronger value offering for their members.

Kevin Trokey, BGN president, said “I saw the partnership as an obvious fit. The focus of both organizations is on building customized plans for our members that help them develop a consistent sales approach and streamline agency operations. The plans start with the recognition that there are industry challenges they will face, most of which our members have in common. The combined resources of Sitkins and BGN create a synergy that allows our members to more quickly, more purposefully, and more successfully navigate through their challenges and achieve their goals.”

Be it strategic planning, financial, operational, sales process, team building, or any myriad of other challenges they may be facing, the partnership is structured to address those needs. Through complete training programs, individual coaching, member networking, and a library of tools and resources, members have access to the solutions they need to get on and stay on the track to profitable growth.

Roger Sitkins, Chairman of Sitkins International, says “I felt our benefits agencies and multi-lines agencies could really benefit from specific expertise in the benefits industry. Employee benefits and human resources are facing a rapidly changing market, and I want to be sure that we are helping our members lead those changes.”

As a former member of Sitkins International himself, Trokey knew it was the right partnership for the benefits-specific firm. “Sitkins has so much to offer members and it’s a proven program that translates to both the P&C and the benefits agencies and their producers.”

Sitkins International and Benefits Growth Network are now accepting qualified agencies in open markets. See the company websites, or for more details about becoming a member.

About Sitkins International
Sitkins International is an exclusive membership organization comprised of high-performing independent insurance agencies and brokerages in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Members gain access to The Vertical Growth Experience™ which provides them with intellectual capital to help them with innovation, sales, growth, profitability and increased organizational value. For more information on Sitkins International, visit

About Benefits Growth Network
Benefits Growth Network, based out of St. Louis, MO, is an international membership-based consulting firm specializing in growth strategies for independently-owned employee benefits agencies and departments. Through the exclusive Benefits Growth System™, members get individualized planning, coaching, training, use of proprietary systems and access to a network of thriving benefits agencies. For more information about Benefits Growth Network, visit

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