The Vermont Teddy Bear Company hosted a special off-site “Field Trip” event on Monday, August 8th as part of this year’s Vermont Captive Insurance Association’s 35th Annual Conference
“We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this important conference, especially as we are also celebrating our 35th anniversary this year,” said Bill Shouldice, Chief Executive Officer of the Vermont Teddy Bear Company. “Captive insurance is an extremely important part of Vermont’s economy, and we are happy to share our experience and expertise to help further innovation and education in the captive insurance industry.”
The field trip consisted of a detailed tour with the theme of “A Day in the Life of Vermont Teddy Bear.” Participants experienced the progression of product movement from the point of ordering through shipment. Accompanying the tour were Vermont Teddy Bear’s Director of Manufactory, the Distribution Center Manager, Controller and others. The purpose of the tour was to give insight into risk management as it pertains to product liability, manufacturing, delivery (specifically for businesses with heavy holiday seasons), credit card fraud, and other key areas where risk management is critical.
“Risk is a part of every business,” said Shouldice. “We love to give back to our community, and we want to assist the VCIA strengthen Vermont businesses in any way we can.”
For more information on the Vermont Captive Insurance Annual Conference, visit their web page at http://www.vcia.com/Events/AnnualConference/OverviewofConference/tabid/186/Default.aspx.
About Vermont Teddy Bear Company
Since 1981, Vermont Teddy Bear Company has been producing premium, handmade teddy bears in their Vermont, USA facility. All Bears are guaranteed for life and are stuffed using 100% recycled materials. For more information about Vermont Teddy Bear, please visit www.vermontteddybear.com or call (800)829-2327 (BEAR).
About Vermont Captive Insurance Association
The Vermont Captive Insurance Association is the largest trade association for captive insurance in the world. Established in 1985, the Association has grown to provide lobbying support on both the state and federal levels for its nearly 500 member companies. In addition, it hosts and supports professional education opportunities for the industry at large. Visit www.vcia.com for more information.