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March 29, 2021

We’d Give the Conference an A-

Takeaways from the Insights Association’s Southwest Chapter’s Virtual Vegas Conference Our Founder, Brad Larson, was a featured panelist at the IA’s SW Chapter’s Virtual Vegas Conference in March. To support him, a few of his employees including Mary Lea Quick, V.P. Client Services, and Ryan Luciani, V.P Account Management – were invited to attend. Following is an interview with them and their impression of the event. Interviewer: “Was supporting Brad the only reason you attended this event?” Quick: “Prior to Covid, I attended several in-person events every year, often in ‘sales mode,’ t...

We’d Give the Conference an A-

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