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As you can tell from this month’s cover, 2009 is no ordinary year for AA&B. This issue features a celebratory look on our 80 years of covering independent agents and brokers.

In our perusal of back issues of what started in October 1929 as The Local Agent, we’ve become personally involved with the history of the independent agency system. Based on our research, we’ve uncovered two facts: 1) things have changed, and 2) things haven’t changed at all.

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