From left to right, Aaron, David and Goldie Gordon helm this family-run New York City insurance agency. From left to right, Aaron, David and Goldie Gordon helm this family-run, New York City insurance agency.

Editor's Note: Conventional wisdom holds that independent agencies are going to vanish because today's insureds want self-service. From what we see at NUPC, however, people are still looking to agencies for trusted advisors, especially when they're making significant changes in their lives, whether it's starting a new business, buying property or blending families — because nothing happens without insurance.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].