John Barnes
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"Is Your Personal Insurance And Business Insurance Premiums Too High In Harris County?

Started Aug 18, 2010 0 Replies

Hi,Do you think that your insurance premiums is too high in Harris County?  Please explain why and what you think needs to be done. Please give concrete suggestions.Continue

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Due to several circumstances, the group will not be meeting for the remainder of the year.  We will discuss meeting again in 2012.  Keep in touch and let's keep networking - there are so many great groups out there.  Looking forward to seeing you around InHouston!!See More
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"You are a licensed agent and there is information that every licensed agent should know about because during 2013 everyone will be preparing for the changes that Obamacare will have on everyone in 2014.   At our meeting last night Willie…"
Jan 22, 2013

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How did you hear about this site InHouston?
A said friend invited me.
Niche (Services/Products your company provides:)
Contractors insurance, Bonding insurance and Church insurance.
About Me:
I am just a country boy from Tomball,TX.
City, State
Area of Houston
Open Networker?
not sure
Servant Leader, Give It First Networker?
not sure
Have Attended Live InHouston Netweaving Events (ever):
going to the next one
Perfect Client
A said person/businessman that needs my help.
Target Market(s)
Small to medium businesses in Harris County and its surrounding areas.
Urgent Needs and Compelling Desires of Target Market(s)
I do not know their said needs until we have a conversation, but my compelling desires would be to educate them on the said insurance that their businesses would need and just not sell them insurance. This in turn gives them the power to make the said choices that are needed for their businesses. I am just the facilitator.
High School Profile Link (optional):
http://Klein High School
"Other interests" (Traveling, wine, books, etc...):
I love fishing and listening to jazz.
What does your company do to focus on its purpose?
We ask our clients a lot of questions through surveys and focus groups to focus on our said purpose.
Veteran? Which Branch?

"The Ultimate Volunteer Opportunities for Harris County and Its Surrounding Areas"

The Ultimate Volunteer Opportunity in Harris County and Its
Surrounding Counties
By John Barnes, MBA, owner, The Emerging Insurance Agency

I attended a luncheon presented by the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce at the
Raveneaux Country Club a month ago. At this luncheon, I met Deputy Jan Brown and
Deputy Paul Brown of The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Citizen’s
Police Academy. They both gave me an application and asked if I would like to attend
the Academy. I thanked them for the invite and started doing research on this ultimate
volunteer opportunity and thought you, a citizen like me might like to attend and learn of
this opportunity. There are two major reasons for volunteering—helping others and
bettering your community. What if you could do both at the same time? Well, you can.
Many towns, both large and small, offer this opportunity to their citizens. It is called a
Citizen’s Police Academy & Alumni Association. It is a little known organization, and it
is extremely popular and exciting to its members. In addition, it is invaluable to the local
police department and the community it serves.
So, what is a Citizen’s Police Academy & Alumni Association? The Citizen’s Police
Academy & Alumni Association is an organization of local citizens who have joined
after attending a multi-week, or several months of training scaled down by the police
academy and taught by local police officers. The academy teaches everyday citizens
about the police department and how it works. It also teaches about federal, state, and
local laws as well as problems that the local community may face, such as gangs, drugs,
etc. The benefits of the academy are two fold; not only do the citizens get to know their
local officers, but the officers get to know members of the community they patrol and
concerns they may have. After successfully completing the academy, the students are
encouraged to join the Alumni Association.
The purpose of the Academy & Alumni Association is to take the knowledge received
from the academy and use it to support the local police department and better the
community; after all, knowledge is power. Each association is different in how they
support their police department, but they all have the same goal—to help their local
police department be the best it can be. In today’s world, police departments are required
to do much more than just patrol school zones and investigate crimes. However, most
departments do not have enough officers and support staff to handle all the demands
placed on them. Moreover, in many cases departments do not have the budget to supply
all the equipment needed. That is where the Academy Alumni Associations shine.
Some of the more common ways associations support the local Police Department are
raising funds for needed equipment, sponsoring officer appreciation dinners, participating
in National Night Out, and acting as unofficial public relations spokespeople for the
department. Some members use their personal talents by volunteering their time to file,
answer phones, stuff envelopes, clean the offices, maintain vehicles, repair radios, or
computers, and run errands. Still others volunteer their time in neighborhood patrols,
handicap-parking patrol, and police ride-a-longs, working security at community
functions such as carnivals, parades, and sporting events, or by acting as victims,
bystanders, or criminals in officer scenario training. While volunteers are not allowed to
carry weapons, they are usually armed with radios and knowledge. In addition, they act
as additional eyes, ears, hands, and feet for the police department.
Every Academy Alumni member finds a place to support the police department in his, or
her, own way. In Harris County, we have classes starting up soon. You can contact the
Harris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Citizen’s Police Academy at 9111
Eastex Freeway, Houston, TX 77069, office number 713.759.9454, fax number
713.759.9726. We have heard conversation about a 79-year-old woman in a neighboring
state who has found her support niche. About three times a week, she will visit the police
department to give hugs to every officer and staff member and personally thank them for
what they do. Often, she brings cakes, pies, or cookies with her. She has become a
favorite around this Police Department. Almost every task a member volunteers to do is
a task that would otherwise have to be done by an officer or a staff member. Often, this
is done either by paying officer’s overtime or by pulling an officer off patrol. Our
Citizen’s Police Academy is looking for active members who can volunteer and attend
the Citizen’s Police Academy. If we as citizens can volunteer and report crimes that we
see are being committed in our cities and counties - We can save our city millions of
dollars in salaries, overtime, and employee benefits—that is our tax money being saved.
Imagine the impact you can make in your community.
For more information, contact your local Citizen’s Police Academy & Alumni
Association, your local police department, or the National Citizen’s Police Academy
Association. If your community does not have a Citizen’s Police Academy, call your
local police department, and request one be started. You will be glad you did.
John Barnes, MBA is a licensed insurance agent and speaker with over 20 years in the
industry. He specializes in insurance coverage for small businesses, but also sells auto,
home, and life insurance. He is founder of The Emerging Insurance Agency in 2008 and
serves as its senior consultant. Contact John or access his site at

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At 8:28am on January 22, 2013, Dr. Rosalyn Shaw Belt said…

You are a licensed agent and there is information that every licensed agent should know about because during 2013 everyone will be preparing for the changes that Obamacare will have on everyone in 2014.


At our meeting last night Willie Martinez, the executive director of marketing made a statement that I thought was pretty powerful; especially for people like you who are already in the industry.  He said that there will never be a year before major changes are about to take place.  That's what 2013 is because in January 2014, things are going to change.  It is this year that employers and employees are going to be looking for answers. 

We have some new information from the government that's been released relating to health care.  This is just like it was when the government made it mandatory for people to have car insurance.  Who benefitted the most?  The insurance companies who made it available. 

We now have some plans to supplement what the Federal Govt. is going to institute that are going to be great because they will be affordable when companies are forced to get healthcare for their employees or be penalized.  EVERYBODY IS GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE SOMETHING.


Send me your email address so I can send you more information that could increase your portfolio and help your current clients.


There are people who are still not going to be able to afford what the government proposes but there are some other alternatives that very few people are aware of.


Healthcare in our country is a multi-trillion-dollar industry, yet over 50 million Americans lack coverage of some kind. 


We have a number of licensed agents that are benefiting from adding this to their portfolio.


Again email me for more information.


Also, let me reserve you a seat, Tuesdays at 7 pm at the American Workers Insurance Service Corporate Office at 11111 Richmond Ave. @ Wilcrest,   Suite 200


I also invite you to a conference call where I explain what we have our hands on:


Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays - 8 pm CST

Saturdays - 12 Noon CST

Conference dial-in number: (712) 432-0075

Participant access code:  532801


Dr. Rosalyn Shaw Belt



At 2:06pm on August 25, 2010,
Nancy Johnson
Hi John
Welcome to InHouston! I'm looking forward to meeting you face to face at one of our events! I would love to hear more about what you do and see how I can help you.
At 7:49pm on August 16, 2010, Lea-Ann Gee said…
John - Thx. for your invitation to connect.
At 3:42pm on August 16, 2010, Dianne Gilbert said…
Thank you for the connection invitation - I gladly accept!
At 12:30pm on August 15, 2010, Lea-Ann Gee said…
Have a great birthday!!!
At 12:04pm on August 15, 2010, Dianne Gilbert said…
Welcome to InHouston John! It's a great place to network! If i can help in any way, just let me know!
At 11:52am on August 15, 2010, Dianne Gilbert said…
Happy Birthday John!! Hope this weekend was a great celebration of your life and future!!
At 10:03am on August 15, 2010, Jennifer Fisher said…
Happy Birthday. May the day be filled with joy, laughter, good friends and good wishes.
At 7:22pm on August 14, 2010, Trina Maxwell, LMT, MMP, MTI said…
Welcome, John!
At 1:08pm on August 14, 2010, Lea-Ann Gee said…


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