News and Events

Events:

MHA (Mobile Healthcare Association) – 2020 Annual Mobile Health Clinics Forum will be held September 12-15, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. At the Phoenix Convention Center.

MHA (Mobile Healthcare Association) – 2019 Annual Mobile Health Clinics Forum will be held September 14-17, 2019 in Fort Worth, Texas at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

ArtPrize – Grand Rapids, MI  ArtPrize 10 will take place from September 19 — October 7, 2018.  Click here for more details.

FMCA – Family Motor Coach Association FMCA’s holds International Convention & RV Expo’s throughout the year. Click here for more details.

MAIA 2019 – Michigan Association of Insurance Agents Annual Convention, February 18-20, 2019 at Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI.  Click here for more information.

MHA 2018 – Mobile Healthcare Association 14th Annual Mobile Health Clinics Forum will be held September 14-17, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Click here for more details.

NDA – National Dental Association 2018 meeting information details, click here.

NATDA – North American Trailer Dealers Association 2018 NATDA Trade Show on September 6-8, 2018 at Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Click here for more details.

RSNA –  Radiological Society of North America 2018 meeting information details, click here.

News:

International Insurance news: The British publication Wealth & Finance International magazine featured an article on Thum Insurance Agency and it’s International Insurance program. Read the full article here.

Bill Aims to Cut Red Tape for Mobile Retailers
A new proposal could let mobile vendors and retailers sell their goods without hassles.  Read the full article here

AHRQ – Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Innovation Profile: Mobile Clinic Delivers Culturally Competent Services to Underserved Neighborhoods, Leading to Identification of Untreated Chronic Conditions, Better Blood Pressure Control, and Significant Return on Investment Read the full article here.

Michigan Dental Association Backed Mobile Dentistry Bill Passes; Heads to Snyder for Signature. Read the full article

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signs motorcycle helmet optional law Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law a bill that would allow motorcycle operators 21 or older to ride without a helmet, his office said today. Read the full article.

Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health The HHS Office of Minority Health announced on October 24th their support for the Mobile Health Map, to document the growth and contributions of mobile health clinics nationwide. To read the full press release click here

Maryland law requires that all Motor Scooter and Moped Riders must have insurance coverageThe Senate Bill 309 went into effect October 1, 2012.  Maryland law requires that all Motor Scooter and Moped Riders must have the following in place:

  • Have insurance for their scooter or moped
  • Have and display a title decal on the rear of the vehicle
  • Wear a helmet
  • Wear eye protection or have a vehicle windscreen

Failure to comply with these regulations could result in traffic citations with penalties from $70 for no decal to $290 for no insurance.  If you would like complete details on the new law please read Senate Bill 309 or visit: http://mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/billfile/SB0309.htm

Community:

 

StrokeReductionGolfClassic 2015 Stroke Reduction Golf Classic to benefit Spectrum Health
The Irish Jig is a Grand Rapids event held to promote colorectal cancer awareness.

 

2009 Best of Grand Rapids Award 

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement. View the press release

Thum Insurance Agency celebrated its 20th Anniversary and the relocation to its new offices with a ribbon cutting and open house on April 7, 2010!