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WR Berkley Corporation Names Michael G. Connor President of Continental ...
GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--W. R. Berkley Corporation (NYSE: WRB) today announced that Michael G. Connor has been named president of Continental Western Group, LLC.
Connor Named President of Continental Western Group
W. R. Berkley Corporation announced that Michael G. Connor has been named president of Iowa-based Continental Western Group, LLC effective immediately.
Business briefs
The board of directors of W.R. Berkley Corp., in Greenwich has voted to increase the cash dividend to an annual rate of 36 cents per share, a 12.5 percent increase from the present rate.
Hard Market? Top Industry Leaders Comment on Pricing-- Slideshow
With 2012's first quarter in the books, executives and industry observers have noted that property and casualty pricing remains on the upswing.
The Greek makes a comeback
The Greek at the Harbor has been around as far back as I remember. In the '80s, I would eat there with family and friends - it always had a great atmosphere, serene yet fun overlooking the harbor.
Local students track ocean buoy
The Pacific Ocean is a massive body of water that covers one-third of the Earth's surface. It's also the temporary classroom for a group of fourth graders in Ventura.
Go big and go home full at Chicago's Ribs
Sometimes it feels really good to roll up your sleeves and get messy. One such place - where you'll fit right in with your napkin tucked into your shirt - is Chicago's Ribs in the heart of downtown Ventura.
Cinco de Mayo
Though many people think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, which falls on September 16, it is actually a commemoration of the victory of the Mexican army over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Picks of the Week
LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM Sunday, May 6, 8 p.m. An intimate one-man show by the guitarist, singer/songwriter/producer and Grammy award winner best known for his tenure with Fleetwood Mac.
From the ground up
In recent months, however, John Ashkar of Los Angeles-based Westwood Communities Corp. purchased the 3.5-acre property in December 2011 and has since revamped the vision from condos to 257 apartment rentals.