New Member Roundup

Allied Insurance Managers

Chris Beardslee, CIC, LIC
Executive Vice President

Executive Vice President, Chris Beardslee, CIC, LIC and his team have joined ABC SEMI to assist our members in discovering the incredible savings of our workers’ compensation insurance, the ABC Fund. In addition, as the premier business insurance agency in Michigan, Allied Insurance Managers offers unmatched expertise, technology and insurance products that you need. They are committed to anticipating the needs of our clients and accommodating their preferences. From fast-growing businesses to large enterprises, we have a full suite of insurance programs that can help protect or reduce your companies’ risk.

From property and liability coverages to workers’ compensation, surety bonds to commercial auto, we can help you understand and properly address your businesses unique exposures. Beyond the standard insurance coverages and plans, our expertise and performance has earned us the ability to offer you specialty insurance programs that can provide you with a broader coverage at reduced rates.

They offer: Fire Protection Contractors Insurance, Restaurant Insurance, Specialty Contractor’s Program, Winery, Distillery & Brewery Insurance, Commercial Cleaning Insurance, Auto Repair Insurance & Collision Shop Insurance, Commercial Trucking, Janitorial Insurance and Bonding, Contractors Insurance, Golf Course Insurance, Food and Beverage Industry Insurance, and much more.

Contact Chris for a professional review of your business today — 248.243.5831

Card Connect

Christina Alvaro
Senior Direct Sales Advisor

Christina Alvaro has joined ABC SEMI. She is a Senior Direct Sales Advisor with Card Connect—the pay and collection processing used by ABC SEMI. Christina works with her clients to help them lower their credit card processing while giving them the latest technology including “click to pay” invoicing, contactless payments as well as providing a payment page for the merchant’s website.

 Card Connect also provides ACH Check processing and business loans to their current clients. Christina has been with Card Connect since 2009 and works directly with her clients as their first point of contact with questions, training, and service—she has been instrumental in streamlining ABC SEMI’s student tuition collection process and is creating a membership portal which will launch this year. Her friendly on time service has been a joy to work with.

Give Christina a call and let her save you time and money — 248.214.9097 or email at


Tracy Katz, Account Executive

Have you ever been concerned about identity theft? Have you ever had an employee take time off to deal with a personal issue? Are you looking for innovative strategies to retain your employees and/or clients? Are you a business owner who would like to have a law firm on retainer for a flat monthly rate?

Not everyone can afford to have an attorney on retainer, but with the services of Account Executive Tracy Katz and the team at LegalShield, you can and will have the on demand legal services you need in your daily business and when an emergency arises.

As a LegalShield member, you’ll get access to attorneys with an average of 22 years of experience. You will speak with an attorney in your area that can assist with the exact type of law for which you need help, and your calls will always be returned in four business hours or less. Because our law firms are prepaid, their sole focus is on serving you, rather than billing you. Many employers are looking to improve their benefits package by offering LegalShield/IDShield to their employees. This includes their legal and identity theft plans as well as commercial driver legal plans, small business plans for the business owner, and gun owner plans.

As an employee benefits specialist with LegalShield & IDShield, Tracy built her business by building relationships and friendships along the way while giving them the ability to help improve their lives. If you’re an employer looking to attract and retain talent, small business owner looking to save time and money, or have been concerned how identity theft can ruin your good name/finances etc.

Call Tracy to see what she can do for you — 248.225.9407