Los Angeles, California (PressExposure) February 02, 2009 -- Lorna Greenwood, CRM, CIC, CISR, ACSR, Program Manager at U.S. Risk Underwriters, Inc. attended the trade show of The Concert Industry Consortium in Los Angeles January 28-30, 2009 to promote VOCAL. VOCAL is an online alternative to Workers Compensation for contractors such as musicians, promoters, volunteers, sound and lighting technicians, pyrotechnicians, caterers and many others in the entertainment industry. Lorna commented that, "the online option fits the fast-paced style of those in the entertainment industry." She added, "Since there's no minimum premium and we can handle tough classes like pyrotechs, rap and metal in addition to volunteers, it's tough to beat VOCAL."
"The problem with some short term options for this industry is that Owners and Executives are automatically excluded, with no buy-back provision - and the promoter or other entertainment professional is only signing his own company for coverage. With VOCAL, the promoter can list each class of contractor, the number of people and get a rate, quote and bind online. We can even set the website to e-mail confirmation directly to the venue," said Greenwood.
One of the largest events for the entertainment industry, The Concert Industry Consortium was founded in 1994 with the objective of fostering greater communication among key professionals within the concert industry and between the concert business and other elements of the music business. The partnership includes executives from major booking agencies, concert promotion, facility management and record companies. By gathering the key decision makers together in one place and providing a forum for a variety of viewpoints, CIC continues to be an overwhelming success.
Though she originally designed VOCAL for the entertainment industry, Lorna stresses that public entities, hotels, sports teams, colleges and universities and others can access VOCAL for dj's, caterers, speakers, officials and more.