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November/December 2006 - Volume 85, Number 6

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Cover Story

Greg Kosin: Up to the Challenge
by Ellen Schweppe
Gregory M. Kosin, president of Greater Illinois Title Company in Chicago, was installed as ALTA® president this past October during ALTA®’s Annual Convention. Get a glimpse of Greg’s career in the title industry and his hopes for his year as president.


Running Your Business
Junk Faxes: Are You in Compliance?
by Russell J. Kutell, Esq.
If you advertise your title insurance, escrow, or closing services by fax, are you aware that Congress amended the Act preventing certain advertisements? Learn about the new changes to avoid being fined for sending "junk" faxes.

Inside ALTA®
Today’s Climate Demands Internal Financial Controls
by Lorri Lee Ragan
Accounting and financial scandals are not just limited to the corporate world, they have hit the title world as well. ALTA® has a program to help you create sound financial controls and train your employees to avoid potential problems.

Technology Corner
Tired of Those Recording Rejections? You Can be Part of the Solution!
by Ardis Schmitt
Will those important documents get recorded, or will they be rejected because a certain requirement was missed? How are you supposed to keep up with everything and avoid those miserable rejections? Find out how a four-letter word can help.

Special Feature
A Special Tribute to Michael F. Wille
ALTA® and the title industry lost a leader and visionary on September 22, 2006. Michael F. Wille was flying home from the Nebraska Land Title Association when his plane crashed. His contributions to the industry and his passion for life will long be remembered.


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