SALINE, MI (September 30, 2009) – DesignHub, Inc., a creative services and marketing firm headquartered in Saline, MI, has written, designed, and produced a new executive white paper for Sircon (, the Okemos, MI-based provider of Web-based producer lifecycle management (PLM) software for the insurance industry.

The 16-page white paper is entitled “Producer Lifecycle Management: How Web-based PLM Tools Help Increase Efficiency, Reduce Errors, and Speed Time to Revenue – While Making Carriers Easier to Do Business With.” Through text, tables, and illustrations, the white paper tells how insurance carriers and agencies use Sircon’s PLM technology to help meet the challenges of bringing new agents onboard quickly while fully complying with state insurance regulations.

DesignHub collaborated with Sircon in conceiving and outlining the white paper, then researched, wrote, and edited its content. DesignHub also designed and laid out the white paper.

About Sircon

Sircon is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vertafore, Inc., a Bothell, WA-based provider of specialized software and information for the insurance industry. Sircon provides a comprehensive producer lifecycle management (PLM) platform enabling users to grow, manage, and optimize producer channels. The company offers this platform in a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to deliver immediate and compelling value to insurance carriers, agencies and brokers, education providers, producers (agents), and state regulators for licensing, recruiting, contracting, appointing, and managing producers, as well as regulatory compliance and education tracking. Sircon’s solutions provide essential industry services by connecting key stakeholders in the producer lifecycle through the Sircon network.

Sircon is located at 2112 University Park Dr., Okemos, MI 48864. Phone: (877) 876-4430.

About DesignHub

DesignHub works with clients on Web sites, branding, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, public relations, advertising, direct mail, packaging designs, trade show displays, and signage, as well as marketing strategies and plans.

Principals of DesignHub include: Karen Ragland, business manager and account executive; Ted Chesky, creative director and graphic designer; and Chris Kochmanski, marketing strategist and copywriter. The company was founded in 1999.

In addition to Sircon, DesignHub’s clients include A&H Lawn Service, Advanced Photonix Inc., Aluminum Supply Company, Berry & Associates, Berry Moorman PC, Carr Engineering, Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Center for Information Management (CIM), Chelsea and Bridgewater Lumber, Chelsea Community Hospital, Chelsea Milling Co., Chizek Custom Builders, Chrysler LLC, Corporate F.A.C.T.S., Crain’s Detroit Business, Daniels and Zermack Associates, Daycroft Montessori School, Dexter Research, Dimensional Engineering, Electrocon International, Evangelical Homes of Michigan, The First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor, Hardwood Solutions, Homeowner Services of America (HSA), INSTALL Michigan, JPRA Architects, Lamaze Family Center of Ann Arbor, Marshall Sales Inc., McMullen Company, Metropolitan Building Services, Motawi Tileworks, OptiMetrics Inc., Packaging and Shipping Specialists (P.A.S.S.), Peters Building Co., Phoenix Contractors, Pitney Bowes MapInfo, Pointwise Real Estate Group, Power Wellness, Program for Automotive Labor and Education (PALE), Rand Construction, Saline District Library, Saline Parks and Recreation Department, Samson Senior Properties, The Shipman Company, SignGraphix, Sircon Corporation, Sun Engineering, Survey Sciences Group, Tisch Investment Advisory, the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, and Vinylife Hose Co.

Further information is available from DesignHub, Inc., 600 W. Michigan Ave., Saline, MI 48176. Phone: (734) 944-8705. Email:

Media Contact:
Chris Kochmanski

DesignHub, Inc.
(734) 944-8705

SALINE, MI (January 25, 2009) – DesignHub, Inc., an Ann Arbor area creative services and marketing firm, has developed a new logo and brand identity for Sircon Corporation of Okemos, MI.

Sircon provides online regulatory compliance automation solutions for the insurance industry. Earlier this year, Sircon changed its name from Innovative IT Solutions, Inc., necessitating the new graphic designs.

In addition to the Sircon logo, DesignHub created new stationery designs for the company, as well as theme art for use in Sircon brochures and displays, and a design template for Sircon’s key printed sales collateral pieces.

Sircon Corporation delivers comprehensive online solutions for insurance licensing, regulatory compliance automation, and producer data management. Since 1998, the company has provided essential services to the insurance industry by connecting insurance carriers, broker-dealers, and state regulatory agencies.

Among Sircon’s customers are many of the nation’s best-known insurance companies, including The Hartford, GEICO, Nationwide Life, Conseco, Farmers Group, AIG, St. Paul Travelers, John Hancock, and Aetna.

More information on Sircon Corporation is available from the company at 2112 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864. Phone: 517/347-7340. E-mail: Online:

DesignHub, Inc. works with clients on branding programs, website development, brochures, annual reports, newsletters, advertising, direct marketing, packaging designs, and exhibit signage, as well as marketing strategies and plans.

Principals of DesignHub include: Karen Ragland, business manager and account executive; Ted Chesky, creative director and graphic designer; and Chris Kochmanski, marketing strategist and copywriter. The company was founded in 1999.

In addition to Sircon Corporation, DesignHub’s clients include American Aqua, Ann Arbor IT Zone, Architectural Media Systems, Carr Engineering, Center for Automotive Research, Chelsea Community Hospital, Child Care Network, Community Bank of Dearborn, Concordia University–Ann Arbor, Electrocon International, General Dynamics, MapInfo Corp., Motawi Tileworks, NanoBio Corp., Peters Building Co., Phoenix Contractors, Picometrix Inc., Qualigence Inc., Saline Area Chamber of Commerce, Saline Celtic Festival, Samson Senior Properties, SignGraphix Inc., Thomas B. McMullen Co., the University of Michigan’s Congenital Heart Center, and others.