It was a snowy Tuesday in Salt Lake City, and Tom and Arni were arguing about what matinee to go see once their work was finished. While they were debating the merits of the various films in the box office (they honestly can’t remember, they’re old), Tom was waiting for a much needed EOI for a loan he was trying to close. The time for their movie was drawing near, but still no EOI. Tom called the Insurance Company (which shall remain nameless) and the frantic secretary who answered the phone swore that the EOI had been faxed hours ago. So Tom, being the good guy he is, gave the secretary the benefit of the doubt, hung up the phone, and went to the fax machine, again. But surprise, surprise, no EOI.
It was at this point, as the previews were beginning for their show, that inspiration struck. “Why don’t we have EOI’s automated already?” Tom asked. “If we live in a world where you can buy slurpees with your phone, why haven’t we figured out a system to do these EOI’s without all the back and forth hassle?” And thus, Associated Reporting Group was born. Out of the desire to make this burdensome process easier, the two gents put their heads together, called their fishing buddies for some backup, and together they began to figure out a way to make the impossible happen. But they aren’t going to stop there-they’ve committed to finding ways to automate the day to day tasks that we all do.