“Dean Klassman is one of the most giving and unselfish individuals I have ever met.
I have know Dean and we have been personal friends for approximately 40 years.

When he started the Buddy Baseball Program for children with special needs, he also became my hero.  Dean has worked tirelessly to build this organization for one reason, to help the kids. Dean has also recruited his entire family to be apart of his organziation.  I am honored to call Dean Klassman a friend of mine.” August 19, 2009

Corey Schiff, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Tone Products Inc.

“I am so proud of my friend and colleague, Dean Klassman, for his tireless efforts and commitment to Keshet Buddy Baseball. Dean’s positive influences on and off the field are quite evident to everyone. The daily challenges faced by these young men and women are conquered in one small way through Keshet Buddy Baseball with Dean Klassman at the helm. Through Dean’s dedication and hard work each athlete displays a strong enthusiasm and love for the game as well as life in general. It is with great pleasure that I personally endorse Dean Klassman.” July 10, 2009

Steve Trilling, Vice President, L. R. Hein Construction Corp

“Dean Klassman is a class act! The energy he brings to Buddy Baseball and Keshet Baseball is phenomenal. He has put smiles on the faces of so many children that face many challenges in their daily lives. He had a vision years ago to have children with special needs fulfill their dreams of playing baseball. Dean’s passion for helping others especially children makes him a truly special person. I am glad to have met Dean and can say he is a true inspiration to everyone he is around!” June 22, 2009

Vito Bellantuono, Operations Manager, Underwriters Laboratories, Inc

“Dean had a dream with a clear vision of helping children with special needs grow to be part of society. He passionately founded “Buddy Baseball” with contagious excitement. He drafted friends and family who volunteer each week throughout the summer. As his team grew, each child that played in this league became a star and hero by playing baseball on a real field, with real friends. Something we take for granted.
Coach Dean gives his heart and soul for the joy of each child’s triumphs.

He wowed us with the announcement of “Keshet Buddy Baseball” all star game playing at Wrigley Field! What a game! Maybe some day at Cellular Field.” June 22, 2009

Zelik Moscowitz, Director, The Friendship Circle of Illinois

“For the past year, I’ve spent many Sunday afternoons with Dean and the kids at Buddy Baseball, which he directs with passionate dedication. His committment to this endeavor and Keshet has been an inspiration to me and to many others. We, the Buddies, are the beneficiaries of his vision in which children of all capabilities are celebrated and encouraged to play a ballgame they love and have a great time, and Dean is there every step of the way to make sure we all do!” June 22, 2009

Dana Weiss, Global Quality Delivery Manager, Lionbridge

“My son Noah spent many happy days on the baseball field, directed by Coach Dean at Keshet Buddy Baseball. Dean’s warmth, love of children and phenomenal organizational skills have made him the perfect Commissioner and League Director of Keshet Buddy Baseball. What started out as a very small program has exploded to serve, from what I am hearing, almost 100 children! In addition, Coach Dean does a fantastic job of recruiting buddies and training them.
Coach Dean Klassman has provided dozens of children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball in a safe and protected environment. He has enabled the children to participate in the game to the best of their ability and to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment in their participation, while allowing family members the opportunity to be proud spectators.
Thanks, Coach Dean!

Ellen Garber Bronfeld” June 21, 2009

“Dean has been our insurance agent for several years. Last year one of our employees was having a problem with the insurance, because he was involved in an auto accident our insurance said that the other company was responsible and the other company was not paying pending final court outcome. So, Dean and his team sat down with our employee, got the insurance company on the phone and took care of the problem. Our employee could not have been happier with the service he provided. I could not be happier because I did not have to deal with the problem myself. Dean and his team are great to work with.

Rick Koebernick
Dakota K Auto Repair
www.dakotak.com” October 21, 2010
Top qualities: Expert, On Time, High Integrity
Rick Koebernick,

“There are many things to appreciate and like about Dean Klassman. Dean is the embodiment of what a great business networker should be. I don’t know of anyone who gives more of himself to others and is more passionate about connecting people. He is a true leader and a great teacher on building meaningful professional relationships. It is easy to recommend Dean on all levels.” September 14, 2009

JEFFREY BIEGEL, Owner, Fish Window Cleaning

“I have always found Dean to be the consummate professional. He has created networking opportunities for a large number of people without concern for how someone can benefit him. I would highly recommend networking with Dean no matter what line of work you may be in. He is a true giver and not a taker.” July 7, 2009

David Panitch, President, Results Technology Group

“Dean Klassman is held in high regard by everyone who comes into contact with him. He is a giver in every sense of the word and will unselfishly go out of his way to help you in any way he can. As a business professional, Dean is always willing to see if he can help your insurance needs and he is always up front with you about how to handle you business need. I highly recommend Dean to anyone needing insurance and, in general, to anyone who wants to learn networking from a class act! Kudos Dean!” July 2, 2009

Alan Pearlman, President, Alan Pearlman, Ltd.

“Dean Klassman is a very unusual person to me. Absolutly everything he seems to get involved with seems to always have an incredible impact on a great number of people as well as companies. His accomplishments are many and seems all are successful.

Whether it be his Keshet Buddy Baseball or his insurance planning forte, you will find no better!

Steven A. Feldman” June 29, 2009
Steven Feldman, Owner / CEO, Associated Labor Corporation of America

“Dean has impeccable service. Extremely high integrity and everything is always delivered with the highest quality. I would highly recommend his services.” June 26, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

Julie Corrine Audino

“Dean Klassman made purchasing a life insurance policy extremely pleasant and simple. He took the time to understand my situation, showed me the options, explained them in a way that was easy to comprehend, then gave me his recommendation. Everything was wrapped up in one breakfast meeting. I highly recommend Dean Klassman for his expert knowledge, high integrity and genuine care for doing what is best for you.” June 24, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Tammy Papazian

“I have used Dean when I have needed life insurance. He did a tremendous analysis of my needs and explained it in a simple, easy to understand way. He is truly an expert in his field. I would recommend him to any one that has life, disability or health needs. Furthermore, Dean is a master “Connector” and “Giver” – he is an expert that can many times steer you to a person that can help you and your business. Dean gets my highest recommendation!” June 23, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Kevin Green

“Regardless of where you search, you will not find anyone who is more disciplined, more dedicated and more determined than Dean Klassman. Dean has a passion for helping others that overflows. Getting to know Dean over the past eight years has truly been one of the joys of my professional career. It is without hesitation and with great respect that I recommend Dean Klassman.” June 22, 2009

Steve Schermerhorn, Partner, Park Ridge Stationers

“If I could articulate what Dean Klassman has brought as president of The Networking Group in the 6 years I have been a member it would be GENEROUS LEADERSHIP. Dean gives of himself generously in all he does, be it in networking, in business or in his committment to the community and charity. Dean lives the principles of “Give First”.” June 22, 2009

JOHN MARTIN, Sr. Vice President, Sandler Training

“Dean is a person authentically committed to helping others and to making a difference in their lives. Whether he’s acting in his professional capacities, his networking organizarion capacities or his altruistic charitible capacities, Dean is 150% oriented to “being there for others.” While some only “talk the talk”, Dean Klassman not only “walks the walk” but leads the way.” June 22, 2009

Holly Kahan, Owner, HollyBarry House Ltd. of Chicago

“Dean is the epitome of the “Go To Guy” He will do whatever, wherever, whenever, to help a person in need. He is a master connector of people and is one of the few people I know who will give, asking nothing in return other than good karma. I am honored to be part of Dean’s network of people.” June 22, 2009

Evan Kane, Owner, Weichert, Realtors – Endeavor

“I needed Dean to provide a quick qoute for some life insurance. He not only got me the quote but handle some servicing issues in an expert manner. I have known many others who have also raved about Dean’s personal attention. He is THE insurance Dr….” June 22, 2009
Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

Dan Gelfond

“Dean and his team always, always look out for their clients. Their service is outstanding; they quickly respond to any and all requests large or small, and we appreciate that very much!” June 22, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Robert Jordan

“Dean is excellent at what he does. I highly recommend him and he is all about trying to figure out ways to help you go your business.” June 21, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

John Pascal

“I first met Dean close to 30 years ago for health insurance and being that he was such a pleasure to do business with changed my whole opinion of insurance agents.

I have purchased life insurance from him as well and could not be happier with Dean for insurance as well as knowing him for all the good things he does.

I have no problem knowing that if I know someone looking for insurance to have them call Dean and know that they will be very happy with the results.

Dean “Klassman” defintley has the right last name–You can’t find a classier and more professional person than Dean.

Marty Gold” June 21, 2009

“It is really easy to recommend a person like Dean. Dean not only is an expert in his field but Dean’s integrity makes it very easy to understand why he is as successful as he is. Dean worked extremely hard to find the right policy at the right price for me. Dean took no shortcuts and took the time to explain every option. Dean’s ability to communicate made purchasing insurance not only easy but painless. I would recommend Dean to anyone who needs an insurance expert!” June 21, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Steve Lewis

“Dean might sell the same insurance products as every other insurance agent out in the world but he is not like everyone else selling insurance. Why? Well, Dean not only educates his clients but takes the time to sit with each and everyone of his clients to understand their needs and how he can help them. Dean is competent, reliable and his word is his bond. Whenever, I need advice whether it pertains to insurance or anything else, Dean is a guy I go for an answer.

I have used over three insurance agents to handle my health insurance for my family and the one thing they each lacked was taking time to care. I would say to anyone that if you are looking for a dependable insurance expert to help you feel at ease and take care of your family or even employees, Dean is your choice.

Ben Reinberg
Alliance Equities, LLC” August 28, 2009

“Dean is a true professional, in every respect. He is an expert who provides valued service with exceptional personal attention.” August 1, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Brian Vandenberg

“Dean has gone above and beyond working hard to get me the best value I could get on my life insurance. I trust Dean completely and would recommend him to everybody I know. I when I think of “The Best” I associate that with Dean Klassman.” July 19, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

Scott Schmaren

“”I have known Dean for a number of years and have a great deal of respect for Dean’s energy, drive, enthusiasm, ingenuity and commitment. As a key member of Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI), Dean has given the organization new insight as I was the past president in 2007. I was proud to be involved in the energy that Dean helped to create. Dean brings the same energy to his profession. I believe any client should strongly consider working with Dean as I am confident that Dean would apply these strong traits and skill sets to any client relationship.”” July 2, 2009

Todd Cushing, Principal, EBIT Associates, Ltd

“Dean has been a counselor, sounding board and friend. He has guided me towards a better financial situation and has not tried to “sell” me on a financial product that was not in my best interest. I have also recommended Dean to other family members, and I stongly recommend Dean as a financial planner and strategist.” June 26, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Richard Raap CRS, GRI, SRES

“Dean is a highly knowledgeable advisor who makes the process of buying insurance easy. He clearly knows his stuff and can make the best recommendation since he asks the right questions to provide custom solutions. I would highly recommend Dean.” June 26, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, High Integrity

Jody Williamson

“I have worked with Dean for more than ten years and he has helped provide guidance from newly married to now helping provide direction for my entire family. Dean provides regular updates on portfolio and need assessment, and will provide straight talk and help you make the tough decisions.
I have also been impresses with his deep involvement in the community, where he gives back to so many in need of help.” June 25, 2009

Jeff Lyons, Director of Sales West Region, CDW, Inc.

“We have worked with Dean for over ten years helping him implement health insurance programs for his corporate clients. Dean has always put his client’s needs first and and always demands the absolute best plans and insurance carriers that will fit within the benefit program buget. Dean is very detail oriented and leaves nothing to chance. When he is finished with installing a new or renewed benefit plan, the client can rest assured that he has been taken care of by the best. If we were not in the health insurance business, Dean would be our broker of choice.” June 25, 2009

JOHN RIPPINGER, President, Resource Brokerage, LLC

“Dean has been providing my family and I with superior quality service for almost 20 years. His expertise in personal and group insurance is valuable to our security and is the only individual I would recommend in this space. Dean is also a great individual you can count on.” June 22, 2009
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Jeff Forgash

“Dean is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend him to anyone who owns their own business. I started my firm 10 years ago and Dean provides comprehensive overview of employee and owner benefits to consider. I have successfully referred Dean over the years and would do so again. Finally, Dean goes out of his way to network and always thinks of his customers and other people first – a hallmark trait of trusted referral source. JSP” June 21, 2009
Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

Jeff Pfeffer