Big I New York Earns Diamond Elite Insurance Education Honors from IIABA

​By Sue Keegan, Education AdministratorWe are excited to announce that Big I New York has earned a Diamond Elite 2022 Excellence in Insurance Education award from IIABA!The criteria for this award includes creation of new programs, ways to deliver education in our "new normal," innovation, and marketing.    We are honored to continue to deliver you award-winning education opportunities!Love, your awesome education team,Jim, Sue, Tim, Lisa and KimSource

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Father’s Day Reflection: Multigenerational Agencies

​By Julie Furst, Big I NY AVP of Marketing & CommunicationsBig I New York Chair of the Board Nick Masterpole with his family at his installation ceremony. Nick is part of a multigenerational agency and was sworn in by his father at the event.There's something special about our industry that feels pretty unique - the number of multigenerational agencies. Just this morning, I was on a call with six agencies, and 3 of them were the third generation. I often hear agents reference 'my father' or 'my grandfather' and 'our family.' The independent agency channel is full of family businesses. And, I usually hear the…

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Big ‘I’ Fall Leadership Conference Registration Open

​Join us Sept. 14-18 in Niagara Falls, New York, for our 2022 Big "I" Fall Leadership Conference! You don't want to miss the opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and network with your peers. This year's program will include IIABA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and other committee meetings.The Fall Leadership Conference will also offer additional program events, such as the Education Convocation, to be held Sept. 13-15, and the Young Agents Leadership Institute (YALI), to be held Sept. 16-17.Be sure to join us on Sept. 17 for the Installation of Officers luncheon and reception in honor of John Costello, chairman-elect, hosted by Big I New York. Collectively,…

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