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Palmetto Partners

Provide support to our programs all year long

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Palmetto Partners program was created for those who support our association on an ongoing basis. Becoming a member of our company partners program guarantees a high-profile, year-long exposure to our agency members and includes corporate associate membership. There are five levels of participation.

Pledge deadline, Nov. 30
Payment deadline, Jan. 30

Make 2017 payment online



See also:  2017 IIABSC Palmetto Partners Guide

2017 Palmetto Partner Guide


Why did IIABSC make this change?
To make life easier for sponsors. IIABSC solicits sponsorships six times a year and bills annually for Associate membership. Add to that solicitations for exhibit space, and it was too much. Palmetto Partners includes associate membership and sponsorship with all events in one annual payment, ensuring your company will receive promotion with our members throughout the year.

How do I join the IIABSC Palmetto Partners Program?
Simply complete the Palmetto Partners Pledge form and email to information@iiabsc.com, or mail or fax it to our office. IIABSC, PO Box 210008, Columbia, SC 29221., Fax: 803.772.6425
 
Can my company/organization still contribute to IIABSC events without becoming a Palmetto Partner?
Yes, but IIABSC Palmetto Partners Program members receive priority selection of event sponsorships and exhibit space at each event.

Is it more economical to contribute as an IIABSC Palmetto Partner?
Yes, IIABSC Palmetto Partners save between 3-13 percent annually depending on their level.

When can I join?
IIABSC solicits Palmetto Partners in the fall. Pledge by Nov. 15 and payment is due by Jan. 30.

Can I pay for my IIABSC Palmetto Partners Program in installments?
No, installment payments are not available.

What are the other benefits of joining the IIABSC Palmetto Partners Program?
Once-a-year solicitation, benefits that outweigh the costs, priority selection of sponsorships and exhibit space, receiving perks not available otherwise, and your continued support makes it possible for IIABSC to continue to provide quality and affordable events that enhance the professionalism of our members.

How is priority determined within each category?
Priority within each category is determined on the order in which payment is received. For example, the first Gold member to send in payment gets top priority in the Gold category selections.
 
How are sponsorship assignments determined?
Once your Palmetto Partner pledge form and payment are received, IIABSC will send you a form listing all sponsorship opportunities for every event that will be held throughout the current year.  Only Palmetto Partners will have access to this unique sponsorship form, which allows you to choose the item(s) that your company would like to sponsor for all events at one time. IIABSC will provide you with the information that you need, but it is each Palmetto Partner's responsibility to return sponsorship forms to IIABSC by the deadline specified in order for priority selections to be assigned.
 
What are the differences between the different booth categories? How does exhibit space prioritization work?
Exhibit Booths differ based on size and location in the exhibit hall.  Premium Booths are the largest booths measuring 10x8 and located in the most coveted locations in the exhibit hall (i.e. areas that tend to get the most traffic: near entrances, food/beverage, bars, etc.).  Standard Booths (or supporting sponsor booths) measure 8x8 and are in prime locations throughout the exhibit hall and Regular Booths (or Foyer Booths) measure 8x6 and are either located inside the exhibit hall or in the foyer just outside of the exhibit hall depending on space.

In addition to booth size and location, all exhibiting Palmetto Partners are highlighted in the exhibit hall in various ways such as drape color, signage, etc.
 
Palmetto Partners receive priority selection of exhibit booth spaces at each event, meaning they are able to register and make their booth selections before any other exhibitor registrations and selections are accepted.  Priority is given in order of level, for example, Diamond level Palmetto Partners receive first choice, then Platinum, and so on.  Diamond, Platinum and Gold Partners receive one complimentary exhibit booth of their choice at BOTH the Spring Conference and Annual Convention. 
 
Silver Partners receive one complimentary standard exhibit booth (8x8) at BOTH the Spring Conference and Annual Convention. They have the option to pay the difference to upgrade their booth.
 
How will the CIC/CISR scholarships be determined?
Palmetto Partners will sponsor the agent of their choice to attend any CIC or CISR (depending upon sponsorship level) seminar in South Carolina during that year.  As it applies, each Palmetto Partner is responsible for submitting the name of the scholarship recipient by the deadline specified by IIABSC. Each CIC/CISR scholarship applies only to the registration fee for that seminar.
 
Why is sending my logo important?
We need your logo for continued promotion and for publicized appreciation of your support throughout the year. We ask that you submit your company/organization’s color logo in either EPS or vector file format to atrevino@iiabsc.com by January 30 of the pledge year.  Palmetto Partners are highlighted in several ways throughout the year and your logo just adds to your possibilities forpromotion.  Your logo could be included on the IIABSC website, electronic member mailings, signage, and various other print materials. For logo spec details contact our Director of Communications.
 
What is included in the “Featured Palmetto Partner Spotlight” per level?
All spotlights include a written article, logo and additional (optional) image of choice.  Word limit, logo and image size specified by level; each partner is responsible for submitting their spotlight materials by the specified deadline (sent separately); images must be high quality, full color, jpeg or tif image files; see logo specifications above.
 
Diamond and Platinum Palmetto Partners would receive a spotlight including an article of up to 1000 words in the quarterly IIABSC magazine publication, which will also be linked on this webpage and on the IIABSC Facebook page.
Gold and Silver Palmetto Partners receive an article of up to 250 words on this webpage, which will also be linked on the IIABSC Facebook page.  Bronze Palmetto Partners receive an article of up to 100 words linked on the IIABSC Facebook page.
 
What does a full complimentary registration cover?
One full conference and/or convention registration will cover one individual’s registration fee to attend the specified event either as a regular attendee or an additional exhibitor (if your company or organization is exhibiting).  Each full registration includes all conference and/or convention meetings, exhibit hall, receptions, meals, and entertainment as specified on the event schedule.  Additional/optional activities travel and lodging expenses are NOT included.

 


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Our South Carolina Territory Managers are looking forward to speaking with you about Heritage Insurance and how we can partner with your agency.

Angie Douda, CIC - Midlands, Western South Carolina
803-626-3121  adouda@heritagepci.com

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803-626-3171  gtrunk@heritagepci.com



Dark blue Palmetto tree with black Trusted Choice moon over a blue and white alternating starburst pattern

Palmetto Partners spotlight

Just as they support the association, our company partners are eager to support your agency. We have included contact info for each company representative as well as a brief list of markets and whether they are currently seeking new agencies.

2017 IIABSC Palmetto Partners Guide cover features a blue Palmetto with a Trusted Choice moon and a background starburst pattern


Sample entry:

Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
www.jjins.com

Founded in 1930, Johnson & Johnson, a family owned and operated business, has the experience of the past with a vision for the future. 

Currently seeking new agencies

Bay Amrhein, AINS
843-906-3497
pba@jjins.com


  • ​​Corporate Associate membership
  • Listing on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC office and all events
  • Named in Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine and SC Agent News email newsletter
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Expanded profile in new IIABSC Company/Partner Market Resource Guide
  • Palmetto Partner spotlight feature in IIABSC magazine, website and social media
  • Complementary use of IIABSC Education Room
  • Sponsorship of an IIABSC General Education (nondesignation) seminar of your choice
  • Sponsorship of one IIABSC BOD meeting
  • Level A Sponsorships: Highest profile items; recognition at the event and all pre- and post-conference promotional material


Spring Conference:

  • Top-level event sponsorship
  • Complimentary Exhibit booth of your choice (any booth type and location with priority selection)
  • Three full Conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)


Young Agents Conference:

  • Top-level event sponsorship
  • Two sponsored AGENT attendees, full conference registration
  • Complimentry Exhibit table in the Sponsor Showcase
  • Two full conference Company Representative registrations


Annual Convention:

  • Top-level event sponsorship
  • Complimentary Exhibit booth of your choice (any booth type and location with priority selection
  • Three full Conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Technology Center/ Internet Cafe sponsorship

Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament:

  • One full team sponsorship (4 players)
  • Hole Sponsorship (includes opportunity to set up at hole tee if desired)
  • Tournament sponsorship listing on web site and tournament signage


Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship, SC qualifier:

  • Tournament sponsor (Eagle Sponsor)- listed on web site and on sign at tournament
 
Please Note: 
- Ed Room must be reserved ahead of time through our office and as space is available.
- Conference registration/scholarships do not include hotel accommodations or other additional fees or optional activities
  • ​​Corporate Associate membership
  • Listing on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC office and all events
  • Named in Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine and SC Agent News email newsletter
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Expanded profile in new IIABSC Company/Partner Market Resource Guide
  • Palmetto Partner spotlight feature in IIABSC magazine, website and social media
  • Complementary use of IIABSC Education Room
  • Sponsorship of an IIABSC General Education (nondesignation) seminar of your choice
  • Level A Sponsorships: Highest profile items; recognition at the event and all pre- and post-conference promotional material

Spring Conference:

  • Top-level sponsorship
  • Complimentary Exhibit booth of your choice (any booth type and location with priority selection)
  • Two full Conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)

Young Agents Conference:

  • Top-level sponsorship
  • Two sponsored AGENT attendees, full conference registration
  • Complimentry Exhibit table in Sponsor Showcase
  • Two full conference Company Representative registrations

Annual Convention:
  • Top-level sponsorship
  • Complimentary Exhibit booth of your choice (any booth type and location with priority selection
  • Two full Conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Technology Center/ Internet Cafe

Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament:

  • One full team sponsorship (4 players)
  • Hole Sponsorship (opportunity to set up at hole tee if desired)


Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship, SC qualifier:

  • Tournament sponsor (Birdie Sponsor)- listed on web site and on sign at tournament
 

Please Note:

- Ed Room must be reserved ahead of time through our office and as space is available.
- Conference registration/scholarships do not include hotel accommodations or other additional fees or optional activities

  • Corporate Associate membership
  • Listing on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC office and all events
  • Named in Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine and SC Agent News email newsletter
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Profile in Company/Partner Market Resource Guide
  • Palmetto Partner spotlight feature in IIABSC website and social media
  • Complementary use of IIABSC Education Room
  • Sponsorship of an IIABSC General Education (nondesignation) seminar of your choice
  • Level B Sponsorships: High profile items; recognition at the event and all pre- and post-conference promotional material

Spring Conference:

  • Mid-level event sponsorship
  • Complimentary Exhibit booth of your choice (any booth type and location with priority selection)
  • Two full Conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)

Young Agents Conference:

  • Mid-level event sponsorship
  • One sponsored AGENT attendee, full conference registration
  • Option to purchase exhibit table in sponsor showcase (for Palmetto Partners only)
  • One full conference Company Representative registration

Annual Convention:
  • Mid-level event sponsorship
  • Complimentary Exhibit booth of your choice (any booth type and location with priority selection
  • Two full Conference Company Rep. registration (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Technology Center/ Internet Cafe sponsorship

Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament:
  • One full team sponsorship (four players)


Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship, SC qualifier:

  • Tournament sponsor (Birdie Sponsor)- listed on web site and on sign at tournament


Please Note:
- Ed Room must be reserved ahead of time through our office and as space is available.
- Conference registration/scholarships do not include hotel accommodations or other additional fees or optional activities
  • Corporate Associate membership
  • Listing on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC office and all events
  • Named in Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine and SC Agent News email newsletter
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Profile in Company/Partner Market Resource Guide
  • Palmetto Partner spotlight feature in IIABSC website and social media
  • Complementary use of IIABSC Education Room
  • Sponsorship of an IIABSC General Education (non-designation) seminar of your choice
  • Level B Sponsorships: High profile items; recognition at the event and all pre- and post-conference promotional material

Spring Conference:

  • Mid-level event sponsorship
  • Complimentary standard-size exhibit booth with priority selection
  • One full Conference Company Rep. registration (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)

Young Agents Conference:

  • Mid-level event sponsorship
  • One sponsored AGENT attendee, full conference registration
  • Option to purchase exhibit table in sponsor showcase (for Palmetto Partners only)

Annual Convention:

  • Mid-level event sponsorship
  • Complimentary standard-size exhibit booth of your choice with priority selection
  • One full Conference Company Rep. registration (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Technology Center/ Internet Cafe sponsorship
 
Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship, SC qualifier:
  • Tournament sponsor (On Par Sponsor)- listed on web site and on sign at tournament


Please Note:
- Ed Room must be reserved ahead of time through our office and as space is available.
- Conference registration/scholarships do not include hotel accommodations or other additional fees or optional activities
  • Corporate Associate membership
  • Listing on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC office and all events
  • Named in Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine and SC Agent News email newsletter
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Profile in Company/Partner Market Resource Guide
  • Palmetto Partner spotlight feature in IIABSC website and social media
  • Complementary use of IIABSC Education Room
  • Sponsorship of an IIABSC General Education (non-designation) seminar of your choice
  • Level C Sponsorships:  Education session, coffee break, etc.; recognition at the event and all pre- and post-conference promotional material

Spring Conference:

  • Bottom-tier event sponsorship
  • One full Conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)

Young Agents Conference:
  • Bottom-tier sponsorship
  • Option to purchase exhibit table in sponsor showcase (for Palmetto Partners only)

Annual Convention:

  • Bottom-tier event sponsorship
  • One full Conference Company Rep. registration (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Technology Center/ Internet Cafe sponsorship
 
Trusted Choice® Big "I" National Championship, SC qualifier:
  • Tournament sponsor (Friend of Tournament)- listed on web site and on sign at tournament



Please Note:
- Ed Room must be reserved ahead of time through our office and as space is available.
- Conference registration/scholarships do not include hotel accommodations or other additional fees or optional activities