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Palmetto Partners

Provide support to our programs all year long

  • 000 Johnson & Johnson
  • 102 Liberty Mutual Safeco
  • 103 IIABSC Agency
  • 114 Jackson Sumner & Assocs
  • 115 Lighthouse Property Ins Corp
  • 116 SageSure Ins Managers

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.

NEW! 2021 Palmetto Partner Renewal & Pledge Packet

2021 program upgrades include:

  • Optional IIABSC Foundation Contribution (all levels - learn more about IIABSC Foundation)

  • Ad space in Spring Conference event program (Platinum, Gold. Silver, Bronze levels)

  • Private breakfast, lunch or coffee break (varies by level) for up to 15 people delivered to one agency of your choice. This is a great option for marketing reps to connect with their agents, especially during the uncertain times ahead, without the hassle of coordinating logistics, time and delivery. It is a great way to connect with an agents you may or may not be able to see in person and provide them with something they will appreciate on your organizations behalf. It is the sponsors responsibility to choose an agency and reach out to the agency to let them know they would like to provide this treat for them! The Sponsor should submit the agency of choice and any additional information requested by the due dates set by IIABSC (to be  emailed prior to) and IIABSC will coordinate the details with the agency based on available dates. The Spring Conference Add-on option must be scheduled for the agency during the month of MARCH and the Annual Convention option must be scheduled during the month of OCTOBER…leading up to, during (if virtual) or immediately following the event. This benefit is coordinated with sponsor and agency by IIABSC. (Diamond, Platinum, Gold levels). 

  • Full sponsorship of Young Agent Regional Event. (Diamond, Platinum levels)

  • Upgrade ad space in Annual Convention event program. (Platinum, Gold. Silver, Bronze levels)

Contact Megan Huebner for more information about this program.


We are looking forward to returning to in-person events, but in the case where any IIABSC Events move to a virtual space in 2021, we are prepared to provide you with alternate promotional benefits to enhance your online experience. Please note, as with your current benefits, ad sizes, quantities, etc. all vary by level and benefits will be confirmed and communicated prior to each event.

  • Digital program (as opposed to printed) with increased online visibility, links to website, and FULL COLOR ad space 
  • Virtual exhibit space/vendor profiles (vs. in-person booth space) with ample networking & promotional features
  • Complimentary attendance to the virtual event
  • Opportunities to give limited number of agents complementary attendance
  • Sponsor video commercials and/or verbal recognition on live broadcast
  • ​Virtual prize giveaway sponsorship recognition


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

Palmetto Partners spotlight
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 it to our office. IIABSC, 800 Gracern Rd, Columbia, SC 29210.
 
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.
 
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.

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.

2020 Palmetto Partner Guide coverView/download 2020 Palmetto Partner Guide  (PDF, reduced)
PLEASE SEND ANY NEEDED UPDATES to Communications Dir. Anita Trevino, and she will update the digital version ASAP.


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



Recognition/Marketing

  • Logo on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC Ed Room and all events
  • Separate top-tier banner with logo displayed at all events
  • Expanded 1/2 page profile in IIABSC Company/Partner Market Resource Guide
  • Rolling logo on iiabsc.com/partners page
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine
  • Listing with hyperlink to your company website in Agent News email newsletter
  • 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

Membership

  • Corporate Associate membership included


Advocacy

  • Invitation to join IIABSC delegation at Big "I" Legislative Conference in DC (limit one top-level SC rep per company)
  • IIABSC agency member contact list (upon request)
  • Serve on IIABSC committees


Spring Conference:

  • Complimentary "Double-Premium" exhibit booth in prime location (or booth your choice type and location with priority selection)
  • Two-weeks priority registration for exhibit space
  • Four full conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Ad space in event program, half-page/greyscale in-person event, full-color for virtual event
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons


Young Agents Conference:

  • Complimentry exhibit tabletop in the Sponsor Showcase
  • Two full conference Company Representative registrations
  • One sponsored AGENT attendee, full conference registration
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons


Annual Convention:

  • Complimentary "Double-Premium" exhibit booth in prime location (or booth your choice type and location with priority selection)
  • Two-weeks priority registration for exhibit space
  • Four full Conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Ad space in event program, full-page/greyscale for in-person events, full color for virtual events
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

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 tournament signage


Optional Elite Upgrades:
  • Sponsor private breakfast, lunch or coffee break at Spring Conference or Annual Convention for one agency of choice, up to 15 people (coordinated with sponsor by IIABSC), $500
  • Optional IIABSC Foundation contribution
  • Full sponsorship recognition of Young Agents Regional Event, $1,500


NOTE ABOUT VIRTUAL EVENTS:

We are looking forward to returning to in-person events, but in the case where any IIABSC Events move to a virtual space in 2021, we are prepared to provide you with alternate promotional benefits to enhance your online experience.  Details will be confirmed and communicated prior to each event but may include:

  • Digital program (as opposed to printed) with increased online visibility, links to website, and FULL COLOR ad space
  • Virtual exhibit space/vendor profi les (vs. in-person booth space) with ample networking & promotional features
  • Complimentary registration to the virtual event
  • Opportunities to give limited number of agents complementary attendance
  • Sponsor video commercials and/or verbal recognition on live broadcast
  • Virtual prize giveaway sponsorship recognition


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

Recognition/Marketing

  • Logo on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC Ed Room and all events
  • Separate top-tier banner with logo displayed at all events
  • Expanded quarter-page profile in IIABSC Company/Partner Market Resource Guide
  • Rolling logo on iiabsc.com/partners page
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine
  • Listing with hyperlink to your company website in Agent News email newsletter
  • 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

Membership

  • Corporate Associate membership included


Advocacy

  • IIABSC agency member contact list (upon request)
  • Serve on IIABSC committees

Spring Conference:

  • Complimentary Premium exhibit booth in prime location (or booth your choice type and location with priority selection)
  • Two-weeks priority registration for exhibit space
  • Three full conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Young Agents Conference:

  • Complementary exhibit tabletop in Sponsor Showcase
  • Two full conference Company Representative registrations
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • One sponsored AGENT attendees, full conference registration
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Annual Convention:

  • Complimentary Premium exhibit booth in prime location (or booth your choice type and location with priority selection)
  • Two weeks' priority registration for exhibit space
  • Three full Conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Ad space in event program, half-page
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament:

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

Optional Elite Upgrades:

  • Suggested IIABSC Foundation Contribution
  • Ad space in Spring Conference event program, quarter-page,  $450
  • Sponsor private breakfast or lunch up to 15 people for one agency of choice at Spring Conference or Annual Convention (coordinated with sponsor by IIABSC)  $1000
  • Full sponsorship recognition of Young Agents Regional Event, $1,500
  • Upgrade to full-page ad in Annual Convention program, $200


NOTE ABOUT VIRTUAL EVENTS:

We are looking forward to returning to in-person events, but in the case where any IIABSC Events move to a virtual space in 2021, we are prepared to provide you with alternate promotional benefits to enhance your online experience.  Details will be confirmed and communicated prior to each event but may include:

  • Digital program (as opposed to printed) with increased online visibility, links to website, and FULL COLOR ad space
  • Virtual exhibit space/vendor profi les (vs. in-person booth space) with ample networking & promotional features
  • Complimentary registration to the virtual event
  • Opportunities to give limited number of agents complementary attendance
  • Sponsor video commercials and/or verbal recognition on live broadcast
  • Virtual prize giveaway sponsorship recognition




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

Recognition/Marketing

  • Listing on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC Ed Room and all events
  • Profile in IIABSC Company/Partner Market Resource Guide, quarter-page size
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine
  • Listing with hyperlink to your company website in Agent News email newsletter
  • 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

Membership
  • Corporate Associate membership included

Advocacy
  • IIABSC agency member contact list (upon request)
  • Serve on IIABSC committees

Spring Conference:
  • Complementary Premium Exhibit booth of your choice (includes one exhibitor, small sign with company name)
  • Two-weeks priority registration for exhibit space
  • Three full conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Young Agents Conference:
  • Reduced cost exhibit tabletop in the Sponsor Showcase
  • One full conference Company Representative registration
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • One sponsored AGENT attendee, full conference registration
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Annual Convention:
  • Complimentary Premium Exhibit booth of your choice (includes one exhibitor, small sign with company name)
  • Two weeks' priority for exhibit space
  • Three full Conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Ad space in event program, quarter-page
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

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


Optional Elite Upgrades:
  • Suggested IIABSC Foundation contribution (tax deductible)
  • Ad space in Spring Conference event program, business card size, $300
  • Sponsor coffee break for up to 15 people for one agency of choice during the Spring Conference or Annual Convention (coordinated with sponsor by IIABSC)  $1000
  • Upgrade to 1/2 page ad size in Annual Convention event program, $200


NOTE ABOUT VIRTUAL EVENTS:

We are looking forward to returning to in-person events, but in the case where any IIABSC Events move to a virtual space in 2021, we are prepared to provide you with alternate promotional benefits to enhance your online experience.  Details will be confirmed and communicated prior to each event but may include:

  • Digital program (as opposed to printed) with increased online visibility, links to website, and FULL COLOR ad space
  • Virtual exhibit space/vendor profi les (vs. in-person booth space) with ample networking & promotional features
  • Complimentary registration to the virtual event
  • Opportunities to give limited number of agents complementary attendance
  • Sponsor video commercials and/or verbal recognition on live broadcast
  • Virtual prize giveaway sponsorship recognition




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

Recognition/Marketing

  • Name listed on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC Ed Room and all events
  • Profile in IIABSC Company/Partner Market Resource Guide, business card size
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine
  • Listing with hyperlink to your company website in Agent News email newsletter
  • 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

Membership

  • Corporate Associate membership included


Advocacy

  • IIABSC agency member contact list upon request
  • Serve on IIABSC committees


Spring Conference:
  • Complimentary standard-size exhibit booth (includes one exhibitor attendee, small sign with company name)
  • Two weeks' priority registration for exhibit space
  • One full conference Company Rep. registration (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Young Agents Conference:
  • Reduced cost exhibit tabletop in Sponsor Showcase
  • One full conference Company Representative registration
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • One sponsored AGENT attendee, full conference registration
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Annual Convention:
  • Complimentary standard-size exhibit booth (includes one exhibitor attendee, small sign with company name)
  • Two weeks' priority registration for exhibit space
  • One full conference Company Rep. registration (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Ad space in event program, business card size
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons


Optional Elite Upgrades:

  • Suggested IIABSC Foundation contribution (tax deductible)
  • Upgrade to quarter-page ad in Annual Convention event program, $200



NOTE ABOUT VIRTUAL EVENTS:

We are looking forward to returning to in-person events, but in the case where any IIABSC Events move to a virtual space in 2021, we are prepared to provide you with alternate promotional benefits to enhance your online experience.  Details will be confirmed and communicated prior to each event but may include:

  • Digital program (as opposed to printed) with increased online visibility, links to website, and FULL COLOR ad space
  • Virtual exhibit space/vendor profi les (vs. in-person booth space) with ample networking & promotional features
  • Complimentary registration to the virtual event
  • Opportunities to give limited number of agents complementary attendance
  • Sponsor video commercials and/or verbal recognition on live broadcast
  • Virtual prize giveaway sponsorship recognition


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

Recognition/Marketing

  • Name listed on Palmetto Partners banner displayed in IIABSC Ed Room and all events
  • Profile in IIABSC Company/Partner Market Resource Guide, business card size
  • Hyperlink to your company website from the IIABSC website
  • Palmetto Partners list in each issue of SC Agent & Broker magazine
  • Listing with hyperlink to company website in Agent News email newsletter
  • Palmetto Partner spotlight feature in social media
  • Complementary use of IIABSC Education Room

Membership

  • Corporate Associate membership included

Advocacy

  • IIABSC agency member contact list upon request
  • Serve on IIABSC committees


Spring Conference:
  • Reduced rates for exhibit space and noncomplementary attendees
  • Two-weeks priority registration for exhibit space
  • One full conference Company Rep. registrations (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Young Agents Conference:
  • Reduced cost exhibit tabletop in Sponsor Showcase
  • Reduced rates for full conference company rep attendee registrations
  • One sponsored AGENT attendees, full conference registration
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Annual Convention:
  • Reduced rates for exhibit space and noncomplementary attendees
  • Two-weeks priority registration for exhibit space
  • One full Conference Company Rep. registration (regular attendee or additional exhibitor)
  • Ad space in event program, business card size
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Optional Elite Upgrades:

  • Suggested IIABSC Foundation contribution (tax deductible), $50
  • Upgrade to quarter-page greyscale ad in Annual Convention event program, $200



NOTE ABOUT VIRTUAL EVENTS:

We are looking forward to returning to in-person events, but in the case where any IIABSC Events move to a virtual space in 2021, we are prepared to provide you with alternate promotional benefits to enhance your online experience.  Details will be confirmed and communicated prior to each event but may include:

  • Digital program (as opposed to printed) with increased online visibility, links to website, and FULL COLOR ad space
  • Virtual exhibit space/vendor profi les (vs. in-person booth space) with ample networking & promotional features
  • Complimentary registration to the virtual event
  • Opportunities to give limited number of agents complementary attendance
  • Sponsor video commercials and/or verbal recognition on live broadcast
  • Virtual prize giveaway sponsorship recognition



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