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Provide support to our programs all year long

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  • 001 Johnson & Johnson
  • 102 AGENCY 2021
  • 110 Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
  • 112 Jackson Sumner & Assocs
  • 114 Preferred Specialty LCC
  • 115 Liberty Mutual Safeco
  • 116 SageSure Ins Managers

Enrollment for 2023 Palmetto Partners 

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 six levels of participation.

Contact Megan Huebner for more information about this program.




NOW AVAILABLE:   
2022 PARTNER GUIDE
Palmetto Partner guide cover with Partner branding including blue starburst stripes and blue Palmetto tree illustration 

The Palmetto Partner program is an enhanced annual sponsorship program. If your company is looking for traditional print/digital advertising options, contact our partner Michelle Hughes at Naylor Association Solutions. They have a wide variety of options for ad placements on our website, quarterly magazine (printed and digital versions), and annual membership directory (printed and digital versions). It is separate from our Palmetto Partners program.

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 Dec. 30 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 Elite level Palmetto Partners receive first choice, then regular Diamond, and so on.  Diamond Elite, Diamond, Platinum, Gold Partners receive one complimentary premium 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.
 
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.

2021 Palmetto Partner Guide coverView/download 2022 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 with color logo 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


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 in Excel format (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)
  • Exhibit booth to include specialty food/beverage offering to increase traffic during networking breaks
  • 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 
  • Reduced rates for noncomplementary attendees
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons
  • First right of refusal on any previously sponsored additional/enhanced sponsorships


Young Agents Conference:

  • Complimentry double 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
  • First right of refusal on any previously sponsored additional/enhanced sponsorships
  • Extra 25 drink tickets to hand out to agents at ticketed bar functions


Annual Convention:

  • Complimentary "Double-Premium" exhibit booth in prime location (or booth your choice type and location with priority selection)
  • Exhibit booth to include specialty food/beverage offering to increase traffic during networking breaks
  • 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
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons
  • First right of refusal on any previously sponsored additional/enhanced sponsorships
  • Extra 25 drink tickets to hand out to agents at ticketed bar functions

Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament:
  • One full team sponsorship (4 players)
  • Premium Hole Sponsorship (includes opportunity to set up at hole tee if desired)
  • Tournament sponsorship listing on tournament signage
  • First right of refusal on any previously sponsored additional/enhanced sponsorships


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 1/2 page profile with color logo 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


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 in Excel format (upon request)
  • Serve on IIABSC committees


Spring Conference:

  • Complimentary "Double-Standard" 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 
  • 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-Standard" 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
  • Priority access for event sponsorship add-ons

Young Agents Scholarship Golf Tournament:
  • One full team sponsorship (4 players)
  • Premium Hole Sponsorship (includes opportunity to set up at hole tee if desired)
  • Tournament sponsorship listing on tournament signage


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

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:

  • Ad space in Spring Conference event program, quarter-page,  $450
  • Upgrade to full-page ad in Annual Convention program, $200




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

Membership
  • Corporate Associate membership included

Advocacy
  • IIABSC agency member contact list (PDF only)
  • 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:
  • Ad space in Spring Conference event program, business card size, $300
  • Upgrade to 1/2 page ad size in Annual Convention event program, $200




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

Membership

  • Corporate Associate membership included


Advocacy

  • IIABSC agency member contact list upon request (PDF only)
  • 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:

  • Upgrade to quarter-page ad in Annual Convention event program, $200



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 (PDF only)
  • 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:

  • Upgrade to quarter-page greyscale ad in Annual Convention event program, $200



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

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