That’s a wrap! Our 2018-19 membership year is in the books and it was certainly one to celebrate! Our members truly do make this membership gig an absolute pleasure. We feel so fortunate to have welcomed back over 95% of our current members during renewal time, and to have introduced 64 new agency members to the IIANC family this year.
In past years, we seemed to have a large niche in welcoming brand new start-up agencies as new members. We can be a one-stop shop to help start-up agencies get off the ground with member benefits such as E&O insurance, market access options and co-branding/marketing opportunities with Trusted Choice. This year, while 38% of our new members were start-up agencies, that number was actually surpassed by the 44% of Nationwide agencies that came on board. It’s been an interesting time of growth for not only our membership, but for our staff’s knowledge as well. As our new Nationwide agency members learn the independent agency system, our team is learning how we can best assist our new membership demographic. We’re in a really good place right now and it’s an exciting time for all of us as we grow and become an even stronger voice for the independent agent!
We encourage all of our members to utilize your member benefits for the biggest return on your investment as our offerings continue to grow as well. Let us be your first point of contact for a resource that is important to your agency. Join us for an event, take a class, get involved! There are opportunities in every area of our great state – we hope to see you soon!
As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or help you may need at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-863-6542.