Located in the Southern Tier of New York, the fundamental purpose and objective of the Association is to promote and represent the common business interests of independent insurance agents in the Southern Tier, consistent with the best interests of the insurance buying public.



Established in 1950.
Current membership – 150 insurance agency professionals and five associate members.


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Big I Southern Tier (which had several previous names) was established in 1950. Our membership is currently composed of 150 insurance agency professionals and 5 associate members.

In addition to our fundamental purpose and objective, the Association:

    • Promotes high standards of conduct in the transaction of the insurance business;
    • Promotes insurance education among its members and encourages greater industry and public understanding of the workings of the insurance business;
    • Produces publications and programs designed to enhance the professional development of its membership;
    • Communicates with the federal, state and local governing bodies, the insurance industry, and the public on relevant and important insurance matters;
    • Communicates the benefits of purchasing insurance from independent agents;
    • Generally promotes and encourages understanding, cooperation, and good relations among its members, the insurance industry, and the public;
    • Communicates and educates members on matters pertaining to their conduct of the business of insurance.

    News / Upcoming Events

    SAVE THE DATE … Appreciation Dinner & Trivia

    Wednesday, June 14th, 2023 We hope that you will be able to join us for cocktail hour and dinner with trivia to follow. We are excited to have our event at the Binghamton Country Club again this year. More details to follow soon!   We can’t wait to see you...

    Continuing Ed & Happy Hour Event

    Big I Southern Tier - Continuing Ed & Happy Hour Event Wednesday, March 8, 2023   LOCATION: JONATHAN'S 534 Hooper Road, Endicott, NY 13760 2:00 PM  Diversity & Inclusion: Benefits for Your Agency  NYCR-268969 (1 Credit) 3:00 PM  Care and Feeding of NY...

    Big I – Southern Tier 2023 Carl T. Ernstrom Scholarship Award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BINGHAMTON - February 15, 2023 The 2023 Carl T. Ernstrom Scholarship is application is now available. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION is APRIL 15, 2023. The scholarship is available to the child or grandchild of any employee...

    Continuing Ed & Happy Hour Event

    Big I Southern Tier - Continuing Ed & Happy Hour Event Wednesday, July 27, 2022 LOCATION: CALIFORNIA GRILL 912 Vestal Parkway E, Vestal, NY 13850 2:00 PM  Ethics (1 Credit) 3:00 PM  Flood (1 Credit) 4:00 - 6:00  Happy Hour Click Here to Download Registration...

    2022 Annual Golf Outing

    Big I Southern Tier - Annual Golf Outing Thursday, September 15, 2022 LOCATION: En-Joie Golf Club 722 W Main Street, Endicott, NY 13760 “Play Where the Pros Play” Home of Dick’s Sporting Goods Open REGISTRATION: 11:00 AM LUNCH: 11:30 to 12:30 GOLF: SHOTGUN START •...

    Agency Appreciation Dinner

    Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 Open Bar: 5:30 - 6:30 Cash Only Bar: After 6:30 Plated Dinner & Trivia with Cash Prizes **EVENT WILL BE HELD OUTDOORS UNDER COVER FOLLOWING COVID-19 PROTOCOLS ** After a long unprecedented year, we are happy to announce that we will be...

    Scheduled Board Meetings

    The 2nd Tuesday of Each Month 8:30am at Park Diner Binghamton, NY  

    Our Annual Sponsored Events

    Legislative Day


    An event in Albany to discuss the issues with our Legislators. The Association is always well represented.

    Continuing Education


    Customer Service Representative Appreciation Dinner & Trivia


    Annual Golf Outing 


    Proceeds to benefit Carl T. Ernstrom scholarship fund.

    Binghamton I Day


    Started in 1977, I Day includes free Continuing Education for members in the morning.

    You can make a difference

    Become part of Big-I of the Southern Tier today!