The Trusted Choice

As Trusted Choice® agents, our access to multiple companies and our commitment to quality service enable us to offer our clients competitive pricing, a broad choice of products and unparalleled advocacy.

Independent Insurance Agents Many of our members have and continue to be involved in the leadership of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of New York, including three (3) Past Presidents of IIABNY. The association and its members are involved in civic, charitable, social, and fundraising endeavors throughout our communities.



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


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Welcome to The Big I Southerntier website portal. 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 within the industry and before government and the public in the Southern Tier, consistent with the best interests of the insurance buying public.

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

In furtherance of this 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 and the American Agency System;
  • Produces publications and programs designed to enhance the professional development of its membership;
  • Communicates with and explains to the federal, state and local governing bodies, the insurance industry, and the public the ramifications of matters of direct interest to its members in their conduct of the business of insurance;
  • Communicates the benefits of purchasing insurance from independent agents;
  • And generally promotes and encourages understanding, cooperation, and good relations among its members, the insurance industry, and the public.

News / Upcoming Events


  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BINGHAMTON- APRIL 7, 2020 Big I Southern Tier, a group of local independent insurance agents and insurance companies, recently made a $1,000 donation to the Broome County Council of Churches CHOW program. Food banks are experiencing a 40%...

Binghamton I Day

Big I Southern Tier Binghamton I Day LOCATION: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 225 Water Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, November 5, 2020   2020 I Day Attendees 2020 I Day Sponsors Exhibitors

Annual Golf Outing

Big I Southern Tier Annual Golf Outing LOCATION: En-Joie Golf Club 722 W Main Street, Endicott, NY 13760 SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, September 17, 2020    “Let’s Play Where the Pros Play” Home of Dick’s Sporting Goods Open LUNCH: 11:30 to 12:30 GOLF: SHOTGUN START...

Customer Service Representative Appreciation Dinner & Trivia

Big I Southern Tier Appreciation Dinner & Trivia *NEW VENUE* LOCATION:  Binghamton Country Club 141 Robinson Hill Road, Endwell, NY 13760 SAVE THE DATE:  Thursday, July 16, 2020 Cocktails & Appetizers Open Bar: 5:30 – 6:30 Cash Bar after 6:30 - **NO CREDIT...

2 Hour CE, Cocktails and Food Drive

Big I Southern Tier Thursday, March 5, 2020 The Relief Pitcher, 197 Conklin Ave, Binghamton Registration opens at 2:30 Class to begin promptly at 3pm Marijuana, #MeToo and Measles - Oh My!! Covering topics like cannabis exposures, sexual harassment, transportation...

Scheduled Board Meetings

The 2nd Wednesday 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.

CE, Cocktails & Food Drive


Customer Service Representative Appreciation Dinner & Trivia


Annual Golf Outing 


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!