Rancho Cucamonga, CA, September 13, 2016 – The BIG Independent Group (www.biginsusa.com), an association of independent insurance agents and brokers, announced the winners of its “BIGGIE Awards” at the groups recent Minivention held on September 7th at Wente Winery in Livermore, CA. The awards ceremony took place following the Minivention Trade Show.
“These awards are especially meaningful because they reflect the Northern California insurance community, a demographic that is often overlooked in favor of Southern California,” said BIG CEO Jon Spaugy. “BIG has made impressive inroads in establishing an equal footing for Northern California through our Minivention. We recognize the uniqueness of the Northern California region and plan on cultivating a full-blown convention to equal our Southern California event.”
The Northern California BIGGIE Award winners for 2016 are:
- Johana Alvarez (Arrowhead General Insurance Company) – Preferred Marketing Representative of the Year
- Carmen Cortes (Alliance United) – Standard Marketing Representative of the Year
- Alliance United – 2016 Northern California Company of the Year
- Mercury- 2016 Northern California Preferred Company of the Year
- FSC/Vertafore – 2016 Northern California Vendor of the Year
“BIG feels it is important to recognize the contributions made by companies insurance professional specifically in the Northern California area, something that complements the BIGGIE’s we award at our annual convention in May,” Spaugy pointed out. “The dichotomy is that SoCal and NoCal represent different communities and consumer bases, yet work united for the betterment of the insurance industry in our great state of California. That’s the spirit BIG wants to capture.”
About BIG Independent Group
BIG’s mission is to offer industry related education, create networking opportunities, and to act as a national voice for independent insurance agents and brokers as well as all participants within the insurance industry. The association wishes to create an environment around sharing information, discovering new ideas for streamlining current processes, increasing productivity through new technology, understanding new legislation, and benefiting from experiences as an industry rather than an individual. Its goal is to be an organization that will aid in the prosperity and development of the profession as well as unite the insurance industry and the community as a whole.
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