IIABO 2006 Annual Convention
Independent Agents "The Essential Piece"
Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR
August 27 - 29, 2006
Thanks to Liberty Northwest and all our sponsors/exhibitors, the 2006, 78th annual convention was a great success. The fun began Sunday, August 27th with golf under the brilliant blue skies and warm temperatures common in Central Oregon. Following golf, agents and families gathered for an outdoor barbeque. As the sun set, attendees listened to the music of the Countrypolitans and the children were entertained by the “balloon” man. Monday’s morning session brought us John Boe. John is a sales trainer who teaches you how to “read” your prospects. Understanding the meaning of subtle body language can give you insights to how your client is receiving your message.
At lunch Bill Stainton regaled the audience with stories, songs and videos of the Beatles and related how their remarkable success was due to five basic strategic moves they made, all of which have application to us today.
Sunriver Resort is a vacation complex renowned for its various forms of recreation while at the same time providing a home for over 1,000 full time residents. This combination makes for a very challenging insurance program. Sally Heise is the loss control manager and she put on a fascinating workshop that revealed how the resort handled exposures ranging from float trips to food handling and from airports to bicycles.
Dinner was a packed house. Agents and families enjoyed a great dinner, an opportunity to network and the humorous insights of comedian Dwight Slade. We hope you enjoyed the program.
Attendance at this event has more than tripled in the last three years, but we always strive to improve. If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to complete our convention survey.
In 2007 we return to Sunriver August 26- 28th. Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us at this wonderful venue. We promise to provide the finest in education and entertainment. Sponsors and exhibitors have already started requesting specifics on the 79th annual convention and it will be an event you won’t want to miss. Once again, we want to recognize Title Sponsor Liberty Northwest and all the other companies that made this possible.
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The Young Agents Committee raised $850 by selling mulligans at the golf tournament. This money will be used by the Young Agents to put on events that benefit those newer to the insurance industry. Our silent auction, benefiting The Christie School, raised $8,415.00. All proceeds went to support this very important local charity. Thanks to all of you who supported these events!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBITORS