In two weeks, the Birmingham Independent Insurance Agents association’s annual gala will be held to benefit Hope Lodge. The board has been busy planning and working hard to make it an event you definitely will enjoy! But if you are still on the fence about whether to attend, here’s what people are saying about the event:
To Be Social!
“I am looking forward to seeing some old and new faces and fostering my relationships in the insurance business. We have such a great community of insurance professionals in Birmingham and I am glad to be a part of it,” Brian Smith, Best Insurance Agency.
“What I look forward to most about the gala is the opportunity to meet with friends and associates from other agencies and carriers in a fun environment and to support great, local charities. It’s also a time to meet new people and get to know them apart from insurance-related matters,” David Greene, HRA Risk Services
“Some of my best memories of the BIIA Gala are of watching my fellow agents, company underwriters, and brokers win nice prizes and see their reactions. We always have nice prizes. And we always raise a nice donation for the charity we are supporting each year,” Brian Smith, Best Insurance Agency.
“I am sure all of the attendees will want to stick around for the many door prizes and the grand prize give away at the end!” Mark Hughes, O.M. Hughes Insurance
To Get Awesome Silent Auction Items!
“I am excited that this year’s event will benefit Hope Lodge which is such an important program of the American Cancer Society. This year’s event will feature some great silent auction items,” Mark Hughes, O.M. Hughes Insurance.
“The silent auction is always a great chance to win some awesome items. They have gift cards, brewery tours, vacation stays, and more. I love seeing the wide variety of options to bid on,” Ivie Isler, USI Insurance
“Last year’s Gala was so relaxed and casual. The casino dealers were totally fun and helped everyone understand how the games are played. The food was delicious, there was great wine from Rush Wines, and Chris the DJ played amazing music.” Margaret Ann Pyburn, CobbsAllen.
“The door prizes are incredible! I get to gamble with someone else’s money. Silent auction items are very nice and affordable! The charitable cause alone is the very reason why you should be there!” Bill Jacka Jr, Insurance Office of America.
“I enjoy attending the BIIA Gala because it is a great time to catch up with other agents and carriers in an informal setting that is also for a great cause. I think everyone will enjoy playing the casino games and bidding on their favorite items in the silent auction,” Mark Hughes, O.M. Hughes Insurance.
The gala will take place on Friday, January 26 from 6-10pm. The beneficiary of this gala is the American Cancer Society’s Joe Lee Griffin Hope Lodge. The event will include dinner and drinks, a silent auction, casino style games, and plenty of door prizes. It will be held at LINC Point–the same location as the 2017 event.
Tickets to the event are $70 for BIIA members and $75 for non-members and can be purchased here. Bulk ticket purchases of 12 and 20 tickets will receive a discounted price.