6:30 - 7:30 pm - Volunteers and Past President/Chairman Reception
By invitation only.
This private event honors members who gave their time this past year as committee and task force volunteers and tips a glass to the previous presidents and chairmen who have presided over our organization.
7:30 - 10 pm - Opening Reception
Get ready to kick off this banner event in style! Hosted by the Young Agents Council, this reception features a variety of specialty food stations and everyone's favorite drink tokens.
8 am - Breakfast
sponsored by InsurBanc
Stop by for coffee and breakfast before you head to your CE class or continue on your morning. There will be no presentations during this time.
8:30 - 10:30 am - CE Seminar
We're thrilled to announce Big I's own, Chris Boggs, exeuctive director of the VU, will be instructing this class. Stay tuned for topics. This is going to be worth getting up for!
11 - 11:30 am - 125th Anniversary Celebratory Champagne Brunch
Prepare to ring in our 125th year in style. This year's business meeting will kick off with a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, and Champagne Bar as we toast the future of our outstanding organization.
11:30 am - 1 pm - Big I New Jersey Business Meeting
1 - 2 pm - Keynote Presentation: Attitude Changes Everything, Sam Glenn
Everyday you pick the attitude you will go at life with. Your attitude is a lot like a battery and sometimes it loses its positive charge. Keynote speaker, Sam Glenn, not only puts a positive spark back into everyone's attitude, he shows how to maintain that spark in the midst of adversity. As Sam puts it, picking your attitude is a lot like picking the driver of your bus. Which attitude do you want driving the bus for your life and your agency? If the wrong attitude is driving your bus, you will not achieve to your fullest potential. This is why it is vital to have attitude awareness and to understand that the attitude you choose everyday will either lead you closer to your desired success or further away from it. This program will rekindle your agency's enthusiasm and help you put the right attitude into action to achieve your best results. You may not be able to control everything that is happening around you, but you can control your perceptions, responses, and actions which ultimately form your attitude.
2 - 5 pm - Hospitality Row
Swing by Big I New Jersey's Hospitality Row and meet with companies and vendors looking to build relationships with agents. Be sure to check back for participating businesses!
6:30 pm - Chairman's Cocktail Reception
Join Chairman, Jerry Ford for a cocktail reception before the evening's festivities begin.
7:30 - Chairman's Ball
This special evening will feature the 2018 Board of Directors Inauguration as we welcome our new chairman, Michael Razze, the 2018 award and sponsorship recipients, and entertainment to celebrate our 125th year.
7:30 am - Grab-It-And-Go Breakfast
sponsored by Progressive
Scoop up a coffee and breakfast for the road, or sit with friends before making the trip back. Either way, be sure to fuel up!
Business casual attire (blazer, slacks, button down/collar shirt for men; pants or skirts with coordinating top/sweater for women) is appropriate for the opening reception and the Monday sessions. Formal attire (black tie optional) is appropriate for the Chairman's Ball and After Party.