We’re beaming with pride that S.S. Nesbitt was named one of only 254 agencies in the U.S. to qualify as part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study.

We were selected from more than 1,800 nominations based on our outstanding customer retention, growth, stability and financial management.

The Best Practices Study, an annual study of leading independent insurance agencies, is conducted for IIABA by Reagan Consulting of Atlanta and documents the business practices of high-performance agencies.

We sort of like being an example for the rest of our colleagues in what it takes to make and be a great agency.

As Vince Lombardi once said, “We are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. [We are] not remotely interested in just being good.”

Founded in 1896, IIABA is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of independent insurance agents and brokers, representing a network of more than 300,000 agents, brokers and their employees nationally. Its members are businesses that offer customers a choice of policies from a variety of insurance companies. Independent agents and brokers offer all lines of insurance — property, casualty, life and health — as well as employee benefits plans and retirement precuts. Web address: www.independentagent.com.