Our Who

With over 177 years of enriched history, the IBNO is one of the oldest associations existing in Cleveland today, originally established in June of 1846 as the Cleveland Board of Underwriters.  The group was formed to establish connections and build relationships across all facets of the insurance industry.

IBNO is currently made up of insurance agents, company carriers, and affiliated businesses throughout Northern Ohio. Our members are our strength and endurance, providing an established local presence, continued collaboration and growth.

Our Why

IBNO’s mission is to promote and strengthen the local insurance agency system through relevant professional development and education, network building, and charitable giving.

Whether you are a seasoned insurance professional or new to the industry, IBNO has resources for you. Our members openly share ideas and offer insights they’ve gained throughout their insurance careers.

Our What

Our industry thrives on contacts and connections. IBNO members have the benefit of making connections with fellow agents, insurance carriers, industry vendors and educators by offering an assortment of events. New events and current topics are continually being added – the IBNO board welcomes input from its members on topics to be presented and fresh ideas for fun networking events.

Some of our past events have included:

  • State of the Industry (annual update)
  • RockCon (formerly Cleveland “I” Day)
  • Annual Golf outing, Clambake, and Holiday charity event. 

Our When

Schedule of Events for 2024:

  • State of the Industry
  • Annual Meeting
  • Golf Outing
  • Clambake
  • Membership Drive
  • Holiday Charity & Awards Event

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IBNO members also have direct access to discounted on-line pre-licensing, continuing education and producer onboarding courses.

IBNO is a premier association for local networking, and a valued source for the information that you need to be successful in our industry. In addition to becoming a member, the IBNO offers benefits by becoming a corporate sponsor.  Our partners help lead our message of promoting and strengthening the insurance agency system.  There are several partnership levels that offer visibility at IBNO events, additional ways to connect with IBNO members and discounted registration costs for all IBNO events.