History of CIBSCIBS was formed in 1993 out of the shared belief among the region's leading brokers that the region needed a unified voice to advocate on behalf of professionalism, ethics and industry cohesion. Founders and original board members include Herb Agin, Paul Amoruso, Joe Lagano and Sam Rozzi. From the start, membership was based on individual participation rather than involvement by firms. Since its formation, CIBS has helped upgrade the industry by offering hundreds of educational programs, seminars and presentations; advocated professional standards and offered grievance resolution; provided informal mentoring relationships; raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities; and created social settings in which colleagues have become friends, and competitors respected peers.
Giving Back to the CommunityCIBS has raised tens of thousands of dollars for Long Island non-profit organizations, giving back to the community in which we live and work. Through annual golf outings, motorcycle caravans and other participatory events, CIBS members have offered financial support for numerous Long Island social service organizations. Currently, CIBS supports the efforts of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Long Island.