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Can’t Thank You Enough!

The Association’s Events at The UPS Store Convention in Nashville were amazing.

It started with The Print Expo. Nova Copy Center hosted The Association with about 40+ in attendance. There was food, networking, equipment demos, panel discussions, and fun. A big thanks goes out to all those that helped put the event together with special thanks to Mike Primm, store #2279. An event of this type does not happen without those willing to volunteer to make it a success.

Thursday morning volunteers helped to pass out invitations to The Association’s Convention Reception. Help we needed, help we got. After a brief challenge the invitations were distributed and we were ready for The Association’s reception.

Volunteers again got together around 3:30 to make sure the host site was ready for our guests. Signs were put up (thanks again to Mike Primm and Shirley Burns); tables were arranged and rearranged. Last minute checks were made for the food, sound, and audio. The Vendors began to arrive, set up and prep their presentations to the guests. Owners started to show up early, around 4:45 and the crowd was there until the tear down at 10:00 PM.

The three presentations were well received throughout the evening. The ID Protection Plus Program presentation came last to give owners a feel for an actual meeting scenario. The cost cutting presentation by Blair McDougal, Vice President of the Southeast Region, was eye opening for many owners. The full room of owners left with much more profit in hand.  The print panel discussion was full and well received. The guys up front, Les Beare #3351 MI, Eric Ladwig #3011 MI, Dan Jackman #4691 TN, and Mike Primm #2279 TN did a great job focusing conversation on print possibilities and the information they offered was well received.

Food was excellent. The host site was extremely accommodating for The Association. Food was offered with a Nashville theme several times throughout the evening and ice cream was available later in the evening.

The vendors were well received. Guests kept them busy throughout the evening with promotions and specials exclusive to those in attendance. Many thanks to, When I Work, Navis Pack and Ship, The Lease Coach, ADP, Team World Wide, AFLAC, American Express, Klaico Identification Products. Without their support the event would not have been a success.

Prizes were awarded throughout the evening. Vendors provided additional prizes that were awarded to the attendees. Business card cutters to vendor certificates to the grand prize of The UPS Store Business Station going to Carlise Campbell #5832 WV.

There was even a Hohner Acoustic Electric Guitar that was signed by guests in attendance. The guitar donated by Mike Primm was used for guests to take a selfie to enter the drawing to win the guitar. You will be able to vote for the winning selfie in another article in this edition of The Voice.

Thanks to all those that attended. There were other last minute event options that appeared that guest could have attended but many decided to join The Association’s activities for the evening. Without our guest there would be not event.

From those that helped plan the event, to those that helped prepare for the event, to those that manned the welcome tables, to those that put together all of the support materials, to those that delivered the event supplies, to those that helped make the event fun throughout the evening, to the vendors in attendance, to the breakout session volunteers, to those that help bring the event to a close, a lot of volunteers gave their time and efforts to make the event a success.

To everyone that played a role in The Association’s Print Plus Expo at the Nova Copy Center and the Profit Plus Convention Reception at The Music City Center we Can’t Thank You Enough!

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