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Futures So Bright

2017 was an extremely busy year for The Association. Rack Card Plus Program. Peter Ebner Print Sales Made Easy Techno Series, Dan Jackman Print Design Made Easy Techno Series. Business Card Plus Program. Expanded Members Choice Program. Updated Claims Plus Program. Complete Year TechnoCasts. Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort. The Association continued executing its principles to help all members cut costs, increase sales, and make more money.

2018 will be even more exciting as The Association continues to offer members more benefits and more value for membership in The Association. What are some of the initiatives that members can expect in 2018?

Health Care Plus - Over the years, the Association has successfully created many initiatives designed to reduce costs and increase sales. And during that time, success with one very important initiative, a health insurance plan for our members, always seemed to elude our best efforts; that is until today. The association is proud to announce our Health Care Plus program. Beginning January 2018, health insurance will be available to all members of the Association, their managers, and their employees. The details of our Health Care Plus program, including the enrollment process, coverage options, and pricing, will be released in 2018.

Unity Reception – The Association will again sponsor a reception during The UPS Store Convention. August 9th from 5:00 PM to 10:30 PM owners will have the opportunity to Unite in friendship; Unite in learning; Unite with our Vendor Select Presenters; Unite for food, fun, and giveaways. The best part of any reception/ convention is the chance to catch up with an old friend or make new ones with other members. Techno Clinics will again be offered for those in attendance to share the latest ways to cut costs, increase sales, and make more money. Our Vendor Select Partners will be on hand to offer information on their latest products providing pricing exclusive to those that attend the Unity Reception. And as always, food, fun, and friendship.

General Membership Meetings – with the new Executive Directors position, there will again be general membership meetings held across the country. These meetings will focus on the latest programs and information developed by members of The Association. You will be able to attend meetings in your area where the agenda is put together by members and facilitated by members for the benefit of owners in that area. These chapter meetings have a jam-packed agenda to help all owners make more money. Presentations will show step by step “how to” programs that provide information on how to get started, how to grow the program, how to manage the accounting and program tools, how to use learning academy video tutorials, how to follow step by step Techno Guides, and more. A meal will be served at each meeting with time to network with other owners. You will leave with tools you will want to implement at your store as soon as you get back. Look for an announcement for a general membership meeting information in your area.

Analyze Plus Program – A new program developed to help owners visualize their store’s performance, with exclusive reports to highlight profit center performance, margins, busy times of day, and more. With Excel spreadsheets so owners can dig deep into the numbers and develop their own reporting. Analysis the way you want it!

Online Print Plus Program – The association has developed a new program to help owners better integrate their Bridgeline websites into the Online Print platform, making purchases simpler for customers. Owners can focus on a single products, such as business cards, or expand the capability to any product offered on the OLP2 platform.

Executive Director – The Association board of directors voted to add the paid position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will facilitate the day to day functions of The Association. communications, meeting support, program development, and vendor relations. This is major step for the association, and the membership will all benefit by the creation of this position. All Executive Board positions and functions will remain in place with added support from the new Executive Director.

Marketplace Plus Launch – in 2018 new information will come to our members about the latest and best products and best price information provided by our Vendor Select Participants. Marketplace Plus will focus on the product and pricing needs of the franchise community. Marketplace Plus will be a quick hitting, electronic notification of the newest Vendor Select Participant information as soon as it hits the market. Our members will be able to take advantage more quickly in order to improve their bottom line.

The Association is working hard to constantly bring the newest, the best, and most profitable programs and information to our members to increase the value of membership in The Association. The future is bright for members of The Association in 2018. Have your shades ready!

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