ABMA Emerging Leaders Macro to Micro Sales Event

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group has announced a new event set for Tuesday, September 27, 2022. The event topic is Macro to Micro – Sales Management Approach led by John Kirkland, National Sales Manager for The Mill-Rose Company/Clean-Fit Products. Backed by more than 30 years of experience, Kirkland will share the simplicity of his sales formulas and strategies that focus on performance and communication.

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ABMA Convention Meet The Pros Agenda

The American Brush Manufacturers Association is excited to share the schedule of topics for the Meet the Pros roundtable discussions to be held as part of this year’s Annual Convention. The session is titled Workplace 2.0 – We Are All In This Together and is sponsored and led by the ABMA Emerging Leaders group. It will be held Wednesday,  March 2, 2022, at the Hyatt Coconut Point at 3:00 p.m. local in the CALUSA meeting room.

Envision a room with six tables and an opportunity for shared discussion over a 90-minute window. Each discussion lasts 13 minutes followed by a two-minute passing period. The format is completely open and participants are encouraged to bring their best ideas and best practices to share. Visit one table or all six.  Our “pros” come from within our industry and are all members of the ABMA Emerging Leaders, a group of dedicated young brush industry professionals.

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ABMA Emerging Leaders Virtual Holiday Party

Service, connection, networking, fun and … really ugly sweaters!

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group is inviting members to an hour of virtual fun during a year-end Holiday Happy Hour to be held via Zoom on December 16, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., CST.

For the event, attendees are asked to be prepared with the following:

  1. An ugly sweater! And of course, it must be worn!
  2. An account of what it was each attendee did to give back, pay it forward or serve others.

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ABMA Emerging Leaders Look to Discover Strengths

By Meg Cooper

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group held a “Back to School” Zoom meeting on September 16, 2021, with eight members participating. From the prior meeting in June, the Emerging Leaders (EL) group asked all members to read “Discover Your CliftonStrengths” and then proceed to take the CliftonStrengths™ test to identify which five strengths were the most dominant in our personalities. The strengths test was a way for EL members to get more in tune with their strongest personality traits and assets with the hope of being able to build upon those strengths in order to progress on career goals.

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Emerging Leaders: Back to School Event

ABMA Emerging Leaders Back to School Event:
“STRENGTHSFINDER 2.0 by Tom Rath and Gallup” – A book club learning and exchange session

ZOOM EVENT: 2:00 p.m. – Thursday, September 16, 2021
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88583948130?pwd=NGVYNXMvYUdnMXhlT2t2NnNtQnRSZz09

Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

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ABMA Emerging Leaders: First Happy Hour

The ABMA Emerging Leaders group hosted its inaugural happy hour on June 15, 2021. The group had a vibrant event punctuated by an entertaining storytime kickoff that eventually transitioned to a discussion on workplace demographics and other future educational topics for the group.

ABMA Emerging Leaders President Kevin White says, “The hour went by so fast and it was really awesome to see everyone jump right in and have a deep and serious discussion about workplace demographics. It was apparent that everyone in the group is committed to their organizations and the overall health of the industry, so to approach the issue from the ‘How Can We Help’ side of the equation was so refreshing.”

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ABMA 2021 Convention Feedback

By Meg Cooper

The 2021 ABMA Convention was held as a virtual event March 17-19, 2021, and you can see full coverage of the event in the May/June issue of Brushware. Today, we offer bonus feedback from the event with the full question and answer sessions conducted by Meg Cooper with several attendees of the event.

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Board Set for ABMA Emerging Leaders

Kevin White, Miguel Medrano and Thomas Cottom (L to R)

Peer networking and leadership looks to connect young industry professionals

The newly formed ABMA Emerging Leaders has elected its initial Board of Directors. Kevin White from the Industrial Brush Company will serve as president, Miguel Medrano from Borghi USA takes on the role of vice president and Thomas Cottam from Industrial Brush Corporation will act as Secretary/Treasurer. These directors will serve two-year terms and will spearhead the ABMA Emerging Leaders program of work, which will include the group’s opening event as a part of the 104th ABMA Annual Convention on March 17, 2021.

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