Webinar: Learn How to Have Better Buyer Conversations

The ABMA’s next webinar is “Target Conversations with Your Ideal Buyers” and will take place Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. EST. The session will be presented by Ed Wallace of AchieveNEXT.

Businesses invest a great deal of time, money and energy into meetings with target customers which oftentimes fail to develop into mutually beneficial business relationships. This webinar will help develop plans for successful in-person and virtual initial meetings with the following objectives:

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2022 ABMA Convention Notes

The ABMA welcomed back in-person attendees to the 105th ABMA Convention last week in Bonita Springs, Fla. The atmosphere of the event could best be described as a combination of enthusiasm and gratitude along with a note of concern. The enthusiasm exuded by attendees was simply around being grateful to be able to once again meet in person and network with old friends and colleagues.

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2022 ABMA Convention Schedule

After diverting to a virtual convention for 2021 due to the pandemic, the ABMA is excited to return in 2022 as a live and in-person event for the 105th Edition of the Annual Convention. The destination is Bonita Springs, Fla., and the event runs March 2-5 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. The event will follow the traditional format with committee meetings on Wednesday morning and the annual meeting and educational session in the afternoon. Three welcome receptions are on the agenda for the first evening — Emerging Leaders, New Members/First-Time Attendees and the Paul Miller Welcome Reception for all attendees.
Thursday morning features the traditional keynote with motivational speaker Paul J. Long and is followed by an afternoon golf scramble at Raptor Bay Golf Club.

The event wraps up for attendees on Friday, with the Face 2 Face meeting format in the morning where suppliers and industry manufacturers will hold pre-scheduled in-person meetings. The event will conclude with a Friday night closing Suppliers’ Reception that features a disco theme.

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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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Upcoming ABMA Webinar: Benefits of a Managed Sale

Todd Middleton and John Stevenson

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) next quarterly Educational Institute webinar is set for January 11, 2022 at 200 p.m. EST. The top is “The Benefits of a Managed Sale” and is presented by Todd Middleton and John Stevenson, ASA, Mariner Capital Advisors.

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ABMA Announces Donna Frendt as New Executive Director

After an extensive search, the American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) has announced Donna Frendt of Creative Cyberservices as the organization’s next Executive Director. Frendt will begin her new role January 1, 2022.

With over 20 years of experience in association management, Frendt is pleased to add ABMA to her portfolio. Under her leadership, organizations have built on their strengths to amplify sustainable relationships and partnerships providing the foundation for consistent growth and success. She brings to the job an exceptional combination of energy, sincerity and focus on collaborative accomplishments.

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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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