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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ABMA Webinar Series: Group Captive Insurance Advantages

Quarterly Series Delivers Important Educational Topics to Reach Deep Within Your Organization

The ABMA Educational Institute’s next quarterly webinar series installment is titled “Introduction to the Advantages of Member-Owned Group Captive Insurance” and will be held October 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. EST. This installment will be presented by Sam Meccia, Captive Resources.

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2021 Brushware September-October eMag Now Available

 

The 2021 September/October Artist Brush Special Edition of Brushware magazine is now available to all readers in eMag (digital edition) format. August is American Artist Appreciation Month and we’re celebrating with the release of our brand new Artist/Detail Brush Special Section that highlights top brushes from FM Brush, Gordon Brush and Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. Check out the new section on page 21. The issue also recognizes ABMA Executive Director David Parr and his 20-year legacy as he prepares an exit strategy for 2022. The extended coverage from Bob Lawrence begins on page 29. We also have Zephyr’s R.J. Lindstrom as our profile and Lisa Anderson’s column covers the urgent need for leaders to craft a business intelligence plan. In our Pulse segment, Jeffrey Mink from FM Brush and Eric Zhao from Yongli Filament & Bristle Co. offer insights on the artist brush sector of the industry. Plus, the issue includes the US Import/Export trade stats for the first half of 2021 and our full economic dashboard.

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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 Webinar: Enterprise Risk Management

The ABMA Educational Institute will host the next installment in their quarterly webinar series next Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is titled Ounce of Prevention and will be presented by Paul Rutledge of MTWI-Safety.

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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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