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PMANC Grethe Adams
  Grethe Adams, President of Southern Plus talks with Diana Fey from Rivers End and Sweda about the benefits of participating 
in Regional Associations
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Nancy Phillips Executive Director of SAAC and MaryAnne Bobrow Executive Director of PMANC, share about their Regional Associations and why it
benefits you to get involved.

PMANC Carol and Nancy
Carol Gauger from of PPAI shares about Regional Associations and PPAI membership. Sandy Nichols, MAS, from UMAPP talks about
the benefits of being connected 

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 Why Do I Ask Questions?

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Lately I've been asking a bunch of questions.
Perhaps, I'm getting more curious in my old age, or maybe it's because I just wonder about stuff.


In this issue, I ask the question, Why? Why get involved? What's the point?
In some ways, questions get you thinking and thinking is good. Isn't it? I've always pondered why things are they way they are. Since I tend to think a bit outside of the box, and look for fresh ways to have an impact in my life and business, asking questions makes sense. Doesn't it? 
Why get involved? Being engaged in our industry leads to relationships 
and relationships lead to a foundation for a quality business. In the article...Why? I talk about the benefits of being involved. Enjoy.  
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On June 27th, we will be featuring Jeff Tobe, CSP an internationally known Certified Speaking Professional, presenting Recreating the Customer Experience. Jeff is an amazing speaker who created Coloring Outside the Lines. You won't want to miss this one! 
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Make it a great day!  


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Jeff is the Primary Colorer at Coloring Outside the Lines in Pittsburgh, PA. He spent 13 years in the promotional products business.

He believes that we must accept that customer service is no longer the bar that distinguishes us from our competitors. 

We now have to consider our internal and external customers' EXPERIENCES from the minute they make contact with us to the minute they are done!   

Jeff Tobe, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is one of the most dynamic speakers in business world as attested to by clients including Microsoft, MGMA, ReMax International, ASI and PPAI. He prides himself on presenting up-to-the-minute, cutting edge material as it relates to designing the ideal customer EXPERIENCE.   


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Why...be connected?
I've often talked about my love of tradeshows and the value of business relationships, which are the cornerstone of a successful business. 


I've just returned from the Promotional Marketing Association of Northern California (PMANC) Spring Event. Held in Monterey California. My time spent there defines why I love the Regional Associations and the value of the industry connections we nurture by being involved.


Through the years, I've been privileged to meet many amazing people who have helped me along the way. Rod Brown, from MadeToOrder is one of the industry good guys who has had a strong influence in my life. He's a brilliant man who serves on the PPAI Board of Directors, takes two months off in the summer to be with his family and builds houses for the needy in Mexico.