IBDEA Happenings
August 2021
IBDEA Headquarters
14070 Proton Road, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244
Phone: 972.233.9107 x 216
Toll-Free: 877.40.IBDEA (42332)
CJ Marchain, Account Executive
Phone: 972.233.9107 x 216
Cell: 214.597.9507

Lenette Egan, Executive Director
Cell: 406.459.8132
Notes from IBDEA Headquarters

Happy August! Does anyone else feel like they blinked and skipped over June and July?

The Executive Management team has several irons in the fire to bring new and updated value-added benefits to the Membership. It really is an exciting time for the Association. Turning 50 definitely looks good on us, and we are excited for the next 50 years!!

You don't want to miss attending the IBDEA Golden Anniversary Celebration at our 2022 Conference. It will be a blast from the past as we leap into the future! We've made some changes to the schedule that we think you'll like.

Later this month, IBDEA.org will have a new look. This change will offer a SECURE online payment module where Members can join, renew, update their company info, register for schools, conferences, advertising, etc. Be on the lookout for an email asking you to verify your company info.

Although we feel nothing will ever replace in-person events, we are grateful to see everyone's smiling faces at our Zoom events. The Info Series is a great way to stay connected! We are a third of the way through the scheduled events—a huge shout out to all the presenters and attendees.

Lenette Egan, Executive Director, theIBDEA@gmail.com
Conference Chair, Dena Miner-Towle (Nordic Beer Systems of Idaho), is excited to announce the 2022 Conference theme, Back to the Future!

Dena and the Management team have been meeting regularly since April, planning all things Conference! Register NOW and take advantage of the Early, Early Bird discounts.

Join us in Orlando, FL, March 3-7, 2022

Official Conference hashtag #ibdea2022.
Madeleine Crouch and Company (MCC)
Meet the IBDEA team, from left to right.

Jody Henry, Office Manager
Sally Bishop, Bookkeeper
Madeleine Crouch, Owner/President
CJ Marchain, IBDEA Account Executive
On January 1, 2006, Don Dillon passed the reins of the association management company he founded in Dallas, Texas in 1983, with 12 association clients and nine employees, to Madeleine Crouch. Since that day, Madeleine Crouch & Co., Inc. (MCC) has grown to a staff of 18 providing headquarters services to over 30 nonprofit organizations. The memberships of these associations are local to international and represent the fields of fundraising, commercial real estate, training & professional development, education, science, manufacturing, retailing, and the arts. MCC provides everything from membership management and accounting services to meeting planning and producing association publications – and everything in between. “The best thing about our work is developing relationships over many years and learning something new almost every day. And believe me, every day is different!” says Madeleine. Thanks in part to its longtime client relationship with the International Society of Beverage Technologists, MCC was invited to submit a proposal to become the new headquarters office for IBDEA this year, with a management team led by Cathy Jo “CJ” Marchain working closely with IBDEA’s executive director Lenette Egan. MCC is proud to have IBDEA as part of its family of association clients and launch this exciting new professional collaboration.
Pictured Doug Barnum.

My name is Doug Barnum, and I work at Tognazzini Beverage Service, a long-time member of the IBDEA. I have been in the industry for three years and have come to know the IBDEA as one of the greatest tools for my success. Every question or obstacle I have come across has been answered by the people, who I now call friends, at the IBDEA.
Members Share About IBDEA
  • Build industry relationships
  • Camaraderie
  • It feels like a family
  • Positive
  • Competitors willing to help
  • Friendliness
  • A vehicle of consolidated knowledge
  • Guidelines & Best Practices
  • You don’t have to reinvent the wheel
  • Members may have dealt with the same challenges - learn from them
  • Willingness to help
  • And so much more!!!
Info Series Continues
This IBDEA Member Benefit will run bi-weekly through November 10. ALL Members are invited to attend, and we encourage you to support your fellow members by joining each LIVE Zoom event. IBDEA Members need to be on the lookout for registration emails.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunites
Associate Members - Coming to your inbox soon will be the new Sponsorship Opportunities for the 2022 Conference.
IBDEA Logo Contest
All Members are invited to participate in the contest. Please refer to the IBDEA Member Report - Summer 2021 issue for contest rules and details. Questions can be emailed to info@ibdea.org.
Address Correction
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, make sure you have updated our address in your accounting system before you mail in your Conference Registration. It is currently taking about two, yes two, months for us to receive forwarded mail. Thank you!

IBDEA Headquarters
14070 Proton Road, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244
Association News
IBDEA is pleased to announce our new friendship with Kombucha Brewers International (KBI). This tasty fermented tea has gained so much popularity that we are now seeing it on tap. So, YES, we are excited to learn about all things Kombucha! Stay tuned in for more information on the IBDEA/KBI synergies in upcoming newsletters. Until then, visit KBI's website at https://kombuchabrewers.org.

IBDEA is pleased to announce that B&R Compliance Associates, an Equipnet Company, has been named IBDEA’s compliance services provider. IBDEA regular members can contact B&R with questions on compliance issues. Members can learn more about this benefit in the IBDEA Member Report - Summer 2021 issue, or email info@ibdea.org.
Past Issues

~ IBDEA HappeningsJuly 2021
~ IBDEA HappeningsJune 2021
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