IBDEA Happenings
January 2022
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

Welcome to 2022! Each new year offers us 365 opportunities to do new things, maybe old things better or just different. Whatever your goals are for this year, make sure you tap into IBDEA's network of members.

Our Annual Conference is less than two (yes, 2) months away. We have some fun activities mixed in with educational sessions as we celebrate IBDEA's Golden Anniversary. If you haven't registered or booked your room, please do so as soon as possible. Conference-related information is on our website under Events | Conference 2022.

We received an overwhelming number of applicants for the Open Board position. The Nominating Committee will be meeting during January to review the applications. A huge thank you to all the applicants.

Want to become more involved with the IBDEA? Join a Committee! Not sure which Committee is right for you? Visit About | Committees on our website for more information. Our success is because of our volunteer Board and Committee Members. We can't do it without your help!

Cheers to a successful 2022!

Lenette Egan and CJ Marchain
IBDEA Member Testimonial
Pictured Gerry Martin

Al’s Beverage Company is a long-term proud member of the IBDEA. Having personally been in the beverage industry for over 40 years now, mostly bottle and can sales and marketing, I can attest that when I joined the dispensed side of the business in 2013 I still had a lot to learn and the IBDEA became a welcoming resource for me. Eight years later, I proudly serve as Vice President on the Board and am constantly amazed at the willingness to share information as well as the depth of knowledge of my colleagues. New members can expect to feel comfortable inside this organization. You can expect to learn and hopefully teach us a thing or two. As with anything, you get out of the IBDEA what you put into it and as we celebrate our 50th anniversary this coming year we do so with gratitude for those who paved the way, brotherhood for all who are still ‘pouring’ their hearts into their businesses, and open arms to all new members willing to work closely with our wonderful partners. 
Gerry Martin, President & CEO
Associate Members
The IBDEA U Basic Carbonation and Draught Beer Academy have set (tentative) school dates for 2022. We hope to open registration later this month or early February.

Please visit IBDEA U for school details.
March 3-7, 2022
Orlando, Florida
Official Conference hashtag
Let's hit the links!

Falcon's Fire Golf Club is recognized both regionally and nationally as one of Orlando's finest public Golf Courses. Let's have some old-fashioned IBDEA fun and share a few "stories" at this championship Golf Course designed by Rees Jones.

Space is limited so register now!
Let's Have Some Conference Fun
1970's versus the Golden Anniversary!

Our Conference attire tends to be on the casual side of business casual, with most attendees dressing up a little more for the closing dinner.

Let's have some fun at Sunday night's dinner. Dig out your vintage 1970's clothes from the back of your closet or wear something gold.

Bonus points if you can combine the two!
"Laughter keeps everyone feeling wonderful."
— Betty White
2022 Conference Keynote Speakers
The IBDEA is thrilled to have Dirk Beveridge, with over 30 years of experience, back as the keynote speaker at the 2022 Conference in Orlando! His energy and passion for life, business, and your success are evident in everything Dirk does.

Naturally curious, Dirk believes that every interaction has the making of a story that others can learn from. Dirk helps audiences expand their belief of what’s possible through relevant, compelling, and at times humorous or
soul-touching stories he gathers while traveling the world. As an entrepreneur, researcher, author, and strategist, Dirk is the catalyst that industry and organizations turn to to help them redefine their future in the age of rapid

Are you looking to be inspired?

Come to Orlando and learn how Dirk can build a relevant and profitable future for you and your organization!
The IBDEA is excited to announce that Henry Fishkind, Ph. D., will be a keynote speaker at the 2022 Conference! With over 30 years of experience in economic analysis and forecasting, Dr. Henry Fishkind is widely regarded as one of Florida's premier economists and financial advisors.

Dr. Fishkind's career began in the public sector, where he worked as an economist and associate professor at the University of Florida. In 1980, Dr. Fishkind became the associate director for programs at the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research. During his tenure at the university, Dr. Fishkind served from 1979-1981 on the governor's economic advisory board. He began his career as a private-sector consultant when he became president of M.G. Lewis Econometrics in Winter Park, Florida. In 1988, Dr. Fishkind formed Fishkind & Associates, Inc. as a full-service economic and financial consulting firm. In 2019, Dr. Fishkind sold his business's financial advisory, consulting, and real estate advisory portions while keeping the expert witness portion, Fishkind Litigation Services, Inc.

What type of information can Dr. Fishkind provide to your organization to help you thrive in this economy?
IBDEA Committees
Let your voice be heard!

Committee Members can be anyone from a Member company. The time commitment varies per Committee; however, it is usually one hour per month. Visit IBDEA Committees for details.

Click HERE for more information.
Membership Dues
Unpaid Membership dues are now past due.

Paid dues will expire on December 31, 2022.

Pay your dues online at My Account.

Don't forget to update your Profile.

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