IBDEA Happenings
September 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

Hello, September! We hope everyone had a great summer and was able to spend some time with family and friends.

Which came first: the chicken or the egg? Maybe it's like our website, online forum, and MembershipWorks project that all happens simultaneously. CJ has been busy putting all the puzzle pieces together because we can't release one without another. We planned to have the new website up by the end of August; however, that didn't happen. I do know that our web designer is SO CLOSE to being finished!!

Speaking of the website, IBDEA Headquarters will announce its release (hopefully) in a couple of weeks. Once the update is released, ALL members will be receiving a Welcome! Email from MembershipWorks with instructions on how to login into the "new" website along with a temporary password. Make sure you have info@ibdea.org as a trusted email so you don't miss your login instructions.

Conference 2022 - IBDEA's Golden Anniversary Celebration planning is well underway. Topics and presenters for the three Workshops are coming together nicely. The Keynote Speakers will be announced later this month. We are gonna party like it's 1971... no scratch that.. like it's 2021!!

Longtime member, Andy Pincus of Carbonator Rental, will host a Virtual Open Forum. IBDEA Members, check your emails for registration details. If you didn't receive one, email info@ibdea.org.

IBDEA's Carbonation 101 School is back and on the East Coast this November in Harrisburg, PA. Word on the street is that there will be a West Coast class next Spring. Woot Woot!!

Lenette Egan, Executive Director, theIBDEA@gmail.com
IBDEA Virtual Open Forum - Member Event
What is holding you back from making more money? Are you dealing with issues you never had to deal with before? Do you wonder how other owners in similar businesses are managing these challenges? The chances are good that your IBDEA colleagues have faced the same challenges you are struggling with right now.

Please join us at the next IBDEA Virtual Open Forum held on Thursday, September 23, at 12:00 p.m.CDT, when IBDEA members bring their issues and challenges to the table and learn what other members have done in similar circumstances.

IBDEA Members, be on the lookout for your registration email or contact info@ibdea.org.
Early, Early Bird Discount Extended to September 15
March 3-7, 2022
Orlando, Florida
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Education and Training Opportunities
This is a 4-day introduction to draught beer dispensing.
~ Day 1 topics include beer styles, understanding beer dispense, equipment, and operations.
~ Day 2 expands on the knowledge to understanding remote draw systems.
~ Day 3 includes forced air remote draw system design, sensory analysis, and more.
~ Day 4 shows you how to submit a winning proposal.
This popular school provides participants with a fundamental understanding of carbonation. Topics include bar guns, beer systems, cooling systems, regulators, water quality, syrup, and tubing supplies. Installation guidelines train participants in best practices in installation with hands-on training with highly qualified professional instructors.

Expand your knowledge!
IBDEA Member Testimonial
Pictured Morgan Morris, Joshua Pringle, Melyssia Santiago, and Travis Lenander.

“The IBDEA is one of the core associations that CO2Meter belongs to because of the vast industry knowledge and experience we gain from our membership. While we certainly have gained several key partners through our IBDEA membership, we have also been able to share our experience through educational opportunities and have taken home valuable technical and experiential information that has helped us refine our marketing and design better products for IBDEA members and beyond.”

– Joshua Pringle, VP of Business Development at CO2Meter
Craft Brewers Conference
As the beverage industry rebounds from a major setback, we are happy to share that the Brewers Association's Craft Brewers Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, September 9-12, 2021. Several of our IBDEA Members exhibit or attend this event. Stop by their booth and say hello!
Accuflex / Kuriyama Booth #2104
AFCO/ZEP Booth #2254
Chart Industries Booth #3129
CO2Meter Booth #4304
Fizz Dispense Booth #4852
Green Air Supply Booth #3156
Micro Matic Booth #4413
NuCO2 Booth #1408
Pentair Booth #5324
South-Tek Systems Booth #3657
UBC Group Booth #1019
Zee Loeffler Booth #2630
Future Networking Events
IBDEA would like your help as we research possible locations for future networking events. Typically, we plan our networking events around trade shows where our Members are attending. Please, share with us which events you'll be attending in 2022. Thank you so much for your time and participation.
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.
Info Series Continues
A huge SHOUT OUT to our Presenters and Attendees. Thank you for staying plugged in and connected to the IBDEA.

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.

Doing Our Green Part
In August, we asked our readers if their company had a formal Green Policy. Our poll results show that the majority of our readers do not have a plan in place.

We asked IBDEA Board Member, Karl Braun, to share an overview of AFCO/ZEP's environmental stewardship policy. We encourage other readers to share their policies with us as well at info@ibdea.org.

How can IBDEA help you become more Green?
Does your company have an annual budget for employee training?
Past Issues

~ IBDEA Happenings - August 2021
~ IBDEA HappeningsJuly 2021
~ IBDEA HappeningsJune 2021