What's NEW from your NACM affiliate for December

Monthly Updates                                                 December 2016




It's true.  You really can come home.
The NACM door is always open.

A note from Jon Flora, President & CEO

A few weeks ago, I had a call from a former member.  She wanted to know if she could come back to NACM.  In a cost-cutting move, her company had decided to go with cheaper credit reports and fewer other services.  There was a serious tone of regret in her voice.  She had called New Provider X's toll-free number seeking help. She was greeted by a "Dial 1 for this, dial 2 for that, etc" and never received the assistance she wanted.  Moreover, the cheaper reports were woefully inadequate for their needs.  
In short order, we got her fixed up and welcomed back into the NACM family.   She's happy and re-armed with the tools she needs to do her job well.
Every once in a while, a member leaves us or decides to take part of their business elsewhere.  It might be because of merger, a new person making decisions or a cost cutting directive.  Whatever the reason, losing a member or customer is no fun for us. Ad, it's often very difficult for the customer. 
We are proud of what we do.   When you have a problem, our sales reps or Customer Experience Representatives are here for you.  Whether you're buying Experian, Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax, or our Collections Services, we're here for you.  If you're a data contributor or a member of our Industry Trade Groups, you will get a timely response.
Making a good risk decision means using the right tools, not  just the cheapest.  If you're ever given the directive to cut the budget, talk to us first.  We're all for saving money but making a change is expensive and time consuming.  We can advise you on a good course of action so mistakes can be avoided. 
And, if your company made the decision to leave and is now having second thoughts, we are just a phone call away.  NACM Business Credit Services stands ready to serve you just as we have since 1899.
One special note:  Be sure to participate in our first ever Online Holiday Auction.  It's your chance to support scholarships, get some shopping done, and have some fun, too.
Thanks for being part of the NACM family.  We wish you a joyous holiday season and prosperous New Year.



Make your holiday shopping easier and help raise scholarship funds for both NACM and CFDD Tacoma!  It's the best of all worlds.

Just click HERE to be taken to the first ever NACM Holiday Auction.  You'll find great merchandise donated by NACM and CFDD Tacoma members. Make your bid, bid a little more, and then bid even a little more!  It's Christmas so be generous.  You'll get some of your holiday shopping done knowing that proceeds will  support scholarship and educational programs at both NACM and CFDD Tacoma.  And, if you are successful in your bidding, any amount you pay over and above the stated value is tax-deductible!  Holiday shopping success and you'll thank us on April 15th, too!

In order for Mr. Claus to make timely deliveries, the auction remains open until noon Friday, December 16th.  

Let the bidding begin and have fun. If you would prefer to make a cash contribution instead of buying something, that's absolutely welcome.  Just click on that option or drop a note to feedback@nacmbcs.org and we will be touch.  
Thank you for your support!

Note:  For bidders in Alaska and Hawaii, we will do our very best to ensure delivery of items by Christmas but cannot guarantee it.

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Clear up your A/R by year end
NACM BCS leads in recovery solutions

Did you know that over the last four months, NACM Business Credit Services has  collected more than $1,200,000 for our customers with a 64% recovery rate? 

With the end of 2016 here, let us help you clear some of that those accounts that have been looming large for your company.  A growing number of companies nationwide are turning to NACM Business Credit Services for help.

Trust our team to recover your money when other options have fallen short. Today, we represent members and customers coast to coast and even in some foreign countries.  Our rates are competitive and our approach to collecting is professional all the way.

For more information, contact your NACM Sales Representative or our Collections Team at 800-423-5710.

Alaska Holiday Forum
Don't miss our Luncheon & Program

Join us for the Alaska Holiday Forum next Tuesday, December 6th at the Embassy Suites Anchorage.
This year's program begins with a regular meeting of the Alaska Suppliers trade group. Our traditional holiday luncheon buffet follows which will include the annual Alaska Economic Forecast. Following lunch, we will welcome a presentation on Creditor's Rights and Lien Laws from expert legal talent.  It's a full afternoon that you won't want to miss.
Tuesday, December 6th, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, Anchorage.

The Forum is free to members with an extra bonus offer.  If you bring a potential new member or a senior member of your company's finance team, you will be entered into a drawing for amazing prizes!  We want to expand NACM in Alaska and that needs your help. Think of who you know and consider inviting your CFO, too!

Reservations are required, so be sure to make yours today

Hawaii in February
Have fun and learn, too!

On Thursday, February 16th, we will be offering a special day of education for our Hawaii members - and any other customers who may be traveling to the islands at that time!  Representatives from Experian, Dun & Bradstreet, and UTA will be coming to Honolulu to present their latest products and services -- all available to you through NACM Business Credit Services.   In addition, we will have special seminar speakers dealing with Lien Laws, Occupancy Taxes and more.

The program offerings will be of interest to credit and financial professionals, so be sure to invite your associates to come along.  

More details will be coming soon so be sure to save the date.  See you in Honolulu!
UTA, Vantiv, Dade
Your payment processing solutions

As NACM preferred partners and among America's leading payment solution providers, UTA, Vantiv and Dade help you find the best processing solutions. Whether you want to enhance your cash flow or eliminate processes that are inefficient, they provide easy-to-understand reports and money-saving ways to manage your receivables and customer payments.  

Take a look at some of the new solutions just announced at our Western Region Credit Conference.  Contact your account executive or give us a call at 800-423-5710.

News from Our World
Important Business Highlights

Stay current on news from communities served by NACM Business Credit Services and our partners . 

Click on the following links for the latest:

Seattle               Opportunity:  An aging fishing fleet

Seattle              Seattle tops the nation in home price growth

Alaska              Halibut share prices soar

Upcoming Education Opportunities from NACM

Business Credit Principles Online
Coming in January

Prepare now for the next offering of Business Credit Principles Online.  The class begins January 3rd and runs through March 17th. Registration opens later this month so start planning now to enroll or to encourage members of your staff to enroll.  

Our online class lets you take the class from wherever you on your schedule.  Whether you (a) live in Seattle, Anchorage or Honolulu, (b) you have to travel a lot in your job or (c) you're a night owl that does your best work in the middle of the night, our educational solution works for you.

Learn the credit business, get college credit and work toward your professional certification. Business Credit Principles is the place to start.  Registration information coming soon!
What programs do you want?
Drop us a note

As we plan our educational programming, it would be helpful to know what kind of presentations you would like in 2017.   Take a minute drop us a note at: 

Tell what topics interest you and would be helpful to your work.  Also, do you want to attend a session in person or on-line?  We'll use your ideas to build the offerings.

We're all about trying to bring you what you need and want.  Just tell us your preferences! Thanks for your help.
Lunch 'n Learns
New programs coming in 2017

In next month's enews, look for information about upcoming Lunch 'n Learn programs.  No matter where you're located, you can join in these very successful and interesting programs.  

These are sessions are designed to be affordable educational opportunities and are open to members and their colleagues.  

Look for the New Year schedule in next month's newsletter.
NACM National Education Offerings

Your national association offers a variety of classes, webinars and other professional education opportunities throughout the year.  Designed to complement what we offer regionally, the national programs may be a great fit for you.  For information including how to register, please click here.
NACM National Credit Congress
Register Today...and save money

NACM's headed to the state where everything is big and bold, from the tastes, to the culture to the sights! Join us where history merges with the modern and country collides with the city to create the beauty and brass of Texas! 

We invite you to Grapevine, nestled between Dallas and Ft. Worth, to share in our Texas-sized experience June 11-14, 2017 at the national Credit Congress & Exposition.  Click on the link below to reserve your spot.

Register Today


December Industry Trade Group Schedule
Celebrate with your counterparts

Join your counterparts in sharing information and contributing data to NACM.  Everyone benefits from this collaboration.

12.  7      Food
12.  8     Waterworks
12.13       Transportation
12.15     Wiring
12.19     Floor
12.20     HVAC
12.21     Tacoma Construction


12.  6     Alaska Suppliers and Food


Hawaii Groups are taking the month off



  6      Alaska Holiday Lunch and Program - Anchorage, AK
26      NACM Office Closed for Christmas


                   3      Business Credit Principles Online begins 


        16       Hawaii Winter Seminar - Honolulu, HI


              TBD       May Annual Seminar


           11- 14      NACM National Credit Conference - Grapevine (Dallas), TX

Wishing you a happy holiday season!
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