A few thoughts from
Jon Flora, President & CEO
In January, we begin our 120th year of serving credit professionals like you. Opportunities abound for our members and customers!
Over the last six years, I’ve written about the changes we all face in our business lives: mergers, compliance, you name it. The pace of change continues to increase along with the related challenges. As your professional resource, we keep looking for new ways to meet member needs. This means thinking outside the box.
Let’s talk education. Below you will read about online webinars. We tried them in 2018, you clearly liked them a lot, so we’ve booked out all of 2019 with great new programs.
The webinars have especially been a home run in terms of participation so we are trying something new. To help offset the costs associated with the online offerings, we will be charging a modest fee for each program. Instead of giving a free seminar with your membership, we will be offering you 5 free webinars with the remainder available for a modest $30 fee per webinar. The cool part of this is that you pay for one registration and can have a conference room full of colleagues participate at no extra cost! A number of members have tried this group approach with great success. Bottomline: We expect this will save you and NACM BCS time and money, and provide you with more frequent educational offerings.
The classroom isn’t going away, however. We will also be offering a Lien Seminar this winter (both beginning and advanced) and another live seminar next Fall. Look for details soon. In the meantime, check out all of our current education and networking offerings.
We head to Anchorage for our Holiday Luncheon and Seminar on December 4th. If you are doing business in the 49th state, plan to join us for a great program and networking.
Also, we are returning to paradise for the 3rd Annual Hawaii Winter Credit Forum in Honolulu on January 24 th. This is not just for our Hawaii members either. We will have all new programs and a great hotel rate ($189 and no resort fee). If you book your hotel and airfare this month, you will enjoy a very affordable educational opportunity in one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Finally, we are introducing several new products and services through a new partnership we’ve established with Cutting Edge Business Resources & Solutions (CEBRS). All have special NACM BCS pricing and touch on a number of areas beneficial to your company. Ready the story below, then click the accompanying link for more information.
Suffice it to say, we are not letting a lot grass grow around our feet. We begin our 120th year with a commitment to serve you in different ways that help you even more. The world is changing and we’re responding with a sharper focus on how best to meet your needs.
We’re grateful to have you in our association family. And, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.
All the best,