3 05, 2019

Does NACM education actually help?

By |2019-05-10T08:08:41-07:00May 3, 2019|Jon's Blog|Comments Off on Does NACM education actually help?

  By Jon Flora, CEO, NACMBCS Having spent the first 22 years of my career in private higher education, I have an over-developed need to question the real value of educational programs. This trait is exacerbated by being the son of school teacher who was (and, [...]

3 04, 2019

Let’s throw it against a wall…and see if it sticks.

By |2019-04-24T06:54:31-07:00April 3, 2019|Jon's Blog|Comments Off on Let’s throw it against a wall…and see if it sticks.

A few thoughts from our CEO, Jon Flora Last month, I wrote about changes in our educational programming including a willingness to experiment with new approaches. So, what’s that mean? In the listings below, you are seeing a number of seminars and conferences coming in [...]

6 01, 2019

120 Years is a LONG time!

By |2019-01-09T08:14:56-08:00January 6, 2019|Jon's Blog|Comments Off on 120 Years is a LONG time!

A few thoughts from our CEO, Jon Flora Welcome to 2019! This new year marks our 120th anniversary serving the commercial credit profession. In 1899 our association began life as Seattle Men’s Credit Association later joined by the Tacoma Men’s Credit Association. Although the names [...]

1 12, 2018

Looking Back and Ahead with Gratitude

By |2018-12-13T06:09:03-08:00December 1, 2018|Jon's Blog|Comments Off on Looking Back and Ahead with Gratitude

A few thoughts from Jon Flora, President & CEO Christmas 1960 holds special memories for me. I was 4 years old; my brother was 9. The Big Morning arrived and my Dad couldn’t wait to take us to the attic. It was a good-sized room that [...]

1 11, 2018

120 years is a long time – but wait, there’s more

By |2018-11-04T08:56:17-08:00November 1, 2018|Jon's Blog|Comments Off on 120 years is a long time – but wait, there’s more

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 [...]

1 10, 2018

History Repeats Itself…Credit Professionals Beware!

By |2018-10-03T05:53:48-07:00October 1, 2018|Jon's Blog|Comments Off on History Repeats Itself…Credit Professionals Beware!

A few thoughts from Jon Flora, President & CEO I had a great high school history teacher. He would sit up on a bookcase and, with arms waving, lecture from on high about our Founding Fathers, the Westward expansion, and great truths such as innocent until [...]

1 09, 2018

Surcharging is here…And, we’re the first to try it

By |2018-09-20T06:54:07-07:00September 1, 2018|Jon's Blog|Comments Off on Surcharging is here…And, we’re the first to try it

A few thoughts from Jon Flora, President and CEO Over the last two years, much has been presented about credit card surcharging. Clearly, most of you are tired of paying the fees for taking credit cards. We have been fielding a lot of calls from members [...]

1 08, 2018

LMAO

By |2018-08-10T08:07:40-07:00August 1, 2018|Jon's Blog|Comments Off on LMAO

A few thoughts from Jon Flora, President & CEO Author's note:  I’m not a big fan of internet acronyms but, in this case, it just works. This summer I vacationed on a boat in the wilds of northwestern British Columbia. No cell service. No email. Very [...]

1 07, 2018

July is a Special Month in Seattle

By |2018-07-13T06:52:12-07:00July 1, 2018|Jon's Blog|Comments Off on July is a Special Month in Seattle

A few thoughts from Jon Flora, President & CEO I’m writing this month leveled off at 35,000 feet on my way home from National Credit Congress. If you were there, especially for our exclusive kick-off party, thanks for coming. I hope you enjoyed the speakers [...]