ALASKA AND SEATTLE. We're long time partners
Over the last month, a lot of newsprint and web space has been devoted to the matter of Shell Oil’s drilling equipment being brought to Seattle for servicing. It has been of special interest to all of us at NACM because the vacant pier where the Polar Pioneer is now moored is just about a mile from our new office.
When protesters rallied a couple of weeks ago, they formed in front of our building making it next to impossible for us to get to work! Free speech is a wonderful if not complicated right.
We also have an interest because a lot of NACM members are benefiting from work with the Shell project.
I had a terrific history teacher in high school. He was a true expert on Northwest history. A lot of our past is amazing; some of it is alarming. All of it, however, tells an important story of how intertwined the Puget Sound area is with Alaska (and Hawaii, too).
Our member, The Seattle Times, recently ran a story (click here) about the economic benefit enjoyed by Washington because of our Alaska relationship. It’s huge.
We can and should debate climate change. Yet, as the protesters in plastic kayaks learned, our world will still need petroleum in the future. Perhaps the ultimate goal should be to strike a balance. In the meantime, keep the work coming to our Alaska and Washington companies and members.
Thanks for being part of NACM Business Credit Services. Have a great start to your summer.
President and CEO
SRS Opens Doors in Hawaii. NACM member to serve islands
To read more about this long-time NACM member and Industry Group participant, click here for coverage from Pacific Business News.
CONGRATULATIONS!! Top Spot Belongs to Alaska Airlines
We also salute member Paradigm Press, publishers of the in-flight magazine Alaska Beyond for their part in this success story,
Way to go Alaska! Keep up the good work!
NACM BCS Leads the Pack. D&B recognizes our top sales person
Membership Campaign. Are you ready for some football?
This is spring but, hey, football season is just around the corner! This will surely be another great season of Seattle Seahawk football. But how does this relate to NACM and new members? It’s simple.
If you identify 3 new members, your name will be placed in a drawing for 2 tickets to a late season Seattle Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field. These are the hottest tickets in town and they could be yours! But wait! There’s more.
For each “warm lead” you submit that turns into a new member, we’ll give you a $25 gift card! If you submit 3 names of people you know who have an interest in NACM, you could make $75 and win Seahawks tickets!
Every member is eligible whether you live in Western Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, or wherever you happen to be. (No, we’re not springing for plane tickets but, if you win, it will be worth the trip.)
So, jump into the fray and start referring new members. Pete, Russell, Marshawn, Richard and the rest of the ‘Hawks will be glad to have you cheering your lungs out at CenturyLink. And, if they end up having an “off day”, there’s always shopping at Nordstrom.
Go Hawks…and NACM.
CRF Comes to Seattle in August. Special Rate for NACM affiliate members
For over 60 years, the Credit Research Foundation has emphasized the role of education and research activities to aid business credit, accounts receivable and customer financial managers. CRF is the foremost education and research organization dedicated to the credit and financial management community.
FORE! Golf is Coming! Spend the summer practicing
It’s not too early to begin thinking about inviting your foursome, sponsoring a hole, or contributing prizes. Steven Hopkins, CCE is Chair of the new Tournament Committee and has already begun contacting members about participating. If you’d like to be involved or be a sponsor, just click here.
Golfing will begin with a shotgun start promptly at 8:00 a.m. and we’ll be off the course by 12:15 p.m. Lunch, prizes and festivities will follow afterwards.
The Bryce T. Wilson Tournament raises money to support scholarships for professional education for our credit professionals. Whether you like to golf or just hang out around a beautiful course, this is always a fun day for all.
See you September 18th! Thanks to our early sponsors:
Western Region Credit Conference. The CFDD National Conference will happen at the same time
We’ll be in Portland October 14-16 for what is shaping up to be an excellent educational opportunity. It will be sharp, concise and fun.
If you can’t make it to Congress this year or want new and different educational opportunities, this is your event.
The WRCC will also dovetail with the CFDD National Conference also being held in Portland this year. Aligning the two programs enables you to do both for an affordable price.
Registration prices will be $350 Early Bird prior to August 15) and $450 afterwards.
Scholarships are available, too. You can apply via our website.
Complete details will be coming soon so mark the dates in your calendar. You won’t want to miss this year’s regional conference.
Coming Next Month
President and CEO
NACM Business Credit Services
910 SW Spokane Street
Seattle, WA 98134
June Industry Group Meetings
Seattle / Tacoma:
6/17 – Alaska Suppliers & Food
6/16 Hawaii Hospitality
6/17 Hawaii Food
6/18 Hawaii Building
August 10th – 12th
87th ANNUAL BRYCE WILSON GOLF TOURNAMENT
Maplewood Golf Course, Renton, WA
8:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M.
BUSINESS CREDIT PRINCIPLES
October 14th – 16th
WESTERN REGION CREDIT CONFERENCE
Chair of the Board
Maryallene Otis, CCE, CICP
Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc.
Joshua Nolan, CCE
Oldcastle Precast, Inc.
Cortney Foster, CPA
Immediate Past Chair
Paulyne Vandersloot, CCE, CICP
Mutual Materials, Inc.
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.
Northern Air Cargo, Inc.
Atlas Sales Co., Inc.
Doug Jacobson, CCE
Stoneway Roofing Supply, Inc
CPD Alaska, LLC
Debbie LeBlanc, ICCE
Ocean Beauty Seafoods, LLC
Heidi Lindgren-Boyce, CCE
Star Rentals, Inc.
K & L Gates, LLP
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Eberson
Stoneway Concrete, Inc.
Ivan Wright, CICP
Canyon Creek Cabinet Co.