As this very long winter soon comes to a close, NACM BCS is entering the season of renewal with a look to the future of our association.

For nearly seven years, I have often written about change…and that isn’t going to change! Our customers are changing, NACM nationally is changing, and we believe our association has to continually change, too. The challenge is the speed with which it needs to happen.

A few thoughts from our CEO, Jon Flora.

We believe in leading by example when it comes to bringing new opportunities for our profession. This begins with looking at new services, products and partnerships designed to give our customers what they need to guide credit offices in the years ahead.

Experimentation is becoming a big part of our organization.

We began this journey in 2018 by revamping our educational programs to fit the lifestyle of our customers. Over the last year, our online-live webinar series has developed a great following. We’ve had as many as 200 people register for a monthly program. This year, we’re only three months into the 2019 schedule and participation continues to grow even more. We have partnered with two other associations to bring these interesting programs to you each month and are talking with additional associations also interested in participating.

This month, we’re unveiling another new program, The Roundtable, a podcast series produced by us for you, the business credit and collections professional. It features interviews with opinion leaders in our field all designed to help you and your company. You can listen on your computer or download to your phone and listen later on the bus, in your car, or anywhere else that’s convenient for your busy life. The Roundtable is one of our experiments and we hope you like it. Let us know what you think.

The bottom line is that NACM BCS is serious about bringing new tools and knowledge to you. We are also reviewing current offerings to see if they are still worthwhile. The pace of change requires it. I invite you to send me your ideas for what you would like from our association. Just drop a note to

Please note that our annual Board Elections are March 11-22. Members eligible to vote will receive an electronic ballot on March 11th. Cast your votes and return before the 22nd. This isn’t Chicago; you only get to vote once!

Also, take a minute to look at the variety of conferences coming up this spring and summer. All offer great opportunities for professional education from different sources.

Finally, we have been busy following legislative activities in our historic territory. A summary of the bills we are continuing to watch on your behalf appears below.

Here’s to a great Spring – looks like it’s arriving now!

Jon Flora