NEWS

All SWA Membership,

Just wanted to shoot out a quick note to our membership as we are past the mid-year point and now have our main event,  the annual convention in our rearview mirror! We had record attendance at this year’s convention and it was great to see us all come together as an industry with (51) wholesalers and (117) sales reps/ supplier firms represented this year at Hammock Beach in June! It was a great convention and sure hope that you were able to attend.

It is the participation of our  SWA membership which creates our strength and our ability to make a positive impact on both our industry and our way of life in the distribution channel. Our strong attendance has created financial strength and stability for SWA which allows us to offer more opportunities for the membership to continue to gain value from our organization and the events we sponsor. We currently have an upcoming LDC event in Atlanta next week which will involve a guest speaker on Leadership as well as offer the fellowship of an Atlanta Braves baseball game! I hope to see you there as registration has been great and we are expecting a group of about (40) folks. We will also have the Profit Enhancement Institute coming again in Spring. This has always been a great event and the members who have sent people have always raved about the information that their folks were presented with and how they can take ideas back that improve their businesses day to day!

Please use the SWA website to continue to check for upcoming regional events and opportunities to participate and become involved in your organization. It is our collective efforts and participation that will pave the way to a better future for all in our industry! Thanks so much for all that you, our membership, has done to make SWA such a valuable part of our distribution channel and it has been a pleasure to serve this great organization. I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event soon!

 

Brendan Donohue

Cregger Co

SWA Chairman of the Board

December 1-4, 2016

Hadley Creek Hunting Trip
http://www.hadleycreek.com/

Contact Terry if interested in going on the trip!

December 6, 2016

We are very excited to be hosting our annual Winter Board,  LDC and our newly formed Mechanical Products Council (MPC) meetings in Nashville on December 6, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Nashville.

The meetings will be held in the Renaissance Hotel this year instead of Bridgestone Arena like last year.  The schedule will flow as follows:

10:30am – 12:00pm          LDC and MPC will have meetings running concurrently

12:00pm – !:00pm              Lunch (Board Members, Past Presidents, LDC and MPC members are welcome to attend)

1:00pm -5:00pm                Board Meeting (Board Members, Past Presidents, LDC and MPC members are welcome to attend)

7:00pm                                 Predators game against the Colorado Avalanche (tickets in the “all-in” section where food and drink are a part of the ticket)  You need to RSVP so we will know how many tickets to purchase!

Post-game                            Night on the town…feel free to roam Broadway and the many fine establishments downtown.

March 29 -30, 2017 Profit Enhancement Institute

Event Schedule

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

High Performance Financial Management

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Profit Based Planning
  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Developing A Profit Plan
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Developing A Profit Plan
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cash Flow Planning
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 p.m. Staying on Plan

Thursday, March 30, 2017

High Performance Sales & Sales Management

  • 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Coffee Break
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Developing A Competitive Advantage
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Team Building Techniques for the Total Sales Force
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Performance Measurement & Compensation Systems

Hotel Information –Atlanta Marriott Century Center / Emory 

2000 Century Blvd. NE, Altanta, GA  30345

For Room Reservations please call: 404-325-0000

To receive discounted rate Attendees must refer to
Southern Wholesalers”

 June 26-28, 2017 – 89th Annual SWA Convention

Hilton Head Resort and Spa – Hilton Head, SC