Letter from the President

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

Save the date

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

Hilton Head Resort and Spa – Hilton Head, SC