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May 26, 2016

 
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Your Chance to Take Action on New Overtime Rule
American Supply Association
With the overtime rule officially published on Monday, the time is now to let Washington know your concerns. With a few clicks of a button, you and your firm’s team can send your members of Congress a letter and email NOW calling on them to support legislation putting a stop to this coming rule. Don’t give them an opportunity to say “I’m not hearing from anybody”; contact them today and ask them to take a stand for small business!
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FREE Overtime Webinars Begin TODAY
American Supply Association
Knowing the gravity of the overtime rule and its impact on millions of stakeholders, the Department of Labor will be offering a series of informational webinars to help business owners as they continue making preparations for December 1. Starting today, Thursday, May 26, each webinar will be held at 1:00 – 2:30 EST and will be offered May 26, June 2 and June 9. Don’t delay, REGISTER TODAY.
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How Will You Attract the Best Millennials to Your Sales Team?
American Supply Association
What percentage of your current sales team will you lose over the next five to seven years due to retirement or health issues? How are you preparing your organization and management team to best utilize this critical influx of new talent and opportunity? At NETWORK2016 on Thursday, September 29 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, learn how a different leadership philosophy and approach can maximize your next generation sales team. Jim Pancero, a leading go-to sales strategist for more than 30 years in more than 80 different industries, will share different techniques that he has used to influence and guide sales professionals to increase their market share. CLICK HERE for a sneak preview of what Jim will discuss during his education session presentation. REGISTER NOW for your final chance to save on the early-bird registration rate extended until tomorrow, Friday, May 27.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  BrassCraft’s Push Connect Products
BrassCraft’s Push Connect products allow you to connect appliances and fixtures with ease and confidence. Compatible with PEX, copper and CPVC, BrassCraft’s technology requires no special tools, soldering or gluing for a watertight seal.

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ASA-U ONLINE COURSE OF THE WEEK

Selling Essentials: Developing Clients for Life
Looking for training for your sales team? Check out these two Selling Essentials courses: Selling Essentials: Understanding the Sales Cycle and Selling Essentials: Developing Clients for Life. These courses are part of a series of in-depth learning experiences aimed at transforming your sales force into true professionals who are prepped and ready for any challenge.



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"I AM ASA because I need it. Milford Supply uses all of the resources that it can for the benefit of the company and the industry."Tim Milford, Milford Plumbing Supply

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What Can Our Industry Learn from the Founder of ESPN?
Wholesalers Association of the North East
Bill Rasmussen’s entrepreneurial daring, his irrepressible enthusiasm and a dash of good luck gave the world the first 24-hour sports television network. Born out of adversity, his brainstorm became the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Rasmussen is the founder of ESPN and will be providing the capstone presentation at WANE’s 2016 Executive Leadership Conference June 15-17 in Mystic, CT. Unleashed upon sports fans nearly 40 years ago, ESPN’s impact forever changed the face of sports and the way we all watch television today. A lifelong entrepreneur, Rasmussen’s innovations in advertising, sports and broadcasting are many having been at the helm of numerous startup companies both in traditional media and on the internet. REGISTER NOW
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UPCOMING WEBINAR

Create a Culture of Learning
Join ASA University for our next webinar on Tuesday, June 7 at 10:00am CST focusing on “Creating a Culture of Learning." If you find yourself questioning “what is a culture of learning”, “why is it so important," or “how can I create this in my company," this is your opportunity to learn more! We’ll share best practices on cultivating a culture of learning in your company, strategies for producing change, and gain a better understanding of why this is so important. REGISTER NOW

If you missed our last webinar where we shared best practices for Integrating ASA University into your Training Programs, check it out HERE!


Showroom Managers: Leveraging Your Greatest Asset
Managing a showroom involves many different principals ... and it’s not just how the showroom looks inside the storefront – it’s also what it looks like online and to your potential customer. During this webinar, on Thursday, June 16 at 10:00am Central, you will hear the simple steps to instantly stand out from your competitors when consumers are looking online. Hear what Google looks for when recommending business like yours and how to maximize this advantage. Also hear how to tap into your greatest assets – your people, their knowledge, history, and skill and integrate this valuable information into your communications. REGISTER NOW







Disrupt the Status Quo! Sign Up to Get Your ASA Member Innovation Catalyst Kit Today
American Supply Association
ASA and UnleashWD are currently partnering to offer ASA members instant access to their own Innovation Catalyst Kit. Each kit comes with an “Innovation Manifesto” (printable wall poster that reminds you disrupting the status quo is the path to your meaningful, productive future), and 3 dynamic short videos from NETWORK2016 General Session and Education Session presenter Dirk Beveridge of UnleashWD entitled “Driving Change, Transformation and Innovation in the Age of Disruption”, “What You Stand for and Believe in Determines Your Future” and “The Innovative Distributor Model – Creating Sustainability and Relevancy."
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Read the Latest from Morris Beschloss on USA Today
American Supply Association
This week's news: Has 'Glut' Become a Permanent Economic Fixture? (The Desert Sun)

Want to read more from Beschloss? Click here to go to USA Today for a full archive of past articles.

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 PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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ADA GreenSpec® High Efficiency Cooler
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