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Happy Thanksgiving from the American Supply Association
American Supply Association
The staff of the American Supply Association and the ASA Education Foundation would like to wish all of our members and industry friends a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. In recognition of the holiday, ASA offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28. Normal office hours will resume Monday, Dec. 1.
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Don't Miss Part 3 of the Webinar Series
American Supply Association
Performance management is the formal measurement of job performance and the employee’s success in meeting their established goals. Through this process, you will be able to guide individual, lower-level behaviors into meaningful, aggregate results, ensuring that all employees are working to achieve your strategic goals. Be sure to register for the third and final webinar in the Developing a Winning Team to Achieve Your Strategic Plan Webinar Series. Presented by Doug Dillon, the webinar will take place Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. Central. REGISTER NOW
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    Need a Brief Summary for New Employees on Wholesale Distribution?
Overview of Wholesale Distribution© provides distribution team members new to the wholesale distribution business with an overview of how the industry provides value, makes its money, serves its customers, and improves its operations. This 22-minute interactive online program provides an overview of the wholesale distribution business. READ MORE


    "Because of the outstanding networking opportunities, first class education programs, a common voice for the industry and emerging friendships. I look forward helping advance the industry by serving as ASA's President in the upcoming year." — Rick Fantham, Hajoca Corporation, 2015 ASA President
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Learn Effective Techniques During ASA's Showroom Event at KBIS
American Supply Association
If you work in or manage a showroom, you are in the memory business. The more memory you create in your customers, the more likely it is they will purchase from you - not your competitors. In this fascinating presentation Robb Best shows you how you can leverage this and other neuroscience concepts to create the ultimate showroom experience for your customers. Sponsored by Elkay Manufacturing Co., this breakfast event will take place during KBIS, Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 7 am – 10 am at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Registration for the event is $50 per person, which includes breakfast. REGISTER NOW
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15th Annual Crystal Vision Award Celebration Breakfast
World Vision Storehouse
The 15th Annual Crystal Vision Award Celebration Breakfast, saluting manufacturers and builders who have donated generously to the World Vision Storehouse since its inception in 1999, will be held in conjunction with KBIS at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel on Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 a.m. The Crystal Vision Awards event honors companies and people who have given time, kitchen and bath products and materials to help low-income families improve their lives and homes. This year’s event will feature special guest speaker Tim Costello, the current President and Chief Executive Officer of BDX, Inc., and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Builder Homesite, Inc., and New Home Technologies, LLC. MORE INFORMATION
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Read the Latest from Morris Beschloss on USA Today
American Supply Association
This week's news: Keystone Pipeline Decision Mired Deeper into Political Morass (The Desert Sun)

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4 Essential Elements of a Good Mentoring Relationship
Association for Talent Development
Mentoring gets a good deal of attention in the talent development world because it can be a great mechanism for learning and engagement. Many organizations invest in formalized, structured mentoring programs — providing training to the mentors and carefully matching up mentors and mentees.
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WinWholesale's Carr Supply Opens New Branch in Northwest Ohio
Industrial Distribution
Carr Supply has opened a new branch in Lima, Ohio, providing high-quality plumbing, heating/ventilation/air conditioning, and water service supplies and equipment to contractors in a five-county area of northwest Ohio. The Lima location becomes the 18th Carr Supply branch. Carr Supply is part of Dayton, Ohio-based WinWholesale Inc., one of the nation's largest distributors of residential and commercial construction and industrial supplies and materials with more than 560 location in 45 states. WinWholesale is No. 16 on Industrial Distribution's 2014 Big 50 List.
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