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Bulova to sponsor professional development at Spring Showcase
SPPA
This year's SPPA Spring Showcase has added a day of professional development for show attendees. Seven different speakers will provide valuable training, insight and ideas on new technology and how to increase sales. "This is the most professional development we've ever offered at a single event," says Tim Hennessey, SPPA president. The increased focus on professional development is made possible by a sponsorship from Bulova. LauraLee Pullara, the director of new business development for Bulova feels that "When we can help people increase their sales knowledge and professionalism, the entire industry benefits."

All professional development seminars will be held on Tuesday, March 12 at the Birmingham Marriott in Alabama. The SPPA Spring Showcase is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center.
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New products pavilion added to Spring Showcase
SPPA
In response to numerous requests from suppliers and distributors, SPPA has added a New Products Pavilion to its upcoming Spring Showcase. The pavilion will be the convenient one-stop-shop for all 2013 new products. Distributor attendees will each receive a ballot to vote on their favorite new product of the show. Everyone who submits a ballot will be entered in $100 cash drawings throughout the day. The SPPA Spring Showcase will be Wednesday, March 13 in Birmingham. Suppliers have until March 1st to submit their new products for the show.
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Nominations open for SPPA Awards
SPPA
SPPA is accepting nominations for their annual awards: Supplier of the Year; Factory Rep of the Year; and Multi-Line Rep of the Year. Members should receive an email today with instructions on how to complete their online ballot. All ballots should be completed by noon on Wednesday, March 6. The awards will be presented at the Casino Party held in conjunction with the SPPA Spring Showcase on March 12. If you don't receive your ballot, please contact the SPPA office at 205-588-8004.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Are bans on plastic bags making people sick? Not so fast.
The Washington Post
Everyone loves counterintuitive studies. They make for catchy headlines. And so, last fall, when two academics posted a working paper suggesting that San Francisco's eco-friendly ban on plastic bags might actually be killing people, it was too good to ignore. The paper, by Wharton's Jonathan Klick and Joshua Wright, found that food-borne illnesses in San Francisco increased 46 percent after the bag ban went into effect in 2007 — with no such uptick in neighboring counties.
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Investor: 3D printing explosion a long way off
Channelweb
The next big thing may not be 3-D printing — in fact, current hype is based on exaggerated overvaluations of the technology, according to a U.S. stock market researcher. The market watcher, Citron Research, is so concerned that it has put out a full statement warning of a stock bubble, which in due course will obviously burst.
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Missouri State University misspells name on more than 8,000 promotional bags
Springfield News-Leader
The Missouri State University bookstore, already trying to recover from having a longtime director resign in August over missing funds, last month suffered the embarrassment of handing out 6,000 free book bags with the word "university," as in Missouri State University, misspelled.
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The most successful leaders do 15 things automatically, every day
Forbes
Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under immense pressure.
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No marketing budget? 5 easy solutions
American Express OPEN Forum
You know you need to market your business, but how do you get the most from your hard-earned dollars? Try these five free or inexpensive tactics to help attract customers.
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Social media trends, real-life examples you should know about
Business 2 Community
Although B2B companies have a complicated relationship with social media, most organizations have already opened their budgets to this marketing tactic. According to the Content Marketing Institute, 78 percent of B2B organizations are currently active on social media, while another 19 percent plan to develop a social media strategy within the next year.
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Why meetings never accomplish anything — and 3 ways to fix them
Fast Company
There's a problem that's perplexed everyone from Miles Davis to Thomas Edison to LeBron James: how to make teams actually work. Writing in Behance's 99u blog, psychologist Christian Jarrett gathers new research on the common problems teams face and offers solutions for them.
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