Articles by Jeff Pope

A banner year for Jeff Pope

Looking back at my time as ASA president.

I’m writing this letter as I reflect upon NetworkASA 2013 in Washington, D.C., in October. I can tell those who didn’t make it there that they missed a memorable time.

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Training an industry from ASA’s perspective

Take advantage of ASA’s educational resources.

As I write my second-to-last letter having just returned from 2013 in Washington D.C., “refreshed” and “enthusiastic” are two terms that come to mind from not only my perspective as ASA president, but also as a convention attendee.

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Friends for life

This still is an industry based on relationships.

Earlier this year, I embarked on several busy weeks of travel which involved representing ASA at a series of industry events throughout the country. As my predecessors as ASA president can tell you, this involves providing association updates at various regional meetings, including gatherings of the Midwest Distributors Association, the Wholesalers Association of the Northeast, the North Central Wholesalers Association, the Southern Wholesalers Association, the Western Suppliers Association and others.

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There’s still time to register for NetworkASA

One industry, one voice, one future.

 Next month at the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel, our industry and the ASA membership will come together to be part of OUR industry networking and educational event,  

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Make your voice heard

Congress needs to hear our industry’s issues.

How many times have you gathered around the counter and complained about our leadership in Washington? I know I have – too often it seems.  

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ASA’s Operating Performance Report is a must have

Participation is key.

We’ve all heard the famous quote “You get out what you put in.” We also know this quote holds true for many things in both our businesses and personal lives. It most certainly applies to a membership within ASA.  

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ASA is building the industry’s labor bench

What’s new?
As is the case with each ASA president, during the spring and summer months I am provided the opportunity to get out and see many of you at various regional events and industry functions.
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Busy Season

Industry events are great networking opportunities.
As I write my monthly letter, we are approaching mid-April when we are a few weeks into baseball season and our thoughts turn to the crack of the bat, warmer weather and putting the cold days of winter behind us.
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Focusing on the Next Generation

ASA Young Executives group offers many benefits
In this month’s issue of Supply House Times, you will notice a strong focus on the next generation of leaders in our industry.
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Letter from ASA President

Moving the needle

Last month in my inaugural “Letter from ASA President,” I discussed how ASA has pledged to build on the tremendous momentum the association has established over the last few years.
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