ASA’s Peer Networking Councils focus on four key areas of business, allowing members to connect and network within all levels of the association. The Peer Networking Councils focus on the following areas:

Finance- The Finance Council is designed to engage those in financial management with the latest industry trends, how they will impact business and how to stay on track.

Showroom- The Showroom Managers Council brings together individuals who are responsible for running a wholesale distribution showroom. This council focuses on establishing a service-oriented team, maintaining a high quality of customer service and different selling techniques, along with the latest industry design trends. 

Training and HR- The Training and Human Resources Council involves the employees responsible for creating and implementing training programs at both distributor and manufacturing firms. This council also addresses human resources issues such as retention and recruitment of employees. 

Operations and Logistics- This council is composed of members who run a distribution warehouse. This council provides the opportunity to benchmark performance against others in the industry, along with trends and performance models. 

For each of the Peer Networking Councils there is a planning committee composed of ASA members specific to the council field. The planning committees provide the input on topics and presenters for future council programs. ASA provides the means for members to network with each other on these and other important topics so companies stay relevant in
the industry.

Members are encouraged to ake advantage of ASA’s Peer Networking Councils and engage in direct communication with other member employees who share similar job functions, challenges and opportunities.  This is a way to connect with your peers and share best practices. More events will be added throughout the year so keep checking the networking calendar on the ASA website. 

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