Earlier this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic was emerging, the American Supply Association launched CONNECT, a new and exciting virtual peer networking program. These 9 online peer networking programs offered member employees the opportunity to meet virtually in facilitated sessions to share best practices and solutions to mutual problems on a monthly basis. 

For the past nine months, more than 200 ASA member employees met monthly to build relationships, share problems, and most importantly, offer solutions during each hour-long session. After the great success from the initial launch, and the overwhelming positive survey results from the CONNECT participants, ASA is opening up an expanded schedule for CONNECT in 2021 with registration for these programs opening soon. 

With the exception of the sales and marketing communities, CONNECT sessions are now open to ASA manufacturer and manufacturer representative members employees. There has never been a better time to join one of these exciting communities, including: 

  •  Outside Sales Manager (Distributor Only) 
  •  Showroom Sales Manager (Distributor Only) 
  •  Marketing Professional (Distributor Only) 
  •  Accounts Receivable Manager 
  •  Purchasing Manager 
  •  Human Resources Manager 
  •  Finance Manager 
  •  Operations Manager 
  •  Training Managers 

Registration for these communities will be opening soon. The annual subscription fee to join each community is $600 per person for 12 monthly sessions. Register by January 7 and take advantage of a special early-bird registration fee of $480 (a 20% savings). Each CONNECT community has a maximum registration capacity of only 18 participants. As one community fills, ASA will then open registration for the next group of 18. 

visit www.asa.net/Networking/CONNECT.