The American Supply Association recently announced the expansion of its successful CONNECT virtual peer networking communities.

ASA launched the virtual CONNECT program in 2020 where nine networking communities offered the opportunity for member employees to meet virtually on a monthly basis in a facilitated session to share best practices and solutions with their peers.

Last year, nearly 200 member employees met monthly to build relationships, share problems and, most importantly, offer solutions during each hour-long session. These sessions are facilitated by The Distribution Team’s Jason Bader and Marshall Jones.

With the great success of the initial launch and the overwhelming positive feedback from participants, ASA is now expanding the program to its manufacturer and manufacturer representative members in select CONNECT communities.

Registration is now open for the 2021 programs in the following nine communities:

  • 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

Early-bird pricing extended

Each new CONNECT participant will receive an All-Access Community Pass to their selected CONNECT group for $600 annually. An extended early-bird discount of $480 (a 20% savings) is available to all new CONNECT members who register by Friday, Jan. 15. Registration info can be found here.