The members of the Midwest Distributors Association will be gathering for their Spring Town Hall Meeting on May 8 at The Lodge in Oak Brook, Illinois. This popular half-day get-together combines educational programming with industry updates and a chance for distributors and their vendors to get together and catch up with marketplace happenings.

The May 8 meeting will feature Mark Dancer of Pembroke Consulting, who will give a presentation on the latest NAW DREF "Facing the Forces of Change" study completed by his firm (Adam Fein, Ph.D. is the founder of Pembroke). The 3-hour presentation begins at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a reception and dinner. Jon Kent of Kent & O'Connor, ASA's legislative advocates, will be the featured speaker at dinner.

For more information, contact Cathie Fournier at MDA at 312-464-0090 or email