Archive for February, 2010

AMSA Making Moves in Phoenix

Many dug out of the snowy East Coast and chilly North West to venture to sunny Arizona for the American Moving and Storage Associations www.promover.org, annual business conference and expo this week.  Although they got greeted by rain and unseasonably cool temperatures, attendees were fired up and encouraged by the crown of attendees and exhibitor count.  I was lucky enough to be found on the internet by event organizer and association director, Norma Gyovai, and selected to be a seminar presenter to this group of enterprising business owners and company representatives.  I taught exhibitors how to help their companies look great and make money at their  booth.   I also had the privilege of judging the exhibits and awarding a $500 prize to the best booth in the show.  I gave honorable mentions to several company with clever props and eye-catching graphics, but the winner was Agility Logistics who had all the elements that make a display dynamic.  Congratulations to them.   If you are in the moving and storage business or supply products or services to this industry I recommend you check out this organization.  You will be kept up to date on all governmental regulations and get to know the best in the business.

Women’s conference makes my day

When you get together a couple hundred vibrant, enthusiastic women, eager to learn the lastest business tools, cultivate new sales prospects and meet new friends, you are bound to end up with one fantastic event.  That’s how the day turned out at the 6th annual Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona.  I laughed, I cried and I learned alot from the fantastic speakers, sponsors and exhibitors showcasing their knowledge.  I was a little worried that the tough economic challenges would put a damper on this historically successful event.  Luckily, women business owners are resilient when it comes to obstacles, relentless in their search for improvement and always looking for ways to share with their peers.  It was a great day for everyone, especially me.  I was thrilled with the level of excitement and humbled by the standing ovation I received for my presentation.  Thanks to everyone who participated. I hope to see you again next year.