June 2015 eNews

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ALASKA AND SEATTLE. We're long time partners

Over the last month, a lot of newsprint and web space has been devoted to the matter of Shell Oil’s drilling equipment being brought to Seattle for servicing.  It has been of special interest to all of us at NACM because the vacant pier where the Polar Pioneer is now moored is just about a mile from our new office.

When protesters rallied a couple of weeks ago, they formed in front of our building making it next to impossible for us to get to work!  Free speech is a wonderful if not complicated right.

We also have an interest because a lot of NACM members are benefiting from work with the Shell project.

I had a terrific history teacher in high school.  He was a true expert on Northwest history.  A lot of our past is amazing; some of it is alarming.  All of it, however, tells an important story of how intertwined the Puget Sound area is with Alaska (and Hawaii, too).

Our member, The Seattle Times, recently ran a story (click here)  about the economic benefit enjoyed by Washington because of our Alaska relationship.  It’s huge.

We can and should debate climate change.  Yet, as the protesters in plastic kayaks learned, our world will still need petroleum in the future.  Perhaps the ultimate goal should be to strike a balance.  In the meantime, keep the work coming to our Alaska and Washington companies and members.

Thanks for being part of NACM Business Credit Services.  Have a great start to your summer.

Best regards,

 

Jon Flora

President and CEO

SRS Opens Doors in Hawaii. NACM member to serve islands

SRS Roofing Supply, operating as Roofline Supply & Delivery, officially opens it doors in Hawaii starting June 1st.  NACM offers its congratulations and best wishes for success.  Welcome to the land of Aloha.

To read more about this long-time NACM member and Industry Group participant, click here for coverage from Pacific Business News.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Top Spot Belongs to Alaska Airlines

If you’re a frequent traveler, getting where you’re going on-time and with great service is huge.  We are pleased to congratulate our member Alaska Airlines for once again receiving top honors for service and performance from J.D. Power.
See what CNN has to say  about our favorite airline and great local company.

We also salute member Paradigm Press, publishers of the in-flight magazine Alaska Beyond for their part in this success story,

Way to go Alaska!  Keep up the good work!

NACM BCS Leads the Pack. D&B recognizes our top sales person

In a recent national sales contest among NACM affiliates and resellers, Dun & Bradstreet recognized NACM Business Credit Services as one of its top performers.  We were especially proud to see our own Jan Minniti recognized as the top sales person in the nation during the contest.   At last month’s Credit Congress in St. Louis, Jan received a crystal trophy from D & B acknowledging her great success.  Well done, Jan!  And congratulations to the entire NACM BCS team for excellence in sales and service.

Membership Campaign. Are you ready for some football?

This is spring but, hey, football season is just around the corner!  This will surely be another great season of Seattle Seahawk football.  But how does this relate to NACM and new members?  It’s simple.

If you identify 3 new members, your name will be placed in a drawing for 2 tickets to a late season Seattle Seahawks game at CenturyLink Field.  These are the hottest tickets in town and they could be yours!  But wait!  There’s more.

For each “warm lead” you submit that turns into a new member, we’ll give you a $25 gift card!  If you submit 3 names of people you know who have an interest in NACM, you could make $75 and win Seahawks tickets!

Every member is eligible whether you live in Western Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, or wherever you happen to be.  (No, we’re not springing for plane tickets but, if you win, it will be worth the trip.)

So, jump into the fray and start referring new members.  Pete, Russell, Marshawn, Richard and the rest of the ‘Hawks will be glad to have you cheering your lungs out at CenturyLink.  And, if they end up having an “off day”, there’s always shopping at Nordstrom.

Go Hawks…and NACM.

CRF Comes to Seattle in August. Special Rate for NACM affiliate members

The Credit Research Foundation is bringing its annual Forum & Expo to Seattle’s Westin Hotel from August 10-12.

For over 60 years, the Credit Research Foundation has emphasized the role of education and research activities to aid business credit, accounts receivable and customer financial managers. CRF is the foremost education and research organization dedicated to the credit and financial management community.

CRF is offering a special $445 registration rate for our local NACM affiliate members (instead of the regular $695 rate).
Their forums are highly regarded by many NACM members who always make a point to attend for the benefit of getting the latest research related to commercial credit.
To register for this great opportunity, simply click
here.  In the “Referred By” field, please note that you are a member of NACM Business Credit Services.
See you at CRF!

FORE! Golf is Coming! Spend the summer practicing

The 87th Annual Bryce T. Wilson Golf Tournament returns for on September 18 at Maplewood Golf Course, Renton, WA.

 

It’s not too early to begin thinking about inviting your foursome, sponsoring a hole, or contributing prizes.  Steven Hopkins, CCE is Chair of the new Tournament Committee and has already begun contacting members about participating.  If you’d like to be involved or be a sponsor, just click here.

 

Golfing will begin with a shotgun start promptly at 8:00 a.m. and we’ll be off the course by 12:15 p.m.  Lunch, prizes and festivities will follow afterwards.

 

The Bryce T. Wilson Tournament raises money to support scholarships for professional education for our credit professionals.  Whether you like to golf or just hang out around a beautiful course, this is always a fun day for all.

 

See you September 18th!  Thanks to our early sponsors:

Western Region Credit Conference. The CFDD National Conference will happen at the same time

The NACM Western Region Executives are bringing the Fall conference back to the Northwest!

We’ll be in Portland October 14-16 for what is shaping up to be an excellent educational opportunity. It will be sharp, concise and fun.

If you can’t make it to Congress this year or want new and different educational opportunities, this is your event.

The WRCC will also dovetail with the CFDD National Conference also being held in Portland this year. Aligning the two programs enables you to do both for an affordable price.

Registration prices will be $350 Early Bird prior to August 15) and $450 afterwards.

Scholarships are available, too.  You can apply via our website.

Complete details will be coming soon so mark the dates in your calendar. You won’t want to miss this year’s regional conference.

Coming Next Month

Experian announces a new service that partners with Salesforce.com.  Check back here for more information on this new opportunity.

Jon Flora

President and CEO

Contact Information

NACM Business Credit Services
910 SW Spokane Street
Seattle, WA 98134

(206) 728-6333
(800) 423-5710

June Industry Group Meetings

Seattle / Tacoma:

6/3     Food
6/9     Transportation
6/11     Waterworks
6/16     Floor / HVAC
6/17     Tacoma Construction / Food
6/18     Wiring / Ad Media
6/25     Eastside Construction

Anchorage:
6/17 – Alaska Suppliers & Food

Hawaii:
6/16     Hawaii Hospitality
6/17     Hawaii Food
6/18     Hawaii Building

Coming Soon...

August 10th – 12th

CREDIT RESEARCH FOUNDATION
FORUM & EXPO
Westin Hotel, Seattle

September 18th


87th ANNUAL BRYCE WILSON GOLF TOURNAMENT
Maplewood Golf Course, Renton, WA
8:30 A.M.-2:30 P.M.
For Details

September 21st

BUSINESS CREDIT PRINCIPLES
On-line Class
For Information


October 14th – 16th

WESTERN REGION CREDIT CONFERENCE
Portland, OR
More information

Board Leadership

Chair of the Board
Maryallene Otis, CCE, CICP
Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc.

Chair-Elect
Joshua Nolan, CCE
Oldcastle Precast, Inc.

President
Jon Flora

Secretary
Ricole Isbey-Johnson

Treasurer
Cortney Foster, CPA

Immediate Past Chair
Paulyne Vandersloot, CCE, CICP
Mutual Materials, Inc.

Directors

Tim Buckley
Lynden, Inc

Krystal Daugherty
Ferguson Enterprises, Inc.

Colin Dolin
Northern Air Cargo, Inc.  

Momi Glushenko
Atlas Sales Co., Inc.

Doug Jacobson, CCE
Stoneway Roofing Supply, Inc

Michelle Lindsay
CPD Alaska, LLC

Debbie LeBlanc, ICCE
Ocean Beauty Seafoods, LLC

Heidi Lindgren-Boyce, CCE
Star Rentals, Inc.

Chris Morgan
K & L Gates, LLP

Danial Pharris
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Eberson

Shoni Tiede
Stoneway Concrete, Inc.

Ivan Wright, CICP
Canyon Creek Cabinet Co. 

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