Message from Our President

What a great time it is to be a member of NCWA.  As President of NCWA, it is my pleasure to report to you that membership is growing, our convention is growing, our partnerships with manufacturers and rep companies is growing and our benefits of being a member of NCWA and ASA have never been stronger.  While you can see from the pictures in this newsletter the activity and attendance at our recent annual convention held in June, we have a number of opportunities for our members to benefit throughout the coming year.  As a wholesale distributor member, you gain all the benefits of SWA and ASA membership.   We hope you are participating in all we have to offer through education & training, networking, political advocacy, monthly and quarterly operations reports or our strategic partnerships with workers compensation carriers and other vendors that can save you money.  We exist to assist you in operating your businesses efficiently and profitably.

We have begun planning our 2014 convention already and are very excited to announce that we will be hold our golf tournament on June 3, 2014 at the storied Firestone Country Club and we will be playing the South side where the pros play.  We will also depart from our usual best ball format and everyone will play their own ball at this course.  The convention will be held the following day on the 4th at the Cuyahoga Falls Sheraton in Akron, Ohio.  Please mark your calendars for these days.  Registration began February 1, 2014 and we would love to challenge all of our vendors to be a sponsor our event.

 We also have a number of ways you can get more involved in NCWA.  If you are a wholesale distributor, manufacturer or rep and are interested in joining our Young Executives Group or our Suppliers Advisory Group please contact us.  If you are a wholesale distributor and have an interest in getting involved in the Board of Directors we would love to hear from you as well.  And finally, if you are not a member and would like to know more about joining NCWA, please contact Terry Shafer at the association office.

Scott Robertson