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Chairman's Column


NAW Partners with Gallagher to Help Us Control Health Care Costs


Dan M. Blaylock, President, Adams-Burch, Inc.
NAW 2014 Chairman of the Board

In his Chairman's Column, Dan Blaylock updates NAW members about a new NAW partnership. On July 1, 2014, NAW and Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. launched a new partnership to bring innovative employee benefit, and property and casualty solutions to firms in the wholesale distribution industry. The program will offer wholesaler-distributors a private health care exchange and benefit management platform that includes products designed exclusively for the wholesale distribution industry. Using this program, companies will now be able to provide their employees with benefit options that best suit their individual needs, while better managing the costs associated with providing these benefits. 

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Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable

September 16th-17th, 2014 

The NAW Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of mostly non competing and like sized Wholesale-Distribution companies. This is a highly valued business tool for those who have attended and will attend.

NAW would like to invite you to attend the Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable for companies with sales of $100 million and above.

Your businesses are changing on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Now is the time to join your peers to network and benchmark on issues that are affecting the way you run your organization. Find out what they are doing to survive now and how they are positioning themselves for the economic rebound. You will have the most in-depth and enlightening business conversations ever at this event!

NAW member companies with sales of $100 million or more receive one complimentary registration as part of their benefits package.





Billion Dollar Company CEO Roundtable

October 8th-9th, 2014

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NAW's Billion Dollar CEO Roundtable is a unique event designed for CEO's of wholesale distribution companies with annual sales volumes that exceed $1 billion. A proverbial “who's who” in wholesale distribution, this unique conference provides you with the opportunity to network with non-competing peers across a diverse range of commodity lines. You will have the most in-depth business discussions ever at this event!

This by-invitation-only event for CEO's of billion dollar companies provides attendees a distinct forum where they can interact with peers from the largest firms in the industry to share and discuss key strategic issues.

Join your peers to discuss how you are surviving this economic climate and strategies to position your company for the coming rebound. Change is the only constant you can rely on and this event helps you to stay one step ahead.


Featured Business Service

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

The newly launched NAW Insurance Program offers healthcare and other insurance benefits to your company, your employees and their families through our partnership with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (Gallagher).

Employee Benefits

Focused on the challenges of controlling costs, increasing employee morale, and managing compliance concerns, NAW can now offer members the NAW Gallagher Marketplace.


Property & Casualty Coverage

Focused on the specific exposures of wholesalers-distributors, this program leverages Gallagher's broad experience and network of insurance carriers to provide innovative risk management programs with extremely competitive premium pricing.