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Chairman's Column


What Distributors Should Do While the Economy Is Growing

Richard W. Schwartz
Chairman of the Board, Winsupply, Inc.
NAW 2016 Chairman of the Board

The economy this year continues to grow overall, albeit at a relatively slow pace in the first half. This was predicted accurately by Dr. Alan Beaulieu, president of ITR Economics and senior economic advisor to NAW. In January at the NAW Executive Summit, Alan predicted a relatively slow pace of growth in the first half. He now says the second half will continue with decelerated growth before reaccelerating in the very late months of the year.

Certainly, different areas of the country and different sectors of our industry are growing faster than others.

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Upcoming Events - Register Now

Large Company CEO/COO Roundtable

September 27-28, 2016

Sponsored by:  Salveson Stetson Group

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 19-20, 2016

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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.

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