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It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You! - How to Build Your Business by Building Your Brand
David Avrin, The Visibility Coach
Tuesday, June 21

8:20 – 9:20 AM

Top-selling author and branding guru David Arvin will bring his high-energy and content rich presentation to open our 2016 Annual Meeting. David will show us how to uncover and promote our true competitive advantage.  With so many choices confronting customers today, this presentation will give you a new perspective on what it takes to stand out in the crowd and provide you with new ideas and actionable strategies to become top-of-mind with your top prospects.


Workplace Violence:  It CAN Happen to You!
Shawna Neilson, Gibson Insurance
Tuesday, June 21

9:20 – 10:15 AM

Far too often our daily news is filled with stories of workplace violence.  We usually think “that can’t happen here.”  But as time goes by, it’s happening in places quite close to us.  The recent episode at Excel Industries, where the suspect was a person working on the paint line, proves that this happens everywhere, even in our own industry. The question is “are you prepared if something happens at your place of work”?  Shawna will share important tips that can help you and those you work with prepare for and react to the potential for workplace violence. 


Economic Update
Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence
Tuesday, June 21

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Chris serves as CCAI’s economist and has been providing economic updates and a peek at the future for the past several years.  He’ll share his thoughts on what transpired in 2015 and early 2016 and provide a forecast of what’s to come throughout the rest of this year and beyond.  Always informative and entertaining, Chris Kuehl is sure to be one of this year’s Annual Meeting highlights!

Big Five - A Cool Tool for Priorities, Projects, and Appraisals

Roger Ferguson
Wednesday, June 22
8:00 – 9:00 AM

Regardless of your industry or company size, managers face a set of common challenges.

  • Maximizing personal time, energy and priorities
  • Moving a team toward a goal
  • Holding team members accountable

Roger Ferguson, author of Finally! Performance Assessment That Works, shares an innovative, time saving new process that will help us meet all three challenges.  Big Five Performance Management is not only an excellent time and project management tool but can also replace your traditional, annual, employee appraisal process!  If the thought of one-more-round of annual appraisals makes you crazy, don’t miss this session.


2016 Economic Trends in Finishing
Steve Kline,
Director of Market Intelligence
Gardner Business Media
Wednesday, June 22
9:00 – 9:45 AM

This presentation will cover the latest trends in the Gardner Business Index: Finishing and how it can be used as a resource for your business. In addition, Mr. Kline will cover a number of other leading indicators important to the finishing industry and its key end markets.


Search Engine Optimization
James Moore, Goyer Management

Wednesday, June 22
10:00 – 10:30 AM

Nearly everyone searching for a product or service today turns to the internet to begin their research.  How can an industrial finishing business possibly benefit from search engine optimization? This presentation will help you learn why it isn’t always about ranking #1 in an on-line search. Discover other non-traditional methods that can be used to create more business through the internet.


Election Roller Coaster
David Goch,
Webster, Chamberlain & Bean
Wednesday, June 22
10:30 – 11:30 AM

We’ve never seen an election year like we’re facing in 2016.  David Goch will attempt to sort out this crazy, unpredictable campaign.  Never one to stray from how he really views things, this election cycle has perplexed even David Goch.  Whether you agree or disagree, David always provides food for thought.  His 2016 election preview promises to deliver plenty of that!