The cost of not embracing the future

For more years than I care to recall I have been asked the same question: How does this association benefit my business and why should I be a member?

Let me tell you why.

Over the past several years our association has addressed several critical legislative issues as well as sponsored NTS training classes and successfully established our apprentice- ship program.

Now, our 2nd Annual Conference at Tan-Tar-A Resort will be one for the record books, and a rare opportunity for all that attend to take a huge step forward for their business.

The conference will focus on the recurring revenue opportunities offered by video technologies – and they are enormous!

The October Conference, entitled Focus on the Future, fulfills desires that many have expressed in the past – that we produce meaningful business oriented programs. It’s happening now.

We look forward to all our members and prospective members taking advantage of what will be the first of  a series of such conferences.

The conference panel is a group of four industry professionals: Tim Sutliffe, Doug Rieman, Nicola Oakie and Jeff Herdman. See page 5 of our July 2017 Newsletter for their credentials.

All on the panel have volunteered their time to be with all of you for this very special event.

Although products, services, pricing and procedures are important, our speakers bring more to the table than just a 2-hour webinar. All of our speakers possess a genuine passion for not only video alarm verification but most importantly – your ability to succeed!

This conference is a rare opportunity for you learn the framework of the enor- mous financial reality that Cloud based video technologies represents for your business.

Now I am not naive enough to suggest that a 2-hour conference will answer all your questions, however it will provide you with what is needed to get you started Monday morn- ing. The benefit of adding video alarm verification services alone to your business is HUGE.

Bob Scales

President, ESA of Missouri












The weekend will begin with a hospitality gathering at our lakeside cabin from 5-7 pm Friday evening. Hors d’oeuvres and assorted bev- erages will be provided.

Later Friday evening many of us will gather at the Black Bear Restaurant for an informal dinner between 7:00-7:30 pm.

Saturday morning will begin with a continental breakfast from 8-8:45 am.

Our ESA of Missouri meeting will begin at 9:00 am sharp with our formal business being conducted as quickly as possible.

Our Focus On The Future conference will begin no later than 10:00 am.

Following our conference there will be a luncheon at our lakeside cabin from 12:30

-2:00 pm. Attendees, speak- ers and sponsors are invited to join us for a BBQ lunch- eon and assorted beverages.


future? Absolutely nothing! The conference, breakfast and luncheons are FREE. The only cost is your hotel and travel expenses. All of which are tax deductible for your business. This is a “no brainer!”

Now you know the cost of embracing the future…. what is the cost of NOT em- bracing it?

We expect this unique event to be very well attended. Room size and seating is limited so please RSVP your desire to attend to Bob Scales at bscales@ at your earliest possible conven- ience. We do need an accu- rate advance count as soon as possible.

I can’t wait to see you at this year’s fall conference!


Bob Scales

President, ESA of Missouri