Our First Annual ESA of Missouri Fall Conference was an amazing success and one for the record books!
We had three fantastic blockbuster Speakers: Merlin Guilbeau, Angela White and Ron Davis, The Tan-Tar-A Resort was beautiful, however most of all was the support of more than 20 of our members and guests. Additionally , we had our first ever corporate sponsor- a huge thanks (again) to Tri-Ed Distribution!
Merlin and Angela spoke about the new ESA insurance initiatives. Working with GDP Advisors Risk Management Group, this included, among other things property and casualty insurance, workers comp, group health, liability, E & O, company auto and more. Angela spoke a great deal about the growth of the Young Security Professionals group and the initiative to reduce the size of the ESA Board of Directors.
Ron shared his thoughts about his new book, The Start of the Deal. Ron did spend some time discussing the valuation of companies. Is there a right time or a wrong time to buy and/or sell companies and/or accounts? Company owners do need to plan and prepare their companies for the unanticipated tomorrow. Ron did spend most of his time examining the DIY-MIY industry. The bottom line is that this is a market segment that is here to stay. Those companies that are in the “traditional” segment of the market will only be successful by continuing to offer customers the same high level of quality that has made them successful from the day they opened their companies.
We also elected our ESA of Missouri Board of Directors for the 2017/2018 term:
Bob Scales, President Atronic Alarms, Inc., Lenexa, KS
Bryan Morris, Vice President American Detection Specialist, Springfield, MO
Neil Atha, Treasurer Atronic Alarms, Inc., Lenexa, KS
John Green, Secretary Archway Systems, Lees Summit, MO 2017
ESA of MO Meeting Schedule
Wednesday, Jan 11 • 9:00 AM
Wednesday, April 12 • 9:00 AM
Wednesday, July 12 • 9:00 AM
October 13th & 14th at Tan-Tar-A
KCBFAA 2017 Meeting Schedule
(Locations to be Announced)
Tuesday, Jan 17th • 11:30 AM Tuesday
April 18th • 11:30 AM Tuesday
July 18th • 11:30 AM Tuesday
October 17th • 11:30 AM
AASGL 2017 Meeting Schedule will be Announced in January of 2017
As we move forward, I am confident that we have all the resources needed to meet the challenges we may face over the next two years. Fresh ideas from a new Board of Directors, the support from our past Board Members, and years of experience along with our membership create a winning team.
Finally, as we begin our search for guest speakers for our fall conference, submit any suggestions you might have to me by email at bscales@atronic alarms.com.
Thank you – TRULY – for all of your support over the past several years and I look forward to your continued support for the next two years.
Bob Scales, President ESA of Missouri