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We are 3 weeks out from Reno and I just wanted to send a letter out to you all saying how excited I am to see everyone.
This year we are trying something new with our education sessions. Most of the day we are focusing on soft skills. In all my management readings lately, everyone is sharing how to be a humble leader who serves their employees. I read how to build a team, how do encourage someone once you find their strengths and when you, as a manager, see a weakness, how to turn that into a strength.
In our industry change is constant. We are continually striving to keep customers in the store, buy the right assortment, get the best price for credit card charges, figuring out how to deliver textbooks the right way, but how often do we focus on the behind the scenes? The team that makes the store run, students and full-time alike, how often do we build them up? How often do we encourage the younger people or the newer people in our industry?
This year we are going to learn how to build a dynamic team. I encourage stores and vendors to attend the education this year. It is different, but I think in the end is going to be a great day of hitting refresh for all of us and our staffs.
Please remember there is a Tuesday night meet and greet on the tradeshow floor. Vendors bring your goodies to give out and buyers, plan your tradeshow day as no orders will be written on Tuesday night.
Wednesday is Paula Hearr telling us what is new and exciting, and then the tradeshow opens up for buying and networking. We will also have passports again with a grand prize at the end of the day for those who fill their passports up.
It is going to be an exciting few days. If you haven’t registered yet, why? CHANGE is happening and CACS is on the fast track.
CACS President 2018
CACS OFFICE has moved as of 9.21.2018.
New address: CACS, PO BX 18037, Reno NV 89511-0037, Phone number to be announced early November. Same email: email@example.com