UMAPP Membership:

UMAPP Membership:  

It’s March!  We made it through February!  Congratulations to us all!

Now it’s time to FOCUS. 

Our UMAPP Executive Board and committees are focused on YOU.  And the things we can do to make your year, your company and your margin more successful.

Our main focus is our Fire & Ice Show at the US Bank Stadium on May 9.  Distributor Registration  and Exhibitor Registration is open.   We have challenged ourselves with bringing you not just a show, but an experience you will not soon forget!  AND we are so darn excited to have you join us for this event!!  Our committee meetings are full of laughter and smiles as we finalize details to WOW you!  This promises to be a fun, yet engaging, event where you can learn not only from industry peers, but also from local leader Maureen Bausch, CEO of the Super Bowl 52 Committee!   Maureen will be our professional development speaker the day of the show.  Come listen to the tricks of the trade of managing, marketing and “keeping all the plates spinning” for a successful national event.   Be sure to sign up for this quickly as this event will sell out (distributors and exhibitors sign up during show registration).  Missed it?  EMAIL the UMAPP office to register.  Cost:  $25 (members) and $35 (nonmembers).  Includes breakfast, the seminar, and CEU processing (members).   

 Time to Focus on the details: 

  •         Tail Gate Party |  May 8  |  5 – 8PM   |  Truss Bar at US BANK Stadium

o   Distributor members register during show registration.  No RSVP required for exhibitors. 

o   Photo Booth – have some fun!

o   Music, tasty appetizers and slideshow.

o   Stadium tours (sign up separately during show registration or EMAIL the office - $10).

o   Two drink tickets!  

  •         Seminar –| May 9  |  8:30 – 10:00  } Buffalo  Wild Wings Room |  US Bank Stadium

o   Maureen Bausch, CEO of the Super Bowl Host Committee, Keynote Speaker.

o   “More than a Game Plan”

o   Breakfast included!

o   8:30 – 10:00

o   CEUs processed for members.

  •         Fire & Ice Show and Hot Product Pavilion

o   Concourse Level

o   Enter through the Verizon Gate

o   Exhibit Hours:  10 – 2 (members)  | 12:00 – 2:00 (nonmembers)

o   Hundreds of supplier lines! 

Show Bags, Notebooks (and show directory), Lip Balm, Hand Sanitizer, Lanyards, Pens – all for the first 400 show attendees that arrive! 

Our next FOCUS is on our future leaders of UMAPP.  The Executive Board met this week to discuss this topic and how we can engage new volunteers to get involved and help to keep us strong and growing for the future. 

This brings us to YOU.   Are you looking for a way to get more involved in the association to learn or grow with the experience you’ll receive by joining a committee?  We all started by joining a committee and moved up to the Executive Board over time.  The knowledge you gain by being involved at the Board level is so valuable in our business success.  I have learned so much by being a part of this Board.  BUT it is truly the PEOPLE that I have met that have been the most valuable resource as result of my Board experience.  I now have contacts, across the nation, that I can reach out to with questions, ideas and to celebrate successes! 

Perhaps it’s not your time but you know of someone who would benefit from this experience.  OR someone that could help the board with their experience or expertise. 

Either way, I encourage you to reach out to me to take a deeper look at this opportunity.  WE need you, your ideas and your passion for our great industry in order to be strong with the future. 

UMAPP is a strong leader as a successful regional in our industry.  We plan on staying that way!  Be a part of the journey and add UMAPP committee or board member to your list of accomplishments!

I can’t wait to see you all in May at the Tailgate Party at US Bank Stadium!



Sandy Nichols, MAS

UMAPP President 2018