Professional Development

October 04, 2017
2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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PAIKKA Event Center and Lake Monster Brewery
550 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, MN 55114 and



Technology Session & Brewery Social Event 


Wednesday October 4  

 "Using Technology to Grow Your Business . . . Now"   

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Member Social at Lake Monster Brewery  


Recent polling of UMAPP members revealed that the greatest business challenges we face are:
  1. Finding New Customers - 62%
  2. Technology use and understanding - 49.5%
  3. Keeping Existing Accounts - 32%
Find answers to these challenges by joining us for the technology seminar, and then relax and enjoy some craft beer close by at the Lake Monster Brewery.  
For the seminar, Terri Sparkman from SAGE will walk us through these key points of using these "hands-on" technology tools to grow your business.
  • Find New Customers with e-mail campaigns.
  • Keep Current customers with CRM tools.
  • Create an attractive and functional web site.
  • Drive clients to your site from social media.
  • Build your business with online stores. 

This session is for distributors and suppliers.  
  • Distributors will learn how to use technology to focus on certain growth opportunities. 
  • Suppliers will come to understand how their products and services can be used within these business solutions. Distributors will show product preference to those suppliers who understand their needs.
Terri Sparkman, Sr. Lead Account Executive, joined SAGE in 2009. Terri loves developing creative ways to help distributors utilize technology tools to grow their business. She holds a B.A. Communication from The University of Oklahoma.



Time:           2:00 - 4:00 pm (Seminar)   |  4:00 pm Social at the Brewery 

Presenter:    Terri Sparkman of SAGE 
Where:        PAIKKA ("PICA") Event Center and Lake Monster Brewery (next to each other) 
Address:      550 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN 55114  (Highway 94 and Cretin)

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