2019 Conference Wrap Up

Networking, knowledge-sharing and social interaction at TCATA's recent 2019 Annual Management and Educational Conference in Ojai, California was plentiful. Several attendees commented that they enjoyed the opportunities to get to know other members and interact with potential clients. Pictured are past TCATA presidents (l to r) Rick Kelly, Bruce Johnson, Gerald Henke, Steve Mathews, current TCATA president, Leslie Schaeffer, and Alex Atwater.

Attendees enjoyed a strong business program with three outstanding speakers. Keynote speaker Sam Richter revealed web search secrets to help you find the right prospects, at the right time with the right message. Considered one of the world's foremost experts on sales intelligence and digital reputation management, bestselling author Sam discussed how to win in business in today’s digital world.

Richard Hadden, a certified speaking professional and workplace expert who, for more than 20 years, studied the connection between people, practices and profit performance, presented on helping make the people-profit connection. Attendees learned how to attract and retain an engaged – and more profitable workforce.          

Finally, Jade West returned to this year’s conference to sort out what is taking place in Washington, including a review of what has occurred, its impact on business, and some thoughts on the major issues anticipated for the coming year. Spouses and guests got to know each other during a private instructional session at the resort’s Artists Cottage where they mixed essential oils, made candles and did some painting.

The conference ended with Saturday night's closing dinner in which Leslie Schaeffer, TCATA president and of National Clothesline, honored Forenta (Rusty Smith pictured left) for their 50th anniversary of TCATA membership. Mark your calendars now for the 2020 TCATA Annual Management & Educational Conference, at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, April 29th – May 2nd, where we will celebrate TCATA’s 100th anniversary!

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