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November 2014 Newsletter


Future Leaders Webinar
Upcoming Member Dues
Fall Meeting Recap
WASDA Scholarship Donation
News from the Virtual HR Desk
Upcoming Events
Membership Directories
Member Announcements
Advertise with WASDA
Stay Connected
Send WASDA Your Opinions
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2015 Annual Meeting

February 23-25, 2015
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Bonita Springs, FL
Keynote Speaker: Don Mann
Registration will open
December 2014



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Welcome to the WASDA Connections Newsletter | November 2014

Tune In to the Future Leaders Council Webinar – E-Commerce As A Growth Strategy

This webinar is open to all WASDA members. It is sponsored by the Future Leaders Council and facilitated by Tom Gale who will also be speaking at the 2015 Annual Meeting.

This webcast explores successful multi-channel approaches to e-commerce that focus on integrating and enhancing the customer experience across all channels – print/online catalogs, mobile, social and other customer sales/service delivery platforms.

When: Friday, November 14th: 12pm – 1pm EST

To register, click here.

It’s Soon Time to Renew Your Membership -
Don’t Miss Out on Benefits Like Member Rates
for the Annual Meeting!

Don’t forget that renewal for your WASDA membership will be assessed this month. The deadline to pay is January 19, 2015. Try to pay your dues in time to register for the 2015 Annual Meeting! Keep in mind that you will not be able to register until you have paid your dues.

Registration for the 2015 Annual Meeting will be open in December and the meeting will be held on February 22-25, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. WASDA membership renewal instructions and invoices will be sent to the primary contact for each member company via mail and email.

This year’s keynote speaker is Don Mann. Mann, a former member of SEAL Team Six, trained the SEAL Team Six troops who assassinated Osama bin Laden. You won’t want to miss his presentation!

Membership in WASDA is simply a good business decision. Connect with more than 145 companies in the water and wastewater industry who engage in the distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing of waterworks. You can also increase visibility of your business by advertising your products and services on WASDA’s home page and blog! As a WASDA member, your future is bright.

WASDA’s Fall Meeting and Partnership Forum
Was A Huge Success!

We want to thank everyone who attended WASDA’s Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum on October 20-22, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore in Baltimore, MD. With a record attendance of over 300 delegates, this event far surpassed everyone’s expectations.

To learn more about how the successes of this year’s Fall Meeting & Partnership Forum, and to see photos from the event, click here.

Applause to HD Supply Waterworks
for your WASDA Scholarship Donation

WASDA Distributor Member HD Supply Waterworks, a distributor of a complete line of water, sewer, fire protection and storm drain products serving both contractors and municipalities believes in the power of education!

At the Fall Meeting and Partnership Forum, General Business Session, Bill Driskill, HD’s Vice President of Operations and Sourcing, presented WASDA with a $5,000 check for the WASDA Scholarship fund. Thank you Bill and HD Supply Waterworks for your generosity.

If your company would like to help, WASDA is accepting donations via check for the WASDA Scholarship Fund. Checks should be sent to WASDA at 100 North 20th Street, Suite 400, Philidelphia, PA 19103-1462 and made payable to WASDA.

News from the Virtual HR Desk:
Compensation Planning for 2015

The midsummer projections for salary increases in 2015 have now been confirmed by sources compensation specialists respect most for reliable information. The median salary budget will move up 3.0% over 2014. That appears to be a solid number:
* Mercer: 3%
* Bloomberg: 3%
* World@Work: 3%
* Hay Group: 3%

This means that the market median will move up 3%, not that employees will receive a 3% across-the -board raise. Mediocre employees will get nothing and stars may get 4.8% if
the median moves 3%.

To read more about salary increases in 2015, click here.

This information has been provided by Nancye Combs, President and CEO of H.R. Enterprises. To get direct access to more from Nancye, login to the Members Only Section and head to the Virtual HR Desk.


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