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Mar 01 2016
Published by NACM Business Credit Services and ICEL 
E-News March 2016

In This Issue

- Election Time
- Every Vote Counts
- 12 Tips for Using Text Messaging in Business
- Identity Theft? Recognize & Report
- ICEL Recap: 10 Ways to Become a Star Player
- Lessons Learned in Negotiations, Part 2

Looking Ahead


Mar 1 - Principles of Business Credit Class begins  more info

Mar 10 - ICEL - Reverse Brainstorming - Problem Solving Out of the Box, Speaker Lisa Keller, CBA more info 

Mar 14 - Professional Designation Exams
More info

Mar 22 - Secured Transactions Seminars AM Session: UCC  
PM Session: Mechanics' Liens
More info 

Apr 14 - ICEL - Speaker Cathy Carey

Apr 22 - CREDIT AVENGERS Spring Banquet & Stockholders Meeting  More info

May 12 - ICEL - E.Q. Emotional Intelligence - Speaker: John Bytheway Executive Appreciation Meeting 

Jun 12-15 Credit Congress 

Oct 12-14 WRC Conference 


Why should I submit potential members to NACM?"

Help gain information on your customers. As a member, their information could help build the database on your customers. It's not just a one-way street. more Info



Election Time

Cast your vote for NACM Board Directors


Each year, three members of the NACM Board of Directors retire and three new board members are elected to replace them.  More information 

The candidates for this year's open board positions are (in alphabetical order):

  • Susan Archibeque, CCE, Nicholas & Company
  • Scott Chase, CCE, CICP, Amer Sports
  • Kelly Griffiths, Harrington & Company
  • Kandie Haymore, CBA, Midwest Floor Coverings, Inc.
  • DeAnna Leahy, CCE, Sunroc Corporation
  • Jo Anne Mills, CCE, Deseret Book Company
  • Rebecca Mullins, CCE, Ferguson Enterprises


Every Vote Counts

by April Tanner, CCE, Kimball Equipment

'Tis the season that we hear this statement almost every day - every vote counts . . . and the closer we get to November we will hear it many times a day. As with the November elections and the value of our vote meaning something important . . . your vote this April is also very powerful. "What" you say . . . "vote this April" - what is she talking about? Just this, every member of NACM has a vote and your vote is valuable. Read full article

12 Tips for Using Text Messaging in Business

by Melissa Mickelson, CCE

The instant communication that text messaging provides is extremely alluring and satisfying, and texting is already becoming a standard method of communication, even in the business world. However, just as with any other form of communication, texting brings its own set of challenges. Below are some tips on how to best use text messaging in a business setting . . . read full article  

Identity Theft? Recognize & Report

by Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission reports that millions of people are affected by identity theft each year. You might notice a mysterious charge on your credit card or receive a letter from the IRS that says you already got your refund (and you know you didn't) . . . . read full article  

ICEL Recap:
10 Ways to Become a Star Team Player

by Ryan Palmer, CCE 

We had the wonderful opportunity this month to hear from Shane Inglesby as he moderated a discussion among members. 

The 10 tips come from articles written by Jon Gordon and John Reed of Robert Half Technology.

1) Set an example. We need to be able to show others how to work and set the standard of the work you expect to get out of your teammates . . . read full article 



ICEL Chair Message
Lessons Learned in Negotiations, Part 2

by Erik Wright, CBF, Spectrum Engineers, Inc.

You may recall that last month I began to recount an instance of 'principled' negotiations that occurred between me and my tenacious, stubborn, and capricious teenage daughter. I use this illustration in part because it is still fresh in my mind but mainly due to the fact that when it comes to working out a favorable deal, she is perhaps the most difficult person to negotiate an agreement without giving in second only to Donald Trump . . . read full article