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Jul 01 2010
Credit Line Newsletter

E-News July 2010

In This Issue
- Have You Read Any Good Books Lately?
- Credit & the Law - Are the Scales Evenly Weighted?
- You've Got To Be Valuable to be Visable
-  Tools For Success

Looking Ahead

July 8 - ICEL "Test Your Credit Knowledge" How much do you know about credit management? Find out and learn more at this fun and enlightening meeting.

Aug 3 - "Credit Boot Camp" Basic Training in Credit & Accounts Receivable Collection.

Aug 12 - "In The Trenches" with DeAnna Leahy CCE, Sunroc Corp. and Barbara Mackay, Intermountain Concrete Specialties

Aug 25 - Fall Semester Begins
NACM & Salt Lake Community College Business Credit Classes. Scholarships available!

Sept 2 - "Cash Flow From the Credit Department"

Sep 20 - Paperwork Deadline for Nov 8 Professional Designation Exams

Oct 20-22 - Western Region Credit Conference More Information

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 as well not just a one- way street. more Info



Have You Read Any Good Books Lately?

by Mark Jones, Geneva Rock Products

Expand your mind and capabilities by keeping up-to-date on new learning skills and information that improves you as a person.

What about the credit professional? Are you keeping up-to-date on new learning skills or information that improves you as a person?

ICEL (Intermountain Credit Education League) helps create the right environment. Goethe taught, "Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he should be, and he will become as he can and should be." You know the old saying about "Ham & Eggs."  View Full Article

Credit and the Law-Are the Scales Evenly Weighted?

by Jamie Siglin, CBA, Interior Window Design

Most companies didn't see the current economic situation coming and so they weren't preparing for the consequences of its non-sustainability. Contracts that were signed without taking that into account would prove dire in our "new" economy. Small subcontractors are usually so grateful just to get a contract that it is signed without considering the effects of clauses that could prove detrimental. View Full Article 

You've Got To Be Valuable To Be Visible
by Susan Lujan, CCE, Kenworth Sales Co.

Tom Wilson gets it. What a classic. "You Are Here". Furthermore - with great wisdom - he advises "Don't Get Too Comfortable!" 

Someone suggested our cubby could be more efficiently used for record storage and that credit (the COST Center!) could be handled with cheap labor out of India. It would be a win/win for everyone but us - and our customers - and our co-workers and our business.

Somewhere - someone got the idea that credit is only dialing for dollars and maybe, just maybe, they perceived this because we appear comfortable.  View Full Article

Tools For Success

by DeAnn Terry, Westroc

If you were asked the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I am sure most of us would NOT have replied "I want to be a Credit and Collections Manager." It seems we sometimes 'fall' into these positions. But, no matter how you ended up in credit and collections, I have found that hard work and working smarter can make this job rewarding and challenging.

What are my tools for success?  View Full Article