Chairman’s Corner


Chairman’s Message – Summer 2016

As your new Chairman of the Premier Group, I wanted to reach out and share some key informationwith all members.We recently finished a very successful meeting in Florida at the PGA National resort and spa. Keyhighlights from the meeting were:

  1. 1. Inner Circle Roundtable sessions each day to address key topics and develop solutions for allmembers
  2. PG Distributor only breakout sessions were held each day to discuss key areas that membersshared and examined
  3. Tim Andrews, CEO of ASI, was our keynote speaker and provided an interesting andinformative outlook on the current state of the industry and a view of the future state.
  4. EyeToEye sessions with individual meetings between members
  5. Networking events and receptions

Many members expressed to me and other Board members that this was the best Premier Groupmeeting ever.

With that in mind your new Board of Directors is committed to improving the Premier Group experience and investing in the Group.

Our committees are moving forward with their committees to provide excellent solutions for the rest of 2016 and beyond. The committees are:

  • Marketing committee - Les Dorfman – High Caliber & Dan Welborne – Trend Brand Solutionsplus volunteers will handle the catalog options and technology for 2016/2017.
  • Event committee – Glen Hersh – Admints & Zagabor powered by Hit & Judy Goo – D & JSpecialties plus volunteers have already begun to look at 2017 options and events
  • Membership committee – Matt Bertram – Fields Mfg and Michelle Guetle – The CallardCompany plus volunteers are already working on membership branding, recruiting andretention.

You will be hearing from our committees shortly.Your support in serving on a committee is the best way to become involved and to help the groupprosper. Please feel free to reach out to me or any of the board members to volunteer to serve onone of our committees.

I am honored to serve as your chairman. Best wishes for continued success in 2016.

Best regards,

Jeff Marks

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