NACM’s 111th Credit Congress in Las
Vegas was a rousing success. It was the best-attended congress in several years
and the consensus from attendee feedback was overwhelmingly positive. For
example, Sam Smith, Regional Finance Manager for Crescent Electric in East
Dubuque, IL and first-time Congress attendee, said that it turned out better
than he expected — and he had high expectations going in.
As usual, the General and Super Session speakers were inspirational and
provided most attendees with words of wisdom to apply in their business and
personal lives. Elaine Cooper, Operations Manager for Cascade Windows of
Spokane, WA, who was attending her sixth Credit Congress said, "The opening
speakers were great. I really liked Mark Sanborn and how their books were
available (for purchase and to be autographed)."
There were also other great events that made Credit Congress special, like
the Annual Golf Tournament and Silent Auction — both of which raise money for
the NACM Scholarship Foundation — various receptions, the Expo Hall that
featured various credit-related vendors and a multitude of other events. Even
those attendees hoping for an Elvis sighting weren’t disappointed, as a talented
Elvis impersonator provided the entertainment at the opening General Session.
Of course, the backbone of Credit Congress, the educational sessions, once
again provided a vast array of information and advice critical for credit
professionals who want to expand and refine their expertise in the field of
business credit. John Bouldin, Jr., Credit Manager for Robertson Ceco Corp. of
Rocky Mountain, NC and first-time Credit Congress attendee said, "I’ve enjoyed
the classes. I wish there was more time to attend more classes. All the
presenters were first-class professionals."
Those who could not attend Credit Congress may now purchase a DVD of the
recorded educational sessions. Be sure to check the NACM website in the coming
days for a link to an order form. Also, look for additional coverage in the
July/August issue of Business Credit and online at www.nacm.org.
Diana, NACM staff writer