Showfloor Buzz – September 30, 2022


See You at the Atlanta Randy. The 28th Annual Atlanta Randy takes place next Friday, October 7, at the Stone Mountain Golf Club.    

This year’s event will be full of new surprises and fun as we gather to support our industry colleague in need!  Participants will interact with our key sponsors at their tents placed near the tee boxes of a majority of the holes on the course.    Lucky golfers will not only be able to sample the food and beverages that are offered but cash prizes for all on course games exceeds $75k thanks to our sponsors.

Say the Magic Words.  For all those participating in the Randy, Bb sure to tell the Entry Gate at Stone Mountain that you’re taking part in the Randy Smith event.   Doing so we’ll save you $20.

EACA Joins SALA to Offer Discounted Health Insurance. The EACA has recently joined the Small Association Leadership Alliance (SALA) in order to take advantage of their health insurance programs which can offer discounts up to 50% of what companies and individuals typically pay for coverages with carriers like Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Additional information on how members can review these programs and take advantage of the discounts will be posted to the EACA website soon.  Once that addition to the site is up and available all members will be notified.

EAC Registration Schedule. EACA is supporting the following events with our EAC registration services:

  • Money 2020                                         Oct  23-26                                Las Vegas / Venetian
  • Pack Expo                                            Oct. 23-26                                Chicago
  • ICMI Contact Center                            Oct. 24-27                                 Orlando
  • Service Mgmt World                             Nov. 12-16                                Orlando

EACA Member News

Zahnd Joins Momentum Accounting Team.  Momentum Management welcomes Tricia Zahnd as she joins the growing accounting team.  Tricia comes to Momentum Management with a great deal of experience. After completing her Bachelor of Science at Auburn University, Tricia worked at American National Bank and First Guaranty Bank where she perfected her skills in financial transactions and customer service.

Eagle Management Introduced New Account Coodinator.  Eagle Management Group recently hired Giavanna (Gia) Nuzzolo to the company’s account management team as its newest Account Coordinator.  Gia, a recent college graduate, has adapted quickly to her role and is already contributing to the improvement of some of Eagle’s systems.

Gia was recommended to Eagle by her older sister Antonia Nuzzolo (Director of Technology) when Eagle was looking for a new team member. Gia’s organizational skills, critical thinking abilities, and soft skills made her an excellent candidate for the position.

Jessica Sibila to Present to EDPA Las Vegas.  On October 5, the Las Vegas Chapter of the EDPA will be hosting Jessica Sibila, Executive Director of the Exhibitor Advocate for a presentation to inform the members of the goals, initiatives and current accomplishments of this new association.   The meeting and presentation are to take place at the beautiful UBC Training Center in Las Vegas.

As mentioned in last month’s Buzz, Exhibitor Advocate is dedicated to supporting exhibitor needs in the exhibitions and events industry. The group provides expert advice, research, and tools to act on behalf of all exhibiting companies, focusing on addressing challenges and pain points so that exhibitions and events remain a valuable and irreplaceable marketing channel.

CCC Offers Helpful Billing/Collections Tips.  As previously mentioned, Commercial Collection Corp. of NY(CCC) is the EACA’s newest Affinity Partner.   CCC provides discounted collection services to our members.   In addition to pursuing collections CCC offers the following:

  1. EACA members can call Lisa Puckett at CCC (913-302-2285) when engaged by a new customer to check on their credit.
  2. Additionally, CCC can provide first party services and act as your AR department should you be short staffed in that area.  Lisa et al will make phone calls, send emails and letters to take care of past due accounts.

If you have an account that you’d like to check on their credit worthiness, or if you have a collection you’d like to place with CCC you can reach Lisa by email at [email protected].


Industry News

Hannant to Assume CEO Position at Clarion Events.  Global trade show organizer Clarion Events tapped events industry veteran Lisa Hannant to become its new CEO, effective Oct. 1. Hannant joined Clarion in 2008 and in 2013 was appointed to its board as group managing director, responsible for driving international expansion, during which time the company grew significantly in key U.S., European and Asian markets

Major Trade Shows Cancel in Wake of Ian  <TSNN>  Packing maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, H​urricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida on Sept. 28 as one of the region’s most intense hurricanes on record.

Cancelled events included the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies (AABB), International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) and DevOps World.

ExhibitorLive Will Take Place in 2023.  Mark Johnson, chairman and CEO of Minneapolis-based The STAR Groupe, recently confirmed that ExhibitorLive will take place in Louisville next April according to sources.   While this announcement has yet to be posted on their website, ExhibitorLive is scheduled to take place in Louisville on April 23-27, 2023 at the Kentucky International Convention Center.