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New England ERA – Networking program featuring expert sales consultant and coach Debbie Castrodale

Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New England Chapter of ERA is hosting a networking program featuring a special presentation by expert sales consultant and coach Debbie Castrodale.

Wednesday, Nov. 29
5 – 8 p.m.

Waxy O’Connor’s, 94 Hartwell Ave., Lexington, MA

ERA member: $20/non-member: $25

Guest Speaker: Debbie Castrodale is a certified business and sales coach/consultant and noted public speaker. Debbie is especially known for “Are You Having the Right Conversation?” She is also the founder of The Unsale, which she started as a response to the market’s need for an overhaul of lead generation, tired sales methodology and business development. Because companies need to move faster and be proactive and responsive, she collaborates with clients to create unique solutions that align with their business strategy. Debbie uses her diverse background to demonstrate a fresh perspective for clients and is known for challenging the status quo.


Questions? Email John Hutson at


Defense Manufacturing Conference – Tampa, FL

Dec 4 – Dec 7 all-day

Defense Manufacturing Conference Information

You are invited to attend the Defense Manufacturing Conference (DMC) scheduled for December 4-7, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida. The DMC Conference will be conducted simultaneously with the Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Conference. You will also be able to attend the concurrent DMSMS Conference at no additional expense, giving you access to more technical information for the same travel cost. The expanded Exhibit Hall will include all the leading organizations from both the DMC and DMSMS communities. Agenda, registration, and lodging information will be posted on this website. We are looking forward to seeing you in Tampa!


Metro New York Chapter ERA Holiday Dinner Event – IPS

Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

ERA Holiday Dinner Event – IPS

December 7th, 2017 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

6005 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
(631) 462-0822


  • All members of ERA and their guests
  • New ERA member candidates
  • National / Regional / Local franchised distributors
  • OEMs and Contract Manufacturers

Cost: ERA Members: $40 per person — Non-Members: $70 per person –Previous Guest Speakers: FREE


or submit check payable to The New York Chapter of the ERA and mailed to:
PO box 236, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

Seating is limited. Please reserve by November 25th. For more info questions please contact:

John Beaver, – (516) 375-0076
Steve Alford, – (516) 313-1196


Empire State ERA Holiday Party

Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm

Make your guest list, submit your reservation ASAP, and then relax! You can then cross “holiday entertaining” off your to-do list (and at very low cost).

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
12 p.m.

Champion Hills

$30 per person

TWO registrations for the 2017 Debbie Henry Memorial Golf Tournament (each valued at $125) will be awarded – one to a rep attendee and one to a distributor attendee.

Click here to register by Dec. 4 or contact Jim Gleason at


Mid-Lantic ERA Holiday Party and Networking Event

Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Happy Holidays from the Mid-Lantic Chapter of ERA!

The ERA Mid-Lantic Chapter is alive and well and invites you to raise a glass of holiday cheer at its upcoming holiday party and networking event. Both chapter members and non-members are encouraged to attend.

Drinks, hors d’oeuvres and other delights will be provided.

Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 ~ 5 to 7 p.m.

St. Davids Golf Club 
845 Radnor Street Road, Wayne, PA

Register online or RSVP to Stephanie Tierney at

Cost: $20 per member attendee; $25 per non-member attendee
(Checks payable to Mid-Lantic Chapter ERA or via Paypal).

Please respond no later than Friday, Dec. 8 to help ensure adequate seating.


MRERF Certified Professional Manufacturers’ Representative (CPMR) Courses – Austin, TX

Jan 7 – Jan 11 all-day


Large firms or one person operation, current or future owners or managers of independent manufacturers representatives may apply. Reps are also known as brokers, agents or outsourced sales. CPMR Candidates come from a variety of industries…from soup ingredients to nuts and bolts, and the equipment used to make or package them…they all enjoy CPMR.

The CPMR curriculum provides participants with greater understanding and insight into operating a more effective firm. In all, it takes three annual sessions or two years and one week to complete the certification program. After completing the third year, graduates earn the right to use the distinctive CPMR designation and gain membership to the Institute for Professional Advancement (IPA), MRERF’s educational subsidiary.


ERA 49th Management and Marketing Conference – Austin, TX

Feb 25 – Feb 27 all-day

The ERA Conference Committee is delighted to announce a return to Austin, Texas, for the 49th Management and Marketing Conference,February 25-27, 2018.

About the Theme and Program:

The 2018 program is being designed around a highly practical and tactical theme, “Tools of Our Trade — Constructing a Successful Future.”

As we develop the keynote presentation, general sessions and breakout seminars, our goal is to produce an event with more deliverables, more expert advice and more use-it-now information than ever before. We realize that’s a skyscraper-tall order, but we have our hardhats on and are hammering away at the program.

We urge you to bring your younger-generation personnel to help cover all the breakouts you’ll want to attend and to introduce them to the unique experiences of an ERA conference.

Get details …

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