Fall 2023 – News Beat
2024 ERA CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND SPONSORSHIPS OPEN
At press time for this issue, attendee registration is well over 50 percent capacity, and the hotel room block at the AT&T Hotel & Conference Center is sold out. (View additional information on hotel room reservations.) If you are interested in attending, do not wait. Register today! Sponsorships are still available as well — this is a great way to ensure attendance for you and your colleagues while showing support for this great event.
COLT (CHAPTER OFFICER LEADERSHIP TRAINING) 2023 REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Take your ERA chapter to new heights! Registration is now open for ERA’s Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT), ERA’s dynamic instructional program on chapter management and planning tactics! This virtual program will take place Nov. 1-3. Chapter leaders, and those interested in pursuing a chapter leader role, can expect to gain practical knowledge and creative ideas that will elevate their local chapter’s activities, growth and participation. This valuable program is free of charge and is hosted virtually. Chapter leaders who complete COLT 2023 receive one complimentary registration for the 2024 ERA Conference in Austin, Texas!
ERA & TTI FAMILY OF SPECIALISTS ANNOUNCE STEP SPONSORSHIP
The TTI Family of Specialists (TTI FOS) has agreed to be the exclusive sponsor for ERA’s STEP (Sales Training for Electronics Professionals) for the next four years, starting with the 2023 fall STEP program.
STEP will be held for the third consecutive year in late October 2023 in a live, virtual format. The program aims to provide frontline sales and marketing experts from manufacturers’ representative firms, distributors and manufacturers an opportunity to receive updated selling tips to help them navigate these ever-changing times.
“TTI FOS is proud to exclusively sponsor ERA’s STEP training series for the next four years,” said Mike Morton, TTI CEO. “By entering into this partnership, TTI aims to show its continued support for ERA and the rep model. This robust, interactive training program will surely strengthen our entire industry by providing electronics sales professionals an opportunity to sharpen their skillset and learn best practices.”
“I want to thank Mike Morton for his continued support and friendship to ERA,” said Walter Tobin, ERA CEO. “ERA is most excited and thankful for this commitment from the TTI FOS. This sponsorship will enable ERA to continue to supply best-in-class training for our industry colleagues who deal directly with customers and deliver strong results on a daily basis.”
IN MEMORIAM: MARTY LINKE
It is with sadness that ERA relays the news of the passing of Martin (Marty) Linke, vice president of Dytec-NCI, a manufacturers’ representative in the Midwest. A 40-year industry veteran, Marty was a longstanding member and volunteer with ERA. He served as a chapter officer in the Chicagoland-Wisconsin ERA chapter, as well as on the Board of ERA, for several years.