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> ERA Quick Connections – Nov. 2022, Vol. 1

November 2022, Volume 1


Manufacturing data reports from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) are released at the beginning of every month and can be accessed at ISM. The latest report says economic activity in the manufacturing sector grew in October, with the overall economy achieving a 29th consecutive month of growth.

ISM reports that the U.S. manufacturing sector continues to expand, but at the lowest rate since the pandemic recovery began.

The electrical equipment, appliances and components sector reported growth in October compared to September. The computer and electronic products sector reported contraction in October compared to September. Read the full report.


> Is or isn’t the U.S. in a recession? Is an economic recession the alarm bell it once was? Read some thoughts from Michael Knight of TTI.

> Apple Co.’s hope for record sales in the 4th quarter will be diminished by COVID outbreaks and subsequent restrictions in assembly facilities in Zhengzhou, China. Read more.

> Why some of your salespeople are dragging – and how to fix it, from the Harvard Business Review. Read more.

> Is your company effective in communicating with and engaging customers via digital marketing and media? Utilize this technology to your advantage. Read more.


> ERA is proud to announce the 2022 Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) graduates! Over a three-day period, COLT attendees learned best practices for planning various programs for their local chapters, and exchanged ideas and connected with other chapter leaders. “Learning from the collective experiences of other chapters is priceless,” said Cameron English, CPMR, dean of COLT. Read the full press release.

> The Fall issue of The Representor is live! In this issue you won’t want to miss the cover story on leadership skills by Sannah Vinding; the Executive Commentary column by Walter Tobin; the Someone You Should Know Q&A featuring Brooks Mattice, CPMR; the Legally Speaking column; new members, chapter news and more! Read the full digital issue.

> Be sure to reserve your hotel reservations and register for the 2023 ERA Conference in Austin, Texas, from Feb. 26-28. ERA’s hotel room block is selling out quickly!


Click here to browse the searchable ERA Industry Calendar and ERA Chapter Events listings!

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