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Chairman's Message | September 2011

Melinda Schramm


September 22, 2011

Dear NIBA Members -

Over 190 members attended the NIBA membership meeting last week in Chicago. Thanks to all our sponsors and speakers for making this another successful NIBA event. To continue the conversation with any of the speakers, just go to our conference page and click on an email address.

I am always impressed with the people at our meetings. Of course the speakers are great. They are prepared, topical and deliver terrific ideas to help you increase business the minute you leave the meeting.

But it is the members themselves that really impress me. In 20 years at the NIBA, I have met a diverse group of men and women who have changed and adapted as the industry and their clients’ needs changed. I admire our members who have had to learn to embrace technology, who must continually update their industry knowledge and who eagerly learn new marketing strategies -- all while staying in compliance with the rules. I was very happy to see “old” members, many going back to the first meeting in 1991. This September’s meeting also welcomed 14 new IB/CTA members.

Complimentary attendance at the twice-annual meetings is just one benefit of NIBA membership. Join or renew now and mark your calendar for our next event - April 18, 2012 in New York City.

Warm regards,
Melinda Schramm


Celebrating NIBA 20th Anniversary with Birthday Cake courtesy of Futures Magazine
(Pictured: Melinda Schramm, Founder and Chairman of the NIBA with Dan Collins of Futures Magazine)

20th Anniversary Cake Melinda Schramm and Dan Collins