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June 21, 2016
Issue No. 505
BTA Member Dealers Receive 2-for-1 Registration;
Can Use $150/$250 Discount Codes Received With Membership!
The 2016 Capture the Magic event will feature:
• A keynote address by Jeff Slutsky of Street Fighter Marketing
• Six additional educational sessions presented by industry experts
• Time to network with peers & 30-plus exhibiting sponsors
• A Blue Man Group performance at the Luxor Hotel and Casino
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Epson Document Scanners Give You Freedom of Choice
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BTA West to Host Capture the Magic Aug. 4-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Planned and hosted by the dealer volunteer leadership team of BTA West, the Business Technology Association's (BTA's) Capture the Magic event will be held Aug. 4-5 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, Nevada.
SDG Donates $20,000 to Bob Goldberg Scholarship Fund
On June 10 during the Business Technology Association's (BTA's) BTA at 90: A Celebration event at Kansas City Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, Jim Dotter, incoming 2016-17 Select Dealer Group (SDG) president and president of Virginia Business Systems, Richmond, Virginia, announced a $20,000 donation from SDG to the Bob Goldberg Scholarship fund.
Xerox Announces New Business Process Outsourcing Company, Conduent
Xerox has announced the names of the new companies that will be created following the completion of its separation into two publicly traded companies.
Frank Cucco Appointed to Konica Minolta Dealer Advisory Council
Impact Networking LLC CEO Frank Cucco was recently selected to sit on the Konica Minolta Dealer Advisory Council.
LEAF Announces Securitization of $350 Million of Leasing Assets
LEAF Commercial Capital Inc. (LEAF) has announced the closing of a new securitization transaction, LEAF 2016-1, which was completed on May 26, 2016.
Katun Releases New Products for Konica Minolta & Canon MFPs
Katun Corp. has introduced Katun Performance toner for use in Konica Minolta bizhub 654/654e/754/754e MFPs, waste toner containers for use in Canon imageRUNNER ADV C 250/350/351-series MFPs and a color drum unit for use in Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5030/C5035/C5235/C5240-series MFPs.
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Building My Business Webinar: "Successful Dealership Event & Lunch and Learn Attendance"
Have you ever planned an event or a lunch and learn, only to be disappointed by the lackluster turnout and less-than-ideal resulting sales? Clearly, you host such events at your dealership with the expectation that they will lead to some great selling successes with the products and services offered by your dealership. In this webinar, Kate Kingston of Kingston Training Group will share, step by step, a proven method to increase and confirm attendance for your next dealership event and/or lunch and learn. She will also provide strategies to help you generate more meetings to sell as a result. For more information or to register online, click here.
28-29 BTA Managed Services Workshop - Fort Worth, Texas
Have you invested in the managed IT services market but are yet to see the results you were told you would see? Are you looking for answers on how to execute instead of just hearing about what you should do? The BTA Managed Services Workshop has been expanded to one-and-a-half days and now includes the data within the Managed Services Business Model v4.0. This model — the first of its kind — has been developed by workshop instructors Mitch Morgan and Chris Ryne of Growth Achievement Partners (GAP) and Continuum. The companies' combined knowledge in the managed services space will allow dealers to walk away with a "time-tested" business model and key metrics to guide success in this strategic growth area. For more information or to register online, click here.
Capture the Magic - Hosted by BTA West - Las Vegas, Nevada
Planned and hosted by the dealer volunteer leadership team of BTA West, the Capture the Magic event will feature a powerful keynote session and six general sessions specifically selected for today's office technology dealers. In addition, the event agenda includes great networking opportunities — a welcoming reception and a Blue Man Group performance. The Capture the Magic agenda will include time to visit with 30-plus exhibiting sponsors, many of which will hold drawings for great prizes during the event. Dealer attendees can also enter on-site for a chance to win one of five $100 American Express gift cards and be entered into the BTA Events Sweepstakes. BTA member dealers receive 2-for-1 registration. For more information or to register online, click here.
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BTA Industry Calendar.
The June issue of Office Technology, the monthly magazine of the Business Technology Association, is now posted on the BTA website. You will need your username and password to access the online magazine.
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InfoTrends' Dealer Vertical Market Opportunity Analysis
Enhancing sales productivity, differentiation and maximizing individual markets are ultimate goals for today’s independent office technology dealer. Understanding a dealer’s specific market dynamics by vertical or company size can provide lucrative opportunities, but can be challenging. To help solve these challenges, InfoTrends created the Dealer Vertical Market Opportunity Analysis, available at a discount to BTA members.
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