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Find New Products and Services at the Annual Leadership Conference

Stacy Bogard

By Stacy Bogard, CAE, MASB Assistant Director of Communications, PR & Marketing

DashBoard, Oct. 25, 2017

The MASB Annual Leadership Conference offers more than content-rich Preconference Sessions, General Session speakers, clinic sessions and Board Member Certification (CBA) classes. In addition to the extensive education opportunities and idea sharing, picking up best practices and experiences with peers from around the state, dozens of companies gather in one place to showcase the very best in school products and services. Whether you’re building a new school, adding new technology, or outsourcing transportation or food services now or in the future, this is the place to be.

For two days, MASB designates exhibit-only hours where attendees can build existing and create new vendor relationships, ask questions, witness demonstrations and gain information to take back to their district. The Exhibit Show has “a more than adequate number of vendors representing companies relevant to education,” shared a past attendee.

This event not only benefits the attendee, but also gives businesses the opportunity to stay engaged with what’s happening in the world of education, get feedback on what may or may not be working in their field, and hear how they can provide better service. Many times these engaging conversations allow for the development of new or better products and services that benefit the interest we all have in common—Michigan’s students. “We are grateful for the opportunity to spend time with our past, current and future board member clients at this conference,” said a returning exhibitor in their evaluation. “It gives us a venue to get to know them so much better than we can get to know them in meetings at their district.”

This year, the Exhibit Show will feature 85+ companies including 50 of our Very Important Partners. There are several drawings offered for prizes from exhibitors and MASB will draw grand prize winners at the end of each show day—please note, you must be present to win.

The Exhibit Show will be open Thursday, Nov. 9, 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. and again on Friday, Nov. 10, 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m in Exhibit Hall A of the Lansing Center. We encourage you to visit the booths, express your gratitude for their participation and save their information for when your school district needs it most.

A complete list of exhibitors can be found on the MASB website or by contacting Lisa Powers, Superintendent and Business Services Manager, at lpowers@masb.org or 517.327.5935. Don’t see a company you’d like to meet or one you’re already doing business with? Be sure to let MASB know who they are so we can contact them for future shows.

Registration is still open for the Annual Leadership Conference—make plans to join us today!

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