Director’s Desk: Helping Each Other Achieve and Succeed

February 2009
by Terry Nathan

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Terry-Nathan2Helping each other achieve and succeed: This has been our motto for the last 20-plus years, and we have never needed each other more than we do during these challenging times. Your board and staff have been working hard over the past few months to improve our marketing and educational programs, and all our member benefits. The new programs and benefits are soon to be unveiled and are sure to save our members thousands of dollars per year.

You probably know this, but I will say it anyway: There is extraordinary power in numbers. When we approach a company for an association discount, we are representing all of you—more than 3,600 publishing companies across the country. This is attractive for many suppliers to the industry, and as a result we receive substantial discounts on your behalf. I hope you will find our new benefits package useful, and I also hope you will let us know of any benefit or program that may be missing. We are here to serve you, and to do that we need to hear what you need.

When I think of our motto, the extraordinary volunteers who serve as your board of directors immediately come to mind—15 individuals who repr…IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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