Industry Calendar 
NAUMD Convention
April 10 – 13, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
ASI Show 
January 4-6, 2016
Orange County Convention Center 
Orlando, FL
January 10 – 14  2016
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV
January 19-22, 2016
Sands Expo Center
Las Vegas, NV
July 29 - Aug 2, 2016
Peppermill Resort
Reno, Nevada
September 25-28, 2016
Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, FL

Hot Topic: Will NAUMD Be Relevant to Your Future? 

By Neal Waters
Since its creation in 1933, the NAUMD has done a lot of good.  We all stand on the shoulders of people who came before us.  But, as Bob Dylan wrote, “times they are a-changin.”  
In last month’s interview, I was asked, “Is the NAUMD still relevant and why?”  This month, I’d like to expand on my answer.  When I took this job, I asked myself three questions and came up with these answers:

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Boost Your SEO During the Holidays 

Now that we are in the midst of the holiday season, we all want to maximize the traffic to our websites, in hopes of turning those visits into sales, either online or in-store. And we certainly don’t wish to do anything that would jeopardize our search rankings in the process.
With that in mind, here are four steps you can take to enhance your search rankings during the holidays, to boost traffic and sales.  
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Employment Projections:  Healthcare Occupations Big Winner 

Healthcare occupations and industries are expected to have the fastest employment growth and to add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this week. 
Healthcare support occupations and healthcare practitioners and technical occupations are projected to be the two fastest growing occupational groups during the 2014 to 2024 projections decade. These groups are projected to contribute the most new jobs, with a combined increase of 2.3 million in employment, representing about 1 in 4 new jobs.
The announcement comes on the heels of a November jobs report that saw the U.S. economy adding 211,000 jobs and unemployment holding steady at 5 percent.  Read the Release


Finding Common Ground in the Family Business

For family-owned businesses, working alongside parents, children, siblings and others can strengthen ties both at home and at the workplace. If you’re not careful, it can also lead to sticky conflicts that might not arise in other work relationships — think sibling rivalries, marital tensions, children’s nonstop challenges to parental authority and grandchildren’s sense of entitlement.
You can avoid unwanted conflict among family members with clear employment conditions and thoughtful succession planning. 
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Elbeco Launches the First Smart Uniform for Law Enforcement 

Smart. Secure. Battle tested.  It's the world's first smart uniform for Law Enforcement designed by Elbeco, Inc., a leader in the manufacture and supply of professional uniforms for over a century.  As the demand increases for law enforcement professionals to invest in on-body camera systems, Elbeco is excited to launch BodyShield External Vest Carrier - the world's first smart uniform.  

It's the third generation of its kind, now integrating a whole new generation of smart uniform technology - now smarter with technological advancements and unique, battle-tested, durable fabric for ultimate protection.  Read the release

 Have a story to tell?  Send your news or pitches to Neal Waters, [email protected], or Jackie Rosselli, [email protected]