Industry Calendar 


NAUMD Reception at Shot             

January 20, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Mirage - Bermuda A&B 
Las Vegas, NV


National Restaurant Association

May 21 -24, 2016
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL


Police Security Expo

June 28-29, 2016
Atlantic CityConvention Center
Atlantic City, NJ 


ASI Show Chicago

July 12 – 14, 2016
McCormick Place
Chicago, IL 



July 29 - Aug 2, 2016
Peppermill Resort
Reno, Nevada

September 25-28, 2016
Palm Beach County Convention Center
West Palm Beach, FL


Association News

New Member Benefit:  Savings4Members Program
The NAUMD is announcing a new program for members to save money on their operational costs.  Savings4members is the leading independent business savings program that helps independent businesses save thousands of dollars annually. Through the savings4members program NAUMD members will now have access to over 20 national vendors with substantial discounts. 
Typical savings range from 10% to 20% over the pricing most independent businesses can obtain on their own.  This new member benefit starts on February 15, 2016. Read on to find out how it works.
NAUMD Kicks Off Research Project 
Over the next 60 days, the NAUMD will conduct a research project with its current members, some former members and new prospects.  There are two fundamental goals of the project:  First, we want to discover unmet needs that our members have to which the association might provide solutions.  Second, we want to know what members feel about the current benefits and activities conducted by the association.
Many of you have already completed the survey; others have not.  This survey is a critical part of the research project, and takes just minutes to complete. If you haven’t already done so, we urge you to participate.  Read the complete article, and take the survey here.  

News You Can Use From Around the Web

Ways to Use Twitter for Marketing 
Although marketing through social media is the norm, Twitter is still an enigma for many. To demystify its value, it might help to think of Twitter using the following analogies: Front door and foyer. If you were to liken social media to a house, Facebook would be the family room, LinkedIn the home office, and a blog the library. 
Where does that leave Twitter? As the front door and foyer. It’s a place to meet people, break the ice, and, if you so desire, invite them into your “home” by connecting via other social networks, to deepen the relationship. Read the Article
How Millennials and Baby Boomers Want You to Improve the Shopping Experience
The massive holiday shopping season is over.  A new year is upon us, and it is time to make New Year’s resolutions. What better resolution to make than to improve your shoppers’ experience to better serve them and win more sales?
What changes could you make to the shopping experience to raise your odds of having customers buy from you instead of the competition?  Read the article to find out.

Marines Adopt New Uniform Rules for Cammies, Dress Blues
Some Marines will no longer bounce between woodland and desert cammies throughout the year, and all female Marines will soon wear a male-style dress blue coat with the iconic mandarin collar.
Marines will now wear the camouflage appropriate for their location and mission instead of switching to a universal uniform on certain dates worldwide. And female Marines will adopt a modified version of a men's dress coat over the next few years. Read the Article
Have a story to tell?  Send your news or pitches to Neal Waters, [email protected], or Jackie Rosselli, [email protected]