Hodges supports NEMOA and ACMA

This week Rick Hodges (CEO), Jenn Hodges (Customer Service Manager), Jennifer Rocha (E-Commerce Manager) and Rochelle Ramalho (Product Manager) travelled to Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, CT for the fall meeting of the New England Mail Order Association and three days of meetings about mail order business.  Even though 75% of our orders come over the telephone, we still hark back to our roots when orders actually arrived in envelopes – and call ourselves a mail order business.

Highlights included great sessions on search engine optimization and how to remain profitable during the recession (40 Ways to Lose Your Losses).  Friday morning we heard from Hamilton Davidson of the ACMA (American Catalog Mailers Association) who talked about where the USPS is going and what catalogers can expect to see over the next 12 months.

ASCA – American Swim Coaches Association World Clinic

We’re in Fort Lauderdale this morning at the American Swim Coaches World Clinic and Tradeshow taking place at the Marriot Harbor Beach. If your in town stop by and see us at Booth 506.  We’re showing off our new trophies and exclusive swim level ribbons that haven’t even reached the catalogs yet. We’re pretty excited about this line of ribbons and know the kids will love them.

The clinic started off last night with an opening reception on the beach with a carnival like theme – food, games and fun for all.  The next three days will be busy filled with presentations by vendors and coaches, dinners to honor all the Olympic swim coaches in attendance and an inductee to the Swimmers Hall of Fame.  

So once again stop by our booth #506 at the ASCA World Clinic Tradeshow in Fort Lauderdale, FL. We are in the lower level of the tradeshow just beyond the registration desk. We would love to see what you think of our new line and hear what you’re looking for!