Making a difference: a record number of Platinum Sponsors are prepared to deliver their message at the industry's largest annual meeting.
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Nomina Anatomica Avium. Education Conference & Exposition's record-number 18 Platinum Sponsors, getting brand-name recognition at the apartment industry's greatest event of the year helps them to Make a Difference. For the thousands of apartment management employees who will attend the show June 28-30 at Mandalay Bay Conference Center and Casino in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. , the education gained will help them to Make a Difference in improving performance and developing their careers.
For volunteers throughout the industry, their year-round efforts of compassion and support through various causes, Making a Difference is the theme that runs through their daily lives. Those who have put energy to goodwill will be recognized here before this enormous national audience.
This year's conference theme, Making A Difference, promises to headline all aspects of the three-day extravaganza ex·trav·a·gan·za
1. An elaborate, spectacular entertainment or display: "Washington is an extravaganza of great buildings, greenery, and monuments" Larry Griffin. , which includes a 50-session education program designed with eight distinct tracks based on all aspects of apartment management.
Apartment professionals have the chance to invest in themselves and follow a professional development education track path, be it in leadership, human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. , technology, specialty housing, small/independent owner, maintenance or marketing. Or, attendees may choose to attend various sessions to gain knowledge on a variety of fronts.
The 2007 Education Conference & Exposition will host the largest national trade show in the apartment industry with more than 700 booths on a 160,000 square-foot hall, filled by companies showcasing their latest products and services to help apartment professionals stay ahead of the pack in today's competitive market.
"The Platinum Sponsors see the value of name recognition throughout the country," said NAA Chairman of the Board Dave Watkins, CAPS. "They are leaders when it comes to supporting the industry as a whole and have stepped up to the plate to make things happen."
The 18 industry leaders who are Platinum Sponsors, representing a wide variety of products and services, have that distinct opportunity. They are: AZUMA Leasing, Comcast, Intuit in·tu·it
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Headquartered in Vinings, just outside Atlanta in unincorporated Cobb County, Georgia, Home Depot employs more than 355,000 people and operates 2,164 big-box Supply, RealPage, Rent.com, Move, Sears, Yardi, Time Warner Cable This article or section needs sources or references that appear in reliable, third-party publications. Alone, primary sources and sources affiliated with the subject of this article are not sufficient for an accurate encyclopedia article. and Mac-Gray. Wilmar is a Silver Sponsor; First Advantage SafeRent and Resident Data Inc. are Bronze Sponsors.
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For Rent Media Solutions, whose Vice President/General Manager Terry Slattery is NAA's National Supplier's Council Chair and 2007 Conference Co-Chair, said "with the largest captive audience of apartment industry decision-makers, there is no better place than the NAA Education Conference & Exposition for a company to showcase its products and services, introduce a new company name or build on a strong branding campaign."
Andrea Massey, Senior Vice President, Marketing, RealPage, a first-time Platinum, said NAA's annual conference is one of the most anticipated events of the year.
"Not only does it offer our staff the chance to interact and network with thousands of apartment professionals, but it also provides us with the opportunity to speak directly with our customer base to understand the full range of needs for the conventional, affordable and student housing markets that we serve," Massey said.
Senior Vice President, Apartment Finder, Marcia Bollinger, said having her company appear before a record crowd is important because the apartment industry is the lifeblood life·blood
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"As Platinum Sponsors, more multifamily housing people means more opportunities to communicate our message, introduce our products and services, and most importantly Adv. 1. most importantly - above and beyond all other consideration; "above all, you must be independent"
above all, most especially , more opportunities to build relationships with our customers," Bollinger said. "At the NAA conference, the networking isn't just invaluable--it's fun. Customers become trusted friends, working alongside each other in the industry we know and love."
Tina West, Senior Manager, Sales, Rent.com, said the NAA conference is all event not to be missed.
"It has always proven to be the best way for us to meet a diverse group of multifamily housing professionals in person," West said. "By attending and being a Platinum Sponsor, our product managers, engineers and sales representatives are able to listen to what the community is saying."
Stephen Feltner, President, Move, said, "Our Platinum Sponsorship gives us the chance to network with our industry peers, allowing us to stay on top of the new trends within the industry. The information received during this conference is invaluable."
Sarah Malone, For Rent Media Solutions' Vice President of Sales for the Western Region, said her company is proud to have sponsored the conference since 1990.
"We enjoy being surrounded by key decision-makers in our industry," Malone said. "By having so many years of experience at one conference, our employees have the opportunity, to learn more about the industry to better serve our clients."
Bill Story, Vice President, Sales, AT&T Community Technologies, said, "AT&T found last year's NAA Education Conference to be an incredible opportunity to continue to develop new relationships and expand our client base. Having a large part of our management team attend the conference was very helpful as we continue to execute our mission to provide one-stop shopping for AT&T's full range of communications and entertainment services to a wide range of communities."
Several top-rated NAA speakers return to share their expertise, including Tom Asacker on branding, Dan Thurmon on work-life balance The expression work-life balance was first used in 1986 in the US (although had been used in the UK from the late 1970s by organisations such as New Ways to Work and the Working Mother's Association) to help explain the unhealthy life choices that many people were making; they were , and Larry and Megan Johnson and the Apartment All-Stars on marketing.
All-Pro quarterback Peyton Manning Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Colts with the first overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. , speaking with his father Archie, are keynote speakers set for June 28. Manning is the 2007 Super Bowl most valuable player of the reigning champion Indianapolis Colts
2007 NAA Conference Chair Bill Boston, noted that the significant contributions of the sponsors enable NAA to assemble a world-class lineup A criminal investigation technique in which the police arrange a number of individuals in a row before a witness to a crime and ask the witness to identify which, if any, of the individuals committed the crime. of speakers and educators. Last year. WinnResidential brought 100 of its staff.
"We use the conference as an opportunity to bring together people from around the country," said Wollinger said. "The NAA venue provides an incredible value and allows for people in our organization to network with each other and with professionals from other generations. The trade show exposes our people to what's new, what works and it provides take-home knowledge that can be put into action at our communities immediately."
Also among the new speakers added to the NAA education schedule are J. Walker Smith, described by Fortune magazine as "one of America's leading analysts of consumer trends." Mel Kleiman, a leading expert on hiring hourly employees and life-long learning expert Julia King Professor Julia King CBE FREng is the Vice-Chancellor of Aston University
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Other individual education sessions as part of the tracks include personal development and motivation topics, strategies and solutions for small owners, special sessions for property managers to help them do their jobs better and with less stress, demographic trends--who are the future apartment residents and employees, and up-to-the minute trends.
All of that education is complimented by three common interest roundtables where industry professionals will be able to share best practices in peer-to-peer exchanges facilitated by industry dynamos Dynamos may mean:
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Trade Show Floor: The Big Give-Away
The ultimate thrill for attendees comes during the June 30 grand-prize giveaway, sponsored by the Platinum sponsors. One grand prizewinner's name will be drawn at random that afternoon. The winner will have the choice of $30,000 cash or a brand-new car--which would you choose?
Other highlights will the NSC-sponsored Opening Party on June 28 and the performance of The World Classic Rockers World Classic Rockers is a rock supergroup formed in 1994.
The band, founded by former Steppenwolf guitarist Nick St. Nicholas, was created to spotlight former members of well-known rock groups. (WCR WCR Women's Council of Realtors (since 1938; Chicago, Illinois)
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WCR Whole-Carcass-Rinse ) at the Closing Gala on June 30. WCR features former members of classic rock bands Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) (or IPA pronunciation: [lɛ'nɝd skɪ'nɝd]) is an iconic U.S. Southern rock band. , Steppenwolf and Toto. Four NAA members will win the chance to sing a set with the band based on their entrance in the first-ever NAA Idol, based on the popular television show.