STAFDA News, December 2015/January 2016

STAFDA’s Vegas Reception

Join STAFDA members at the World of Concrete in Las Vegas during its hospitality party, February 2, at the Renaissance Las Vegas (adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center). The party is from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Renaissance Ballrooms 1 & 2. Bring along potential members to learn about the Association and its programs, talk to peers, as well as enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

Congressional Fly-In Announced

STAFDA has announced the dates of its 4th Annual Congressional Fly-In: June 8-9 in Washington, D.C. Members have the opportunity to join other STAFDA colleagues for a one-day, grassroots event to meet with legislators on important business concerns affecting the construction industry.

Attendees will meet in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday evening, June 8, for a one-hour overview of what to expect on Capitol Hill. Advocacy Associates schedules the Thursday, June 9, Congressional visits. A guest speaker will address the group at a breakfast meeting before leaving for their legislative visits. Participants will have at least three meetings with legislators.

Registration materials will be available in late March.

University of Innovative Distribution Scholarships
STAFDA, a sponsoring association of the University of Innovative Distribution (UID), will again offer 15 scholarships for distributor members to the March 6-9 program in Indianapolis. The four-day educational program is designed specifically for professionals representing a broad base of hardlines channels.

Attendees create their own curriculum and courses are taught by respected distribution experts. Topics include sales planning, negotiation skills, leadership, delegation, finance, inventory management and branch management.

UID continues to sellout each year, bringing together 600 liked-minded distribution professionals who learn from the very best instructors in the industry. Participants create their own curriculum where they can focus on their area of specialty, or diversify their coursework to explore new topics. It’s 100 percent up to the student.

STAFDA distributor members interested in applying for the scholarships should log in to the members-only section of for details or contact the STAFDA office.

Scholarship applications are due to STAFDA by January 15, 2016. All members may register for UID by visiting (be sure to note that you’re a STAFDA member).

For more information on the events above or about STAFDA membership, please contact the STAFDA office at (800) 352-2981 or e-mail