American Pride August 2018 Virtual Magazine

AMERICAN PRIDE August 2018 Issue

News & Notes by Larry Zavadil CEO, Chairman of the Board

In This Issue

News & Notes .....................................................1-2 Organizational Changes................................2-3 Vendor Spotlight.................................................. 3 Business Solutions...........................................3-4 Prop 65 ....................................................................4 SOS Update............................................................ 5 Automotive Update ........................................5-6 Human Resources Update............................6-7 Education Webinar..............................................6 Finance Update ................................................7-9 Communications Update .................................. 7 American University ...........................................8 New Sales Associates.....................................8-9 ASB Features...................................................10-11 Summit Photos ....................................................12 New PFP Vendors ...............................................13 Vendor News ..................................................13-17

The popular movie “Darkest Hour” has brought a lot of attention to former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It has also brought a lot of attention to Gary Oldman, who won the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Churchill. According to biographers, Churchill did not have the happiest of childhoods. Neglected by his uninterested parents, he was sent to boarding school at a young age where he would write letter after letter pleading for his parents to visit him. Most of his requests went unanswered, and he ended up spending a succession of holidays alone at school without even the company of classmates. Churchill would go on to su er many failures both at school and in his political life, failures that would have defeated most people. But Churchill kept persevering, overcoming great odds and eventually leading his country through its most di cult times. How did a man with such a di cult upbringing and spotty professional record achieve such greatness? The answer may lie in the following story: Churchill was asked to deliver a speech at Harrow, the boarding school he attended as a boy. “Never give up! Never give up! Never, never, never-never-never-never!” he roared. What a tremendous lesson in perseverance! Perseverance separates the winners from the losers. Those who persevere understand that luck is something only failures believe in. Perseverance has other names — persistence, determination, a can-do attitude. Success in life depends on your willingness to never give up, even when the reward is delayed.

Industry Save-the-Dates

Sept. 13 | ASB End User Show | Cleveland, OH

Sept. 16 | Product Responsibility Summit | Alexandria, VA

Sept. 25 | ASB End User Show | Dallas, TX

Oct. 11 | ASB End User Show | Philadelphia, PA

Oct. 14-16 | ASI Power Summit | Tucson, AZ

Jan. 13-17 | PPAI Expo | Las Vegas, NV

Feb. 2-6 | ASB National Show | Ft. Worth, TX

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