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2017 SHDA Summit Summary

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Over 300 industry professionals joined together at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak in Phoenix, AZ for SHDA's 47th Annual Industry Advancement Summit. The event featured an astounding educational session with Sam Richter, exceptional networking events, and the most vital part of attending the Summit, One-One-Sessions, all of which provided invaluable business opportunities for the attendees.

Mark your calendar for SHDA's 48th Industry Advancement Summit scheduled for April 29 through May 3, 2018 at the completely renovated and updated Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco!

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Please join us in wishing President Sean Steinmann a bittersweet "goodbye" and thanking him for his hard work and fantastic leadership of SHDA for the last two years. On behalf of the SHDA staff, it has been an absolute pleasure working with Sean and we look forward to his continued input on the board as SHDA's newest Immediate Past President.



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As we thank Sean for his hard work, we are also very excited to welcome SHDA's new President, John Burke of IDN-Armstrongs, Inc. John has been serving faithfully on the Board as SHDA Vice President and we wish him the best of luck in his new position. Welcome, John!



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About 50 SHDA golfers showed up at the Raven Golf Course and had a great tournament! New this year - the winning foursome will be the inaugural team on the all new William Power & David Love Jug!

Each year, additional plates will be added to represent that year's winning foursome.






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SHDA added tennis to the schedule after many years of not offering the outing. We look forward to making tennis a regular part of the Summit in the future. Congratulations to the winning tennis double Stan and Barbara Maziuk!






Sam Richter presented an eye-opening and educational session to over 60 Summit attendees. The session featured two presentations in one: Every Sales YES Begins With a Know and Personal Branding and Online Reputation Management in a Digital World.

Sam has kindly offered complimentary access to his Know More University for attendees who registered for the Ben Silver Seminar. Setting up a free account allows access to snag some great resources such as content, courses, downloads, presentations and much more!

Those who registered for the Seminar should have received an email with sign up instructions. If you would like the link sent to you again please email the SHDA office and we'll assist you.


To help you make the most of your experience SHDA partnered with Whova to create an event app for the Summit with a lot of great features including:

  • In-app messaging
  • Access to the summit agenda
  • *New this year* One-On-On appointment scheduling
  • Plus so much more!

44% of Summit attendees downloaded the app and 78% of them reported the app as useful.

Check out some of the pictures shared in the Photos section:

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