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The Showroom Floor: Put On Your Dancin’ Shoes

Written by: Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA

On your mark. Get set. Go!

The exhibit hall opened for business on Tuesday, and there’s a frenzied dynamic on the floor ever since; it reminds me of a busy beehive or ant hill in a sophisticated kind of way. Realizing time is a common enemy for client and vendor alike — with only three days to work with — opportunity must be sized up in the blink of an eye. It’s been a long wait since last year’s spectacle and it’ll be another’s year time before the next gathering.

The psychology of the event is interesting to me to dissect.  There are entertainers, free refreshments, stress balls and toys scattered around, looking to catch our primal attention. Many of the key players set up in large aesthetically inviting displays near the main entrance, while smaller entrepreneurial outfits were based further from the beaten path. There is an element of Darwinism to the individual offerings. It will be interesting to see the businesses becoming more prominent next year and others replaced by more marketable ideas. Read More »

Growing Globally with HFTP Certifications

Written by: Bryan Wood

The HFTP Texas Regional Conference is being held in Austin, Texas this week — which also happens to be the headquarters for HFTP.

So HFTP’s Global Treasurer, Jerry Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF was visiting our office yesterday before he attends the conference. During his visit I was excited to share with him some exciting HFTP certification news.

This week, HFTP reached a new certification milestone. Read More »

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