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ABMA Educational Institute Webinars

Quarterly Series to Deliver Important Educational Topics to Reach Deep Within Your Organization

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) provides a quarterly webinar series from the ABMA Educational Institute. This webinar series is designed to provide timely and important industry education to our membership that will be beneficial deep within the organization.

We conducted a survey to collect timely and relevant topics and are working hard to develop webinar content to deliver specific and valuable education. Please send your webinar topic ideas and feedback to ABMA HQ.


----Tom_150w.pngThursday, July 14, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm EST (12-1p CST)
"Five Steps to Protect Your Firm from Catastrophic Cyber Attacks"
Presented by Tom Kirkham, founder and CEO of Iron Tech Security


What are you doing to protect your business from cyber attacks? Last year, the White House released a statement titled, "What We Urge You to do to Protect Against the Threat of Ransomware." This statement discusses 5 things you must do to protect your business from disastrous cyber attacks. Join us to learn about the 5 things you must have in place to protect your business.

Tom Kirkham, founder and CEO of IronTech Security provides cybersecurity defense systems and focuses on educating and encouraging organizations to establish a security-first environment to prevent successful attacks. Kirkham brings more than three decades of software design, network administration, computer security, and cybersecurity knowledge to organizations around the country. Kirkham once had a software company that sold retail management software to the NSA, Sprint, AT&T and various premier golf clubs like Firestone and Pebble Beach. He is an active member of the FBI's Arkansas InfraGard Chapter and frequently speaks about the latest in security threats.

Registration Link: https://irontechsecurity.mykajabi.com/american-brush-manufacturers


Wednesday, April 13, 2022
2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
----Ed Wallace Headshot.png"Target Conversations with Your Ideal Buyers"
Presented by Ed Wallace, Achieve Next

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Ed consults with and speaks for corporations and associations across the globe with a client list that is a Who's Who of Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of Fares to Friends, Creating Relational Capital, Business Relationships That Last, and his most recent #1 best-seller, The Relationship Engine. In addition, Ed is currently on the Executive Education faculty of Drexel's LeBow College of Business and Villanova University's Human Resources Masters program. https://www.linkedin.com/in/relcapgroup/

January 11, 2022
----Todd Middleton.jpg----John Stevenson.jpg"The Benefits of a Managed Sale"
Presented by Todd Middleton, John Stevenson, ASA, Mariner Capital Advisors

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Mariner Capital Advisors' Managing Director Todd Middleton will provide an overview of the process of selling a company and explain the benefits of conducting a managed sale process. Valuation Director John Stevenson will provide an overview of the business valuation process and discuss factors that influence the value of a company. More information about selling a business and business valuation.

October 12, 2021
----Meccia-Sam Headshot 09 21 250w.jpg"Introduction to the Advantages of Member Owned Group Captive Insurance"
Presented by Sam Meccia
Captive Resources

July 13, 2021
----Paul Rutledge Headshot 250w.jpg"Ounce of Prevention"
Presented by Paul Rutledge

April 13, 2021
"Total Productive Maintenance"
Presented by Vorne

January 19, 2021
"Understanding 3d Printing and Additive Manufacturing"
Presented by Carbon 3d

October 13, 2020
"Selling Strategies to Enhance Your Virtual Effectiveness"
Presented by AchieveNEXT®