Top 4 Reasons to Get Involved with Trade Organizations
Here at Yerecic Label we know that if you listen and learn from your customers, they will guide you in the direction you need. Tradeshow participation is at the core of this value, so here are our top four reasons for getting involved with trade associations!
1. Leadership Opportunities
Throughout our years participating in tradeshows, we have recognized the importance of leadership opportunities, and have even landed a few! After attending and sponsoring the Annual Meat Conference (AMC) for several years our President and Owner, Art Yerecic, was offered the opportunity to serve on the Planning Committee. Our Marketing Director, Kristin Yerecic Scott, is currently serving on the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) Board of Directors as well as the TLMI Board of Directors.
2. Voice for Labeling
Along with these leadership opportunities, comes the chance to provide a voice for the label industry. It is our duty to do the right thing with this platform to amplify important label industry projects such as sustainability and technological advancements. Key Account Manager Elizabeth Yerecic has taken on the role of our sustainability expert through her position as the Product Development Cross Functional team leader, and presented at SEPC’s Southern Exposure 2020 Plight of Plastics Education session in early 2020 regarding recycling friendly labels.
3. You Get What You Give
Another core value Yerecic Label believes is that you get what you give. This is why we are active on committees in every single one of the organizations we are involved in. Elizabeth serves on the International Dairy, Deli, Bakery Association’s (IDDBA’s) Next Gen Advisory committee as well as the Industry Relations committee. Yerecic Label finds value in sponsoring important industry-related research such as the Power of Produce, an annual research report published by FMI, conducted by 210 Analytics, LLC and sponsored by Yerecic Label, the Southeast Produce Council and Burris Logistics.
4. Understand Challenges
Attending tradeshows allows us to keep a pulse on the industry and to get ahead of our customers’ challenges. Staying actively involved in these associations helps us to understand potential opportunities for the label industry, and time to develop appropriate and timely solutions.
Participating so deeply in so many associations has been a cornerstone of the success we’ve achieved at Yerecic Label.
Want to watch your connections and business grow? Get out there and get involved!!