News For Vendor Partners 2021
New Membership Program for Vendor Partners
EDO Office- On December 3rd, 2020 the Kentucky School Plant Management enacted the Vendor Partnership Membership Program, which went into effect on January 1st, 2021. This program finally brings our vendor partners into the Association as a member of the organization. In past years, this was a grey area and to be honest we really didn't give members very many benefits for being a member of the Association. Under the new membership program:
Vendors Get a Voice in the Vendor Representative Elections to the Board of Directors starting in 2021
The KSPMA Membership and Board of Directors have officially turned over the power to the Vendor Partners that are members of the Association to run and elect their vendor representatives onto the Associations Board of Directors. As outlined in the Associations Policy and Procedure manual, the vendors can vote for whom is going to represent them on the Associations Board of Directors starting in October 2021 at the Associations Annual Business Meeting. Only Vendor Partners that are members can apply and run for Office. Only Vendor Partners that are members in good standing with the Association can vote on those that are running for office. We have one position that is opening in October of 2021. The Board of Directors and the General Membership are not voting on whom gets elected to serve as the Vendor Representative for the 2021-2023 year.
Vendor Scholarships for Family and Staff Members
For the first time in our Associations history, the Association is offering scholarships for Vendor Partners that are members of the Association in good standing for the following:
Any employee (and/or their immediate family) of a Vendor Partner Member can apply for the following scholarships:
VMSA-1- Available to any high school graduate who is seeking a degree in a facility related field. This includes: Engineering, HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, mechanical, etc. The Association is currently offering only 2 scholarships available in this category for the 2021 year.
VMSADE-1- Available to any employee of a Vendor Partner Member that is seeking higher education or certification in the fields of HVAC/Plumbing/Electrical/Mechanical or etc. from an accredited University, College or Technical Trade School. The Association is currently offering only 1 scholarship available in this category.
Once the applicant applies, the application is forwarded to the Scholarship Committee for review and award. Keep in mind we only offer a select few scholarships per year.
Other Vendor Member Highlights include:
For more information on the vendor membership program, please contact the Executive Directors office at email@example.com
2021 PD/Energy Conference
Save the Dates: April 13th and 14th, 2021
The 3rd Annual Association PD/Energy Conference will be held at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Ky.
Setup is on Monday April 12 from 1:00 PM CST to 5:00 PM CST we strongly encourage you to setup during this time period.
You can setup from 7:00 AM CST to 8:30 AM CST on Tuesday morning. If not setting up on Monday, you may miss some great opportunities to mingle with some of the attendee's and discuss your product/services. In years pasts, from 7:30 to 8:30 some of the attendee's arrive early and mingle with the vendors and other attendees. This is a great networking opportunity for you
Premium Sponsor Package: Premium Sponsors can select any available booth
Non-Member Pricing $1,200.00
Member Pricing1 $950.00.
Standard Booth: Standard Booth Sponsors can select booths 11 – 46 + 51 – 66.
Non-Member Pricing $750.00
Member Pricing1 $475.00
KSPMA is using a new interactive registration process. When you select your level (Premium or Standard) you will select your own booth location. Your choice of locations is determined by when you register. First come first served. You will then be asked to enter your company information and will be invoiced via the email you provide. All invoices are due by March 30th, 2021.
1 The Board of Directors enacted the Vendor Partner Membership Program that went into effect on January 1st, 2021. For more information about our Vendor Partner Membership program please visit our website at www.kspma.org or contact the Executive Directors office firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vendor Chat- Virtual Town Hall
Tuesday February 9th, 2021 @ 10:00 AM EST
Join the EDO Team and Association President Kerry Whitehouse for a Vendor Chat. Learn more about the Vendor Membership Program, about the changes implemented at tradeshows due to COVID-19. New Technology being utilized for prize drawings (Wheel of Names), how to run for Vendor Representative 2021-2023 how to vote in the October Election and much more. Checkout the Events page on the website and register to attend this virtual meeting.