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Executive Director's Message: Board agenda and member benefits

Updated: Oct 18, 2022

Good afternoon SPOA members,

I hope all of you are having an incredible fall season! Thank you again for your membership and support! As promised, I have attached our board's agenda in a summary format for your review as a member. In addition, I wanted to provide you with a few other details and resources.

SPOA Board Meeting Summary - Member Review - September
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Resources and reminders:

  • Reminder - Dale Carnegie has established a SPOA Member Training Portal.

  • Reminder - UtilAuditors is a SPOA partner and is 100% free with membership. Some SPOA members - particularly labs - have saved tens of thousands of dollars on shipping and merchant services by partnering with them. I highly encourage you to contact- Barry Robinson at Direct: 517-242-0849 or book on his schedule at

  • Reminder - There are only two weeks left for the Checkr special for background checks. Contact Brian Marshall-Rileyn, Account Executive, Checkr, today to discuss immediately (339) 222-2009 - Basic National Background Checks is $8.95 and the most comprehensive version is $39.00.

  • Annual Conference - Tickets are on sale and we already have a large number of attendees.

  • The Industry Report Survey Link will be ready next month. We hope all of you will participate and share the link on your website, email campaigns, and other platforms.

  • Elections for new board seats will take place at next year's conference. If you are interested in serving either on the Governing Board or the Executive Board please complete the following form or contact me directly. If you have already emailed me, there is no need in completing this form.

  • The 2023 National Photographic Competition - Planning Guide is below:

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Please print and post in your offices and studios. This is a great time to start archiving your best images for the contest submissions that will open in spring.

As a reminder, our Governing Board meets the third Monday of each month and our Executive Board meets the third Tuesday of each month. If you wish for us to address or discuss a specific topic, please reach out to me by the secnd week of the month so I have time to potentially place that topic on the agenda. Thank you again and we hope you have an incredible rest of your week!

Best wishes,

David Crandall

Executive Director SPOA


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