MSA Annual Meeting 2021

Sep 09, 2021 - Sep 10, 2021

The MSA Annual Meeting will be held September 9-10, at the Emerald Event Center & Residence Inn, Avon, Ohio. The MSA Board and staff are so glad to be able to welcome MSA members to an in-person meeting at long last. Although we’ve enjoyed several virtual sessions, the elapsed time between our last in-person session and the 2021 MSA Annual Meeting is 19 long months. Welcome back, MSA!

On Thursday there is a morning MSA Board meeting (open to all), an afternoon golf scramble, and an evening reception and banquet. Friday morning begins with breakfast and an MSA business meeting. The September 10 educational program presented by Tim Autry, PPI, is Own Your Sign Company: Don’t Let It Own You!

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Seminars

The morning session is WHY Your Team Members Do WHAT They Do the WAY They Do It. Following the lunch will be Your ‘Golden Ticket’ to Business Owner Freedom: One Team With One Goal Having One Conversation.

What if you could take ‘time off’ without the need to check WhatsApp, texts, or emails? What if there was no longer that ‘stab in the gut’ every time your phone rings? How would it feel to know your employees are doing right things in right ways…even when no one is watching?

Tim Autrey, Founder/CEO of PPI and author of 6-Hour Safety Culture, is bringing his lessons learned from over 20 years of working with teams, leaders, and business owners around the globe to the Emerald Event Center for the MSA Annual Meeting.

Working with huge corporations, mid-sized companies, and small businesses alike, Tim and his Team have helped organizations achieve performance successes such as:

  • 87.5% reduction in employee mistakes
  • 57% reduction in employee turnover
  • 80% improvement in employee satisfaction

The insights, strategies, and tools Tim will share during his time with us were recently implemented within MSA member company MI Custom Signs in Taylor, Michigan (owner - Rene Pare’).

During the 12 months following implementation, MI Custom Signs…

  • Achieved a reduction in employee mistakes of 65%
  • Had zero turnover
  • Saw an increase in profits of 35%

This is going to be a very special event!

Here are a few things to note:

  1. Everything Tim will be talking about and demonstrating (especially during the morning session) applies to personal life as well as to professional-running-a-business life. Your spouses/significant others are invited to attend as well!
  2. Right after lunch Tim will be leading you through a super-fun event where you’ll experience much of what you learned in the morning.
  3. After the exercise, Rene Pare’ will take the stage with Tim to talk real-life sign company experience utilizing the PPI precepts and will engage in Q&A.
  4. Tim Autrey will be giving away signed copies of his best-selling book, 6-Hour Safety Culture to select afternoon participants.

So…you definitely want to plan to stay for the afternoon session!

By the Way…Tim Autrey is a small business owner himself. In 2013, having a 7-figure business with 16 Team Members, he and his wife Suzette took a 4-week vacation to Southeast Asia. Having built a team, work environment, and culture using the same strategies and tools you’ll learn in this session, he didn’t need to check his email or have to entertain a single ‘phone call’ during the entire trip. Imagine!

Do NOT miss this session!

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Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 9

8:00 am

MSA Board Meeting (open to all attendees)

11:00 am

Golf Scramble – Hilliard Lakes Golf Club, Westlake, Ohio

6:00 pm

Reception & Banquet


Friday, September 10

7:30 am

Breakfast & MSA Meeting

8:45 am

Seminar: WHY Your Team Members Do WHAT They Do the WAY They Do It
Tim Autry, PPI

Noon

Working Lunch: Your ‘Golden Ticket’ to Business Owner Freedom: One Team With One Goal Having One Conversation
Tim Autry

2:30 pm

Meeting Concludes


Golf Scramble

The MSA Golf Scramble is at Hilliard Lakes Golf Club (31665 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake OH 44145) a family-owned course established in 1967 that has received a Four-Star rating from “Golf Digest” magazine. The scramble is at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 9, and includes a casual lunch and prizes. Go to: www.hilliardlakesgc.com.

Area Attractions

The MSA Annual Meeting is in Avon, Ohio, near Lake Erie. The area offers beautiful outdoor green spaces, Lake Erie and its tributaries providing miles of coastline, and all kinds of seasonal water sports. For more information on the area restaurants, wineries, and museums, go to: www.thisiscleveland.com or www.shoresandislands.com.

Hotel Reservations

The Residence Inn, Avon, Ohio, an all-suites Marriott property, features all the traditional amenities including free parking, Bar 41.82 offering specially crafted cocktails, beers and small plates, a swimming pool, and a fitness center.

Rooms are available at $119, plus tax. To reserve your room at the Residence, call 440-937-0909. A reservation link is available here: Book your group rate for Midwest Sign Association. If you have any difficulty registering through the link, please call the hotel directly, or contact the MSA office.

The MSA room block will be released after Tuesday, August 24. The Residence is at 33040 Just Imagine Dr., Avon OH 44011. Parking is complimentary.
 

Meeting Registration Fees

 

Early
Registration
(By 8-24-21)

Late
Registration
(After 8-24-21)

Full Meeting
All meals & seminars September 9-10 (does not include golf)

$279

$314

Hilliard Lakes Golf Scramble
Thursday 11:00 am

$70

 

Reception & Banquet
Thursday 6:00 pm

$93

$107

Breakfast & MSA Meeting
Friday 7:30 am

$28

$38

WHY Your Team Members Do WHAT They Do the WAY They Do It

Working Lunch-Your ‘Golden Ticket’ to Business Owner
Freedom: One Team With One Goal Having One Conversation

Friday 8:45 am & Noon

$177

$197

Meeting Sponsorships

See below

 


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are available for the MSA Meeting with a variety of benefits depending on the level of promotion your company wishes. MSA appreciates the Sponsorships provided by our product manufacturer and sign supply distributor members. Your Sponsorships help defray the costs of the MSA meeting and allow MSA to keep registration fees low for the sign company attendees.

Due to space limitations, only five Platinum Sponsorships are available. The Platinum Sponsor Exhibit Tables will be available during the Thursday Reception (not on Friday). Electrical power is available for the Platinum Sponsor Exhibit Tables.

Sponsorships must be received by MSA no later than August 24 in order for printed materials and signage to be prepared for the meeting.

 

MSA Meeting Sponsorships

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

 

$1,025

$725

$425

$250

Showcard recognition at all events

X

X

X

X

Verbal recognition at two events

X

X

X

X

Printed program recognition

X

X

X

X

Sponsor ribbons on name badges

X

X

X

X

Email to members recognition

X

X

X

X

Newsletter recognition

X

X

X

X

Golf hole sponsorship

X

X

X

X

Complimentary reception & banquet registration

X

X

X

 

Complimentary golf round

X

X

X

Complimentary meeting registration (does not include golf)

X

X

 

 

Two minutes promo speaking during meeting

X

X

 

 

Exhibit table at Reception w/110 power - Limit: first 5 companies

X

 

 

 


How to Register

Complete the registration form, and mail it with your check to: MSA, 4128 Woodsly Dr., Batavia, OH 45103. Make your check payable to MSA. Registrations must be received by MSA no later than August 24 to qualify for the early registration fee.

For registration questions or if you have dietary restrictions or need special assistance in order to participate in the MSA Meeting, contact the MSA office. MSA and the Emerald Event Center & Residence Inn follow and request all attendees to follow the CDC guidelines regarding Covid 19 safety.

We look forward to seeing you in-person at the MSA Annual Meeting at the Emerald Event Center & Residence Inn, Avon, Ohio, September 9-10!

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