MSA Annual Meeting & Golf

Sep 22, 2022 - Sep 23, 2022

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Battle Creek, midway between Detroit and Chicago, offers many family attractions, events and festivals for all. The area has abundant natural resources making it an excellent choice for outdoor activities such as biking, boating, and baseball.

Make your plans now to attend the MSA Annual Meeting at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, Battle Creek, Michigan, September 22-23. The two-day program includes time for both education and networking with other sign industry professionals. On Thursday the schedule includes a golf scramble and a reception and banquet. Friday morning begins with breakfast, an update on what MSA is doing, and the election of the 2023 MSA Board. The schedule continues with information that will give you some insights on the economic future for sign companies and continues with the prevention of cyber criminals.

Seminars

The Road Ahead – Where We’re Going in This New Economy is the Friday morning program.

MSA has assembled an elite panel of practical thinkers to help us drive the economic road ahead. We’ll challenge the panelists with questions about Inflation, Supply Chain Issues, Skilled Trades Shortages, On-shoring as well as Cash/Borrowing/Investment Strategies in an uncertain and quickly changing climate. We may even venture into some politically sensitive territories. We’ll see how it goes.

Each panelist will give opening remarks and then discuss topics prepared by Tim McCord, DaNite Sign Company, Columbus OH, as the Moderator. Feel free to contact Tim (or Dee) with questions for the panel, and know there will be questions taken live from the floor to the panel as well. Let’s hold nothing back. The future is for those who are curious and prepared for what’s next.

The panelists:

Philipp Jonas, Chair of Economics, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI.

Brian Pittelko, Senior Regional Analyst, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.

Bill Sweet, Senior Branch Manager & Assistant Vice President, Flagstar Bank, Jackson, MI.

Henry Van De Werken, National Field Representative/Specification, Miratec Systems, St. Paul, MN.

After some socializing over lunch, we’ll hear Identifying & Stopping Cyber Criminals. We will consider how to prevent the latest threats and detect and deter cybersecurity issues such as phishing emails and ransomware, and learn some best practices for your business.

And the info will be in easy to understand terms. Speaker J.R. Muller, West Michigan Technology and Design Solutions, has a company motto of: “We Speak Tech and Human!” You’ll have the opportunity to test yourself and see if you can spot the security risks.

Golf Scramble

A golf scramble will begin at 11:00 am, Thursday, September 22, at Bedford Valley Golf Club, Southwest Michigan’s oldest and largest golf course. The course is 25 miles from FireKeepers Casino. The scramble will include lunch and prizes.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, September 22

8:00 am

MSA Board Meeting (open to all attendees)

11:00 am

Golf Scramble, Bedford Valley Golf Club

6:00 pm

Reception & Banquet

Friday, September 23

8:00 am

Breakfast & MSA Meeting

9:30 am

Panel Discussion: The Road Ahead – Where We’re Going in This New Economy
Moderator Tim McCord, DaNite Sign Company. Panelists: Philipp Jonas, Kalamazoo Valley Community College; Brian Pittelko, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; Bill Sweet, Flagstar Bank; Henry Van De Werken, Miratec Systems

12:00 pm

Working Lunch: Identifying & Stopping Cyber Criminals

J.R. Muller, West Michigan Technology and Design Solutions

2:30 pm

Meeting Concludes

Area Attractions

Enjoy the fresh air and scenic views on one of the many hiking and biking trails, take a leisurely stroll down a beautiful river walk, attend a festival or event www.battlecreekvisitors.org, or explore one of the great attractions which include: Binder Park Zoo www.binderparkzoo.org, Cornwell’s Turkeyville USA www.turkeyville.com, Kids ‘N’ Stuff Museum www.kidsnstuff.org, Full Blast! Indoor/outdoor water park www.fullblast.org, and so much more.

Hotel Reservations

FireKeepers Casino Hotel, Battle Creek, Michigan, features a Live Poker Room, thousands of slot machines, seven dining options, and Vegas-style entertainment. Single or double rooms are available at $129, before September 6. FireKeepers is located at 11177 Michigan Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49014.

  • Visit https://firekeeperscasino.com/
  • Click the “Book Now” button at the top right of the webpage.
  • Under the “Add Code” dropdown menu, click “Group Attendee” and enter: 09122022MS. Click “Add.”
  • Click “Select & Go to the Next Step.”
  • Click your Arrival and Departure Dates on the September calendar. Click “Confirm dates of stay.”
  • You should now be able to select your room type at the MSA $129 rate and continue with your registration. Or call 877-352-8777.

Meeting Registration Fees

 

Early
Registration

(By 9/6/22)

Late
Registration

(After 9/6/22)

Full Meeting
All meals & seminars 9-22 & 9-23

$306

$345

Golf Scramble - Thursday

$109

 

Reception & Banquet - Thursday

$99

$117

Breakfast & MSA Annual Meeting - Friday

$30

$41

Economy Seminar & Working Lunch - Friday

$195

$217

Meeting Sponsorships

See below

 

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 September 6 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 Annual Meeting, contact the MSA office.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Your company now has the opportunity to be an MSA Annual Meeting Sponsor. A variety of Sponsorship Benefits are available depending on the level of promotion your company wishes. MSA appreciates the Sponsorships provided by our product manufacturer and sign supply distributor members. Your Sponsorship helps defray the costs of the MSA meeting and allows 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 and Banquet (not on Friday). Electrical power is available for the Platinum Sponsor Exhibit Tables.

Sponsorships must be received by MSA no later than September 6 in order for printed materials and signage to be prepared for the meeting.

MSA Annual Meeting Sponsorships

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze

$1,125

$800

$500

$275

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

X

X

 

 

Two minutes promo speaking during meeting

X

X

 

 

Exhibit table with 110 power - Limit: first five companies paid

X

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing you at the MSA Annual Meeting at FireKeepers Casino Hotel, September 22-23! For more information, contact the MSA office.

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