Education


Lunch & Learns, 2016

The Lunch & Learn pilots in 2015 were very well received by both the Marketers who could attend and by the Association.  It was a good opportunity to 
share what BPAMA has been doing as well as what our plans are for the future.  In addition, our conversations with the Marketers helped to shape our priorities
for not only 2016 but looking into the future as well.  We have decided to continue these sessions this year.  The cities we will be coming to and the locations are noted below:
 

Location Date   Hotel
Savannah, GA April 19th Springhill Suites
4 Gateway Bovd. East
Savannah, GA  31419
Orlando, FL April 21st Courtyard by Marriott Orlando S
4120 Taft Vineland Rd.
Orlando, FL  32837
Atlanta, GA May 18th TBD
Columbia, SC May 19th Courtyard downtown Columbia
630 Assembly St.
Columbia, SC  29201
Baltimore, MD June 9th TBD
Lexington, KY    June 14th TBD
Charleston, WV June 16th TBD
Madison, WI July 19th TBD
Wausau, WI July 20th TBD
Kokomo, IN Aug 16th TBD
Kankakee, IL Aug 17th TBD
Lansing, MI Sept 13th TBD
Knoxville, TN Sept 15th TBD
St. Louis, MO Sept 22nd TBD
Columbus, OH Oct 11th TBD
Pittsburgh, PA Oct 12th TBD
Blacksburg, VA Oct 31at TBD
Richmond, VA Nov 1st    TBD

Invitations will go out a month or two ahead of time.  This is for any BP Marketer and their staff.

Lunch & Learn 2015

BPAMA is pleased to announce a new member benefit and networking opportunity, Lunch & Learn.  

Over the next year, the Association will be traveling to local markets to meet with our members. These one-day meetings are designed to:
  • Provide relevant, timely information and education to our marketers; 
  • Identify current issues and needs regarding your business; 
  • Share an update of initiatives being addressed by your National Leadership Board and its working committees;
  • A roundtable discussion – industry best practices, charitable work, community opportunities, etc.

The Lunch & Learn will be hosted by Jack Allard, Executive Director of BPAMA, Chris Elliott, BP’s Director of Marketing Execution & Business Relations and one of the NLB members who represent your market.  In addition, an outside speaker will present industry related topics to enhance your business.  
 
We do have one request.  We would like to take an opportunity to hear from those of you who have a best practice to share or some information on a charity you support.  We know there are many great initiatives that you are engaged in and we would appreciate the chance to learn more about what you are doing.
 
These sessions are an opportunity for you to strengthen your business, your Association, and the BP BRAND. We hope that you or a representative from your company can join us when BPAMA visits your market.  

2015 BPAMA Lunch and Learn Calendar
Cedar Rapids, IA Tuesday, 11/3/2015       Homewood Suites by Hilton, Cedar Rapids
1140 Park Place NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Minneapolis, MN
click here to register
Thursday, 11/5/2015 Hampton Inn & Suites
10600 Wayzata Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55305
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Charlotte, NC  
click here to register  
Wednesday, 12/2/2015   Holiday Inn Express Arrowood
805 W. Arrowood Road 28217
Charlotte, NC 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Raleigh, NC      
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Thursday, 12/3/2015     Holiday Inn Express Hotel Suites at NC State
3741 Thistledown Drive 27606
Raleigh, NC 27606
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


 

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