The CHHMA is looking for additional members to join our CORE, SMART & HR Network Groups already in operation as well as members to join a potential new Logistics Group (Toronto area) and a SMART West Group that could meet in the Vancouver area.

What is SMART?
SMART stands for “Sales Managers Achieving Results Together”

How Does it Work?
Senior sales managers, account managers and marketing executives from non-competing companies (we have multiple groups set up to avoid conflicts) meet four times a year over breakfast to discuss industry issues and best practices.

Agendas are determined by the group (10 to 15 members) on the day of the meeting and sessions are facilitated by a CHHMA representative to keep them focused, productive, and finished on time.  Meetings tend to last 90 minutes to 2 hours.  

On occasion, outside experts can be brought in to present or provide information on a specific topic or issue.

We currently run several groups in the Toronto area and have a group that meets in the Montreal area as well.

We also conduct similar programs for senior executives called CORE (Chief Officers Reaching Excellence) who discuss senior management and industry issues and HR (Human Resources) for HR Managers and persons with HR responsibilities where HR issues and best practices are discussed and new legislation impacting employees and the workplace are reviewed. 

Currently, we have one group each which meet on a quarterly basis in Mississauga over breakfast or lunch.  

Cost to Join:
The annual cost is $350 + HST for the Ontario groups (4 meetings a year) and $262.50 +GST for the Quebec group (currently 3 meetings a year). 

However, CHHMA members can attend an initial meeting at no charge to see how the meetings work and the type of information that is exchanged before deciding whether they want to join the group on a regular basis.

New SMART West & Logistics Group:
As mentioned, we are exploring the idea of setting up a SMART West group that could meet in the Vancouver (possibly Delta, BC) area.  If you are a senior executive, sales or marketing manager, or account manager located in BC or calling on the area, and would be interested in attending a meeting, please contact Michael Jorgenson at (416) 282-0022 ext. 134 or mjorgenson@chhma.ca. 

Similarly, the CHHMA is interested in setting up a new Supply Chain – Logistics Group for managers handling distribution/warehousing/shipping responsibilities.  We are planning an initial meeting on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the CHHMA Office in Scarborough, 1335 Morningside Ave, Suite 101 that would include a presentation by Paul Publow, President of Logistics Solutions & Services Inc. (LSSaves.com) on the challenges of the new quicker and more costly distribution demands and the impact of the key supply chain components on your bottom line.  Mr. Publow has over 45 years experience in the distribution and supply chain industry and his company LSS has been providing supply chain consulting services to CHHMA members for close to 30 years – saving our members hundreds of thousands of dollars.  CHHMA members can benefit from an initial consultation meeting at no cost.      

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Upcoming Meeting Dates:

CORE March 5, 2020 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. CHSI facility, Mississauga
HR  March 5, 2020 10:30 a.m. – noon CHSI facility, Mississauga
SMART A March 5, 2020 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. IPEX office, Mississauga
SMART B March 3, 2020 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Residence Inn, Vaughan
SMART Montreal April 14, 2020 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Holiday Inn, Longueuil
SMART Vancouver TBD TBD TBD
LOGISTICS March 3, 2020 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. CHHMA office, Scarborough

 

So again, if you have interest in joining any of these valuable peer networking groups or would like further information, please contact Michael Jorgenson at (416) 282-0022 ext. 134 or mjorgenson@chhma.ca.  Remember you can attend an initial meeting at no charge!