Happy New Year USDC members. 2016 came in faster than I expected. As the board begins planning for the new year, we want to take a minute and thank all the companies that hosted USDC in 2015. USDC meetings were quite diverse in 2015. We started with a "speed dating" event hosted at IHC.
This month we are leaving the world of government contractors to check in at the Crystal Inn. Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites is a unique, independent hotel chain that is concentrated in the Western Region of the United States. The first Crystal Inn Hotel & Suite opened in downtown Salt Lake City in 1994.
USDC Members: We have a wonderful opportunity for you to meet with some of the Prime Contractors working with Utah Companies.
USDC has a special meeting planned for June. We will be visiting Swire Coca Cola to find out what they purchase and how you might be able to get involved with this company. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet the purchasing agents for Swire, but we will also be taking a tour.
Salt Lake is the hub of the state, our state capitol, and where most of the business is conducted. This month you will have the opportunity to meet with two government entitities that make Salt Lake a mover and shaker.
We have a great meeting scheduled for April. We have invited a number of school districts to come together for a reverse trade show opportunity for you. Not only do we have a number of school districts coming to share their purchasing practices, but the State of Utah Division of Purchasing will be there as well.
Whew, 31 positive thoughts for March in celebration of our annual meeting and the Power of Positivity. To finish up the positive thoughts, let's recap some of the ideas that Chris gave us in her presentation. Ideas to help us find more happiness and positivity in our lives. Hopefully, we can use some of these ideas to make our lives more upbeat and happy.
Happy International Day of Happiness!! So here's what happened at our annual meeting!
Did you know that 40% of your happiness is controlled by our thoughts, actions and behaviors? Only 10% is controlled by our circumstances.
Just a reminder that today is the last day to register for our wonderful annual meeting. This year we will be at the Zions Bank Founders Room for a presentation on the power of positivity by Chris Redgrave. You won't want to miss this opportunity.