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Corporate Specialties Owner Speaks At National Sales Summit

Valerie Hayman Sklar, Tony Pupo and Debbee Poche speak at the AIA National Sales Summit.
Valerie Hayman Sklar, Tony Pupo and Debbee Poche speak at the AIA National Sales Summit.

I’m a big proponent of professional development, and I’m always looking for ways to learn more about how to better meet customer needs as well as build and grow my business. Through putting what I’ve learned into action, I’ve been able to experience success.

Because of these achievements, it’s my turn to give back! I was asked to be one of three featured panelists in the professional development session “It’s Time For Fast Growth In Your Business” at the AIA National Sales Summit on August 7. I joined two other successful business owners—Debbee Poche and Tony Pupo—where we discussed growth strategies that we have employed to get amazing results even during the still somewhat sluggish economy.

Mike Irwin, MAS, AIA national director of sales, moderated the panel where he asked us about the habits and tactics we have employed, the changes we have instituted and the time-tested tips we have implemented throughout the last two years to grow at such a rapid pace. I’m honored to be included in this all-star panel and I truly enjoyed sharing what I’ve learned to help my fellow promotional products practitioners experience success.