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July, 2019  |  A review of the latest news and happenings.
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My First Month as Executive Director for the CTSM Program

Michelle MontgomeryIt has been about a month since I started as Executive Director of the CTSM program and I am overwhelmed by the outreach of the CTSM community. Here is just one example:

"Welcome to the CTSM family. Let me know if you need anything at all. We are excited to have you aboard!"

Everyone I have met in person, on the phone and through email has been warm and welcoming. I am excited to learn everything about our candidates, graduates, and our program.

If you're going to FastTrak in Providence or Chicago, be sure to find me, say hello and introduce yourself!   - Michelle Montgomery

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EXHIBITORFastTrak Conference Updates

EXHIBITORFastTrak Providence begins next week, and EXHIBITORFastTrak Chicago is right around the corner. Follow these simple steps to get the most out of these upcoming conferences:

Step 1: Log into My CTSM and click on Transcript to see which sessions you have remaining.

Step 2: Compare the required sessions you still need to the locations where each session is being offered. Pick a location where you can maximize the number of sessions you need. To see the locations where each required session is offered, go to www.CTSM.com/requiredsessionlocations.asp.

Step 3: Visit the FastTrak web site at ExhibitorFastTrak.com and reserve your spot.

Step 4: Save money by registering for Chicago before the Early Bird deadline of July 23rd.

Did you Know: If all the sessions remaining on your transcript are offered at a FastTrak conference, you may take your comprehensive exam at the same location. The exam is offered Friday afternoon at each location. Don't forget to register for your exam at least one month prior to exam date. Here's the link: www.CTSM.com/comprehensiveexamregistration-s.asp

CTSM5 Sessions Offered at FastTraks

Those of you with 5 or more years of experience may opt out of some of the CTSM-required sessions. Use the Session Substitution Request form at www.CTSM.com/substitutionrequest.asp to determine which required sessions can be replaced by a CTSM5 session.

eTrak Also Available

This is a great option for those looking to take a class one at a time or between FastTraks. Checkout EXHIBITOR eTrak's live online sessions at ExhibitorOnline.com/etrak. The eTrak schedule is posted through the end of 2019.

Just let us know if you have any questions and we will be happy to help!

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New Add-on Events Coming to FastTrak

We are excited to announce a new series of optional evening networking events to be offered at our 2019 FastTrak conferences! Introducing:

Providence - An Evening in the City
Wednesday, July 17 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
On this spectacular evening experience you will have a wonderful three-course Italian dinner in Providence's "Little Italy", enjoy outdoor music in a beautiful piazza, and take a delightful gondola ride down the Providence River. You will love this perfect night in Providence! The cost to attend is $85. To sign up for this special evening event, select the add-on option while registering for the Providence conference.

Chicago - Architectural Boat Tour followed by Giordano's Pizza
Wednesday, August 21 from 5:45 - 9:30 PM
Capture spectacular views of Chicago's skyline as you cruise along Lake Michigan and/or the Chicago River in comfort. The docent provides you with in-depth knowledge of Chicago architecture and the unique history of the city. Learn interesting facts about Chicago and gain a new perspective on the city. The cost to attend is $85. To sign up for this special evening event, select the add-on option while registering for the Chicago conference.

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Atanta Meet & Greet a Success!

Kismet Mikos, CTSM Gold, hosted a meet & greet in Atlanta, GA in early June. There were 5 in attendance and a great time was had by all. Topics included how to complete your certification, lead processing, and just good old networking. Everyone enjoyed the lunch meet up and agreed to get together again this fall.

If you live in the Atlanta area, let me know if you'd like to join this great group and I'll be sure to connect you!

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June Meet and Greet held at Colletta in Alpharetta, GA

Several graduates have indicated their desire to host Meet & Greets in their areas. If you are interested in hosting, contact me and I will help set it up!

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Congratulations to our Newest CTSM Graduates!
Newly Certified Trade Show Marketers since June include:
 
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Heather Akins, CTSM
 
 
Lisa Garrett, CTSM
 
 
Heather Akins, CTSM
Show & Training Coordinator
Kuhn North America
Brodhead, WI
 
 
Lisa Garrett, CTSM
Exhibit Specialist
Arthrex, Inc
Naples, FL
 
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QUESTIONS? CONTACT:
Wendy Lewis
wlewis@ctsm.com
507-424-4881

Michelle Montgomery
CTSM Executive Director
mmontgomery@ctsm.com
507-424-4882

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