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April, 2019  |  A review of the latest news and happenings.
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EXHIBITORFastTrak Registration is Now Open!

EXHIBITORFastTrakIt's time to look ahead and strategize the completion of your sessions needed for certification.

To help you strategize, first look to see where each CTSM required session will be offered at each EXHIBITORFastTrak location: ExhibitorFastTrak.com/ctsm.asp

Then visit the EXHIBITORFastTrak web site at ExhibitorFastTrak.com to register for your sessions.

If a session you need isn't offered at your FastTrak conference, be sure to check out our EXHIBITOR eTrak live online sessions at ExhibitorOnline.com/etrak. The eTrak schedule is posted through the end of 2019.

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New This Year:
EXHIBITORLIVE CTSM Graduate Connection Event

For one hour early Wednesday evening, twenty CTSM graduates connected at EXHIBITORLIVE. The focus for our gathering was on being the leaders we are meant to be as a very unique group of CTSM graduates. This was based on Dan Lumpkin's half-day workshop for graduates only at the Chicago FastTrak conference.

Glenda Brungardt, who attended Chicago, helped Jan lead the connection, and Dan Lumpkin attended and wrapped up our meeting. Glenda reviewed key points Dan brought out, and Jan talked about many ways that graduates could demonstrate their leadership. There was a lot of positive energy in the room and many graduates signed up to be leaders in various capacities.

Let us know if you are willing to mentor, advise, host a CTSM Meet & Greet in your area, or try other methods of sharing CTSM. We will always need extra help at EXHIBITORLIVE 2020 when that rolls around.

Meet & Greets being held post EXHIBITORLIVE include:
  • Susie Brockman, Knoxville, TN - April 5th - 1:1 with candidate
  • Lori Suhr & Heidi Zipfel, Bridgewater, NJ - April 11th
  • Dee Dee Chambers, Sacramento, CA - April 20th
  • More in the planning stages - Atlanta, Chicago, DC/Baltimore
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"The Party's Over" but Memories Linger from EXHIBITORLIVE 2019's CTSM Graduate Recognition Event

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12 of 18 Diamonds at EXHIBITORLIVE

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2 New Diamonds

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Some of the new CTSM graduates able to attend the evening of recognition.

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"Connecting with their species" during the reception - graduates Annette, Alvin, Valerie and Andrea

A big "Thank You" to Access TCA for sponsoring our CTSM Activities at EXHIBITORLIVE!

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Representatives from our sponsoring company, Access TCA, (two of whom are CTSM graduates) with speaker Kelly Bagnell and graduate Denise

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Access TCA's president Amy Sondrup (center), who was our keynote speaker this year. She is with two members of her team, Pat and Maddie.

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Be a Part of the Celebration Next Year by Completing Certification Requirements

Are your sessions finished and you need to pass your exam and/or write your portfolio? Exams will be proctored at each of the four FastTrak conferences this year. They will be held at each location on Friday afternoon from 1-4 PM. Be sure to register for your exam at least one month prior to when you plan to take it.

Portfolio help is available! Register and a graduate advisor will be assigned to assist you. You can also use these tools to help guide you through the process:
  • 710 session on "Preparing, Developing and Submitting a Quality CTSM Portfolio" - Register here.

  • Devote a weekend to focus without distractions and complete a large portion of your work by attending one of the three Portfolio Power-Working Weekends in 2019. Register here. They are filling up quickly!

  • 710 Session On Demand - COMING SOON! You will be able to view the 710 portfolio presentation on your own time and at your own pace. Stay tuned for launch!

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Looking Ahead to EXHIBITORLIVE 2020

Do you have some good recommendations for topics you would love to learn more about next year and/or excellent speakers you've heard, whom you would recommend for EXHIBITORLIVE? Please complete this Call for Presentations (CFP) Form.
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Congratulations to our Newest CTSM Graduates!
Newly Certified Trade Show Marketers Since EXHIBITORLIVE 2019 include:
 
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Kimberly Lysne, CTSM
 
 
Jennifer Cheatham, CTSM
 
 
Kimberly Lysne, CTSM
Tradeshow & Events Manager
DAT Solutions, Inc.
Beaverton, OR
 
 
Jennifer Cheatham, CTSM
Events Coordinator
GoGuardian
El Segundo, CA
 
 
Wendy Gruschow, CTSM
 
 
Maryanne Santospirito, CTSM
 
 
Wendy Gruschow, CTSM
Events Marketing Manager
MTU Onsite Energy
Novi, MI
 
 
Maryanne Santospirito, CTSM
Marketing Coordinator
Owl Cyber Defense
Ridgefield, CT
 
 
Dean Guttenplan, CTSM
 
 
Dean Guttenplan, CTSM
Manager, Tradeshows & Program
AECOM
New York, NY
 
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QUESTIONS? CONTACT:
Wendy Lewis
wlewis@ctsm.com
507-424-4881

Janice Nelson
CTSM Executive Director
jnelson@ctsm.com
507-424-4893 (office)
763-300-6813 (cell)

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