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January 2013, Vol. 25, No. 1
for the volunteer leadership

Affiliate Support

Time Is Running Out . . . Nomination Deadline for ISM's 2012 Awards Programs Is January 31, 2013

Persons of the Year Awards

The Persons of the Year Awards honor members who go beyond the regular scope of work to make outstanding contributions to ISM and the profession. Nominations can be submitted for any of the following categories:

  • Education/Learning Person of the Year
  • Innovation/Creativity Person of the Year
  • Leadership Person of the Year
  • Marketing/Communicating Person of the Year
  • Volunteer Person of the Year
Affiliate Excellence Awards and Groups and Forums Excellence Awards

The Affiliate Excellence Awards and the Groups and Forums Excellence Awards recognize those affiliates and groups and forums that demonstrate excellence in their professional operations, educational offerings and recruitment, and training and retention efforts, while at the same time communicating the value and prestige of the Institute for Supply Management™ and the supply management profession.

For more information about these programs and to download nomination forms, go to and select Affiliate Support at the top of the ISM Home Page, then Affiliate Support and ISM Awards Program.

Registration Is Open for ISM's Affiliate Webcast, February 7, 2013

How to Properly Manage a Software Purchase
Date: February 7, 2013
Time: 9:00 AM PST | 11:00 AM CST | 12:00 PM EST

Register now!

Software can be one of the most difficult buys a company will ever make. Sales professionals are known for learning the techniques used by supply management professionals. Learning how to protect the company both financially and legally is essential. While this session will focus on IT product, the knowledge gained will apply to other types of spend. The session will provide insight and knowledge on how to deal with sales professionals as well as how to legally protect the corporation during the contract negotiation process.

Our presenter, Mark Grieco is an attorney, a member of the Florida bar, and senior partner at Grieco & Scalera, PA, a firm specializing in contracts, software, corporate, real estate, trusts and estates, family law, intellectual property and insurance litigation. In addition to his law practice, Grieco is a worldwide lecturer in the field of contract law, legal negotiations, software agreements and purchasing. He has been an educator for the Institute for Supply Management™ for more than 13 years. He has taught business professionals for such diverse companies as Disney, FP&L, Holcim, Sony, Kodak, Oracle, Coca-Cola and GE. He also works with companies to standardize contracts and teaches in-house courses.

Join us for this live webcast "How to Properly Manage a Software Purchase," on February 7, 2013 at 9 a.m. PST/12 p.m. EST.

Please register at the following link: How to Properly Manage a Software Purchase.

For the upcoming schedule of affiliate webcasts, please click here.

Questions regarding affiliate webcast registrations may be directed to Kristen Moreno at +1 480-752-6276, extension 3005; e-mail

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