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EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – December 2019

January 2020 Stan Williams

MALTA One seemingly beautiful day we were sailing our restored barca-longa from Athens to Palermo when the watchkeeper spied a squall on the distant western horizon. Being competent sailors we dutifully prepared for stormy weather. What we encountered was much worse than we anticipated. We were comfortable sailing with a gentle beam reach when the wind freshened quickly we reefed [read more]

EPIA | Managing Director’s Report – December 2018

January 2019 Stan Williams

We’ve come a Long Way on our Continuing Journey through Europe One of the many benefits of being a member of the EPIA and attending the annual conventions is that each year we as a group congregate in amazing cities throughout Europe. The European continent is saturated with cultures that constantly set the course of history from as far back [read more]

The Basics of Property Insurance – December 2016

January 2017 Bill Bentley

Your livelihood is dependent on the survival of your business, so it is imperative that you protect it against any potential threat—big or small. For instance, a fire could destroy your business’s warehouse and the contents inside, or a burst frozen pipe could damage important documents and valuable papers. Worse, you could have trouble paying your employees during a loss [read more]

WIA | Chairman’s Message – December 2016

January 2017 Tony Horzen

[avatar user=”tonyhorzen” size=”160″ align=”left”]Tony Horzen Chairman of the Western Ice Association[/avatar] Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a happy holiday season. At Glacier Ice in San Luis Obispo, we get into the spirit each December by participating in our local Holiday Parade. This year we pulled all out the stops. Our float included several of our staff, dressed as [read more]

What Genuinely Confident People Do Differently – December 2016

January 2017 Bill Bentley

[avatar user=”suppliermember” size=”160″ align=”left”]Dr. Travis Bradberry Coauthor Emotional Intelligence 2.0 & President at TalentSmart[/avatar] True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly confident people always have the upper hand over the doubtful and the skittish because they inspire others and they make things happen. Whether [read more]

IPIA | Membership Committee – December 2016

January 2017 Sean Odom

[avatar user=”seanodom” size=”160″ align=”left”]Sean Odom Membership Committee Chair of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] An Association is only as strong as its membership! I think that the IPIA is a great resource for anyone in the ice business that wants to spend time and learn from some of the best in the business! I know that it has sure helped [read more]

FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act: A Time to Act – December 2016

January 2017 Chris Dunn

[avatar user=”chrisdunn” size=”160″ align=”left”]Chris Dunn[/avatar] The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a set of regulations signed into law in 2011. It is the biggest update to US Food Safety in 75 years! It is focused on three key areas: Prevention Increased surveillance (monitoring of your process) Better response (plans in place in case something bad happens) According to reports [read more]

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