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  • Safety at GAWDA SMC 2021: Nashville to Reduce Restrictions March 18, 2021 - Nashville Mayor Announces Expanded Hours and Capacity Guidelines as Vaccinations Increase in Davidson County HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ As GAWDA Members prepare to meet face-to-face again safety in Nashville, TN for the GAWDA 2021 Spring Management Conference (SMC), we continue to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation. Last week, Nashville Mayor John Cooper spoke with a group of... Read more »
  • Truck Freight and the US Economy March 11, 2021 - A GAWDA/AEA Webinar Wednesday, March 24th  @ 3PM Eastern HOLLYWOOD, FL – Join GAWDA and the Association Education Alliance (aea) on Wednesday, March 24th at 3PM Eastern for a special event on how North American freight transportation data can inform your business about the current and future US Economy.  Delivered by Truckstop.com, this presentation will focus on how the... Read more »
  • Meeting Again Safely – GAWDA SMC 2021 March 10, 2021 - Registration is Open for the GAWDA Spring Management Conference HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ Join us in Nashville, TN as we meet face-to-face again safely for the GAWDA 2021 Spring Management Conference (SMC).  The meeting will be held on Monday, May 24 – Wednesday, May 26 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort. Visit the SMC website at www.gawda.org/spring-management-conference/ to view the agenda... Read more »
  • GAWDA Scholarship Program is Open for the 2021-2022 Academic Year February 8, 2021 - HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) Scholarship Program is open for the 2021-2022 academic year. “GAWDA annually awards the scholarships as a way to help educate, attract, and keep quality individuals in the welding and gases distribution industry,” said John Ospina, GAWDA Executive Director. The awards will be announced at the... Read more »
  • GAWDA Spring Management Conference Dates Changed from March to May 2021 December 18, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, FL – In mid-November, GAWDA reached out to our members asking for feedback on the March 29-31, 2021 SMC. The feedback indicated that many members felt that late March was too soon for travel, considering the ongoing outbreaks and restrictions. In response to their feedback, we went back to renegotiate with the Gaylord Opryland Resort... Read more »
  • Renew Your GAWDA Membership for 2021 October 19, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, FL — 2021 Membership renewal notices were mailed to GAWDA Member companies this week. As you renew your GAWDA Membership, please know that your dues are key to the association’s success. Your dues help us bring you all the information and resources that you’ve come to expect and rely on. With your support we... Read more »
  • GAWDA awards $30,000 in 2020 Scholarships October 1, 2020 - Since 2013, GAWDA has awarded $196,000 in scholarships HOLLYWOOD, Florida ‒ The Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) awarded $30,000 in college scholarships to 15 students from across the U.S. who are planning to study programs applicable to careers in the industry. The announcement of the awards was made at the Association’s virtual Annual Convention, held... Read more »
  • Managing in an Uncertain Economy September 21, 2020 - There is no crystal ball, but forecasting is the next best thing you can do to predict your business’s economic future. HOLLYWOOD, FL – GAWDA is excited to announce our monthly interview-style presentation series designed to help our Members plan during these unpredictable times. This six-month series launches on Wednesday, October 14th @ 3pm Eastern. GAWDA... Read more »
  • GAWDA Member Sales Training is Available “On Demand” August 28, 2020 - GAWDA’s highly-successful 3-part series — Driving Sales Success in the New Normal — is available to view “on demand” HOLLYWOOD, FL –  GAWDA has partnered with our Member Venator Sales Group to offer our Members the chance to learn from sales success best practices, as we all navigate through today’s “new normal”.  This 3-part series will... Read more »
  • Registration is Now Open for the GAWDA 2020 Virtual Annual Convention – Business Session August 14, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, FL –  We are pleased to announce that registration is officially open for the GAWDA 2020 Virtual Annual Convention – Business Session.  The virtual event will be taking place on Friday, September 25th from 11:00am-12:30pm Eastern. Join your peers and industry leaders on this hour and a half virtual session as we connect and... Read more »
  • GAWDA 2020 Virtual Annual Convention July 27, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, FL – The GAWDA Annual Convention, which was scheduled to start on September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona, has been moved to a virtual event. GAWDA Executive Director John Ospina shared “We are pleased to let you know that we are still meeting in September. While we are disappointed that we will not be face-to-face,... Read more »
  • GAWDA & CGA Announce the 2020 Young & Emerging Professionals Summit July 24, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, Florida  — CGA’s new Young & Emerging Professionals Committee has been hard at work planning this groundbreaking series of webinars, launching in mid-August and running through the end of September 2020. Registration is complimentary for all participants.* This innovative series of online events, co-hosted by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA) and the Gases & Welding... Read more »
  • 2020 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey Results Available Now July 13, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, Florida  — The 2020 Cross-Industry Compensation & Benefits Survey report provides a detailed analysis of key compensation and benefits related statistics for the distribution industry. The results are based on confidential surveys from 905 distribution companies, representing over 10,000 locations. GAWDA was one of twenty-three distribution related associations that sponsored the 2020 Cross-Industry Compensation &... Read more »
  • GAWDA Annual Convention Update July 7, 2020 - HOLLYWOOD, FL – The GAWDA Annual Convention, which was scheduled to start on September 25th in Phoenix, Arizona, will be moved to a virtual event. Abydee Butler Moore, GAWDA President, announced “It is with disappointment that we inform you GAWDA will not have an in-person Annual Convention this fall.  We are in negotiations with the... Read more »
  • Driving Sales Success in the “New Normal” June 18, 2020 - GAWDA Distributor Member Sales Training HOLLYWOOD, FL —  We have partnered with GAWDA Member Venator Sales Group to offer an opportunity for our Distributor Members to learn from sales success best practices, as we all navigate through today’s “new normal”. This 3-part series will equip participants to sell more effectively, strategically and efficiently. The investment for... Read more »