Message from the President

An open letter from Warren Dews, NEACE President

Dear NEACE Colleagues and Friends, 
 
Recall the serious industry challenges we discussed at our 2019 Fall conference in November — now consider the current challenge we face. We find ourselves handling some of the most complex and difficult personal and business situations seen in decades.
 
Yet, responding to such situatuations is why NEACE was founded over 100 years ago. Back then, the Great War caused shortages of materials like newsprint, ink and labor. New England cirulation executives joined together and formed NEACE. Through co-operation New England publshers weathered the war. 
 
It is gratifying to see NEACE members contiuning this mutual support more than a century later. At the beginning of 2020, members began to contact each other to share ideas about how to address management, safety and economic issues caused by COVID-19 and the quarantine. Some of those ideas are posted as videos and best practices on NEACE.com. I believe one of the most valuable resources is the NEACE member list and the personal contacts made at our yearly conferences.
 
If ever a conference was needed to discuss industry and business issues, it is this year. Our NEACE Fall Conference is on Thursday, November 14, 2020, 8AM to 4PM, at the Northampton Hotel. Register for the conference and discounted hotel rooms via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/neace-fall-conference-2019-registration-76050798987
 
Lori Rahil, our NEACE Executive Vice President, has put together a fantastic speaker linup with topics covering most every industry trend plus the issues we face. Bob Mahoney, along with our Board of Directors, has also been working hard coordinating the sales and marketing responsibilities related to the Fall Conference. Thank you both for your efforts to ensure a dynamic and engaging conference!
 
Please take some time to browse www.neace.com for the latest information and updates. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
 
On behalf of the NEACE Board of Directors, I would like to express our appreciation and deepest gratitude to every NEACE member for your continued support.
 
It remains my honor to serve as the 102nd President and I am excited about our work ahead.
 
Sincerely,
 
Warren C. Dews Jr.
 

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