Written on: August 1, 2022 by Dennis Smith
This past March, amid all of the craziness, our industry had the most amazing gathering at the Aerosol Summit in Nashville, TN. The success of the Summit was due to the admirable combined efforts of the regional and national organizations. Once again, energy, collaboration and networking were at their highest level. I was honored to pick the Keynote Speaker for the event—astronaut Ron Garan.
Our industry is in the middle of supply chain and personnel challenges like never before. This is when you see incredible companies rise to these challenges using disruption and transformation to excel in a new playing field.
The EAA Board of Directors has taken that challenge further and made some big changes to our events. We are trying new programs, new venues and new ideas to make your learning experience even better than before. Our updated website is easier to navigate, as well.
In June, we held our inaugural event at the home of the Somerset Patriots minor league baseball team. Attendees received an outstanding presentation with an update on sustainability from Molly Blessing of HCPA. Attendees also witnessed our Baseball Recycle Race promotion firsthand (see p. 17 for complete details).
Our baseball promotion, with the help of other regional aerosol organizations, reached over 10 million people in 2020 and that number gets higher every year.
The EAA is hosting our annual Golf Outing this month at a new venue—Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, NJ with the Bridgewater Marriot as the host hotel. Our Aerosol 101 event is on track for April 2023 at the same hotel. Keep up-to-date on all events at easternaersol.com.
The EAA would be happy to welcome new Board members for 2022. Contact us through our website or LinkedIn for more information. Please consider being part our team or any of the aerosol industry’s great regional and national associations.
If you desire further knowledge of the aerosol package, any and all of our regional and national associations will be able help! Visit spraytm.com/industry-links to connect with these associations.
I look forward to seeing you at our events. Continue to have a fun and safe summer.
President – Eastern Aerosol Association