November 2016 Meeting

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Whoever said that “there is no such thing as a free lunch” is wrong!!!

If you are member in good standing with the AAGSL and/or the ESA of Missouri, come to our next membership meeting and you can have a free buffet lunch with drink as a courtesy of the Alarm Association of Greater St. Louis.

Here are some of the items that will be on the agenda for the November meeting:

  1. Election of new officers for the next term
  2. Proposed changes for the AAGSL Expo for 2017
  3. Roundtable discussion on:
    • Changing the time for the meetings
    • Combining CEU courses with the meetings
    • Location………location……….location
    • Maybe change the meetings from bi-monthly to quarterly
    • Maybe continuing the free lunches for 2017
    • Or what would YOU like to see take place with the AAGSL

REQUIREMENTS:

You must pre-register! If you don’t pre-register and decide to come to the meeting, then you will have to pay.

Your company must be a member of the AAGSL or the ESA of Missouri and your membership dues have to be paid up to date. 

When: Tuesday November 15th at 11:45am

Where: Genesis Banquet Center located at 2651 Telegraph Road

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September Meeting

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     The AAGSL proudly welcome’s Ron Davis, President of Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group.

Ron is well known in our industry, and is readily recognized as one of the most knowledgeable people in the security industry. Davis Mergers and Acquisitions Group is the industries longest running “broker” or “finder”, exclusively representing the sellers of alarms companies. Along the way, he has been recognized for his many achievements:

Ron has spoken at over 1,000 industry meetings and conventions, and was among the first group inducted into SSI’s Hall of Fame. He was the creator of the phase “recurring monthly revenue”.

Ron is one of the most prolific authors in the industry. He has written numerous articles, columns and newsletters. He recently published the best-selling book “Greatest Ideas of the Alarm Industry’s Greatest Thinkers” which is base on his columns and interviews included in the publication SSI over the past few years. His second book, “The Start of the Deal,” has been widely recognized as the most complete primer on the Mergers & Acquisitions process. He also is recognized for writing and narrating the cassette program “The Success System for Selling Security.”

 Ron is the man who is going to help us understand how we get from here to there, and once we get there, what to do about it!

Reserve your spot today

September 2016 Meeting Flyer w Special Guest

Announcing the Gateway Security EXPO!

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The Alarm Association of Greater St Louis has teamed up with ASIS St Louis to create a new Midwest security EXPO, the Gateway Security Expo (GSX).

Both organizations have always put on a good show… but why always 2… just months apart?

The GSX will become the go-to expo for those who do not have the time or budget to travel across the country for a national show. The GSX will bring the local organization charm, but on a larger scale. The show will be “upgraded” with a larger venue, better food, more vendors, 100s more attendees, more classes, more prizes.

For the vendors, we are looking at having traditional table booths, and premium 10X10 pipe and drape booths. The location offers lots of parking, plenty of room for demo vehicles.  We are also looking into a lead retrieval partner with QR badge scanning.

Save the date now on your calendar… more details to come soon.

Download the Golf Tournament Flyer

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Partner with the Gateway Security Expo

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Who should partner with the GSX?

Simple.. anyone that has anything to offer the security industry. This expo is for end users, security directors, integrators, alarm companies, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, representatives, IT professionals, and anyone else that has to wear the “security hat”.

Why should I partner with the GSX?

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The Gateway Security Expo is a collaboration of several security industry organizations, teaming up to provide one Great event.  No longer will you have the expense of a booth, travel, hotel, labor, etc of 2,3 or 4 expos in the St Louis/Midwest area saving you $1,000s. We have come together to offer you a better ROI.  The GSX is the missing link between the small local expo and the large nationals..
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We have teamed with a fantastic location stratigically located in the center of St Louis. A close drive from anywhere in the metro area. The show will be “upgraded” with a larger venue, better food, more vendors, classes, and prizes. New this year, we will only have high top tables, and “finger” foods, with only a few chairs on the EXPO floor. This will help eliminate the campers that would sit and work/socialize at a tables. We understand you pay for attendees to visit your booth, and not just enjoy a free lunch.
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Based on past individual expos, we expect attendance to be well over 500. Not only can you expect a large turnout, but also quality contacts with end-users, security directors, VPs, directors, business owners, purchasers, and decision makers.
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We will be offering a standard 8′ Tabletop Booth and a Premium Booth includes a 10’X10′ pipe and drape booth with up to 3 tables, both will include electric, table cloths, skirting, lunch for vendors, and estimated 500+ attendees. You can even add booths together for a larger booth.. ie 10’X20′

gsx-large-booth-outsideLots of parking area right at the location. Demo vehicles can display for FREE along with their purchased booth. Just let us know what you are bringing.

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We will have 3 classrooms with a CEU line up to attract end users and integrators. The classes are free for attendees, and there is not charge for the instructor. A great way to have a captive audiance of 50-100+ for an hour.  This year we will also be offering class room sponsorship. The classroom will be named with your company and promoted as such throughout the event along with signage at the door.

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This is a FREE and open event. You will be able to invite ALL of your midwest contacts. There are no restrictions such as only for end users, or integrators, etc…

security-system-newsThe Gateway Security Expo plans to submit a press release announcing the new expo to Security System News, LP Magazine, and others.. We will also have at least 7 different local organizations promoting the expo.. along with you!

vendor-list
Vendors will be provided with “the list” of attendees in Excel format. We will have an opt-out option, and it will be disclosed that the list will be shared with the vendors. This is the best way for us to share the leads with you.. along with you collecting your own at your booth.
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Join the Alarm Association of Greater St Louis for their 12th Annual Golf Tournament. Spend a leisurely day with your customer, or “stack” you team to win. Don’t have any golfers? That is OK.. don’t forget to sponsor a hole, but don’t wait, they go fast as there are only 18 available.
sponsors
Vendors have many opportunities to promote their brand throughout the event. There are sponsorships available for lunch, classrooms, beverage areas, golf holes, beverage cart, etc.. Each come with prominent name placement and will be referred to as such.. ie: “the CEU class will be held in the Bosch class room”

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St Louis Alarm Industry Annual Expo Fundraiser Registration

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The Alarm Association of Greater St. Louis is pleased to be a part of so many great events. This year we plan on taking our expo to even greater levels than in years past.

Golf Tournament - October 6th, 2015

Expo - October 7th, 2015


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