A Letter From the President

26-Mar-2020 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
To our members,

To say that we are living through strange days would be an understatement.  The office equipment industry and managed print services channel are clearly having to flex and adjust to a new reality that is still in flux — social distancing, reduced in-person contact, more people working from home and folks simply doing their best to survive. The MPSA understands just how challenging this time is for your business and for the businesses of your customers and want you to know that your well being is our primary concern.

In light of the current business climate and uncertainty, we encourage you – now more than ever –  to come together as an industry. The MPSA is a perfect organization for those who believe rising tides raise all ships, and there has never been a more important time for us to serve not just our customers, but our channel. The health of ALL businesses is important right now, and whatever we can do to that end, the sooner we can do it, the better. We are stronger together.

The MPSA awards will clearly be delayed as we typically do them in conjunction with the BTA; we had planned for the awards to take place during BTA’s June event in Chicago, which is now scheduled for early October. The MPSA will be closely watching for other events as these activities eventually return to in-person events.  In the meantime, we will be working hard to find virtual solutions for things we typically handled in person. We are learning as we go and want you to know that we’re as committed to our members as ever in our 10 year history. Events will simply have to wait.

On behalf of the MPSA executive team, I wish our members and non-members all the best during these upside down times. Let’s use our collective wisdom to not only survive but to come up with ways to be stronger on the other side. Visit our committee page and email the chairs to find out how you can help to make a difference. If there is anything we can do to help, we’re as always, at your service.

Best wishes

West McDonald,
President, MPSA

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