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Monday, January 28, 2013

Jim Spellos
It's App-tastic: 60 Apps in 60 Minutes

Do you still have your computer?  Or is your business becoming more productive and more mobile by using tablets instead?  Whether you’re using an iPad, Android or Windows device, without knowing the best productivity apps available, you’re not using your time most efficiently.  This fast-paced session will review and showcase 60 of the most useful apps for the business professional.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their tablet and smart phones and share their favorite apps with their peers. 


After attending this session, the attendee will be able to:

  • Identify 60 of the most useful business apps available
  • Understand the tools available for each of the mobile platforms
  • Use their mobile devices more effectively for business applications

To read Jim Spellos's full biography, please click here.

WA Technical, Regulatory and Green Building Discussion

During this session two important topics will be presented: the association's progress toward creating Product Category Rules and how companies who are NSF/ANSI 342 certified may create additional value. 

The WA Technical Committee continues to monitor and address sustainability and product transparency requests that come from customers in the industry. During the first part of this presentation, you will learn about the process in creating Product Category Rules (that can then be further developed into an Industry Average Environmental Product Declaration) and how your organization may get involved.

As for the second portion of this presentation, the association recognizes the time, energy and money that your company has been put into the NSF/ANSI 342 Sustainability Assessment and we want to make sure that certification remains valuable to you and the customers who request it. During this session, Jeff Rezin and Giselle Walsh will discuss how to create a sustainability scorecard that can be shared with your customers and could potentially count toward LEED credit.

Jim Mecir
Strike Out Adversity

Jim Mecir, former major league pitcher for 10 years, will show you and your team how to break through barriers that block success. His unwavering commitment to succeed under extremely difficult circumstances will inspire you and your team and help you to:

  • Thrive in a constantly changing environment
  • Re-engage and take a pro-active approach
  • Use adversity as an advantage

Jim Mecir was born with a club foot. He had several childhood surgeries that helped correct his birth defect, but he was left with a right leg that was about an inch shorter than his left, an atrophied right calf, and a fused right ankle. Despite all of that, he went on to become a Major League pitcher for 10 years.

During his career in the major leagues he was part of the 1996 New York Yankee team that won the World Series. He also spent 4½ years as a member of the Oakland Athletics, and is portrayed in the book and movie about that team, Moneyball.

In 2003, Jim received the Tony Conigliaro Award, given annually to the player who most effectively overcomes adversity to succeed in baseball.

Jim will motivate and entertain you with his story of perseverance. Jim didn’t start out as a superstar. Jim was a player who worked hard, was determined and dedicated to realize his dream, and he made it to the top. 


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