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And get your registration in early to be sure to get a spot – past tournaments have sold out, so you don’t want to miss the boat this year!

2016 NTMA golf registration

2016 NTMA golf sponsorship

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Monday, June 6

Pevely Farms Golf Club

11:30 a.m. lunch followed with an afternoon of golf, fun and networking.

All proceeds support 2017 scholarships and future scholarship funds.

July 22-23, 2016
St. Louis & Kansas City NTMA Chapters

A summer tradition – The Joint “Lake” Meeting

Your company’s ability to grow and adapt in a dynamic business environment can be helped or hindered by the quality of leaders working for you. Strong leaders supporting you allow you to focus on the challenges facing your business; weak ones force you into tactical and operational details that consume all of your time.

Friday’s keynote and breakouts will help CURRENT LEADERS and EMERGING LEADERS evaluate the development needs of tomorrow’s leaders and give you tools to build leadership skills together.

Bring your emerging leaders at all levels of the company: key leaders/tomorrow’s owners and executive leadership. AND tomorrow’s shop managers and supervisors.

Who in our company is ready to grow into a leadership role?

Owners/Key Leaders: this is your company’s future – how do you want that to look? Who do you want to have in the right place? What skills and capabilities do you want them to have or acquire? How can you most effectively mentor him/her?

Tomorrow’s Leaders: this is your tomorrow. What role might you assume in the leadership of the company? What skills do you have? What skills do you need to develop? What’s happening in your Chapters and at NTMA to help you keep the momentum going from this meeting and moving forward?

The entire Friday afternoon conference is FREE for attendees, sponsored by Enterprise University brought to you by Enterprise Bank & Trust. It is intended for both existing leaders/mentors and for emerging leaders. Breakouts will allow you time to apply some of the concepts and exchange ideas with your peers. The afternoon will close with the traditional and ever-popular industry roundtable. A BBQ hosted by Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool will close the day with time for enjoying Mike’s famous BBQ and hospitality.

Saturday daytime is free, followed by Drinks/Dinner and a fun speaker.

Schedule and Registration Fees

Friday, July 22

  • 10:30 – noon: registration (lunch on your own)
  • Noon: Keynote Speaker: Rik Nemanick, Ph.D. and breakouts (free)
  • 4:15 p.m.: Industry Roundtable (free)
  • 6:00 p.m. BBQ dinner (offsite – transportation provided)   $40/person

Saturday, July 23

  • A day of fun, Lake recreation, golf, tennis – the day is generally unstructured so that you can enjoy all the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer – contact Lodge Concierge Staff for assistance. Or lounge at the Lodge’s pools or the award winning Spa Shiki.
  • Do you want to join a group golfing? Let us know and we’ll connect those wanting to join others on a local course.
  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. optional wine tasting and winery luncheon at Shawnee Bluff Winery $20/person for tasting and transportation, (lunch off menu, paid onsite)
  • 6:00 p.m. Drinks and Dinner followed speaker Chris Egelston   $80/person

(note: Kidtopia is available to keep the children fed and entertained throughout the conference including Friday afternoon and Saturday dinner, so why not make this a family weekend? contact Lodge Concierge staff for reservations)

Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake of the Ozarks

315 Four Seasons Drive
Lake Ozark, MO 65049
(573) 365-3000
(1-888 265-5500 reservations)

Reference Group Code  244569 if making reservations online

Special room rate of $149 (+$10 resort fee)
Ask for “National Tooling & Machining Assn” to get negotiated rate.
Reservations must be made by June 21, 2016 and the block could fill up quickly, so call early to be sure to get a room!

Register now!

All you need to do is email the St. Louis Chapter office by email with the following details:

Company Name

Key contact’s name/email

Registrants’ names

Registrants’ choice of activities:

1. Friday Keynote/breakouts/industry roundtable (free, pre-registration requested)

2. Friday BBQ ($40/person, transportation included)

3. Saturday golf (pay at course)

4. Saturday winery lunch/tasting/transportation ($20/person)

5. Saturday dinner/drinks/speaker ($80/person)

You’ll receive an invoice – then you can pay by check
or pay online directly from the invoice with your Visa/Mastercard/American Express!

REGISTRATIONS DUE no later than Thursday, July 14

May 3 NTMA Chapter Meeting

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Developing Sales Strategies to Grow Revenue

Many professionals are uncomfortable with the idea of ’selling,’ regardless of the fact that to develop and maintain business you have to sell your ideas, your services and company to your clients. Simply put, in order to succeed in today’s business world you have to learn how to sell.

Since selling is a necessary skill in today’s marketplace, speaker Frank Pfau will address essential business development attitudes and behaviors. We will work on how to sell to build a client base and overcome common stumbling blocks to success, including:

  • Doing too much unpaid consulting;
  • Not knowing how to ask a potential client for a commitment;
  • Understanding why people buy, and how to qualify or disqualify prospective clients quickly.
Frank has over 23 years of experience in sales and sales management. He has a broad range of sales experience – from retail to b2b – including simple, short sales cycle as well as complex, long sales cycle in the healthcare industry.

Most recently, Frank served as the corporate accounts manager for a media sales team. Under Frank’s leadership, his sales team nearly doubled annual sales in a period of six years. As a manager, Frank found sales coaching and team building to be the most rewarding aspects of his job and is thrilled to be able to focus on these areas at Rubicon. He is passionate about using his knowledge and skills to help businesses and individuals establish and achieve their professional goals. 

This meeting is suggested for business owners, managers, and especially those concerned with your company’s sales.

Tuesday, May 3

Networking starting at 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.  Dinner, brief chapter meeting and speakers

Spazio Westport

(located in the Comfort Inn St. Louis – Westport)

12031 Lackland Road

St. Louis, MO 63146

Want to join NTMA friends and partners for an afternoon of fun: A Sporting Clay Shoot?

It’s been several years since the Chapter hosted a Sporting Clay Shoot. This year it’s just for fun – shooting at Black Hawk Valley followed by the ever-popular Woo-Hoo BQ and beverages.

Click Here to sign up (We’re limited to 60 ppl, so HURRY!)

Friday, May 6
12:30 arrive/sign-in
1:00 – 3:00 shooting
followed by Woo-Hoo BBQ & beverages
$40 per person (bring a prospective NTMA member as a guest free)
You’ll need your own gun as well as required eye and ear protection.
Registration questions or to register contact the Chapter office
For questions on the event email Sporting Clay Chairman, Andy Ford (or call 563-564-0280)

Although we don’t print a formal membership roster, since they are pretty much obsolete the minute they are printed, we DO have membership lists available for NTMA members, associate members and educational members. Contact Sally to get yours!

NTMA Headquarters Resource

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St. Louis Area’s Customer Service at NTMA headquarters office is Kelly Kasner.

St. Louis members or potential members are encourage to contact Kelly regarding anything at the national NTMA level (including  assistance with web site login and how to join NTMA).

Kelly Kasner, Midwest Membership & Chapter Services Executive
1-800-248-6862 (
click here for

Sally Safranski is the contact for anything related to the Greater St. Louis Chapter NTMA.