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Good News / Bad News
NEFA Summit Update
First, the Good News...

Bestselling Author Mike Robbins Will Speak at NEFA Summit

Bestselling author Mike Robbins will be a featured luncheon speaker March 24th, at the National Equipment Finance Summit in San Diego, California. The NEFA event will be at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.

A standout baseball pitcher at Stanford University, Mike also played three years of professional baseball and had a career in sales with a couple of internet startups prior to pursuing his passion of writing, speaking and coaching.

Author of two bestselling books, Focus on the Good Stuff,(Hardcover, Wiley), and Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, (Hardcover, Wiley), Mike has worked with some of the top organizations and institutions in the world such as Google, AT&T, Apple, UC Berkeley, the U.S. Department of Labor, Gap, New York Life Insurance, Stanford University, Adobe, Chevron, Wells Fargo, Yahoo, Kaiser Permanente, Genentech, the San Francisco Giants, and many others. He is a member of the National Speakers Association and is one of less than 10% of the professional speakers in the world to have earned the prestigious Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation.

Mike has been featured on ABC News, the Oprah radio network, in Forbes, the Washington Post, and many others. He is a regular contributor to and the Huffington Post. Mike was also the host of his own radio show, "Let's Get Real," on Energy Talk Radio.

"I'm looking forward to working with the members of NEFA and their guests at the Summit in San Diego,” said Robbins. “I'm aware of what their industry has gone through and admire the folks who are still moving forward and investing in themselves today as their industry turns around. My Power of Appreciation presentation will help them build on those things that have gotten them through this far, and help them leverage those lessons for motivating themselves and those around them onto greater and greater success this year.”

Said Gerry Egan, Executive Director of NEFA, “Our Conference Planning Committee, led by Lynne Wicker, of RTR Services, has put together an outstanding program for our upcoming Summit.  We’re excited to have a speaker of Mike Robbins’ experience and passion and have the perfect spot for him at our Saturday luncheon.  Attendees will have been networking with each other, learning and viewing exhibits since Thursday and Mike’s message will help them get the most out of all they’ve experienced.  With over six weeks still to go, we’ve already registered many more people than we had in total at this event last year, so we’re really expecting a good turnout and an exciting event.”  Mike Robbins' appearance sponsored by Bank of the West.

(You belong there.  You belong at the Summit.)

Now, the Bad News...
Well, the bad news is kinda sorta good news, too.  Registrations for the 2012 National Equipment Finance Summit are so far ahead of last year ---with six weeks still to go we've already had more people register than the total number who attended last year--- that we've sold out our discount hotel rooms for Wednesday and Saturday nights.  

Hey, this is a beautiful resort, I guess we're not the only ones that want to be bayside in San Diego in early Spring!

But wait!  All is not lost.  We still want you there and you can still get our specially negotiated discount rate with all the extra benefits, but only if you act quickly.  

Through a special arrangement this week with the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa ---we had to go to the big boss there to get it--- but they'll still give the NEFA rate for two more days ...that's through Thursday of this week, Feb 9th ...JUST 2 DAYS AWAY!  

You simply must act right now.  We may not be able to help you with it after that.
National Equipment Finance Summit...
The Summit is two days of tips, tricks and shortcuts that can make you money right away and that you don't have to learn the hard way; they're laid out for you.  

The Summit is also an exhibition of the highest quality services and funding sources that can fuel your business right now.

The lineup of programs and things you can learn there is outstanding and will be worth to your business many times more than the highest possible cost ---but why invest a penny more into it than you need to?  Register at Early Bird pricing before Feb 29th.

The more you save on your way to your own personal Summit the more you have to keep when you get there.

Early registrations help us plan, order food, book space and save money, and so, from now until Feb 29th, we're passing those savings on to you.  Act now.

Visit: and register today!

Online registration's open and easy.  

Act fast, though, to secure our special room rate of only $165 per night at this beautiful resort.  That's $24 per night less than last year's Summit but the number of rooms at that rate is definitely limited and our room block is selling out quickly!  

*For discount rooms on Wednesday or Saturday nights, you must act in the next two days!

Booking your room through the NEFA room block has these important advantages:
  • It supports your association because it's what determines our meeting room costs and, therefore, ultimately, the meeting registration cost
  • It includes negotiated benefits that can cost extra outside the NEFA room block such as FREE internet, discounted parking and more
See you at the Summit
Early Bird Registration Rates available through Feb 29th
It's the best savings and the maximum value.  Act today.
For Full details or to register visit:
Special thanks to Conference Committee Chairperson: Lynne Wicker, of RTR Services; and Conference Committee Members: Amy Spragg, of Pacifica Capital; Ana Holloway; Steve Crane, of Bank of the West; Tamara McCourt; Tara Aasand, of Great American Insurance.

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