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GAWDA Connection
Gases and Welding Distributors Association (GAWDA) August 15, 2015
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A Semi-Monthly Newsletter for Gases and Welding Distributors Association Members
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We Are As Tough As It Gets
Growing up, Ashley Murray always wanted to work in design and knew that the easiest entry point was fashion. After college, she worked as a stylist for Vera Wang in New York City. But like generations before her, she inherited the entrepreneurial gene and dreamed of owning her own company. She wisely recognized that she knew little about running a business, so she approached her father to join Liberty Industrial Gas & Welding Supplies in Brooklyn, New York. And while she thought her future company would be in design, she knew she'd learn a lot from him about running a business. Father and daughter made a handshake agreement: He would not fire her for a year; she would not quit for a year. She was 23 years old. A lot has changed since then. Read more...

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Held an open house? Hired a new employee? Share your events, employee promotions, new or renovated facilities and other company news with GAWDA members. Submit your news here.

Featured Articles
GAWDAs Young Professional Committee Plays Hard and Works Very Hard

Get Your Game On
As summer begins to wind down, now is a good time to celebrate GAWDA’s Games of Summer. Take a look back at the fun and frolic through the years.

You Can Make a Difference
A big effort is on to raise funds for two unique and needy organizations in Scottsdale, our Annual Convention’s host city. Watch a video to learn more about this year’s recipients here.

Preparations Underway for Huge Convention
Don’t forget to register and book your transportation and hotel room for GAWDA’s Annual Convention at the beautiful Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ, from October 11-14. Check out the speakers here. You don’t want to miss this one.

Member News

Lincoln Electric Acquires Integrator & Robotic Systems Manufacturer

Praxair Plans to Relocate Headquarters

Gas Innovations Increases Ethylene Storage Capacity

Osborn Adds Territory Sales Managers

Kaplan Hires Western Regional Sales Manager

Airgas Election Results

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News from GAWDA

Northwest Regional
At The Northwest Regional Meeting held in Bellevue, WA, July 15-17, 156 attendees from 73 companies basked in the beauty of the surrounding area and heard world-class speakers, including NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and Seattle Seahawks commentator Warren Moon, who shared his journey to success; Jerry Wright, CEO of Save Phace, a business owner who spoke about building his product line and lessons learned along the way; and University of Washington Business Professor Dr. Balakrishnan, who shared his research on customer satisfaction in today’s marketplace. Several group events provided additional networking: a boat cruise on Lake Washington, golf tournament at Newcastle, and dinner together on Thursday evening.

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Upcoming Events
September 9 - 10 GAWDA Regional Meeting Gettysburg, PA
September 13 - 16 AIWD Annual Convention New Orleans, LA
September 29 - 30 GAWDA Regional Meeting Kansas City, MO
October 11 - 14 2015 Annual Convention Scottsdale, AZ
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