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SHDA’s mission is to continually improve, through education and services, the proficiency of Security Distributors in order that they are the most effective and efficient conduit to the marketplace.

2018 University of Innovative Distribution

March 11-14, 2018 

JW Marriott Indianapolis 

Indianapolis, IN

UID 2018

Registration for the 2018 University of Innovative Distribution is now open! Members of SHDA save $1,000 and if you register before January 10, 2018 you'll save an additional $200 with the early bird discount. Click here for details on UID 2018 including available courses, the 2018 faculty and hotel information. 

 2018 Save The Date

Mark your calendar for SHDA's 48th Industry Advancement Summit scheduled for April 30 through May 4, 2018 at the completely renovated and updated Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco!

CLICK HERE to learn more about the 2017 Summit in Phoenix, AZ.

SHDA's Value -         Sean Steinmann

John Burke (left) and Sean Steinmann (right)

I initially joined the SHDA committees and board to volunteer for and support the association and the annual Summit that had added value to our company. Only after being involved in SHDA at this level did I realize the vital function it had in helping to keep our channel viable and strong. I developed the belief that no matter how well we run our business, we will be in trouble if security hardware distributors aren’t seen as the most effective way to get products to market. Because of this, I believe that while volunteering because “it’s the right thing to do” is still extremely valid, the more pressing reason for someone in my position to become involved can be indirectly tied to the long term success of their company.


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 Service First Processing

Service First Processing (SFP) is a leading provider of credit card and ACH / check processing services. We make accepting credit cards simple, efficient and more profitable for your company. SHDA and SFP have put together a special “members only program” that is designed to reduce your cost of credit card processing while improving your level of service and support. 

This new member program can enhance your company’s profitability through 3 easy steps:

  • SFP will provide your company a savings proposal based on your business unique processing needs and our consultative analysis.
  • If you decide to try the SHDA / SFP program you will be provided with the necessary equipment and training as well as a 60 Day Trial Period.
  • In addition to your initial cost reduction, ten percent (10%) of the net processing revenue that SFP generates from your account will be rebated back to you on an annual basis.

SHDA Members click here for more details 


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NAM Weekly Economic Report

SHDA is pleased to announce that the organization is now a member of NAM, the National Association of Manufacturers. NAM is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Here is access to NAM’s weekly Economic Report, as well as the latest Global Manufacturing Update so you can stay on top of industry trends and global marketplace developments. We hope that you find this weekly information useful.

The Al Hoffman Memorial Scholarship

December 15th Deadline - Apply Today!

Distributor middle management professionals seeking career advancement in the distribution field are encouraged to apply for the SHDA Al Hoffman Memorial Scholarship valued at $1,095 to attend The University of Innovative Distribution (UID) program, scheduled for March 11-14, 2018 at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

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Upcoming Events

March 11-14, 2018

University of Innovative Distribution

JW Marriott Indianapolis Hotel

Indianapolis, IN

April 30 - May 4, 2018

SHDA's 48th Industry Advancement Summit

Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco

Frisco, TX

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