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2017 MHhuddle Conference

The Material Handling Huddle is an opportunity for you to build more profitable businesses through networking and education. Increase your knowledge of issues, regulations, products and services vital to our industry. Develop and improve relationships with other dealers and manufacturers.

Join us at the Holiday Inn-Rolling Meadows, Ill. for an educational one-day conference, June 7, with key industry leaders giving you ideas to take back to your business tomorrow. This four-session format will include topics that are trending in the industry. Take part in networking opportunities before and during the event, plus a vendor mall for ideas on products and services to expand your product line.

2017 ProMat Guide


Become the Exception

Mike Marchev is a marketing humorist who has the skill to motivate. He shares his personal experiences and lessons in a fun, light and refreshing fashion through his monthly Become the Exception articles.
Learn more about Mike at

To sell is human

February 27, 2017

“Injecting the personal into the professional can boost performance and increase quality of care. Yet in the name of professionalism, we often neglect the human element and adopt a stance that’s abstract and distant.”

This... Read more about To sell is human

Making a living is not a laughing matter, or is it?

February 2, 2017

“Hardships come but hardships go, and nothing makes both of the peaks more beautiful or its valleys more bearable than humor.” This quote was taking from page 205 from You, Inc., a book written by Harry Beckwith.

You don’t have to... Read more about Making a living is not a laughing matter, or is it?

Persistence pays dividends

December 22, 2016

Although there may not be any “do-overs” or “mulligans” in business these days, there is certainly time and rationale for “do-agains.”

Let me explain:
I recently sent out a blast email promoting one of my books. In... Read more about Persistence pays dividends

What’s the difference?

November 22, 2016

I was sitting on the couch on a Saturday morning when my wife shared a video of the young golf phenomenon Jordan Speith with me. The President’s Cup was being played in Korea and the young Mr. Spieth was hitting out of a greenside bunker.

... Read more about What’s the difference?

The SBC.

November 11, 2016

Have you succumbed to the pitfalls of SBC? I am betting that you have. And if so, you had better do a complete reversal sooner rather than later.

These letters stand for “Social Buffoon Curse.” It is when you start talking about... Read more about The SBC.

Let’s keep things simple

September 23, 2016

I do not see what all the fuss is about. Who said that building a business had to be difficult? Certainly not me. Like everything worth pursuing, it is the fundamentals that will get you to where you are trying to go.

In an attempt to... Read more about Let’s keep things simple

It’s your business, do something about it

August 23, 2016

There is a thin line between “customer service” and being a doormat. Remember–you can’t be all things to all people.

If there is one common refrain I hear (and if I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a hundred times) it is:

... Read more about It’s your business, do something about it

Don’t ever count yourself out

July 28, 2016

You all know how much I enjoy the Olympics; they are truly special times of year. I was once watching an event that resembled cross-country skiing. And as it is only fair, when you take a group of international, world-class athletes, you put... Read more about Don’t ever count yourself out

A lesson worth learning

July 5, 2016

If you are an honest, hard-working business professional who has more than a modicum of interest in helping others get through this whacked-out world we live in, then I say it is your obligation to let us know you exist and are here to help... Read more about A lesson worth learning

72 shots – three goals

May 26, 2016

Like hockey or not, today’s message serves as a great reminder for all of us.
Last season the Washington Capitols and The NY Rangers faced off for game seven in the semi-finals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It was all on the line. The... Read more about 72 shots – three goals

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