ARA Convention Schedule

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The American Recovery Association and Harding Brooks Associates, LLC invite you to join them August 6-8, 2015 for the Annual ARA Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana!

We have an excellent group rate of $139 a night. Book your room now before the group rate expires on July 10th!

Click HERE to register.

Wednesday, August 5th

Time Event Details
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Board of Directors Meeting
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration/Information  Grand Registration Desk, 5th    Floor

Thursday, August 6th

Time Event Details
8:00 a.m. Open for Vendor Setup  Grand Ballroom E, 5th Floor
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration/Information  Grand Registration Desk, 5th  Floor
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Closed Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. General Session  Grand Ballroom D, 5th Floor
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Welcome/Pledge/Prayer/Vendor and Member Introductions
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker – Helen Godfrey-Smith, President & CEO of Shreveport Federal Credit Union
2:10 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. ARA Compliance System and Complaint Log – John Morgan
2:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Discussion about client meeting rooms at NARS
3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Break with Exhibitors  Grand Ballroom E, 5th Floor
3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Panel with Clients Q&A
5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception  Gallery, 1st Floor

Friday, August 7th

Time Event Details
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast with Exhibitors  Grand Ballroom E, 5th Floor
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. General Session
Pledge/Prayer/Member and Vendor Introductions
 Grand Ballroom D, 5th Floor
9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Financial Report – Joan Hudson
9:45 to 10:10 a.m. Home Office Report – Les McCook
10:10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Appoint Nominating Committee
10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break with Exhibitors  Grand Ballroom E, 5th Floor
10:45 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. ARA Public Relations Report – Dawn Psaromatis and Rachel Hoffman of Wellington Group Marketing & PR
11:05 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ARA Member Benefits Report – Joan Hudson
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. Networking Luncheon with Exhibitors & Guests  Grand Ballroom E, 5th Floor
1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. TalentValue – ARA’s HR Solution Company Hiring and Retaining Compliant Employees- Doug Duncan
2:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Nominating Committee Report
2:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ARA Insurance Program – Mike Peplinski
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Discussion on ARA voting
3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Election Speeches
3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Election
Break with Exhibitors
 Grand Ballroom E, 5th Floor
3:45 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Announce New Directors
3:50 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. Future ARA Convention Sites
4:25 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Future of NARS
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Bar Opens/Dinner/Dance  Waterbury, 2nd Floor

Saturday, August 8th

Time Event Details
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast & Awards, Announce New Executive Committee, New & Old Business  Grand Ballroom, 5th Floor

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