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NAPED and NAUMD Announce Annual SHOT Show Reception

By November 29, 2017No Comments

NAPED and NAUMD reception at the Mirage Hotel offers members and invited guests a chance to network and realize the potential of association memberships.

New Bern, NC (November 2017) – The National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED) and the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD) have announced their annual SHOT Show reception is to be held on January 24th at the Mirage Hotel. The event offers members from both associations a chance to network outside the busy show floor and gives invited guests an opportunity to meet members and get to know the organizations. The 2017 event exceeded expectations with over 225 members and guests attending.

“Relationships are still key to building business success,” NAPED President, Tim Brown explained. “In a day and age where sales transactions are becoming more digitalized, we in the law enforcement and public safety industry still recognize the importance of face-to-face discussions, earning trust and forging long term relationships. That’s what NAPED was founded on, a commitment to help companies supporting our blue line grow through leadership, mentorship and good business practices.”

“SHOT Show has become an important opportunity for our membership to attend.  As an association, NAUMD values the ability to promote and support its members in an end user environment,” Steve Zalkin, NAUMD President added. “The co-hosted reception has become an event that strengthens both NAUMD and NAPED’s core missions.  The reception also offers a setting to share information and strengthen business friendships in a non-competitive backdrop.”

Members can sign themselves and guests up online. Non-members interested in meeting the membership and finding out more about NAPED at this event can contact Laura Burgess at 252-288-5805 or

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About National Association of Police Equipment Distributors (NAPED):

NAPED was created by bringing together law enforcement distributors, industry professionals and manufacturers to form a network for the purpose of mutually sharing the vast amounts of market experience, resources and product knowledge comprised within its membership. NAPED acts as a forum for member manufacturers and distributors to form long-term, profitable relationships.

About National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors (NAUMD):

NAUMD was founded in 1932. The association is a community for the uniform and image apparel industry. It is comprised of mills, manufacturers and distributor companies that have a common bond in the future our industry.

We exist to enable our members to create opportunities for a better future.  We do this by connecting ideas and people in ways that provoke conversations and inspire innovation.  The NAUMD is about building community where strategic relationships are formed, problems are solved, and meaningful information empowers a better future.

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