Wenesday
April 22, 2015
1 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Retailer Webportals

Jessica Butler, Attain Consulting

This interactive session will include an overview of web portals used by large retail chains: Amazon, Target and Walmart. Jessica Butler with Attain Consulting will moderate the program, providing her strategies and expertise in managing deductions while attendees share their experiences and success stories. The session will also address ways to maximize cloud technologies to streamline business processes when dealing with retailer web portals.


Wednesday
April 22, 2015
5:30–9:00 p.m.

Networking Dinner Event

"Hidden Valley Cookout"

Cowboy Barbecue

Come with us to the scenic Hidden Valley at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, surrounded by the pristine Sonoran scenery of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve. The evening is guaranteed to expand your personal network of credit professionals in a casual, relaxing setting. You are welcome to come attired in your finest western wear - boots and cowboy hats suggested.

Featured this evening will be a cocktail reception hosted by our new alliance partner Allen Maxwell & Silver (AMS), followed by an Old West Dinner Cookout accompanied by country western music.

Thursday
April 23, 2015
8 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

The Good, Bad and the Ugly - US, Asia and Europe

Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence

The economy in 2015 should have a little something for everyone. The first part will likely be pretty good and the middle will start to get challenging with the last third looking ugly. It is all going to come down to factors like interest rates, the price of oil, what happens in Europe and the impact of a drooping China. Join us as I attempt to depress you.

Dr. Kuehl promises to address "these and other cheery subjects." A favorite Riemer Week speaker, his programs combine valuable information and deep insights with unexpected humor.


Thursday
April 23, 2015
12:30–2 p.m.

Communicate with Strength - Key Words That Undermine Your Effectiveness

Karen Purves, M.A., International Speaker

Got the best words? Laugh and learn in this high energy, fun-filled, humorous session offering the latest solutions in effective communication. Receive simple "replacement words and phrases" for common word choices that unintentionally cause people to feel distanced and uncooperative. Identify concrete, practical tips to do something differently, and immediately make new choices that yield far better results. Increase your verbal intelligence!






Thursday
April 23, 2015
2:15–3:15 p.m.

Using Security Documents to Increase Collections

Bill Creim, Creim, Macias, Koenig, & Frey, LLP

A practical how-to-do it presentation designed for all credit professionals, including those who haven't used security documents. The program explains the different types of security and documents used by creditors and alternatives to those documents.

    Topics covered include:

  • Setting up the credit file.
  • Advantages of being a secured creditor.
  • Types of security, such as; Standard collateral security agreements, Broader collateral security agreements, Consignment agreements, Guarantees, Pledges, Letters of credit, Leases, Fixture security, Real property security, Field warehousing, Lock boxes, Using third party intermediaries, Assignments& Trade acceptances.
  • Perfecting security interest, such as; UCC mechanics, UCC searches, Purchase money notification& Problem situations.


Thursday
April 23, 2015
2:15–3:15 p.m.

This is How You Do It - Email Etiquette Explained

Karen Purves, M.A., International Speaker

Do you know the four letter word that instantly increases the response rate to your emails? Find out the answer plus laugh as you learn in this cutting edge, jam packed, interactive session filled with proven email tips. Email marketing and sales expert Karen Purves, M.A. shares easy, time-saving solutions to make your emails stand out in the crowd and how she gets over a 90% response rate to her emails. For cold and warm leads alike, converting contacts to cash often relies on email. Bring examples of subject lines and text that you'd like to refine for maximum effectiveness. After participating in this program attendees, on average, said their ability to write a more effective email improved 74%.



Thursday
April 23, 2015
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Extracting & Analyzing Financial Information

Dennis Cantalupo, Creditntell

The key to accurately assessing the credit risk of a company is to not only locate the financial information of a company, but to have the ability to make sense of the numbers and ask the right follow-up questions to management. In this program, Dennis Cantalupo, COO at Creditntell, will go through the steps that each of Creditntell's analysts take when analyzing the financial health of a retailer. This includes researching the financial information, spreading the numbers in an easy to read format, analyzing the financial information to uncover warning signs, followed by calculated discussions with management when necessary.


Thursday
April 23, 2015
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Riemer's New Website

Tom Martin, Riemer Reporting Service, Inc. & David First, Shimano American Corp.

Out with the old and in with the new. Riemer Reporting service introduces our new, enhanced website with a new look and new features. A behind the scenes discussion with Tom Martin, Riemers' IT Director, will focus on the enhancements to the New Riemer website, including ease of navigation and the exciting new features. He will also describe the opportunities the new website provides for the future.

The Riemer Rating Score: What is it? How it is calculated? What does it do for you? Tom Martin, along with David First from Shimano American Corporation, will discuss their collaborative effort to produce a scoring model utilized for the National Bicycle Credit Association. They will also provide an overview of how credit scores are interpreted and can be used along-side the Credit Manager's intuition when reviewing accounts.

This will be an interactive session with feedback and questions welcome.


Thursday
April 23, 2015
5:30–9:00 p.m.

Networking Dinner Event

"50th Anniversary Celebration - How Time Flies"

Poolside Party

The wine is poured and the table is set, for an anniversary party you will never forget,

Please join us as we celebrate 50 years of Riemer Reporting Service. The event will be held at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs' tranquil pool and terrace under the Arizona stars. Come prepared to reminisce about some of the special events and memories in your group's history and Riemer Weeks of the past.

We hope you can join us for a memorable celebratory evening.