The conference kicked off with the President’s Reception held in the Sunset Room at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa.
As always, the program was packed with dynamic speakers and relevant programs to business owners. CALSAGA Legal Advisor Barry Bradley and Jaimee Wellerstein of Bradley & Gmelich provided attendees with a legal update. Gary Bradley and Anne Laguzza discussed California’s human resources challenges. Always a popular speaker, Anne returned in the afternoon to advise on managing multiple generations. NASCO’s Steve Amitay gave a report from Washington and CALSAGA’s lobbyist Kelly Jensen gave a report from Sacramento. Brian Robertson of Network Partner The Contractor’s Plan spoke about fringe benefits compliance. New to CALSAGA, Author and Speaker Ken Futch spoke about turning situations into opportunities. Again this year BSIS Chief Laura Alarcon and Deputy Chief Clarissa Serrato-Chavez provided a bureau update as well as dedicated time to answering members’ questions.
Our Vendor Hall & Exhibits was sold out which means attendees had more opportunities than ever before to test and learn about products and services relevant to security businesses.
We are very thankful to our sponsor and vendor partners that make it possible for us to keep attendee costs down while still offering a great program! CALSAGA asks you to please consider these partners when making business decisions.
Presenting Sponsor: Tolman & Wiker
Gold Sponsor: TSIB
Silver Sponsor: El Dorado Insurance Agency, Inc
Bronze Sponsors: Kwantek and Philadelphia Insurance Companies
Awards Dinner Sponsor: Kwantek
Evening Reception Sponsors: On Guard Apparel and UniPro International
Afternoon Break Sponsor: SilverTrac
Participating Sponsors: A.G. Spanos Companies, Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa, AlliedUniversal, Bradley & Gmelich Lawyers, Custom Protective Services, First Security Services, G4S Secure Solutions, The Works Consulting
The ever-popular Networking Reception took place on the lawn on Wednesday evening. Attendees enjoyed lobster and pork skewers, a mashed potato bar and an ice cream sundae bar. If our packed program wasn’t enough of a draw to registrations, the menu surely would be!
The conference wrapped up with the Awards Dinner. The event was emceed by CBS Local 2 Chief Meteorologist Patrick Evans. The event featured stories of heroism and altruism by California security officers. Financial gifts were presented to each award winner by Kwantek.
Lifesaving Award Recipients: Jason Arevalo, Scott Fullerton, Derek Dean of Allied Universal; Evenlyn Zientek and Henry Taylor of First Security Services; Brian Cotton of Patrol One; Taufuiava Tilo and Manpreet Rai of Allied Universal; Gehrig Burke of Allied Universal
Medal of Valor Award Recipient: Dylan Noel of Rank Investigations & Protection
Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient: Kim King of Kim King Consulting
Details about the 2018 CALSAGA Annual Conference will be available soon! We hope you’ll make plans to attend.