2017 Annual Conference Recap

 

If you missed the 2017 CALSAGA Annual Conference, you missed a lot!

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.

Did you know about this?

Did you know that effective January 1, 2018 individuals must pass a psychological assessment test at a state-approved center when applying for an initial firearms qualification?
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Do you know how your colleagues are handling meal and rest breaks?
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Does your company have a protocol for an active shooter situation?
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Do you utilize the same management style when interacting with employees of multiple generations?
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Did you know that the method of applying for an initial firearms qualification card or renewal has changed?

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Make plans to attend the 2017 Annual Conference to learn about changes and other issues affecting the private security industry. Purchase tickets now.

And, if you haven’t yet booked your hotel room, there’s good news! The CALSAGA-exclusive rate at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa has been extended to Tuesday, October 3rd! To reserve your room, please call group sales at 800-854-1279 (use code: CALSAGA) or visit Agua Caliente (use code: 1710CALSAGA).

If you have questions, please contact Kris Smidt kris@calsaga.org or Kate Wallace kwallace@calsaga.org.

Discount Expires Soon

The Annual Conference hotel room rate expires soon!

The CALSAGA Annual Conference takes place October 18th – 19th. Don’t let the time get away from you and miss the opportunity to lock in the conference attendee-exclusive hotel rate! Be sure to book your room at the Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa by Tuesday, September 26th to secure your conference room rate of $109.99 per night. To reserve your room, please call group sales at 800-854-1279 (use code: CALSAGA) or visit Agua Caliente (use code: 1710CALSAGA).

And don’t forget to purchase your ticket to the conference! 

If you have questions, please contact Kris Smidt kris@calsaga.org or Kate Wallace kwallace@calsaga.org.

Don’t Let it Go Unrecognized

The deadline to submit nominations for our annual awards is fast approaching!

Each year CALSAGA honors deserving security professionals at our Annual Conference. Awards to be presented include the Valor Award, the Lifesaving Award, the Security Officer of the Year Award and the Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award. The winner of each award will be invited to attend the Annual Conference for the awards ceremony.

The CALSAGA Valor Award is reserved for those who demonstrate extraordinary judgment and performance of his/her duties during an emergency. Click here for the nomination form.
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The CALSAGA Life Saving Award is reserved for those who saved the life of another person. Click here for the nomination form.
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The CALSAGA Security Officer of the Year Award is given to an officer who, during the year, has either performed a heroic act involving circumstances where the officer risked his or her life to save another person, or the officer performed a routine task in an exemplary manner. Click here for award criteria and the nomination form.
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The Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award (AHLAA) was originally presented at our Annual Conference in 2008 to Al Howenstein, a founding member of CALSAGA and tireless industry ambassador. Mr. Howenstein, who is now the Award namesake, has dedicated his career to advocating on behalf of the private security industry and has played a key role in forging relationships between CALSAGA and other key influencers in the private security industry, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and members of the California Legislature. Click here for award criteria and the nomination form.

Nominations must be received by September 15th. If you have questions, please contact Kris Smidt kris@calsaga.org or Kate Wallace kwallace@calsaga.org.

Welcome, TSIB!

CALSAGA is pleased to announce our latest Network Partnership with TSIB.

TSIB is a national full service brokerage that specializes in traditional property & casualty placements, surety, project-specific policies, Captives, alternative risk financing and risk management for the Construction and Security Industries. They are one of the top 100, privately held, insurance brokers in the U.S.  TSIB was founded in 2005 from the internal Risk Management Division at Turner Construction Company, the leading general commercial builder in the U.S.

We welcome and look forward to our new partnership and having TSIB participate as a vendor and sponsor at our upcoming CALSAGA Annual Conference!

To learn more about TSIB: http://tsibinc.com/market-solutions/security/

Interested in becoming a Network Partner? https://calsaga.org/network-partners/

Need more information on our Annual Conference? Registration is now open: https://calsaga.org/2017-annual-conference/

Feel free to contact Nick Langer, Director – West Coast Property & Casualty at Turner Surety & Insurance Brokerage, Inc. at (661) 645-4974 or nlanger@tsibinc.com to see what TSIB can do for your company!

Time is Running Out

If you haven’t yet, it’s time to make plans for the upcoming management program PPO 101.

This program is applicable for those new PPO license holders as well as industry veterans. In an ever changing legislative climate, it is essential to ensure that you are complaint with the law and insurance regulations as well as ascertain that you are maximizing efficiency and productivity. In addition we will cover contracts and legal pitfalls, ethics and professionalism, human resourses and more.

By request we are offering this program in both Northern California and Southern California. Both programs include a light breakfast and lunch.

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Tuesday, August 29
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95815
Purchase Tickets Now

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Tuesday, October 17
Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
32-250 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Attend solely PPO 101 or stay on and attend the Annual Conference October 18 – 19
Purchase Tickets Now

Questions? Contact Kris Smidt at Kris@calsaga.org.
Don’t forget to Register for the 2017 CALSAGA Annual Confence!

Happy Independence Day!

As an association we are thankful for our freedoms and extend our gratitude to our veterans for their service to and sacrifices for this country. We hope you and your family have a safe and happy holiday.

2017 Award Nominations

Nominations are now being accepted for the Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award, Valor Award, Lifesaving Award and Security Officer of the Year Award.


These awards will be presented at the 2017 CALSAGA Annual Conference.

The Al Howenstein Lifetime Achievement Award (AHLAA) was originally presented at our Annual Conference in 2008 to Al Howenstein, a founding member of CALSAGA and tireless industry ambassador. Mr. Howenstein, who is now the Award namesake, has dedicated his career to advocating on behalf ofthe private security industry and has played a key role in forging relationships between CALSAGA andother key influencers in the private security industry, the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services and members of the California Legislature. Past winners include Barry Bradley, Barry Burrows, Cal Horton, Roy Rahn, and David Travers. Click here for the nomination form.

Click here for more information and the nomination form for the Valor, Lifesaving and Security Officer of the Year Awards.

PPO 101 Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for PPO 101!

This class serves as fantastic way for those new to operating a PPO or those who desire a refresh on the legalities and complexities of running a PPO to gain much needed insight.
This one day course will cover topics such as: Licensing, Financials, Service Delivery, Contracts, Human Resources, Staffing, Insurance and more.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
1782 Tribute Road
Sacramento, CA 95815

Space is limited! Click here to register for PPO 101 on August 29.

Can’t make this event? Our next PPO 101 will take place Tuesday, October 17 in Rancho Mirage. Click here to register for PPO 101 on October 17.