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Social S'mores

 

Hi! My name is Sasha Harper and I’m the Managing Principal at Social S’mores. My team and I work together to create a dynamic force with versatile experience. Social S’mores has consultants in the US and in England. 

Throughout my professional career, I’ve acquired social media management experience directing, creating, and overseeing the online presence for up to 46 branch locations. I’ve created, posted, and managed content for 14 national brands, including 2 international brands, and was the copywriter for an account with an audience of 1.3 million.

Social Media Strategy | Management | Business Development

 

Media, creative, and data working together as one. It’s how great companies grow. 

 

Through social media advertising we can increase your brand awareness, website traffic, increase lead conversion and close sales.

 

Our full range of services include content creation, analytical reports, social media marketing strategy, online PR and more.

 

If you’re not on social media yet, that’s okay! We don’t ask you to pause or restart, we help you transform digitally. We integrate our approach with your current processes and system to minimize any disruption. 

 

The Social S’mores team has an extensive background in social media management, graphic design, account development, copy writing, and strategy which keeps us competitive in our approach to ensure your company gets in front of your online audience.

What We Do: Research, create, develop, and implement effective social media strategies that will accomplish your online goals.

Questions? Contact us!

info@socialsmores.com 

"If you are looking for an excellent company (at a very reasonable price) to develop or move your
program forward your Board of Directors unanimously recommends Social S'mores. We urge you to
contact Sasha Harper.
They are able to tailor a program that meets your needs!"

- Michelle Arsenault; Executive Director
Wood Products Manufacturers Association

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mcc

What We Do:

·  MCC Video Explainer

·  Overview

·  www.merchantcostconsulting.com

1. We are hired to negotiate, audit, and reduce credit card processing fees for our clients without them switching or changing their current processor or software system. We are NOT a credit card processor or provider but a business advocate to help ensure businesses within the WPMA can negotiate the lowest cost with their existing vendor. We look at the following areas in our audits:

·  Service markup charged by the processor

·  Interchange optimization and MCC code categorization (Applies to B2B)

How It Works for Members:

2. After negotiations and pricing is finalized with a member's merchant service company, we receive their monthly statements, run our analysis, and send them a report for the amount we saved that given month. We audit these merchant statements monthly to protect our clients against hidden fee spikes, increasing rates, or miscellaneous fees that are added to merchant accounts. 

·  It breaks down each fee we were able to negotiate, what the member paid previously to leveraging our services vs the new pricing we obtained, and the total amount of savings we achieved. 

·  Our firm makes money ONLY by sharing the savings we obtain our clients. If no savings are obtained, there is nothing owed to us.

·  NO upfront costs, NO hourly consulting fees, no risk to a member's practice, NO need to switch providers.

·  The savings will always be relative to their sales volume, there is no fixed savings or dollar amount. If we do not save a practice anything in a given month, I.E Your payment provider increases their fees, adds a hidden cost, etc, there are no savings to share, meaning there is no invoice from us. That is the beauty of our service as it is strictly contingent based. 

3. After negotiations and pricing is finalized with your payment processor, we look to recoup funds that a practice is entitled to based on overcharges from their current payment processor. These typically range 3-6 months worth of fees we can get refunded to our clients.

How It Benefits Members:

·  For members of the WPMA, we would offer them a 24 month term and sharing of the savings on a 60/40 sharing model. This is discounted a FULL YEAR FREE and also includes a 10% DISCOUNT for members. 

Contact For Details:

Regardless if you are in a contract, integrated with a specific software or hardware, or are limited to your credit card processing options, our team can reduce your existing credit card merchant fees without the hassle of making a change. Get a free audit to learn how much you are being overcharged!

 

 

Merchant Cost Consulting is a credit card processing consultant that helps businesses lower credit card processing fees, audit credit card processing fees, and assist with merchant services consulting without the headache of our clients switching credit card processing companies. 

 

 

 

                                                                    CYBER SECURITY 

The WPMA is pleased to announce that we have been able to design a members-only cyber security program.

Many professionals are telling us that there is a real possibility of cyber insurance costs rising higher than property insurance costs in the future.  This program is open to ALL WPMA members.

It is available from your CURRENT insurance agent.  You will receive a written quote from Wingman (Division of Corvus Insurance Company) within 15 minutes and can be written as a stand-alone coverage. 

Highlights of this program include: 

  • A quick online quoting process.  You will have pricing within 15 minutes!
  • You can obtain limits between $1 million and $5 million.
  •  You do not need to be a Federated client to have access to this program.
  • You do not have to leave your current agent to access this program and obtain a quote.

 If you are interested in receiving a free, no-obligation, cyber quote, please visit. Wingman Insurance - Cyber Security 

If you have questions about the program, please call Michelle at the WPMA office at 978/874-5445.

FSC® certification logo

WPMA members can benefit from our discount FSC® certification assistance.

Average Rate:

  • $1,485 - $3,190 All inclusive
  • Rate Includes Annual Group Audit Fee  

Assistance With:

  • All required paperwork
  • Preparation for annual audit
  • Annual educational requirements 

Consulting service

For those companies that would like assistance with establishing an individual company certificate, we offer an extremely reasonably priced consulting service which includes:

  • Document and control system template
  • All required paperwork examples
  • Our trained staff will walk you through the process from start to finish

Contact:

Wood Products Manufacturers Association
Michelle Arsenault – Executive Director

PO Box 761
Westminster, MA  01473-0761

P) 978/874-5445
F) 978/874-9946

FSC@wpma.org 

 

Blackbird Logistics logo

Blackbird Logistics is service oriented transportation management company determined to simplify the logistics process for our clients. Customer relationships are the key to our existence. To cultivate, maintain, and provide value to those relationships, we live by 1 simple rule; treat your business like our business. The relationships may start with our customers, but doesn’t end there. Our continued success is also attributed to the bond we hold with our employees, partners, carriers and local communities.

We are a full-service logistics company specializing in Expedite, Full Truckload, LTL (less-thantruckload), and International freight shipping. Every customer is assigned to an operational account manager(s) to ensure top level service is provided at all times along with an online portal, empowering clients with the ability to rate, book, track shipments, and create documents online.

CONTACT US

Email: ops@blackbirdlogistics.com 

Phone: 248-594-SHIP (7447)

Social: @blackbirdlogistics

Website:  https://blackbirdlogistics.com

Make sure to mention you are a WPMA member to receive special pricing!

WPMA is taking the leadership role in encouraging companies needing wood products and wood manufacturing to channel these through our Internet based lead system. The Association constantly receives inquiries from businesses seeking companies to manufacture specific wood products. In response to these inquiries, our staff qualifies the company submitting the inquiry. It is then posted on our Website. Members are able to utilize their password for unlimited access to business leads for potential new and profitable business. Members with the specific capabilities also receive an email with the details of the inquiry. Leads are posted as soon as received. This has proven to be a valuable business generating tool.

For information about sourcing a product:

Please call the Association office at 978-874-5445 or email woodprod@wpma.org 

WPMA publishes the most informative and widely read newsletter in the industry! The newsletter lists Association activities and discusses important issues, such as new government regulations and common sense topics affecting day-to-day business operations. It also has industry news, professional advice, safety, legal, surplus equipment, upcoming events, meetings, educational workshops, and trade shows, job opportunities and employment search.

The Association holds an annual meeting in a popular area that is easily accessible. This is a business meeting which includes educational workshops pertaining to our industry. There is also an opportunity for members to attend plant tours which provide an opportunity to see many special manufacturing techniques that host companies have implemented. The meetings provide members with an excellent opportunity for business networking with peers and share items of mutual concern. Many companies have stated that the "roll call" session during the business meeting is more than worth the time involved in attending.  Our famous "Mystery Night" always provides attendees with a great time, fun networking opportunity and a remembrance of our host city.  It is incredible how much business is conducted at these events.

The Wood Product Manufacturer Association maintains an up-to-date, computerized listing of our members\\' capabilities. Customers from around the world are able to source specific products, and then refine their search to a particular species or type of wood as well as certain machining operations. Members are e-mailed a message that a company has inquired about a specific product that they are able to supply. Members are also able to have an electronic link to the WPMA Web site free of charge.

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Euler Hermes logo

Euler Hermes and WPMA:

Partnering to provide 2 free credit checks per year

Many companies may not even realize that coverage on one of their most valuable assets is available or that it could provide them with a safer way to grow their business. Euler Hermes trade credit insurance protects your accounts receivable against unexpected bad-debt losses due to insolvency or slow payment. This multipurpose tool is customized to meet your companys’ needs and can cover your entire receivables base. Credit insurance from Euler Hermes provides the business intelligence your company needs to help you:

  • Expand your domestic and/or international sales safely to new and existing customers
  • Minimize your risk when exploring and developing new markets
  • Support your in-house credit management with our database of proprietary information
  • Avoid unexpected bad-debt losses and get paid for what you sell
  • Improve borrowing and financing options

Key Facts:

  • Global leader in credit insurance with a 34% market share worldwide
  • Over 50 offices in the U.S. and Canada
  • Presence in over 50 countries and 6 continents
  • 40 million companies monitored in our proprietary risk database
  • 200,000 debt collections handles in 130 countries
  • AA- financial rating by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best Company
  • Euler Hermes North America is the oldest and largest provider of trade credit insurance
  • Offer both domestic and export credit insurance policies in more than 200 countries worldwide.

To learn more about Euler Hermes visit us at www.eulerhermes.us

Call or email Greg McBride for your 2 free credit checks or to learn more at 216-548-8376 or greg.mcbride@eulerhermes.com

The Wood Product Manufacturer Association is consistently trying to assist members in the development of new markets for their products. WPMA is very much involved in exhibiting at and promoting trade shows that are held throughout North America and encouraging companies to exhibit. Leads for new and profitable business received are promptly posted and distributed to those members that are able to supply the desired item(s).

The Wood Product Manufacturer Association is constantly alert to developments on the federal and state level of government rulings, proposed legislation, and laws that may affect your business. The Association e-mail's special reports affecting the membership.

Wood Product Manufacturer Association Members seeking to buy or sell surplus stock or equipment may list their needs or items for sale in our monthly newsletter and on our web site. There is no charge for this service which frequently puts members in contact with a willing buyer or supplier.

Caine & Weiner logo

Caine & Weiner has been chosen by the WPMA to be the exclusive provider of quality credit collection services for their members.

Their team of tenured professionals have the skills and collection technology to deliver exceptional performance and outstanding results. 

  • Proudly serving the industry since 1930
  • Contingent collection fees—no recovery, no charge
  • Certified, professional collectors
  • Five full-service, state-of-the-art, national collection centers
  • Domestic and International debt handling
  • 24/7 Internet access to your files
  • Prompt remittance of sums collected
  • Client-friendly placement options
  • Fast, responsive service

Please contact:  Rich Alex at 716-626-6222

Questions about employer/employee issues and concerns on state and federal levels are answered by a team of specialized lawyers that only represent businesses. A few items covered are:

  • Concerns about sexual harassment
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Union organization/labor relations
  • Employee Handbooks
  • FMLA ERISA ADA and Older Workers' Benefits Protection Act
  • OSHA claims
  • EEO matters
  • Wage - hour matters
  • Management training
  • Miscellaneous - FMLA lawsuits, COBRA claims, Workers Compensation
  • Claims made by your employees that are keeping you awake at night

Members receive one hour of FREE service per year. All discussions are handled in complete confidence.

If you are interested in receiving more information about this program, please call the Association office at (978) 874-5445.

Euler Hermes logo

Grow Your Sales with Credit Insurance

Many companies may not even realize that coverage on one of their most valuable assets is available or that it could provide them with a safer way to grow their business. Euler Hermes trade credit insurance protects your accounts receivable against unexpected bad-debt losses due to insolvency or slow payment. This multipurpose tool is customized to meet your companys’ needs and can cover your entire receivables base. Credit insurance from Euler Hermes provides the business intelligence your company needs to help you:

  • Expand your domestic and/or international sales safely to new and existing customers
  • Minimize your risk when exploring and developing new markets
  • Support your in-house credit management with our database of proprietary information
  • Avoid unexpected bad-debt losses and get paid for what you sell
  • Improve borrowing and financing options

Key Facts:

  • Global leader in credit insurance with a 34% market share worldwide
  • Over 50 offices in the U.S. and Canada
  • Presence in over 50 countries and 6 continents
  • 40 million companies monitored in our proprietary risk database
  • 200,000 debt collections handles in 130 countries
  • AA- financial rating by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best Company
  • Euler Hermes North America is the oldest and largest provider of trade credit insurance
  • Offer both domestic and export credit insurance policies in more than 200 countries worldwide.

To learn more about Euler Hermes visit us at www.eulerhermes.us.

Call or email Greg McBride for your 2 free credit checks or to learn more at 216-548-8376 or greg.mcbride@eulerhermes.com 

TurnKey Compliance Solutions, LLC logo

With all the stepped up OSHA/EPA efforts and companies being fined, WPMA is pleased to announce a new member benefit to help you before you have a problem. Your board of directors have been able to arrange an exclusive new benefit. We have formed a partnership with a private company, TurnKey Compliance Solutions, LLC to provide members with CONFIDENTIAL OSHA, EPA, DOT, IATA, NFPA, DNR and DEC information. 

Members receive one hour of free telephone consultation per year with an industry trained expert. They also offer on-site confidential OSHA compliance audits at a greatly reduced rate (usually less than 1/2 of what you would pay for one fine.) Their goal is to keep you from major problems with these agencies.

For more information contact Mark Morgano at 860-604-1622 or Philip at the WPMA office 978-874-5445.

Legends Web Works LLC logo

We Create Custom Branded Websites

We partner with you to maximize your website investment by leveraging our experience building and maintaining thousands of web pages for businesses throughout the United States and Canada.

Our design team will work with you to create a website and online marketing strategy based on your specific goals and industry needs.

You Can Manage Your Own Website

We provide simple, easy to use content management tools that allow you to make changes to your website; even if you have little to no computer expertise.

In addition, our dedicated customer support team is always available to answer your questions and will continue to work with you to keep your website and online marketing strategy relevant.

Special Pricing for WPMA Members

  • WPMA members pay an extremely low setup and monthly fee including:
  • Custom branded website
  • Content Management tools to edit text and photos
  • Dedicated Support Team
  • Secure business class hosting
  • Built-in website statistics to measure your website traffic
  • Email Service

Contact:

sales@legendwebworks.com 

513.492.9008 - phone

Legend Web Works, LLC
3484 Irwin-Simpson Rd
Mason, OH  45040

To receive a complete package of information explaining our services in greater detail, or to discuss our many membership benefits, please contact Michelle Arsenault, Executive Director, at (978) 874-5445 or send Michelle an e-mail at michelle@wpma.org.

Business Insurance | Life | Disability

FSC Logo Usage New Requirement

* the new MIX label is available in the Trademark Portal. Its new text is “Supporting responsible forestry“. Between 1 January 2022 and 30 June 2024 certificate holders may use the new and the old MIX label. From 1 July 2024, only the new MIX label will be available for use. To access the new MIX label, go to the label generator and under “Label type” please choose “New MIX”. For more information about the rationale for the change.

FSC Member Resources:

Chain of Custody Certification FSC-STD-40-004 V3-1 EN

Requirements for use of the FSC® trademarks by certificate holders FSC-STD-50-001 V2-1

2023 VCL for FSC Members HERE

WPMA FSC Certificate HERE

Original certification date: 19 October 2011
Date of certification decision: 15 October 2021
Expiration date: 18 October 2026
FSC Certificate code: BV-COC-012533 / BV-CW-012533
BV Certificate No. / Version: US016066 / V1
Contract No.: 10735360
Issue date: 19 October 2021

 

Federated Insurance® is WPMA’s exclusive business insurance partner. Rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best® Company and named to the Ward Group® list of top 50 performers in the wood insurance industry, Federated stands ready to help you with your insurance and risk management needs.

We offer WPMA members a wide range of services, including:

  • Property and Casualty Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Bonding Services
  • Life and Disability Income Protection
  • Referrals to Independent Succession Planning Attorneys
  • Access to a Variety of Risk Management Materials
  • Computer-based Safety Training Courses

We deliver insurance protection and risk management programs individually tailored to the unique needs of the wood products industry. Our highly trained local representatives deliver the member-centered service you deserve!

Policyholders have access to a wealth of resources focused on employee training, estate planning, business continuation, workplace safety, human resources, and loss prevention.

Click here to learn more about us and the complimentary risk management materials available to all WPMA members.

Contact your local Federated marketing representative directly by visiting the “Find Your Local Representative” section on www.federatedinsurance.com, or call the Client Contact Center at (888) 333-4949.

Jack West, National Account Executive 
Federated Insurance-Association Risk Management Services 
121 E. Park Square 
Owatonna, MN 55060 
O: 800-533-0472 Ext. 5175 
C: 262-719-7750
E: jewest@fedins.com

WPMA FSC® Certified Members

 

Company City St
Adroit Thinking dba 5-Acre Mill & A Cut Above Wood Hicksville OH
Architrave Woodworking Waterford MI
Arrowood Designs Norwood NC
Artisan Millwork, LLC Pawtucket RI
Barlow Millwork Hampstead NH
Basilicato North America, LLC Largo FL
Bedford Custom Casework Oakwood Village OH
Blessington Corporation Gardner MA
Blue Inc. USA, LLC Conover NC
Boyce Highlands Green Concord NH
CCF Industries Apollo PA
Centennial Woods Laramie WY
Central American Timber, Inc. Seaside Park NJ
Consigli Construction NY, LLC Pleasant Valley NY
Daiek Woodworks Sterling Heights MI
DC Distributing Abbottstown PA
Design Foundry, Inc Hickory NC
ECI Green, LLC (East Coast Interiors) Warwick RI
Edgemate, Inc Roaring Spring PA
Elipticon Wood Products, Inc. Little Chute WI
Elliott Woodworking LLC Pontiac MI
Essex Coatings Avenel NJ
Eurocase Millersburg OH
Exhibits Southwest, LLC Tempe AZ
Fabrizio Corporation Medford MA
Forcey Lumber Company, Inc Woodland PA
Frahm Wood Products Athens WI
Fyrewerks Westminster CO
Glenshaw Architectural Woodwork, Inc Allison Park PA
Greenrise Technologies LLC Murfreesboro TN
Handorn, Inc. Grand Rapids MI
Hardware Installation Services, Inc Hampton VA
Impressions In Wood Cypress TX
Intrex Intl Columbiana OH
IRG Building Products, LLC Homkington NH
Keystone Millwork, Inc Bryan TX
Madera Trade LLC Brooklyn NY
Mast Specialty Sales, Inc Lexington NC
McClung Lumber Co., Inc. Salem VA
Memphis Masterworks, LLC Memphis TN
Neshaminy Valley Millwork Bensalem PA
Nicholson Corporation Whitehouse Station NJ
Nuvar, Inc Holland  MI
Pannello Systems, LLC Bristol RI
PDM Constructors Plymouth Meeting PA
Perry's Frames Newton NC
Philadelphia D&M Plymouth Meeting PA
Princess Anne Pile & Lumber Co, Inc Chesapeake VA
ProCraft Corporation New Boston NH
Royal Cabinet Design Co., Inc. Brook Park OH
S&W Cabinets-Commercial Chaffee MO
Sequoia Industries El Cajon CA
Slater Millworks Memphis  TN
Steller Floors Tyrone PA
Strata Design, Inc. Traverse City MI
SubAssembly Plus Holland  MI
Tech Product Specialties Houston TX
The Wooden Wick Irvine CA
Total Hardware, Inc Newport News VA
Tri-Lox Brooklyn NY
Versatile Wood Solutions Nunica MI
Watson Brothers LLC Middleton MA
Westek Architectural Woodworking, Inc Westfield MA
Wolverine Wood Products, Inc Grand Rapids MI
Federated Mutual Insurance Company logo

All coverage and services may not be available in all states or for all businesses. Some of the services referenced herein are provided by third parties with the understanding that neither Federated nor its employees provide legal advice.

Federated Mutual Insurance Company • Federated Service Insurance Company* Federated Life Insurance Company • Federated Reserve Insurance Company* • Granite Re, Inc.*†

*Not licensed in all states. †Granite Re, Inc. conducts business in California as Granite Surety Insurance Company.

 

2023 Letter From Federated