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More Than a Birthday Party for the IAMCP’s Southern California Chapter: Page 2 of 2

What started out as a 10th anniversary celebration for the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners’ biggest chapter has turned into a day-long series of training sessions, roundtables, keynotes, and more featuring top Microsoft executives. By Rich Freeman

The chapter’s many philanthropic activities are rewarding for members professionally as well as personally too, he continues. “When you see somebody who’s working really hard when they’re volunteering for a nonprofit, you know that’s probably somebody who’s going to work really hard when they’re getting paid for it.”

Tickets to the anniversary party, Slagle emphasizes, are still available. A regular pass costs $249. A VIP ticket that gets you access to an exclusive reception, among other perks, sells for $399.

Slagle hopes that what is now a one-time party becomes a yearly institution. “If we do a great job, I would really love to see IAMCP continue it in some fashion where maybe they would make it an annual event [or] a biannual event,” he says. “The community really needs it, and they really want it.” After all, he notes, most people enjoy being around other people with common interests.

“That’s what we really want to do at this event is just show more people we’re a lot like you,” Slagle says of the IAMCP. “Let’s be friends. Let’s do business together. Let’s grow together. It’s pretty special.”

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