is a proud sponsor and logo developer of
The National Business Development Association
(NBDA), which was launched today in Houston, Texas by Founder and President Christine Spray. Christine recognized, in her business development and board experience, the need for a national trade association to provide best practices to those individuals whose primary responsibility is developing business for their organization.
Spray strongly believes that in order to be a great developer of business, you must focus on others and their needs before focusing on yourself. It’s about building relationships and trust before building your business.
The well attended event featured a panel of business development experts who fielded a range of growth oriented questions from Houston’s own Emmy Award-winning journalist Linda Lorelle. The panelists were Bill Arend, a regional manager for Redwood City, Calif.-based software manufacturer Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL); Jeff Henningsen, executive vice president for Kansas City, Mo.-based insurance broker Lockton Inc.; and Jim Langsdale, director of business development at Chicago-based accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP.
The next meeting is scheduled for May 8th from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at The Junior League of Houston.