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AFFILIATE MISSION STATEMENT

The Instutute of Supply Management - Greater Syracuse Inc. exists to educate, develop, and advance the purchasing and supply management profession.

AFFILIATE VISION STATEMENT

The Instutute of Supply Management - Greater Syracuse Inc. provides the opportunity to improve its members professional development by:

bulletOffering Seminars, Workshops, and Certification Training.
 
bulletProviding Networking Forums With Other Purchasing and Supply Management Professionals.
 
bulletOffering Opportunities for Volunteers to Achieve Personal Development and Leadership Skills.

A Little History . . .

1918 43 members launch the initial formation as the Purchasing Agents Association - Syracuse & Central New York. The organization IMMEDIATELY became affiliated with the National Association
1924 National Association attempts to standardize invoices, P.O.'s, inquiry forms. This initiative was never universally adopted.
1927 National Convention held in Grand Rapids - hotel rooms were $5.50 per night!
1935 Syracuse affiliate holds first Industrial Product Exhibit at the Hotel Syracuse -- by 1938 over 10,000 attend.
1941 Syracuse association president presented a program on Purchasing to Syracuse University students - a first for the nation!
1942 Industrial Product Exhibit is suspended for the duration of WWII
1944 National Association cancels non-essential conventions. Initiates schools of instruction.
1948 Monthly Education Meetings initiated from September to June. Subjects covered all aspects of purchasing, materials management, and related fields.
1952 Annual clambake tops 600 attendees
1958 First Business Survey of CNY published in January
1965 International Federation of Purchasing is formed. Vic Pooler of Syracuse makes presentations throughout Europe.
1968 Pre-dinner forums are started
1968 Syracuse Affiliate celebrates with a 50th Anniversary Gala
1978 Arlene Armstrong is elected first women Director in Syracuse
1980 Frank J. Quinn Award is established for the Syracuse Affiliate
1986 Joni F. Young becomes first woman President of the Syracuse Association
1991 Syracuse affiliate officially changes to NAPM-Greater Syracuse, Inc.
1992 Clambake attendance tops 1900!
2000 NAPM - Greater Syracuse enters the next millennium with over 200 members.
2015 Syracuse affiliate officially changed to ISM Greater Syracuse Inc.
 
   
   
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