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Jan Dinner Meeting

Wednesday Jan 21st


Topic:           Negotiating in the Real World


Speaker:      Charlie Zettek

                    Purchasing Agent for the City of Rochester



We have all taken classes and read textbooks about Negotiation Strategies and how negotiators want to push for a Win-Win.  However, the real world seldom works that simply.  Charlie Zettek will lead us through a discussion of what actually happens in most purchasing negotiations.  What lessons have we learned about negotiation strategies?  What does it actually mean to “win”?  Do we seek an optimal outcome, or simply one that is satisfactory?  How do we decide what is the minimal acceptable outcome?  When are we negotiating as opposed to either dictating or acquiescing (depending on our position of need)?  This promises to be an interesting give-and-take as we reflect on our own individual experiences with negotiations. 


Charlie Zettek was appointed the Purchasing Agent for the City of Rochester in January, 2012.  Charlie previously served as the City’s Purchasing Agent from 1982 to 1988 and as the Director of Purchasing for Monroe County from 1988 through 1991.  He ran his own purchasing consulting business from 1992 to 2001, at which time he joined the Center for Governmental Research as a Research Director.  Charlie served as President of NAPMR in 1990-91.




Location:   Rick’s Prime Rib

898 Buffalo Rd., Rochester, NY

 5:30 Registration        6:00 Dinner and Program


This meeting is FREE to those that register in advance (prior to 1/20)
After 1/20         Members: $20     Guests/NON-members:  $25


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New to the profession?  Do you know any students, recent graduates or emerging professionals? If they might be interested in supply management as a career they are invited to attend as our guest!  Please be sure when you RSVP you indicate if an attendee is an “Emerging Professional” and be sure to include contact information.




Winter Seminar

Monday ??????


Topic:           Fundamentals of Supply Chain

When:           Monday  ???????    8:30AM - 5:00PM

Speaker:      Jack Cook PhD.    

Cost:             $99 members  $219 non-members

Location:     Hampton Inn & Suites Rochester/Victor

                    7637 Route 96, Victor, NY 14564



Jack Cook, Ph.D., is a professor, speaker, author, and consultant. He is a professor at SUNY Brockport teaching Business.  Over the last thirty years, he’s held teaching positions at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Washington State University and SUNY-Geneseo.  His areas of expertise include Supply Chain Management, Lean Six Sigma, Information Systems, Operations Management, and Electronic Commerce. Jack is an engaging speaker known for bringing theories to life, resulting in his being honored with five teaching awards.



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57th Annual Golf Tournament **

Monday, June 8, 2015


Brook-Lea Country Club Gates, New York

(** All proceeds to NAPMR Scholarship Fund)























Constructed in 1926, this Donald Ross designed golf course has stood the test of time and remains one of Rochester’s most challenging and enjoyable golf courses.



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NAPMR is now accepting applications for

NEW 2015 Associate membership, and

2015 Associate membership Renewal


(click here for Membership Information to learn about the difference between Associate and Regular membership)


Associate Membership Flyer


New Associate Application Form


Associate Membership Renewal Form





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