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The Most Productive high performance industry professionals belong to FLORIDA SUNSHINE ERA

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You're Invited to Join the Florida-Sunshine ERA Chapter for its Annual DTAM Presentation


This event is being hosted in-person and virtually. Register today!


Don’t miss our annual Florida/Puerto Rico DTAM presentation (hosted in-person and virtually) by Lisa Dietrich of Conley & Associates. Register now to join fellow members for an afternoon of education, information and networking. Enjoy a cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres provided by the chapter. We encourage you to invite your staff and other industry colleagues as well.


There is no cost to attend this event. Registration deadline: April 27.





If you are attending virtually, please see below for Microsoft Teams log-in details.

Note: Presentation will start at 6:00 p.m. EDT. Please log in at that time.





Monday, May 2

Reception: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. EDT

Meeting: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. EDT


Dubsdread Tap Room

549 West Par Street

Orlando, FL 32804










There will also be a golf scramble earlier in the day at 9:00 a.m. EDT. If you are interested in playing, please RSVP as soon as possible to Greg Warren at or Shane Recicar at




Questions? Email Greg Warren at or Lisa Dietrich at




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NEWS: 3/24/2022

ERA Re-Introduces the White Pin Internship Program


The ERA White Pin Group has recognized the need of the rep community to help attract, hire and retain college graduates into the rep model to keep the electronics industry fresh and relevant.

This intern program is designed to offer rising college juniors or seniors an opportunity to work for a manufacturers’ representative firm over the summer months (typically 8-10 weeks) to gain a better understanding of and hands-on experience in the electronic components industry. ERA plans to support and subsidize these internships along the way.

How to apply:


  • Rep companies who are interested in the program are encouraged to contact local college and university placement offices, and work with ERA to create and promote an intern job posting. Rep companies need to submit an application to qualify for the subsidy.


  • Interested students can apply here.


For more information about the White Pin Intern Program including training guidelines and resources, and to apply, visit the White Pin Internship section of the ERA website.


Please email with questions and they will be forwarded on to Kingsland Coombs, CPMR, chair of the White Pin Group, and Ellen Coan, CPMR, SVP of Education for ERA.

Internship Program Overview

Internship Training Guidelines

Want to listen to a great interview with two OEM suppliers? this interview about what to expect from a rep during COVID is fantastic



ERA national held their annual conference this week. In attendance from the Sunshine Chapter were Seth Brock of CBC, Greg Warren of Brandel Stephens, Tom Cullinan of  Brandel Stephens, Randall Conley of Conley & Assoc., Ted Pacelli of Conley & Assoc., Andy Barnett of Arrow Electronics, Kim Brookshire of Hughes Peters, Keith Bonucchii of South Atlantic Component Sales, and Bill Cabral of HHP Associates. This was a wonderful 2 days of refreshing our selling skills, updating us on the state of the industry and forward insight into the future. If you have not attended, please consider next year, we would love to have you join us.

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