New Brass Key NewsApril 2022Nebraska Locksmiths AssociationNebraska Chapter Associated Locksmiths of America, Inc.2022 Meeting Schedule:Friday, April 22, 2022 7:30 PM—Business MeetingSaturday, April 23, 2022 8:00 AM —Class: Business ManagementFriday, October 14, 2022 Business MeetingSaturday, October 15, 2022 Class: AutomotiveOfficersRyan Andersen, PresidentLincoln, [email protected] Huffaker, Vice PresidentOmaha, [email protected] Nemecek, SecretaryBrule, [email protected] Hansen, TreasurerAlliance, [email protected] Ward, DirectorValentine, [email protected] Hansen, HospitalityAlliance, [email protected] send all address corrections, advertisements,comments or questions or to the editor.Gredon “Grady” Turner, 3212 N 92nd St., Lincoln, NE 68507Call or text: 402-450-1849 Email: [email protected]

Nebraska Locksmith Association/NE Chapter of ALOAOmaha NE, October 15, 2021Meeting was opened at: 7:39PMMembers present: Grady Turner, Josh Seybert, Eugene Hansen, Dewayne Parks, George Huffaker, Ryan Andersen, Rod Coffman, Chris Wegner, Dave Horstman, Bruce Nemecek, Scott Hansen.Minutes of last Meeting were read by Sec. Bruce Nemecek with Motion to Accept from Eugene Hansen and 2 nd byGeorge Huffaker.Treasurer’s Report was read by Treas. Eugene Hansen with Motion to Accept from Bruce Nemecek and 2 nd byJosh Seybert.Old Business discussed: George Huffaker updated everyone on the new Website, it’s done and up and running.Thanks to George for his time. New By-Laws were sent by Email, please advise if you didn’t receive them. Discussed some adjustments that need to be made to Square Reports and Administrative Rights for Charges on theWebsite was discussed and given to Treasurer Eugene Hansen.New Business discussed: 2 new applicants had their 1st Reading, Nathan Gillispie of Lincoln, NE. and Brian Sander of J.C. Lock and Key of Columbus, NE.Rod Coffman of Okoboji, Iowa stated that he was getting ready to retire so if anyone was looking or knew anyonelooking to open a Locksmith Business to give him a call.Members discussed how many Years we need to keep NLA Files. A Motion was made for 10 years by EugeneHansen and was 2nd by Bruce Nemecek.George Huffaker would like all Members to review the new Website and make any suggestions that might improve it. Suggestions for Classes for 2022 were discussed, nothing was decided for sure.Correspondence discussed: Joshua Harrison is looking for an apprentice or a Tech to help him in his Business. TheAlabama Locksmith Trade Show and Classes are set for March 12 th, 2022.Motion was made to close the Meeting by Dave Horstman and 2 nd by Josh Seybert.Meeting Closed at 8:49Respectfully Submitted,Bruce Nemecek, Secretary

PRESIDENT'S NOTESWell folks, the time is upon us to meet once again. I hope that everyone is doingwell and is ready to see what this year has to offer us.Mr. Mark Blum has agreed to teach a class for us dealing with lock shop management. We've had him teach before but that was a while ago. The class will be atthe New Victorian Suites in Lincoln Ne.The business meeting with be Friday night at 7:30 pm April 22, 2022, supper is onyou, we could have a bit of a swap meet before the meeting if so inclined. Theclass will be Saturday morning at 8:00 am. This is our ALOA type class for theyear, cost for the class is 100 for members and 200 for non-members.Lunch will be provided for the class, please let me know what toppings are preferred for the pizza that we are bringing in. Please send me the registration formsby mid March so I can give Mark an accurate number of students.In other news, Chris Wegner is going to do another auto class October 15. I'm notsure if it will be in Lincoln or Omaha. I look forward to seeing everyone in April.That seems to about all that I have at this time,Ryan Andersen

April 23, 2022LINCOLN, NEBRASKANew Victorian Inn216 North 48th St.8:00 AM402-464-4400Mark Blum, CML, CPSYour Bottom Line:“If you don’t know what it costs to operate your business, how can you reliablydetermine your selling prices?“You work all year long, sometimes seven days a week, and discover that yourfinancials show a negative figure for the year. You were therefore not profitable.True or False?“How can you attend Educational Conventions (ALOA, ISC West) with no out-ofpocket expenses for airfare, housing, tuition?We’ll uncover clues to improve profitability so that there won’t be a need forovertime or 24/7 hours or lost weekends- EVER!We’ll discover how to use OPM (Other People’s Money) to fund retirement programs (you have more than one, don’t you?) and the REAL goodies.Whether you’re the business owner, an involved partner or an employee lookingto buyout the boss, you must have a working knowledge of business planning.Bring a willingness to learn and discover what your competitors might have already found out! Sometimes Uncle Sam will subsidize your dreams and goals.You won’t be disappointed (except perhaps at the instructor’s humor) while youinvest a day in building yourself.Class fees:Lunch is included.NLA Members (2022 Dues paid): 100.00Members with unpaid 2022 dues & Non-members: 200.00Registration: Ryan Andersen, PresidentPhone/text: 402-499-3195Email: [email protected] Address: 736 West Leon DrLincolnNE68521-3760

“Your Bottom Line” ObjectivesAt the end of the presentation the participants will be able toCreatea personal Chart of Accounts,CalculateMinimum desired Margin on goods and services andhourly operational costs;ComputeHow many days’ sales are in OPP (Other peoples’ pockets);How much inventory is too much;EvaluateFinancial ratios to monitor forward progress toward profitability;Projectnext year's selling prices using four or five simple arithmetic calculations;When the participants leave, they won’t care what the other guy charges.AND at next year’s end, they’ll have at least 10,000.00 in the bank simply becausethey’re good-looking (and Momma loves them.)

Mark Blum, (DOB 04-22-1950) CML, CPS has worked in retail, wholesale and institutional environmentssince 1967.Since joining the Associated Locksmiths of America (ALOA) in 1973, became actively involved and hastaught throughout the industry since 1987.the year.He was the first recipient of the prestigious ACE Award, presented to the ALOA outstanding instructor ofHe is the first Master Locksmith in Michigan certified by ALOA, also the first Certified Professional SafeTech in his state and at the time the youngest in Michigan to do so. He is also a Certified Fire Door Inspector andCertified Alarm Installer I.In business since 1975, he is recognized as one of the most efficient in his State.A member of regional and national security industry associations, his passion for improved profitabilityand professional development of locksmithing is widely known.Over the last four decades, he has taught at local Educational Conferences, the Annual ALOA Convention as well as individual regional and State association EdCons.His devotion to the trade allowed him to serve an elected position to the ALOA Board of Directors forthirteen years.Directions from Google Maps.Eastbound I-801. Take exit 395 for Northwest 48th Street2. Keep right at the fork, follow signs forWest O St/NE-553. Turn left onto West O St. Continue 7 mi.4. Turn left onto N 48th StDestination will be on the right.Westbound I-801. Take exit 409 for Waverly/E Lincoln2. Turn left onto US-6 W/Cornhusker HwyFollow steps 3, 4, 5 below.Alternate exit:1. Take exit 405—US 77 / North 56th St.2a. Drive South to US 6 / Cornhusker Hwy.2b. Turn right onto US 6 / Cornhusker Hwy.3. Turn left onto N 48th St4. Turn left onto R St5. Take the 1st right onto N 50th StDestination will be on the right

Pre-registration is required toreserve a seat. Advance payment is requested and isNON-REFUNDABLE, unless the class is canceled.Class fee: 200.00NLA Members: 100.00(2022 dues paid)Checks for the class fees must be payable to NLA.Registration Deadline: April 1, 2022Please call or text: 402-499-3195Email: te/Zip:Email: Phone:Mail completed form and payment to:Ryan Andersen, CRL736 West Leon Dr.Lincoln, NE 68521-3760

NEBRASKA LOCKSMITH ASSOCIATION“Dues shall be payable in advance on or beforethe first class/meeting of the fiscal year."Article IX, Section 2 , N.L.A. By-laws (amended 2021)2022 N.L.A. MEMBERSHIP DUES . 200.00**NE CHAPTER OF A.L.O.A DUES . 25.00** 150.00 is credited toward Education (classes)Amount remitted for year(s)PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW WITH THE CORRECT INFORMATION.PLEASE TYPE (OR PRINT) “CLEARLY”NAME ALOA#ADDRESSCITY STATE ZIPPHONE () CELL () FAX ()BUSINESS NAMEBUSINESS ADDRESSBUSINESS PHONE () CELL () FAX (E-MAIL ADDRESS PAGER ())SPOUSES NAME (optional)THE N.L.A. NEWSLETTER SHOULD BE EMAILED TO:PLEASE MAIL THIS COMPLETED FORM AND YOUR CHECK, PAYABLE TO “N.L.A.”, TO:N.L.A. TREASUREREugene Hansen726 West 16th St.Alliance, NE 69301-2214

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2 locksmith registration requirements; to eliminate a penalty relating 3 to failure by a locksmith to register; and to outright repeal 4 sections 28-1402, 28-1403, 28-1404, and 28-1405, Reissue Revised