2019 Client Conference

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The conference is complimentary for TRICOM clients, courtesy of TRICOM and our industry partners. Attendees need only pay for their own transportation and lodging.

We’re excited to announce that TRICOM will be hosting our 2019 Client Conference this September 18-20 in Milwaukee, WI.

This year’s conference theme is Educate. Collaborate. Elevate.

We will be bringing in top industry experts to speak on topics of specific interest to our group including sales, industry trends, legislative updates, and more. We will continue to update this page as speakers and topics are announced.

We know from experience that working together and sharing knowledge helps make our business and our industry better. The Client Conference offers a great opportunity for you to share your insights with other industry colleagues, as well as learn from their experiences, wins, and losses.

The Client Conference will deliver actionable ideas and inspiration that you can take back to your staffing company and implement immediately to elevate your business.

We think our clients and colleagues are pretty amazing. When we get together, there’s no end to the inspiration and motivation that results! We encourage you to join us and experience it for yourself!

We are especially thrilled that the conference coincides with TRICOM’s 30-year anniversary celebration. We could not have made it to this milestone without the support and help of our clients and industry partners – thank you!

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
4pm – 6pm: Welcome Reception & Registration at Hilton Monarch Lounge
6pm – 10pm: Networking at Milwaukee Brewing Company

Thursday, September 19, 2019
7am – 8am: Breakfast & Registration – Hilton Wright Foyer
8am – 5pm: Conference Sessions – Hilton Wright Ballroom
5pm – 10pm: Dinner & 80s Party

Friday, September 20, 2019
7am – 8am: Breakfast & Registration – Hilton Wright Foyer
8am – 2pm: Conference Sessions – Hilton Wright Ballroom

Thank you to our sponsors!


Assurance is the nation’s premier staffing insurance brokerage, servicing the industry for over 25 years. We’re experts in business insurance and employee benefits, which includes everything from risk management, workers’ compensation and employment practices liability to voluntary benefits, compliance, human capital technology and more. Our insurance professionals find creative ways to minimize risk, maximize health and generate real measurable value for staffing firms across the U.S. Visit us at assurancestaffing.com.

FinTech innovations are reducing payroll costs while offering employee payment benefits. rapid! Disbursements is an all-in-one payment disbursement platform that allows businesses to electronically pay anyone in the U.S., including customers, employees, contractors and vendors. It even unlocks early wage accrual access as a benefit for employees to drive recruiting and retention. rapid! Disbursements works seamlessly with existing payroll systems to enable 100% electronic payroll and tip disbursement to employees when and how they want, such as any debit card, payroll card, direct deposit, cash pick-up, or digital wallets.


Our national staffing practice is recognized as one of the largest in the country. Our industry clients range in size from smaller highly specialized firms to larger publicly traded staffing companies serving numerous market sectors, including: light industrial, professional services (legal, accounting and finance), IT, healthcare, engineering and commercial. Our team counsels staffing company executives and management with respect to major strategic and operational issues impacting their businesses, including addressing emerging legal and business issues. Our dedication to understanding and advising the staffing industry delivers tangible benefits to our clients and the staffing industry.

Essential StaffCARE is the largest provider of ACA-compliant health plans and supplemental employee benefits to the Staffing Industry. Serving over 1,800 staffing company clients and enrolling over 750,000 temporary employees annually, ESC offers ACA-compliant MEC plans, fully-insured Major Medical plans, supplemental Fixed Indemnity plans, comprehensive enrollment, and ACA audit technology solutions. ESC is an American Staffing Association (ASA) Corporate Partner, and an award-winning member of the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU).

Web design. Recruitment marketing. Blog writing and social media. SEO. PPC. Reputation management. At Haley Marketing, marketing for staffing firms is all we do. Let us help you strengthen your recruiting, support your sales team and build your brand with employers and job seekers.

At World Wide Specialty Programs, our business revolves around protecting the staffing industry with sound, customized insurance solutions. In fact, for the last 50 years, our sole focus has been dedicated to the staffing insurance business, identifying its risks, and providing the industry with the most innovative solutions available. We know firsthand the challenges facing today’s contract staffing firms and partner with our clients to help build a stronger, more resilient staffing business because of the protection we afford them. Our extensive knowledge of how the staffing industry works has taken our commitment to the sector further than anyone else in the insurance industry. We identify and track developments, and ensure that our staffing industry clients are well protected and armed to effectively address the needs of their business with custom-fit insurance products and services. What’s more, World Wide is the only insurance provider and industry source that is an American Staffing Association (ASA) commercial insurance liability partner. As ASA’s first partner, we remain committed to that partnership.


Since 2006, Asurint has been redefining how background searches are done; solving problems and reducing anxiety for recruiters and their candidates throughout the hiring process. Using innovative tools that aid in faster turnaround times, more accurate information and seamless integrations, Asurint provides the only background screen optimized to deliver the truth on demand.

Avionté is a leader in enterprise staffing and recruiting software solutions, offering innovative end-to-end technology solutions to over 900 customers and 25,000 users throughout the U.S. and Canada. Avionté delivers a robust platform for clerical, light industrial, IT and professional staffing firms to maximize profits and boost productivity.

Citrin Cooperman is the nation’s largest provider of accounting, tax, and consulting services to the staffing industry. With over 30 years of experience advising staffing firms our Staffing Practice group currently services over 200 clients, who operate as:
  • Contingent Staffing
  • Direct Placement
  • Executive Search/ Retained Search
  • Professional Employer Organizations (PEO’s)
  • Outsource Solutions

At Citrin Cooperman we understand the common financial challenges that business owners face. Through careful examinations of business structures, costs, and tax strategies, our professionals have helped our clients achieve their goal of being successful staffing company owners along with helping them plan for the future. Our services include merger & acquisition due diligence; design of commission and compensation plans; tax planning & minimization; phantom stock & equity plans; assistance with obtaining financing; strategic business planning; margin analysis; and a variety of educational seminars on accounting & financial topics.

Trade Risk Group (TRG) is a specialty broker of domestic and export trade credit insurance, representing a wide array of companies around the world. TRG was founded in 1999 and has since become a recognized leader in the industry. As your trade risk provider, TRG assesses your unique needs, creates a competitive environment among all the underwriters, and negotiates a cost effective policy. TRG’s mission is to simplify the process and act as a constant advocate for the client.


Attendee Comments From TRICOM’s 2016 Client Conference

“Loved the hotel and the speakers I heard were great. Really professionally organized and executed. Great to see so many old and new faces. Loved the casual feel and presentations all in one room. Nice people. Love my picture for LinkedIn, too. Thanks for the nice conference and dinner (which was excellent). I would definitely come again.”
Jenifer Peterson, Owner/Operating Partner, PRO-HIRE, INC.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the conference. All the topics were very informative. I walked away with a lot of good information and ideas for the office. Given our current situation and our future plans, the conference provided information needed to make our transition. It was wonderful to meet the team! We especially enjoyed the Team Building Exercise. It was a lot of fun and for a wonderful cause.”
Teresa West, Staffing Director, Matern Staffing, Inc.

“The conference was a valuable opportunity to get to know and interact with others in our industry, while at the same time learn about challenges and opportunities currently facing the staffing industry.”
Sonny McGee, President & CEO, Integra Business Alternatives LLC

“I feel the conference was a tremendous success and the hospitality of the TRICOM staff was outstanding. Thanks for everything.”
Richard Brinkley, President, Priority Staffing Services Inc.



Keynote Speakers

Adrianne Nelson, Staffing Industry Analysts
Topic: The State of the Staffing Industry- Trends, Opportunities, Threats and the Future

Will Matthews, Matthews Performance Group
Keynote Speaker: Author of the highly acclaimed book, You’ve Got This! The 5 Self-Coaching Keys You Need to Live Boldly and Accomplish Anything.

Taylor St. Germain, ITR Economics
Topic: Managing in an Uncertain Economy

Rob Mosley, Next Level Exchange
Click here to visit the 2019 Client Conference Speakers page.