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Tuesday April 30, 2013

It’s day 1 at the PACE Professional Employer Conference in beautiful San Antonio Texas.

I was lucky enough to arrive a few days early and was able to enjoy the wrap up of San Antonio’s Fiesta, San Antonio is such a great city with so much to see and do.

The annual “PACE” conferences are always a favorite association meeting, this year has record attendance and kicked off with a presentation by John Slavic of, John’s presentation 5 Major Trends that are driving the U.S. Economy.  John’s interpretation of the economy and how it impacts the Professional Employer Organization Industry are always insightful.  Slavic 401k has invested a lot in creating what they call the “PEO Employment Index”. The PEO Employment Index shows a trend that employers who use a PEO tend to have more growth than those that don’t.

Next up, a discussion regarding PEO Workers Compensation with representatives from Risk Transfer, Lumberman’s, Sunz Insurance Company and Tower Group.  A great panel discussion regarding best practices, workers compensation industry changes, and what changes PEO’s can expect over the next year.

Even lunch was entertaining and informative with a bit of history about the PEO Industry, followed up with a presentation by Tom Jackson on the History of the Alamo.



Kevin Knebl LinkedIn Guru and Rod DIekema of

Most of the afternoon’s presentations were from Kevin Knebl the leading LinkedIN and Twitter Guru.  Kevin’s High-tech + High Touch = Much Higher Success Presentation was followed with his Social Media & Sales Results. If you haven’t seen Kevin Knebl live, check out is website at for his books or dvd’s, all of which I would highly recommend.

By Rod Diekema, President of LLC and PEO Network LLC.  For more information check out the websites or


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