If you're reading this and have never heard of MATSS, you might have missed out on the Midwest’s premier telecommunications showcase and seminar, hosted by Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma Telecommunications Associations. This year’s Mid-America Telecom Showcase and Seminar (MATSS) took place October 16-18 at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri. As in years past, the MATSS organizers did a fantastic job bringing in quality vendors and speakers covering a wide range of products, services and topics.
If you attended and spent any time at the vendor showcase, you couldn’t have missed the excitement from the far corner where Megan Hawks, dressed as a basketball player, and myself as a referee were hosting the Nex-Tech basketball shootout. Attendees demonstrated their basketball skills on an arcade size pop-a-shot while competing against each other to take home cash prizes. Even if you weren’t a basketball superstar, all attendee’s registered for a basketball giftpack giveaway that included a 4K TV. I’m not sure who had more fun, Megan and I or the attendees.
Congratulations to this year’s winners: Basketball shootout top score goes to Shane Bell of PG Telco with 91 points. Close behind was Lloyd McDonald of Bluebird Networks with 87 points, Ben Peintner of United Telephone with 83 points and Phong Bui also of Bluebird Networks with 81 points. Lisa Winberry of BPS Telephone Co. was our Grand Prize winner of the Basketball giftpack and 4K TV.
Be sure and check us out next year on October 15-17 as we plan to continue the arcade style of competition with lots of great prizes and giveaways.
With over 60 years’ experience in the Telecommunication Industry, Nex-Tech offers 24/7 network monitoring, CALEA Trusted Third Party services, custom advertising solutions and can assist you in providing additional revenue generating services like managed firewall, cloud services and backup and disaster recovery to your broadband customers.
If you missed us at MATSS and are interested in any of the above services, contact Doug Kuntz or Megan Hawks.
Doug Kuntz • Carrier Access Manager • email@example.com • 785-621-2974
Megan Hawks • Advertising Solutions Representative • firstname.lastname@example.org • 785-874-8884