iea logo

Connecting businesses

to a trusted International network of contacts

Member Login

Dave Sparks

ASSOCIATION NAME:

Syracuse Executive Association

YOUR NAME:

Dave Sparks

COMPANY NAME:

Dave Sparks

CLASSIFICATION:

Cleaning Maintenance and Packaging Supplies

What makes you good at what you do?

I’m a problem solver, so running a company, and solving customer’s issues come naturally to me.  I enjoy the challenge of being able to “fix things”  

"Why" do you do what you do (what is your "Why")

Wilcox Paper is a family owned company that was started in 1927, and purchased by the Sparks family in 1966.  The challenge of being the best distributor we can be, and providing jobs for many, are important reasons to keep moving forward.

 How long have you been a member of your Association?

We joined the SXA in 2003, so 13 years

What benefits do you receive from being a member of your association? 

The benefits we(I) receive are numerous.  Getting to know business owners/managers from diverse fields, learning what they do, using the knowledge to trade business, and being able to recommend their services to others, all combines for a better business world.  We buy from, use the services of, sell to, fellow members, and assist each other in securing contacts of businesses outside the association.

What is the biggest value you receive from being a member of your association? 

The biggest value would probably be, having the discipline to be active and outward when being involved with the association.  It could be considered having a board of directors, which most small closely held companies don’t have.

Which three words would you use to describe yourself? 

Caring problem solver

Why are you proud to be a member of your association? 

The SXA is the premier leads sharing group in our area, that’s been strong for 42 years

What makes your association unique? 

Our association is different than other “tip clubs”, because we only allow business owners and managers to be involved.  This gets us higher level of contacts with outside businesses, and more clout when doing business together.

The SXA is a group of approximately 75 diverse members, which encompasses the Greater Syracuse Area.  We meet on Tuesdays at 11:30 at the Bella Domani Restaurant in North Syracuse.