From the President:
Last night was an excellent meeting, we had over 30 attendees. In fact we had 33 people attend.
What pleased me the most was the blend of builders vs. distributor’s vs. manufactures vs. retailers.
It was an awesome mix of all levels of the channel.
I stayed on task at all times with the agenda and the meeting flowed very efficiently. I gave everyone an opportunity to introduce themselves and give a blurb about what they do. We had over 10 new attendees at this meeting so I wanted to ensure everyone knew who was present in the room.
Our sponsor Fastenmaster did an absolute wonderful presentation. In place of just talking about fasteners they explained ways to utilize social media thru their company. Certainly an opportunity for builders & retailers to create value for themselves. They offered our members a few nice opportunities to not only self-promote but to earn some free product. Again it was wonderful information for all levels present at the meeting.
On the heels of that presentation we had Rich Largman, Empire of Hope www.empireofhope.com discuss how he helps many mid-size businesses define their goals. He helps them to identify how they can work on their business rather than in their business. He also did a fantastic job of offering some wonderful goal setting advice. He even had a hand out where we had to list our goals for the next 6 months. Wonderful tools and suggestions for us all to apply to our businesses.
Both the sponsor and speaker tied together wonderfully making this a value packed meeting.
My plan in becoming President was to create substantial value in the meetings that I believe was met last night.
Prior to the close of the meeting we discussed helping a 17 year old quadriplegic who needs a wheelchair ramp desperately, all were in favor of us exploring this idea.
We had some volunteers step up for committees that we will look to continue to modify or add to as we move forward.
Some discussion focused on our next meeting place and we tabled the location but confirmed that date.
Overall I could not be happier or more pleased with the attendance and the excellent feedback I have received on how last night’s meeting went.
I look forward to moving at a good pace with more value packed meetings in the future.
Your NADRA New Jersey President, Lainie Sleppin