I would just like to say thank you to interNACHI for having a booth at the Toronto conference on the weekend. You were well represented by Stephanie, Roy Cooke and Nick Gromicko. There were other associations at the show but were not nearly as well represented. The amount of information you had to offer was tremendous. I think one of the other associations were giving out mints?
All three of you took time out with me to answer my questions, also asking about my own business.
After the whole conference had cleared out (even the staff) Nick was still there with me answering my grilling questions/concerns. He walked me all the way through the convention hall, through the lobby up to the restaurant where others were standing, waiting for Nick to show up for dinner. That 5 minute walk was a lesson in itself! Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the dinner, (my loss) but I’m sure it would have been a learning experience.
I drove about an hour and a half to go specifically to the interNACHI booth to see, listen and learn. I got much more than I expected.
For all of the locals that didn’t attend, I think you have missed out on a valuable opportunity. I wonder what it would have cost me if I would have been charged for the one on one time with the 3 interNACHI reps?
I have heard some bad mouthing about interNACHI from other associations and their members in the last year. I spoke to some inspectors at the show who were with the others. I asked about benefits from the associations, and what do you get out of being an associate but more than once I received a pause, a blank stare, and a “what do you mean?” I think there will be more inspectors coming over to InterNACHI in the next couple of years.
My membership is up for renewal next week. There are no second thoughts about who I would want to be associated with.
Thank you again,