I have counseled hundreds of businesses in my years as a consultant and one question I get a lot is, “Should I become a member of the….” Chamber of Commerce, Local Merchant’s Group or Industry Networking Organization? My answer is always the same. “Yes, if you are going to BE a member.” You see one can be counted as “A” member but that is not the same as “BEING” a member. You have to participate. You need to take part in the operations and events of the membership or you are just not getting the most bang for you buck.
If you did, you missed…
The Chairman’s Corner update, including news about a LIVE event coming soon in Cleveland
Information on a Self-Help website for manufacturers, In The Loupe.
Registration information on the upcoming Knox Machinery event.
A save-the-date announcement for Gosigerfest
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By Michael D. Packer, FSME 2021 SME President
2020 was certainly an unusual year—for SME, for our industry, and for the world. There is no question that these unusual times will carry over into 2021. Unusual does not necessarily mean bad; it just means different. Often hidden within those differences are opportunities.