Volume 38, Issue Number 11 July 28, 2004

Catch The Aloha Spirit – Early Bird Convention Savings End July 31

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If you’re planning on attending your first SMACNA convention, you’re in good company. A large number of your fellow contractors also have decided to make SMACNA’s 61st convention in Maui their first. But just a warning, SMACNA’s conventions can be habit forming. We have people who have 20 or more under their belts.

What can you expect from a SMACNA convention? Each educational session is packed with information that can directly impact your bottom line. These sessions were designed by contractors for contractors. In addition to professional speakers who know your business inside and out, your fellow contractors will lead roundtable discussions and tackle the nitty gritty of doing business in this competitive market. The information they share will rival in-depth seminars for their thoroughness and caliber of content.

Your fellow contractors will offer up hundreds of practical ideas, share successes and failures, and talk real solutions, not just theory. In our architectural, industrial, residential and HVAC contractors’ forums, you'll find a comfortable setting in which to meet your fellow contractors. Exchange business cards with them and don’t hesitate to give them a call when you get back home.

The emphasis on this year's Product Show is not on selling. Instead the entire event is a structured casual breakfast event focusing on building relationships between exhibitors and contractors. Again, another opportunity to build new business relationships.

In addition to our convention program complete with receptions, luncheons and fabulous entertainment (former Beach Boy Mike Love), we've scheduled time for you to enjoy this tropical paradise with your family and new SMACNA friends.

You’ll find the atmosphere at SMACNA conventions business-like, yet casual. You may be touched at the generosity of your fellow contractors who'll gladly share their successes, failures, and tricks of the trade.

Even if this is the first time at a SMACNA convention, I bet it won’t be your last. Please bring your family—we’ve got a great kid’s program—and join us in Maui, to experience the natural beauty of the island, the warm Hawaiian hospitality, and the aura of the people.

Together we will catch the “Aloha Spirit” and make friendships and business acquaintances that will become a part of our lives for many years to come.

Sincerely, Mark C. Watson SMACNA President

P.S. Early bird registration savings end July 31st. Make your reservations today.

Editor: Rosalind P. Raymond rraymond@smacna.org  |  Asst. Editor/Writer: Cynthia Young cyoung@smacna.org

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