We are at the mid- point of the year and the year appears to have rushed by. I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect back on our year up to this point. We’ve had a few bumps and bruises, such as our recent and sudden change in venue. The June 2017 lunch was indeed a success and I would like to thank all who participated in pulling this off in what appeared to be a very smooth transition, even though, we know that our volunteer team worked tirelessly to make it appear that way.
I have received positive feedback as to the location and the menu. We will remain at the Pappadeaux Sea Food Kitchen, Alpharetta Ga, for the remainder of this year. For the most part we have had a very good year. Our monthly luncheons have had phenomenal speakers. The spring golf and tennis outing had a fabulous turn out and was nothing short of an overwhelming success. We continue to gain new members and grow as an organization.
I see this organization as a very positive tool for networking and industry success. Face to Face networking, when it comes to any business, large or small, networking is the key to success. With the explosion of online marketing and social media, business owners can easily replace face-to-face networking with more time online. In today’s climate, online is very important for business growth, however, face to face networking will build solid relationships that every profession can benefit from.
Because the property adjusting industry has been non-stop busy, and many individuals and carrier groups seems to avoid networking because they’re tired of hearing the same sales pitch, or they don’t see the benefit, for their people. Southern Loss Association is attempting to expand our members networking exposure by joining forces with other industry groups such as the CPCU and the Atlanta Claims Association.
We look forward to the second half of the year and our continued success as an organization. We have upcoming events such as the SLA Annual Property Seminar, scheduled for August 9, 2010 at the Alpharetta Top Golf location, the SLA Fall Golf and Tennis Outing at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, Braselton, GA., scheduled for October 25, 2018. Mark your calendars for these dates and stay engage for other opportunities to network and expand your brand.
Executive Board President, 2018