Last night I attended a great contractor networking event at EM NARI in Natick. Ten contractor coaching clients and friends joined me and the 120 plus attendees. The featured speaker was Adrienne Zoble. She is a nationally known networking expert for the remodeling contracting industry. She was fantastic and shared excellent ideas on how to obtain great results by networking effectively. She also offered strategies on how to maximize results from your existing customer base and the importance of staying in touch with all leads. Everyone I spoke with said they were very satisfied that NARI provided a great speaker and the networking topic was perfect considering the current economy.
If you are a contractor reading this have you considered joining an organization of professionals committed to providing training and education for residential contractors?
Three of my clients and guests saw the benefit last night and decided that they needed to be part of this organization. One client Matt Beaton, Residential Energy Solutions, specializing in infrared energy audits, blower door testing and green building said,
"I made 7 strong contacts that will lead to opportunities to provide energy audit services to other contractors. This is my first visit to NARI and I am so happy to be around a group of professional and positive contractors."
If you have any questions about NARI or networking in general I would be happy to answer your questions.
What contractor associations do you recommend?