2018 marks our 49th Annual Conference and more importantly, our 50th Anniversary as an Association. Please plan on joining us May 2-4, 2018, in San Antonio for what will surely be a fantastic conference. MBCEA members will receive a 50% discount on registration fees in honor of our Anniversary. Click here for more details.
Now that we are almost 50, it’s time to stop acting like a dinosaur. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other networks are fundamentally changing how the world reaches and interacts with customers, offers products and services, communicates with employees and – in a nutshell – does business. Whether or not this is good is a matter of opinion but the fact remains social media is here to stay. So, the MBCEA and our sister organization, the MBI, have joined the party.
One of the goals for our social media strategy is to make metal building construction attractive to a younger audience. We not only want young people to consider a career in the trade but we also want to reach architects, specifiers and owners and let them know we are committed to Safety, Training and Education. We are in our early stages with this but you can help by sharing and liking our posts, friend us and follow us – if you are on social media you know what you need to do!
Please encourage the use of the hashtags #MBCEA and #MBI. What’s a hashtag you ask? A hashtag is a word or phrase preceded by a hash mark (#), used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it. Whenever a user adds a hashtag to their post, it’s able to be indexed by the social network and becomes searchable/discoverable by other users.
Lastly, as we head into the end of year, please keep an eye out for your membership renewal. Payment is due by January. The MBCEA is a membership association with a mission to support the professional advancement of our contractor and erector members, and our industry. We are only as strong as our combined members. If you are already a member – thank you. I hope you appreciate the MBCEA as much as I do. If you are not a member, I urge you to consider it now.
This will be the last newsletter of 2017 and the last from yours truly. It has been my honor to serve and lead this great Association. I am proud of our accomplishments and look forward to our continued success. On behalf of the MBCEA Board and staff, please accept my heartfelt wishes for a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year.
Thanks and Stay Safe.