The Common Theme:

From the various association events that we have participated in thus far in 2021 there has been a common theme. This theme was evident both from comments made by the associations’ leadership and observed in the conference climate among vendors and attendees – Fellowship!

Fel-low-ship: noun Friendly association, especially with people who share one’s own interest.

The benefits of training together, establishing and growing/maintaining a network of like minded folks are exponential. It has been said that “it isn’t always what you know, it’s who you know.” I say that it isn’t just who you know, but who you know and what they know. It may come across as completely cliche, but “team work truly does make the dream work.”

“Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller .

“As iron sharpen iron, so one person sharpens the other.” -Proverbs 27:17

It has been good to catch up, share ideas, and collaborate with old friends and nice to form new friendships. Business, whether in the private market or in the public sector, has proven to be a challenge to all of us. It has been encouraging to share experiences and celebrate the successes of these challenging times en rapport. I am very grateful for the opportunity to associate with colleagues and customers again at these conferences and I am certain that many others in attendance felt exactly the same way. What a blessing that I am not taking for granted!

Can’t wait to see you on the Road!

JC