The Value of Relationships
April 16 marked a special day for me. Professionally, it was my first official day as ACTHA’s Executive Director. Personally, it was a bit overwhelming meeting hundreds of people who will undoubtedly become a valuable resource in my new role.
As a first-time attendee at the ACTHA Spring Conference, I was impressed with the variety of education topics, the quality of the presenters and the level of engagement between attendees and vendors during the tradeshow. It was a welcoming environment conducive to learning and networking—something not always found at other industry events!
It takes a team effort to move an association forward, and after my short time here I can tell you this: We have a GREAT team! Thank you to all of the members who serve on ACTHA’s board of directors, committees and as event volunteers. Your time and dedication to our association has not gone unnoticed. Thanks to our commercial members, who continually support the association financially through sponsorships, advertising and participation in ACTHA tradeshows. Thanks to all of our event speakers, who serve as subject matter experts while sharing their passion and knowledge to educate attendees on various subjects regarding community living.
Like most trade associations and professional societies, ACTHA is very much a relationship business. There is a “speed of trust” that takes place within our association, and members take comfort knowing that they can share issues big and small with each other and get reliable, honest feedback. After witnessing this exchange firsthand between members during the conference, I had an epiphany. It is this level of relationship that delivers unique value to ACTHA members and keeps your commitment to the association each year. There are only a few opportunities each year to not only connect with fellow associations but also a wide-range of vendors to address the needs of those involved with Community Living. ACTHA will always be committed to serving the needs of unit owners and board members throughout Illinois.
I look forward to seeing you at a future ACTHA event!
South Expo – Saturday, September 24
Tinley Park Convention Center, Tinley Park
North Expo – Saturday, October 15
Renaissance Chicago North Shore, Northbrook