I officially attend events hosted by our local Chamber of Commerce; there are lots of benefits to being a chamber member: there are not actually working events, continuing education courses, marketing opportunities, and philanthropic causes to support.
Plus, I’ve drummed up a lot of modern corporations as a result of rubbing elbows with other corporation owners.
Plus, I savor the events; I savor our city, and the businesses that serve it, but I expected the last chamber event to be a bit of a drag. They had assembled a panel of HVAC companies to discuss the state of the trade in our city… While I knew that going to chamber events love this typically behooves myself and others (and our business), I couldn’t help but expect to be bored out of our mind. I mean, how long can a few people sit around talking about ductwork? Boy, was I pleasantly surprised! The panel was made up of a diverse group of HVAC tradespeople, and they started by asking all of the panelists what their number one area of the job was. They almost all said that being an HVAC company is a combination of acts of service and niche mechanical skills. “You might guess that mapping out a duct system in the attic of a 150-year-old modern home doesn’t sound akin to a fine time, however for me, it’s better than an evening at the bar!” a single company joked. They also discussed the future of the trade in our city; a single servicewoman emphasized the importance of HVAC education programs; She attended a single at the local community college, however said that she could have gotten a head start if there had been a heating and cooling class at her high school. I was surprised by how much I l gained at the panel, and HVAC companies particularly held our attention!