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A Note From the President

13 Nov 2018 10:55 AM | Tom Conway (Administrator)

I want to take a moment to truly thank our Veterans who have served both home and abroad. We are so blessed to have people who sacrifice of themselves to protect us and our American values. What an example to follow, to put others first and not ourselves. I hope you have taken the time this week to thank a veteran for serving our country. May God Bless you for your years of service to the USA! As we think about this time of the year, being Thankful is something that we all need to all keep at top of mind. We live in and work in a great country and a terrific local community. Thanksgiving is one of those holiday’s where you really have to make sure you take time to let people know how much you appreciate them, co-workers, friends, family. I am sincerely Thankful for the MABA Board, what a great group of professionals who take the time during their busy work schedules to meet and strategize on how we can keep making MABA better and better. I am truly humbled and thankful to be able to lead such a great group this year. We hope you’ve benefited from our meetings, socials and opportunities to get involved this year…And… if you haven’t, talk to a board member today about what you can do to help you do business with more members!

We had a great final member meeting at City Limits this month. We heard some great information from Chaz Carrillo from Holt/Dimondale Insurance Agency on some important notes to take on growing your business policy as your business needs change over time. Great job Chaz! Our updates and announcements really hit on so many things MABA members are doing throughout the community. As always it was terrific to hear some great testimonials and to meet some awesome visitors. I am thankful that we have had so many visitors this year turn into MABA members! That is truly something to be thankful for, we are so close to our goal of 135 by years end. Will we make it? Will you help keep inviting people?

We voted on our slate for new Board members and I would like to welcome and congratulate Ryan Larsen as a first time Board member and Jennifer Bennett as a second term Board member.

Our December Holiday meeting we make the move to the Community Room at MSUFCU Mt. Hope and Farm Lane location. This is a meeting YOU don’t want to miss. Enter at the Community Room Door as it opens at 7:45 am and once you check in we hope you come hungry as we celebrate…We have Dusty’s catering a nice breakfast for you and a chance to network and meet folks that perhaps you haven’t seen in a while. We’ll have a welcome from MSUFCU and we’ll get to hear from SBAM and the many benefits you automatically get as a MABA member. We are also so excited about the Grants we get to award some worthy non-profits as well as hand out some annual awards to some very deserving folks. I also look forward to giving you some details from our annual report. Of course there will be time to network and connect with folks! Remember to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Haslett Food Bank to help those who are hungry in our local community.

In addition to being your MABA president this year, I am an Executive Sales Representative with Liberty Mutual Insurance. I’m going on my 14th year selling personal auto, home and life insurance to all kinds of individuals, several of whom are MABA Members. The professional development I have been able to attain by joining MABA over 9 years ago, and serving on the board these past 5 years really have helped me professionally in areas of leadership, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Thanks to my involvement with MABA it has helped me opened doors to so many other great opportunities in my work and personal life. This Thanksgiving, I hope you take some time to appreciate your MABA Membership, and make it a point in the coming weeks and months to invite other professionals to join you in the journey, encouraging them, to use the website among other tools, to take advantage of opportunities to make yourself known and get to know other friendly people in our area, to JOIN US and become an active MABA member. Come on and Keep on joining us and I look forward to seeing you soon as we seek to always…DO BUSINESS WITH A MEMBER!

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