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By Kristina Mahler, Director of Membership
Have you been a member for a long time? Maybe you are trying to understand WHY you are a member because you don’t utilize your membership. Or maybe you attend every event we have, but don’t really understand best practices for BATC membership. Or perhaps you are a new employee at a long established member company who is trying to wrap their head around this industry. It’s time for you to Kickstart your membership!
Last year, we introduced our Kickstart event to welcome new members into the association. Generally, it is considered an informative presentation and networking opportunity to initiate individuals who want the most out of BATC membership. We feel it is important to not only tell people about our association, but to let them put names with faces on our team.
As we have had more and more of these Kickstart events, it has become clear they are also a valuable tool for our existing members. So much has changed at BATC over the past five years and we find that our long standing members don’t always realize how many benefits they are missing out on.
What can you expect at a Kickstart? You will arrive at 3:30pm, grab a drink (wine and beer are options!) and some snacks, settle into a spot (preferably in the front row since it always seems to be empty!), say hello to your neighbor and prepare yourself for an impressive PowerPoint presentation, usually by yours truly. Just kidding … about the impressive part … everything else is true. We will spend the next half hour telling you more about BATC and our different departments. Each person on staff will introduce themselves, tell you what they do and explain any engagement opportunities that they can offer.
After the presentation is complete, we encourage you to network. Some of the best relationships are made at this event. Our staff gets to meet you and take an interest in your success. You can meet other new and existing members who will be your “people” moving forward at BATC. And let’s face it, we all can use a familiar face when attending an event.
So please consider joining us at one of our upcoming Kickstart events. You can register at http://batc.org.
2017 Kickstart Dates: