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By Kristina Mahler, Director of Membership
“We also cannot build a strong association without the connections provided to us by existing BATC members.”
We work in an industry that still adheres to that time-honored adage of working with people you know. It almost seems that the world would stop spinning if we didnt rely on referrals for new business and people to partner with. Everyone loves being able to say, I know someone who does tile. Or, you have to call my mortgage guy. When you find a reliable resource that makes your life easier, you hold tight to that contact. My whole life, I have followed this rule of thumb. I rarely reach out to a stranger for anything business related.
This is how I like to approach membership at BATC. This is the industry of working together. We literally cannot build a home without the cooperation of several companies, cities and homeowners. We also cannot build a strong association without the connections provided to us by existing BATC members. Think about all of the industry professionals that you interact with on a daily basis. Architects, realtors, mortgage professionals, painters, tile installers, lumberyard reps, interior designers, builders, remodelers, title professionals… the list is never ending.
So, my friend, I need a referral. I am looking for companies and individuals within the building industry who would benefit from a BATC membership and have not yet joined. Send me a name and contact information when you come across a potential member. Let them know about your experience with our association. BATC is here to support the people who are literally building the communities across the Twin Cities. We do it through our consumer and B2B marketing, continuing education, legal assistance, government representation and the day-to- day informational support we provide. Do you know someone or a business who would benefit from a BATC membership.
Even if that referral does not join us, we can rest assure that they at least know that BATC is out here doing good work to forward our industry. Hopefully you feel that BATC has provided you value through your participation. We appreciate your continued membership and hope you will consider giving us that oh-so-important referral.
Hope to see you at the BIG Night
-Kristina Mahler, BATC Membership Director