There has been no shortage of severe storms recently. In just over 2 weeks, Major Hurricanes Harvey and Irma devastated areas of Texas and Florida. These storms impacted other states as well with heavy rain and wind in most of the South. I live in Jacksonville, FL where Irma passed at a minimal hurricane. I cannot imagine what the folks went through where the storms were more intense. A category 1 storm was plenty for me.
Disaster recovery is not only an issue that affects businesses, but it affects people personally as well. Storms are equally destructive to buildings that contain businesses and homes that contain families. So please keep your fellow members in your thoughts and prayers for their businesses and their families as they recover from these storms and try to get their lives back to normal.
By now, you should have seen the Save the Date for the 2018 Regional Meeting. This event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Clearwater Beach, Florida June 6-8. Please mark your calendars now and plan to bring the family for a nice little beach vacation while you meet with some great IBPI vendor partners.
Board nomination forms were sent out last month and are due by Friday, September 22, 2017. If you know someone who would be willing to serve a 3-year term on the IBPI Board of Directors, please fill out your nomination form and submit it to
Have a great rest of your September!