I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July. Coming together with family and friends reminds me how vital relationships are from personal perspectives as well as our professional associations. Staying in touch drives us to look for opportunities in the future.
As we start the second half of 2023, I wanted to provide a snapshot for the last FY…membership retention was a high 72.5%, the Chapter was recognized as a top performer by Global; new members represent 28% and end user where at 27%. The Chapter was also a top performer in converting the 30-day trial members into full active members.
Programs continue to drive our success. As we begin the discussion for the future, we are looking to implement a solid strategy. Programs have been accelerating discussions on office uses. End users are working on new formulating strategies. Who knows if upgrading space is the right strategy, but it also may be determined by industry e.g., legal firms, banking etc. Is 50% of time spent at the office and the other 50% in another location the right formula? Some say that is how physical space is being used. Real estate is being modified to fit the right strategy. Community is also a driver for the strategy… has office culture changed with real estate modifications? I say yes, hybrid solutions have changed the way we interact with colleagues. All these questions are being analyzed to make appropriate solutions for executive management teams navigating the future of their industries.
Let’s continue the conversation while going out to play some golf. Looking forward to August 14th we will have our next opportunity to come together at the annual golf tournament. Back to the New Haven County Club members will have time to reconnect, meet new people and as always reestablish relationships with clients and colleagues. To see our sponsorship opportunities, please see the sponsorship prospectus. If you would like to sign up to play, please visit the golf outing registration page here
Enjoy the rest of July and I hope to see you in August for some golf!
Until next month…Make a Difference