December 29, 2017

The End

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o’ lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne! 

My last blog post was back in September of this year and the time between then and now was spent physically healing from two surgeries that are sure to improve the quality of my life. I had been limited in my enjoyment of family functions, association involvement, and civic role but those health issues now will be left in 2017. I'm rebuilt, re-energized, and looking forward to a remarkable 2018 for family and business.
Association Maximization has always been a blog that was created to help develop thought, encourage the exchanging of ideas, bring about healthy disagreements, and to be shared. It did all of that and more. It also connected me to so many EOs, HBA staff, and members from all over our country. Since January 2011, Association Maximization has been read by hundreds of thousands of people and shared countless times and that is my greatest reward for taking the time to write articles.
A very few thought I was trying to sell something or that I was spamming them, and I'm talking members. I just smile knowing that for every one who felt that way countless others appreciated my effort. To those of you who who did thank you so much for your compliments and feedback. We are an NAHB family and we should all strive, each in our own way, to help as many members as possible. There is never a down side and the upside will always include a stronger, tighter knit Federation.

As we move into 2018 I look forward to new challenges and better ways to communicate what I have learned through the help of others smarter than I. I would encourage you to think about what you could do to help our Federation starting at the very grass roots; the local HBA. This is where state and national leaders are born and it's where, legislatively, we can work our federal and state legislators. In order for us to continue in our industry we need all of us to help, if just a little.

May your 2018 be Healthy, Successful, and Prosperous

submitted by Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP