September 8, 2016

The Future Looks Bright

"Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future." - William Wordsworth 

The future comes everyday at midnight, this no one can dispute. Our association. while it may seem sometimes to be timeless, really is no different. We have new members coming in and they eventually become the established members. While our existing, established members might protest my thoughts, I count myself as one of those established "veterans" who is happily watching the new "young guns" of our industry come into their own.
I remember like it was yesterday my first meeting at the ripe old age of 25. I thought I was unstoppable and yet, at that first meeting, humbled by the elders in attendance. I learned so much from those elders over the years and I have deeply valued all that I've learned. I also place that same value of the next generation and the new age we live in and the amount I have learned from them.
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) also recognizes the fact that we have up and coming stars from the next generation and NAHB wants to make sure those stars are very much appreciated.

"The first-ever NAHB Young Professional Award has been established and applications are now being accepted through Oct. 21. The new national award will recognize under-45 members who have dedicated their time, effort and careers to the home building industry. Nominees and winners will be honored during a special awards ceremony to be held at the 2017 NAHB International Builders' Show®in Orlando."

Please gives some thought to those in your local who you believe qualify for entry. What a great way to connect our past to the present with all eyes on the future. The future does look bright and it's our responsibility to keep shining that light.

PS: past blogs written about the next generation of HBA members can be found here, starting with the first article "Generational Shifts."


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