What a great 2017 it has been! I really appreciate all of the support and encouragement I received during my first year as Executive Director. I am looking forward to great things to come in 2018!
This year is ending on a bittersweet note. Dan Hayes, who has been the Membership and Marketing Director for IBPI since 2008, is retiring at the end of the year. Dan has been a large part of the success of IBPI and we wish him all the best.
I want to remind everyone that we are in the process of voting for two new Board of Director positions. Your ballot is due back to us by December 31, 2017. The ballots were mailed out last month to the Principal of each member. If for some reason you did not receive your ballot, please let us know ASAP so we can get one to you.
I know this is a crazy time of year for everyone. On the business side of our lives, it is quarter end and year end for most of us. You are trying to get deals wrapped up, but it seems that most of your customers are only interested in wrapping up presents. Our personal lives are filled with Christmas parties and family time. Take some time and enjoy yourself during this holiday season. It will go by quicker than you want it to!