The double whammy of time and cost rears its head when every association announces its annual conference. Count up the number of associations that any one person or company might be affiliated with and those time and cost concerns increase.
I was musing over some current topics — marketing being one — with a contractor friend of mine recently. My friend had an interesting perspective. He talked about the need for a brand name image in the HVACR trade, similar to Roto Rooter in the drain cleaning business or Orkin in pest control.
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This editorial was written on the morning of the ceremony of the closing of the World Trade Center recovery site. That solemn, simple ceremony contained two seemingly contradictory messages: It’s time to move on, and … we will not forget.
John Hall was given the day off. You will not see his words of wisdom on this page this week. Call it a boss’ favor for a job well done. Yes, Mr. Hall, business management editor here at The News, was recently honored by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE).