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In this issue you will find the fourth and final part of The News’ industry certification series. Over the past four weeks, we’ve tried to present as much information about certification as we could. In fact, we uncovered so much information over the last few months in preparation for these articles that we could have put together a 10-part series.
I recently spent some time with a group of HVACR mechanical inspectors — the Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan. MIAM was holding its fall conference; I thought it would be a good time to find out what these people discuss and what, if any, benefit these talks could offer HVACR contractors.
While reading a book titled Never Wrestle With a Pig by Mark H. McCormack, I struck upon an interesting idea. McCormack’s book is about “ideas to build your business and career.” By the way, he recommends not wrestling with a pig because “you get dirty, and only the pig enjoys it!”
There’s an old saying that traveling is an important part of a well-rounded education. Besides culture, travel offers pretty good business lessons too. Take the case of Bonnie Kern-Koskela, the recently appointed chairman of Southfield, MI-based Mertik Maxitrol.
I attended a special ceremony this month at my church and was pleasantly surprised by the agenda, which gave recognition to businesses that normally stay in the background. Senior Pastor Kent Clise arranged to spend a good deal of time during the Sunday services to introduce the companies and people who were responsible for planning and constructing a $4 million addition and renovation.