Contractor members were encouraged to submit some ideas for an open discussion, entitled “Brainstorm Brilliance 2002 — Bright Ideas for Bright Futures.”
A total of 16 contractors submitted 20 ideas, which were printed up and assembled in a special book. Each was asked to present his or her idea to the general audience and explain how the idea was a useful tool in his or her business plan. After all of the ideas were presented, the members were asked to vote on the best idea. The winner received a check for $1,000.
Ideas featured in the book included:
THE WINNERAirTime 500 members chose the method of obtaining a free color printer as the best idea. The suggestion came courtesy of Vernon Gantt, Gantt Plumbing Inc., Morrisville, NC. Gantt detailed the steps involved in the process:
The printer is designed to run 250,000 copies annually and can be used for office printing, newsletters, postcards, etc. Technical support is available. A $75 usage fee is charged if monthly usage rate is not met, and a $100 fee is charged if user does not send in usage report.
Publication date: 09/16/2002