My Week in Colorado
I spent this past week at Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 23. Despite the snowstorm I flew into on Wednesday, it was time well spent.
On Wednesday night, I attended the Colorado Glazing Contractors Association’s (CGCA) “Night of Legends” 30th-anniversary gala. It was legendary. I was grateful to be there and listen to stories of how the glass industry had provided paths toward success.
For those honored, the themes of their speeches all touched on relationships. We are in an industry where competitors come together to solve problems, help their community, discuss business and build friendships. As we know, the glass industry is a community that welcomes all.
I always advise young people that the key to success is to learn an industry. If you do, that industry will always take care of you. Companies come and go, and jobs change, but the industry will be there to support you and your family. There is no other industry where this is as true as the glass industry. The CGCA gala was certainly proof of that.
On Thursday and Friday, I participated in Glass Expo Rocky Mountain™ 23. It was well attended and worth the time. The vendor support was great, and the number of educational seminars continues to grow.
The people I spoke with were impressed with the knowledge in the room. These smaller local events give customers and suppliers more time to talk and get to know one another. In the past, we always debated whether trade shows were worth the investment. It is always hard to quantify the expenses. My philosophy has always been that a show is worth it if you can find one new product, vendor, job or customer.
While in Colorado, I stayed for the weekend and took advantage of the snow. This added to the already successful trip.
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