Dear SPE members,
Thanks to you, we are one of the strongest local groups in the USA with over 200 members! It is our diversity in background that makes it possible to widen our horizons. When we meet and introduce ourselves, we network! This not only helps to promote you and your company as a brand, but helps all the others to learn about a valuable resource available in their immediate back yard. For sales and technical personnel, it is a must to participate, to learn what others are doing, where the trends move to and what the industry as a whole is doing. We welcome you to our meetings, we invite you to participate, to be active and if you are not, to at least send me a note what we can do to make it worth your while. Check our next meeting right now and please sign up!
Thank you, Tim Haake
2016 is a challenging year. Many members find it difficult to get away from their daily grind to broaden their horizons, further their careers by networking and making contacts that may help facilitate new business or help their companies to become more efficient. This may be due to management restrictions, or personal limitations. Nevertheless, those of you who were able to make time helped us, to once again make money and support our education fund, and help themselves! We have over 200 active members and I urge you all to make a serious attempt to come! We will have a couple of outstanding meetings where we combine social networking and interesting talks. You can find all the information on our website … and you may want to have another look at those companies that support it. Those are companies with local ties, so they are here for you! This may also be a good way for your company to show presence – another way to network!
With the best wishes, your Tim Haake – BoD s049 SPE/ Membership – General Manager, GOETTFERT Inc.
2015 was a good year and we made money again for our education fund and to keep us going. Thank you for your help and support! However, the greatest gift is having you participate in person. We have 261 active members and if you live in or around Charlotte, there is no excuse not to come! 41 members that are, or were associated with us are from Charlotte, 3 from Concord, 5 from Fort Mill, 3 from Pineville and 5 come from out of state, Rock Hill in South Carolina, including me.
For all others it is a drive and I understand that you may not want to come for every meeting, but when we have a full program with top experts in their field, showing us what is hot and where we are going, it is worthwhile for all of us to be here. Even if it does not impact YOUR exact field, employees have to widen their horizon, understand what the world around them looks like to better understand their customers, their industry and learn from it. I challenge every one of you to make it to at least ONE of our meetings. There is on average one every month you can participate in. Participate not only by being here, to listen and learn, but also to share, to make contacts, to ask questions and to help us learn about you as a person, your capabilities and that of your company.
With the best wishes, yours Tim Haake – BoD / Membership