Tuesday, June 16, 2015

What's outside your backdoor?

Blake Swinford,
Project Manager
At Trigard, we value education. Whether you learn from schools, webinars, seminars or conventions, it is important for all of us to stay educated about the latest ideas.

While driving home from an extrusion seminar at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania last week, I began thinking about the upcoming national conventions Trigard is attending. Going to these conventions and networking with funeral professionals on a national level is very valuable, and we always leave with great ideas to implement at our own facilities. But, do you have to go to the biggest convention to get the best ideas?

Do you frequently attend state conventions? You don’t always have to have a booth, but I can’t emphasize enough the importance of exploring the educational and professional opportunities that are available to you at the state level. Learning what is going on across the country is very beneficial, but seeing what others are doing in your own back yard can be even more important.

It's a great time for you to start making plans to attend upcoming conventions. Explore those happening close to home and those across the country. And, if you're a Trigard dealer, be sure to join us at Trigard Convention, August 12 – 14, 2015 in Indianapolis.

This article originally appeared in Trigard Tuesdays, our weekly electronic newsletter featuring information for the funeral industry. Sign up for your free subscription at http://www.trigard.com/tuesdays.

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