Don’t Discount Value of Associations
Associations, after all, have contributed mightily to the success of this industry for decades. Above all else, they offer a cost-effective means of improving as an individual and, in turn, as a company. They provide a one-stop-shopping approach to professional development, knowledge enhancement, idea swapping, and, perhaps most importantly, networking. And difficult economic cycles don't diminish the value of associations –they enhance it.
Current AAFA Association President and CEO Steve Lamar: "Associations provide a powerful and effective way for the industry to come together to advocate, to educate, and to learn. Drawing upon our First Amendment rights to organize, to petition our government, and to speak for what matters most, we’ve stood by the industry for decades and decades, helping manage change and chart our course during all economic conditions."