According to IGONC Executive Director Tricia Sauls, “The turnout was good, considering it’s close to the holidays and everyone is experiencing a little Zoom fatigue. Planning for the new year is an important part of creating a successful path for shop owners.
“We had an informative discussion that flowed well. From the feedback we received, it was very encouraging and supportive to our members,” Sauls continued. “I am really excited about this format where we just offer time and space for shop owners to decompress and talk to each other without any structure or presentations involved.”
IGONC holds its monthly Tireside Chats as a way of building the association’s community by allowing members and others industry professionals to network and share ideas.
“Being able to keep the connection between people in our industry is crucial right now,” Sauls emphasized. “We cannot take time off on training just because of the shutdowns that are happening. By continuing to host events, even online, we can continue to support each other and keep the exchange of ideas flowing.”