I hope everyone had a great holiday and is looking forward to a new year of opportunity in the construction industry. I am hearing the pleasure and the pain of everyone having a great year in 2017. Pleasure from the incredibly strong economy and the amount of available work, and the pain of finding good help and the pressure on the trades in all categories. I am happy with the current state of the economy, as it is definitely better than the alternative.
We have some great programs coming up in 2018, we are off to a great start with membership, and the outlook for 2018 looks very promising for our chapter. I am pleased to say that we have made progress on the Chapter Website and hope to continue to make our website a tool that we can utilize and be proud of.
I challenge every member to invite a friend or coworker to our meetings, I challenge every member to get involved if you are not already. We are always looking for volunteers to join our committees including: golf committee, membership committee, and the Design and Construction Expo Committee.
I look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming meeting. Travel safe, stay warm, and thank you for your support of our Grand Rapids CSI Chapter.
Charlie Appleby CSI, CCPR