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By Kristina Mahler, Director of Membership
I think anyone who spends any time working within this industry understands that there is something different about the way we do things.”
Well, I have officially been your Director of Membership for a year now. What a great ride it has already been!
The building community is such a special one. I think anyone who spends any time working within this industry understands that there is something different about the way we do things. When you attend a meeting at BATC, you may find a national builder, small volume builder, a boutique remodeler, a siding professional, a mortgage broker and an architect all coming together to brainstorm ways to grow our workforce or how to make the dream of owning a home come true. If you look at the agenda of any committee meeting, you will truly see that the decisions being made by the groups at BATC are changing the landscape (sometimes literally) of the Twin Cities.
Over the past year, I have had the pleasure of talking to hundreds of members and non-members about their businesses, struggles, triumphs and plans for the future. It has been exciting and humbling. Exciting because I have gotten to be part of the ground breaking restructuring of BATC that so many of you have worked hard on. Throughout that whole process, I was hitting the roads making sure that our new members knew that our priority was (and always will be) our members and the growth of our local industry. Humbling because I find myself part of this amazing community and fully invested in its success. Driving through neighborhoods in the Twin Cities metro, I can see the work that this amazing association has done taking shape. Not only that, but the impressive work that our public policy team did this year hustling hard to bring “housing heroes” into elected positions. BATC is changing the future of the Twin Cities!
So for my note to you, all I want to do is say “thank you” for a great year and I am looking forward to another (even better) one this year.
-Kristina Mahler, BATC Membership Director