Bulletin Board Magazine 2022 Volume 1

President’s Message

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by James Pittenger President - SBACNJ

proven many times over that individuals in this group are looking for guidance in our increasingly complex industry. Please assist us with an introduction to prospective members in your network. Going hand-in-hand with the membership initiative, I would like to put more effort into getting trades involved so that we can represent the building industry as a whole. We are currently establishing a committee to give our trade members a voice to provide them with the same value of membership that so many of our builder and associate members currently enjoy. This will be a fantastic extension of our trade school outreach and will hopefully lead to enough members to offer jobs to the students as they transition into their careers. As of the writing of this article, we already have three new trade members interesting in serving on this committee as well as a current member. Again, I ask our members to continue referring trade members as we reinspire this pillar of membership. In an effort to bring more awareness to the public and industry professionals, we are trying to organically increase traffic to our website through SEO. One of the ways we will do this is to increase the number of Google reviews for our business listing. We are asking that our members provide a review on Google, which you can do at this link. We will also be promoting the 5 Star reviews from our members on social media, which help us to prove the value of membership using real members’ experiences.

Year after year the Economic Forecast with Dr. Dietz has been one of our most successful and engaging events. During our last board meeting it was suggested by a number of members that more educational events should be offered. We will be seeking other opportunities for similar events. These events may be smaller in scale, such as workshop type settings, but we feel any event that brings value to our members is worth exploring. If you have an idea for an educational program, please contact us with the details for consideration. There are so many aspects to increasing our membership that are tied to the value provided by the Association. I am constantly relying on other members as valuable resources, which would not have been available to me over the years had I not chosen membership in Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey. I am looking forward to working with all of you to build upon the great work of our previous Presidents, Officers, and Boards of Directors to keep our Association relevant, approachable, and strong. I hope you all found our first in-person event of the year, the Economic Forecast with Dr. Dietz, to be informative and helpful to your business planning for the year. In closing, I would like you to consider registering for our FAME event taking place on May 19th at South Gate Manor in Freehold. This is one of the biggest networking events of the year and I highly recommend attending. I hope to see you all there, as well as our upcoming summer events including the BBQ on the Beach.

James Pittenger President - SBACNJ

“WeWant You in 2022”

First, let me say that it is a true honor to have been installed as President of Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey. I’m very excited to walk in the shoes of so many other accomplished Association Presidents, including my father, Dwight Pittenger and the many years of service from my late grandfather John D. Pittenger. I am looking forward to working with our Officers and Board of Directors to move our industry forward, as well as serve the membership in all aspects of building in Monmouth, Ocean, Mercer, and Middlesex Counties. One of the main initiatives I would like to work toward will be growing our membership. I believe this will be one of the most important agenda items of my term as President. I will be actively requesting that our members participate in this effort and take action to bring in one new member or an individual/ company who has been a member in the past. I ask that all members stay active and engaged with new members you see throughout the year; it is imperative new members feel welcomed and inspired through early engagement. More specifically, I ask you to refer any companies that have been in business for less than 10 years. Our tremendously successful Young Professionals group has

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