One of the many classic quotes from the late Yogi Berra was - “you can see a lot just by observing”. Well, I’ve seen it all now. Not really, but let me explain. The end of October marks my first full year serving as your association president. It’s been my pleasure. So, I’ve now pretty much experienced first-hand a full annual cycle of ICBND activities, sessions and events including the 64th Assembly of the North Dakota Legislature. I’m proud of the work we do and the trust our members place in us to provide quality and timely products, services and advocacy. There’s always room to improve and that remains our focus moving forward.
We have put together a special Convention Edition that has lots of pictures and a recap of the 48th annual ICBND Convention held in mid-August in Bismarck. Over 360 attended this year’s event enjoying a full slate of entertainment, networking opportunities and education. What a fabulous opportunity for me to get to know you better and put faces to names of those I hadn’t met. It’s even more fun to watch old friends reconnect. Thanks to all who attended. We can’t thank enough those associate members, exhibitors and sponsors whose financial commitment and participation make the convention possible. I’d encourage you all to get the 49th Annual ICBND Convention on your schedule now. It probably seems like an eternity away, but August 14-16, 2016 will be here before we know it!
While we’re already into the last quarter of the year, please keep in mind that we have a number of live educational sessions remaining on the 2015 calendar including “Sustainable Success Thru a Process Driven System” in mid-October and “Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 Updates” in late October. Our live sessions for the year will wrap-up with our Frontline Training in early November. Please check our website for details. We’re also in the planning stages of some new and exciting educational offerings for 2016 so stay tuned!
Until next time, please enjoy the beautiful autumn season.