As they say, the times are a changin’, and now is the time to get involved. TNNA is a member-driven organization and the more you get involved, the better we all fare. If you choose to participate with TNNA on the leadership level, an added benefit you’ll reap is the increase of understanding you’ll have for each respective product segment and the members that make up those groups.
Looking back as I finish my term on the board, I leave with a better understanding of how similar and how unique we all are. I have also become a better business person from this experience. The more active you become in TNNA, the stronger your relationships with other members become. Personal relationships are a key factor in the success and future of any businesses, not just at the customer level, but also at a peer level, too. Making connections with the other business owners in TNNA is a great way to get advice, find a mentor, or just commiserate with other people who understand what this business is all about.
As TNNA moves into its next chapter, the opportunities for our trade organization with SmithBucklin are going to set us up for a whole new level of success. The resources and services of SmithBucklin are just amazing, and I’m excited to see where this partnership leads.
Now is your time to become part of this new dynamic team. TNNA, with the assistance of SmithBucklin, will be the strongest leader in the needlearts industry. I encourage you to take this time and get involved. Bring your creative skills to this new team by participating at some level.
The easiest way to get involved is to find out how you can volunteer within your product segment group. Contact your product segment chair and see how your gifts can be best utilized.
See a need you think you can help fill? Contact our executive director at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your ideas.
Feel free to reach out if you have questions about how to get involved!
DJ Designs & Luv2Stitch
Past President of TNNA