with real people in the industry. Despite
the rise in the use of e-mail and Web technologies for
communicating with others, face-to-face interaction
is not yet extinct thanks to your Association. While
we are strong advocates of technological advancement,
the APGA serves as your primary link to colleagues,
allowing you to put names with faces and keeping you
in touch with who is doing what.
your skills. By attending educational sessions,
seminars, conferences, and visiting exhibits and expositions
you will stay on top of your professional game. Taking
advantage of the APGA's educational opportunities allows
you to update your and your employee's crucial job skills.
In the information age, exchange of ideas and information
and the need to work with others will prove easier with
the assistance of the APGA
up with new laws and regulations. You can
deep attuned to the legislative and regulatory issues
affect ting your bottom line. The APGA will continue
monitoring these pertinent issues and let you know when
to take action.
frequent updates on industry changes. As
change occurs at a faster pace, keeping track of the
latest industry techniques and trends will be difficult.
However, through publications, educational sessions,
and Web Sites, you will hear about newest innovations
and never question whether you're behind the times.
With this information, you can do your job in a more
timely and economical manner.
and standards. With constant changes in the
work place, standards will continually need updating
and you will need to know if you or your organization
is in sound standing. The APGA can keep you informed
with timely articles in our bi-monthly magazine and
by offering informative educational programs.
your clout. Associations are a great place
to build a name for yourself. Although you may not feel
you are moving ahead, getting and remaining involved
in industry and professional activities will bring you
to another level. Become known in the industry and contribute
your talents for the greater good.
time and money. When you are seeking ideas
and know-how for a specific project, don't reinvent
the wheel. The APGA has the tools, the contacts and
the information to direct you in the right direction
saving you time and money. Many knowledgeable members
of the Association are right at your fingertips and
are willing to assist you in doing it right the first
quality services. As the lines begin to blur
between customer and member service, the APGA is focusing
on how we can provide top-notch assistance. When you
need help with answers, count on your Association to
provide top-notch guidance to get the job done.
business partners. As acquisitions and mergers
occur strategic alliances and partnerships become the
norm. You will most likely find a sound business partner
through your Association. Become a member and become
and prepare for the future. APGA envisions
how the industry will look in the coming years. While
you are focusing on maintaining your daily operations,
your Association is looking at what is to come and,
by giving you the opportunity to participate in trade
shows and conventions, will provide you with information
and opportunities to see the future.