The Power of Association
In today’s world of digital communication it’s easy to pass on networking opportunities. We often feel we can communicate what is needed through email, social media, or some other digital activity and simply pass on the costly travel to attend association events. It’s easy to lose sight of the need for networking, relationship building, and face-to-face conversation.
We are excited and proud to hold our 55-year NTEA Member plaque and let it serve as a reminder of how important associations, like the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), are for the success of our industry.
NTEA and numerous other industry associations continue to put an emphasis on providing opportunities for us to connect with our peers, competitors, customers, and friends. Each and every year, we look forward to both participating and supporting NTEA events as we strongly believe in the value it creates for everyone involved.
The value goes well beyond the opportunity to discuss with current and potential customers. It is a chance to build a relationship and mutual respect with our competitors, a chance to learn from those we view as industry leaders, a chance to get away from the day-to-day grind, and have meaningful conversations. It is also an opportunity to connect with friends and peers we don’t see as often.
We encourage our employees to get involved and participate in committees or other groups that may be available, such as NTEA’s Generation Next, where we have had at least one Muncie Power employee sit on the Board of Governors for each of the past 10 years. Organizations like Generation Next play a critical role in building a foundation of success for those new to our industry.
Industry associations build a platform where we can learn from each other and find enjoyment in each other’s accomplishments.
We are proud to be able to say we are an original member of NTEA.
Ray L. Chambers
CEO, Chairman & President