If you only make one resolution this year, this is the one to make: attend an SBCA Open Quarterly Meetings (OQM). Those who regularly attend agree that the return on investment makes the engagement a worthwhile endeavor.
“It’s a great way to find out the market challenges the association is finding solutions for, and a great way to meet fellow manufacturers operating outside your local market,” says Jess Lohse, Rocky Mountain Truss.
While SBCA’s efforts can benefit you whether or not you are actively engaged, your involvement gives you the ability to help determine the direction the structural components industry ultimately moves. The goal of each OQM is to bring component manufacturers (CM) and suppliers together to discuss the latest issues facing the components industry and come up with strategies on how to successfully navigate them as an industry.
Given their focus on open dialogue and social interaction, the relationship building opportunities at each OQM are unparalleled. (Find even more reasons to attend here.)
Your first opportunity is to join us in Las Vegas! Here are the details:
Bally’s Las Vegas
3465 S Las Vegas Blvd • Las Vegas, NV 89109 • 800-358-8777
The room rate for the hotel is $85/night plus $29 resort fee. The group code is SBSBC7. Reservations can be secured online or by phone at the number above, but booking by phone will incur a $15 processing fee per reservation. Room block/group rate expires on February 27. If you have a problem finding a room, contact Jill at 608-310-6722.
6:00 pm: Group Dinner
8:00 am: Component Manufacturers Roundtable (CM only) – breakfast will be served at 7:30 in the meeting room
11:30 am: Lunch
12:30 pm: Committee Meetings
6:00 pm: Group Dinner
8:00 am: SBCA Board Meeting – breakfast will be served at 7:30 in the meeting room
As the bridge between old and new Vegas situated in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Bally’s Hotel and Casino offers its guests convenience and class with a central location and well-suited amenities. It is home to a variety of popular shows including “Wayne Newton: Up Close & Personal” and the mind-reading magic of “Paranormal.”
Both business and leisure travelers will find accommodations that are spacious and comfortable at Bally's. Pets are even welcome in selected rooms here. In the lobby, guests can easily take care of many needs, whether picking up tickets at the box office, making tour arrangements or asking the concierge for information on activities.
At 67,000 square feet, the casino has all the offerings with countless slot and video poker machines and all your favorite table games. There is also a high-limit area, a stadium-style race and sports book, a poker room and a comfortable 24-hour keno parlor. Bally's Avenue Shoppes, a retail area full of specialty stores, is located on the floor below the casino.
Those looking to relax will enjoy The Spa at Bally's, a salon, a state-of-the-art gym, eight championship tennis courts and a pool complex that includes an oversized heated pool, private cabanas and palm trees. With more than 175,000 square feet of meeting space, Bally's is also the ideal location for business-minded visitors.
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