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Issue #10220 - November 2017 | Page #4
By Anna L. Stamm

Can you feel it? The end of the year is approaching fast. It’s funny how time doesn’t fly at a constant speed, but rather it seems to quicken or slow depending on how much is happening. Now that it’s November, it will keep moving fast until New Years.

Time to Say Hello

Fortunately, a lot of old friends, and new ones, had the opportunity to get together for a few days at the end of October. As our contributors in this issue can attest, the annual tradeshow was a great opportunity to see the latest, hear the updates, and keep looking forward. Part business and part pleasure, the show brought some face-to-face connection at a time when more and more of our lives are conducted electronically.

Sad to Say Goodbye

Unfortunately, the fall also brought the loss of more industry veterans. South Florida said goodbye to the legendary Phyllis Chambers. Smart and meticulous, it’s difficult to imagine Chambers Truss without her.

Renowned legal counsel to the Capital Area and Carolinas Chapters, A. Holt Gwyn also passed away in September. With his remarkable insight and expertise, he was a fixture at these chapter meetings. Indeed, The Advertiser was very grateful to be able to print an excellent article from Holt in January, “The Dirty Dozen Subcontract Clauses.” It’s hard to imagine how he managed to juggle so many things and accomplish all that he did.

As Times Flies

So as we approach the end of the year, we would all do well to remember to vocalize our appreciation for our friends and colleagues whenever we’re given the opportunity. Time will keep flying, and we will stay busy, but we should never be too busy to stop for a well-deserved expression of thanks. So THANK YOU for spending a little of your time with us this month—we hope you enjoy this issue.

Anna Stamm

Author: Anna Stamm

Director of Communications and Marketing

Component Manufacturing Advertiser

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