Well the shop was more than willing to host it & he helped alot with promotion too, Handing out flyers to his more well established clientel whom he though would be good candidates & might be interested in such an association.
Most of the promotion from this was through some flyers handed out at a big sale (down at this shop last saturday & throughout this week) or via word of mouth & by calling several operators I've met in the past.
The shop supplied 2 huge platters of subway subs, chips etc. a cooler full of soft drinks.
There was only about 8 guys that showed up....
kinda aggrivating just because there were at least 5 or 6 others who seemed really interested & said they would be there for sure including one who helped me arrange the meeting! I haven't talked to him yet but I'm sure something big came up to keep him from getting there.
No I didn't take any pictures. I guess I really should have so later I could have been able to show how it all started.
This is going to be a chapter of the florida LMA.
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I beleive it is important for our industry that we all take a little initiative & participate in were the industry is headed... Like I said to the guys last night.
"We all run into many of the same problems & continue to complain about them, it will never get better if nothing is done about it. Granted 8 of us may not be able to fix it all alone, but it's gotta start somewhere. If we do nothing but just continue to bitch and complain, that's exactly what will happen. Nothing. If we don't begin some positive movement for our industry now then we have no right to complain in the future & we'll just have to swallow whatever comes down the pipe."