Trade organizations are an excellent way to form strategic alliances, a great resource for new businesses and the best format for receiving the most current information in a given business. It is extremely important to be involved in these organizations as a way to expand your horizons.
One of our members, Diana Augspurger of Creative Storage, has recently become President of the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals. She mentions that since there is no current educational standard for this skill the trade organization will help to create a standard for the benefit of the consumer.
We know so many of our members are already involved in trade organizations but we encourage all of you to expand your horizons and join one!