Yes, it is time to try! Yes, we are going to try!
Our November 9th Meeting will be held in-person at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch. We will also hold a virtual meeting with the same content on Tuesday, November 10th. So, we’ve got you covered. The November 9th meeting is also our 18th Anniversary! This year, we will be celebrating “Getting Back to Normal.” We will not have our usual festivities but do hope to bring some recognition of this accomplishment.
I feel our industry thrives best when we are together, networking and learning from each other. Nothing can replace the interaction of in-person events. Nothing! Your business runs on networking and meeting with people. That is how you find deals, locate services, find out how other investors are operating, and much more. Virtual just doesn’t cut it. Think how good it is going to feel to meet up with fellow investors on the 9th.
What wasn’t so easy was finding a space. Most event venues including the Celebrity Theatre are still closed. The few that are open haven’t realized the world has changed a little and their prices are pre-COVID rates which will not work for us until we know that you will come out and attend our meetings in person. So, this is kind of a test run. Yes, I know the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch isn’t as centrally located as the Celebrity Theatre, but it is the best we can do (and it is
beautiful). It is located at 7700 East McCormick Parkway – not too far from the 101 on the east.
We have slowly been offering subgroup meetings in-person and they have functioned well. Launch Pad is in-person, as well. We are expanding this month into offering education sessions in-person as well as virtually. Tony Youngs will educate you on COVID19 & The Hidden Market all day on Saturday, November 14th at the 24th Street Conference Center. Tony will repeat this session virtually on Saturday, November 21st. I strongly feel in-person education is the best way. You cannot replace the in-person interaction of the teacher and attendees virtually. It is a far better learning experience to be in-person.
So, now it is up to you to decide which is best for you. You are the only one that can make that decision and you will do what is best. Should you decide to attend in-person, we will be continuing our mask policy of wearing a mask when you away from your seat. While seated, we will be separated by the recommended six feet.
by Alan Langston, AZREIA Executive Director