As we approach the end of a very productive year, let us all be thankful for our great customers, co-workers and of course our families. I want to take a moment to thank Al Thorup, our Executive Officer for the fantastic job that he always does of keeping our members informed and setting up great events to hopefully make us all more successful in the years to come. My main goal for my year as your State President is for all of us to think outside the box when it comes to increasing our membership. Appraisers, Home Inspectors, CPA’s, Attorneys, etc., are all great sources of leads and networking possibilities for all our businesses.
I was in attendance in a very productive meeting in Terre Haute with Al Thorup in November as that region is very interested in starting up their chapter again. There were many banks in attendance with lots of great questions and we look forward to working with them to successfully re-start.
Looking forward to next year, we have a great Production Conference set up for March 17th at the Ritz Charles in Indianapolis that will include great speakers and realtor/lender panel. Also on March 17th will be a joint meeting with Indiana Land Title discussing the upcoming Remote Online Notary training. VA training will be in April in a couple different areas of our state, the State Convention is June 8th - 10th at the Renaissance Hotel in Carmel, and we will again have numerous chapter meetings in 2020.
The fall 2019 Future Leaders class was completely full and received 100% positive feedback, and the spring 2020 class is expected to open up for registration in January. IMBA's participation in a Campus Career Fair at Purdue is in the works (see below) to get more young people into our business.
I would also ask you to please support the PAC, as the association has the best voice in Indiana that represents the mortgage banking industry in Tom Dinwiddie!
As you can see the benefits of being a member are endless! I wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Great, Safe and Happy New Year!!
Palmer Myers, Sr. Account Manager
Meridian Title Corporation
2019/2020 IMBA President