Thanks for Your Service, Friend

By Jim Moody, CAE President There are only a handful of cardinal rules in association management: 1) Don’t lie to your board. 2) Respect members’ time and money. 3) Never forget that members are your members, not your friends. You’d think those are pretty easy to keep, but I’ve broken the last one a hundred […]

Passing the gavel in Savannah

By Brae Canlen At a gathering of 200   pro dealers and suppliers in Savannah, Ga., the National Lumber and Building   Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) board of directors introduced a new   leadership team headed by Chuck Bankston, president of Bankston Lumber in   Barnesville, Ga. The Oct. 24 installation was held during the ProDealer   Industry Summit, a […]

Walking the aisles at Bankston Lumber

By Ken Clark Chuck Bankston, the   fourth-generation owner of Bankston Lumber and the incoming chairman of the   National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) stands   beneath a sign in the yard’s main warehouse in Barnesville, Ga. The sign reads: “If you’re not having fun,   you’re fired.” Source URL: Originally Posted: August 1st, 2012