A Valuable Tool
by Belinda Judson
Executive Director, Mid-States NATO
While attending some meetings at ShoWest,
I realized once again how much I learn every time I have
to network with my peers. (And I just thought I knew everything!)
So it seems to make sense to me that we would all want
to take advantage of being able to keep in contact throughout
the year rather than just at meetings or industry conventions – and
NATO has just the resource that will enable us to do this
I know quite some time ago you all
received a letter from Patrick Corcoran, NATO’s resident computer “guru,” informing
you that NATO has a secure online Members’ Only section. Perhaps it is just a matter of habit and we
are not used
to having this at our disposal, but most members have
not been making use of what could be a wonderful networking
tool for everyone.
Did you know that all of the following
member forums are available:
• Classifieds (job postings, equipment for sale, theatres for sale and
• Independent Operators (a place for the little guy).
• Product (movies, trailers, windows and related topics).
• State and Regional Units
• The Ratings System
• General Forum (Everything else!)
What better way for NATO’s members
to stay in touch and learn from one another? Many of
you have important information or experiences to share
your fellow members. Or perhaps you have questions and would like to
pick some brains on how certain situations can be handled.
The more we all keep abreast
of industry issues, the stronger it makes our association and, in turn,
your business operations.
Please contact Patrick at the NATO
I am sure he will be more than happy to give you a Member
ID and password
so you can begin to use this valuable resource.
I’ll look forward to chatting with you in the forums!!