The IBDEA has been part of my life and my 4th generation business, Sea Breeze, for decades. It’s the place we turn to for solid advice from other companies doing the same things as us, where can you get better information than that? We love attending the annual conference (where it’s usually somewhere warm, which is a nice break from NJ’s winter!). At the conference, we always take away many things which we can usually put in place right away, whether it be a better sales technique, a technology tip, an improvement in HR, or just getting to know someone else a little better who may be going through the same struggle that you’re going through. I’ve seen many other companies’ facilities since we are friends with the people at these other organizations and those visits have been so valuable. It would be hard to be in our business without the help of the IBDEA.