Dear KBA Members,
Welcome back longtime KBA members, and a very warm welcome to all the new KBA members. It is indeed an honor to serve as your 2018 KBA president. KBA has such a long and rich history, and I’m excited to be a part its future. In 1998, I arrived with my wife and two small boys to start a new life in Kennesaw, Georgia. I’m blown away to realize that after 20 years, I’m now the president of the largest business association in Georgia. America is truly the land where dreams can come true, and I’m a great testament to the American Dream. If you are willing to work hard, stay out of trouble and persist, you can be successful.
Our theme for 2018 is Business Reimagined.
What does it mean?
KBA does so much for our community and schools, and I don’t want any of this to change. I do want us to be more intentional about helping our members grow their businesses. I want us to help our members reimagine how they do business.
How will we achieve this?
- By challenging our members to think differently about and reimagine their business. For example, how can they use “voice-enabled” services to make their business more user-friendly? Think Amazon Alexa.
- We are so blessed to have one of the largest universities in the Southeast in our backyard. We will work on programs to facilitate more relationships between the KBA and KSU.
- David Persson and Jay Brimberry worked very hard to create a great new website. The new site will become the communications hub of all things KBA and Kennesaw, and we also plan to live stream our luncheons via our KBA live! webpage.
- Through technology, for example, we’ll allow our members to automatically renew their membership online using a credit card.
May 2018 be the year your reinvigorate your business by reimagining the way you do business.
Feel free to contact me if I can serve you in any way.
2018 KBA President