MACC News: President's Message - March 2016

President's Message - March 2016

President's Message - March 2016

The transition to MACC from ACCA Greater NY Chapter has given us the distinct opportunity to redevelop our organization into one that is a vital resource to industry professionals in the New York Metropolitan Area.

Despite the alteration made to the relationship with ACCA National and its local chapters, ACCA national will continue to be a good resource for our industry. The national organization has always been a strong voice on Capitol Hill before state legislators and utilities. Because of this, maintaining a relationship with ACCA might be beneficial for some members, but being a member of MACC gives you the opportunity to network with likeminded professionals in our area, as well as participate in topics that deal uniquely with HVAC issues that challenge contractors in the NY Metropolitan Area.

Our last few networking events, the Holiday Party at the Chalet, and the Knick’s Game at Madison Square Garden had record attendance by members and guests, which clearly demonstrates that this organization is strong and capable of providing successful networking opportunities. 

I would like to thank the members of our panel from last month’s meeting, “Passing the Torch”, a discussion on business succession and planning. Our panel consisted of contractor members, who shared their personal business experiences and vendors who educated attendees on the process of selling a business. It was a truly inspiring evening, as attendees gained a new perspective on not only the various ways we “pass the torch”, but also the challenges that await many of their businesses as they plan for the future.

Our next meeting will be at Vivaldi Ristorante in Bayside, NY on Thursday, March 3, 2016.  We have two interesting presentations planned for the night; Energy Conservation Construction Code and Surety Bonds: How to Put Yourself in the Position to Get Bonded. I look forward to seeing you there and please remember to visit our web site at for upcoming events.