FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 2018

“Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.” Dianne Ackerman, American Poet Consider that this column is written about six weeks before you will read it. The reason this is important in relation to the topic is that this story is about hurricanes and they can occur anytime; [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: August 20182018-07-23T14:04:54-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: July 2018

“Fire is never a gentle master”.  (Proverb quote) July is national grilling month. In deference to our good friends in the fire response business, we wanted to note that for the purposes of this article. Even though it may be obvious to you and me as we prepare for celebrations in the outdoors, in all [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: July 20182018-06-27T10:59:38-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: June 2018

  Dear Alarm Contractors, Industry Colleagues, Partners, Friends and Family… Please allow us this personal observation for the month. We feel it necessary to communicate withall of you because of the unusual circumstances. As you are aware, my wife of over 48 years, Linda passed away peacefully May 6, 2018. I have commented on her [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: June 20182018-06-19T10:10:07-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May 2018

Valentine’s Day this year, was a busy schedule. After the usual office duties, with several errands to run I climbed in the truck about 3:00 PM. Approaching the traffic light outside the office the din of the radio was interrupted. The announcer stated they had reports of gun fire at a Parkland High School, exactly [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: May 20182018-05-02T10:02:40-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 2018

“Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of production and trade…” Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged Notwithstanding the quote from Atlas Shrugged, the Alarm Association of Florida proceeds annually to establish a business conference and product exposition for our members and even those reluctant non-members in the industry. Perhaps we should not judge our fellow [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: March 20182018-02-26T14:06:13-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: February 2018

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile” Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist 1879-1955 While I could not agree more with Mr. Einstein’s quote, I also believe there is an important personal addendum that ties in with this valuable observation. It is extremely important that one also live a life devoted to providing important [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: February 20182018-03-07T14:47:02-05:00

New Tax Bill Provides Business Benefits

Buddy Dewar of the National Fire Sprinkler Association passed on the following about the tax bill that just passed congress. He has worked on this since 2003. Large congratulations are in order for their work. He gave me permission to distribute to our members a letter he wrote to the Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors [...]

New Tax Bill Provides Business Benefits2017-12-21T14:01:53-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 2018

“Be willing to make decisions. That’s the most important quality in a good leader.” General George Smith Patton, Jr. – (1885-1945) Senior Military Commander, US 7th and 3rd Armies, WWII.   For the coming year there may be several things you want to consider doing as a leader in preparation for your business growth. REVIEW [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: January 20182017-12-20T15:27:18-05:00

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 2017

“He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, and away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight, Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.” From “THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS” by Clement Clarke Moore, American educator, poet [...]

FROM THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR: December 20172017-11-27T15:50:37-05:00