FRISCO, Texas — It's only been a few hours since the 19th annual Best of Success kicked off at the Omni Frisco at the Star. In the beginning hours of this multi-day expo, the enthusiasm arguably could compete with the usual 'stars' of this burgeoning spot 20 minutes north of Dallas, which is home to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys training facility.
From RC's newest Young Guns to a confab hosted by RC partner 'Latinos en Roofing' and a gathering by the National Women in Roofing, there's no shortage of innovative ideas and opportunities to network with industry leaders.
We'll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest news and insights that emerge from this event over the next two days, so stay tuned! In the meantime, take a look at some of the photos we've captured so far.
National Women in Roofing
National Women in Roofing held a networking event on Sunday where more than 25 members from around the country met up to reconnect or foster new friendships. In lieu of a formal educational presentation, NWiR members celebrated seven years of the organization's success and spoke about the next chapter.
Among the causes for celebration is welcoming the organization new executive director, Katie Bodiford, as well as Art Unlimited CEO Anna Anderson becoming the new NWiR chair in 2024. She touched on a number of goals, including the launch of its REAL Roofing DEI program and expanding NWiR's outreach and membership.
"One of the big goals is to actually double our operating capital to be able to empower women at a much higher level, and to double our membership and increase our interaction with associations across the country," said Anderson.
Latinos en Roofing
The Latinos en Roofing group held its first-ever event in connection with Best of Success on Sunday. Nearly 50 attendees listened to presentations held in Spanish, expressing a passion for learning how to better themselves, improve their own businesses, and how to find resources to grow.
"The Latino community, they are hard workers but they don't know how to make a business," said Amparo Sancen, owner of Sancen Contracting in Richardson, Texas. "That's why we are here, to bring the knowledge, the training, on how they can run their business."
Presentations were held on everything from exit planning to improving sales tactics. Sancen said she was happy for such a strong turnout and hopes to double or triple the attendance for next year's Best of Success.
"Everyone is so excited to be a part of the history, because that is what I told them, we are making history in the Latino community," said Sancen.
Stay tuned in early 2024 to find out who will join the ranks of our Young Guns — roofing professionals age 40 and under who are shaping the future of the industry with their culture, technology and passion.