After #28 years as an Independent Manufacturer's Representative representative in the North and South Carolina territory, 2015 was when I finally joined HIRA. It wasn't because I knew many of the HIRA members, current Board members and Past Presidents. It was because I (1) had indirectly benefited from the work of this Healthcare Trade association, even though I had never joined before. (2) it would allow me to visit with my fellow IMRs at the July, 2015 HIRA Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. (3) the HIRA membership allows me to caucus with my fellow IMRS, discuss mutual problems and discuss potential solutions to them (4) self-employment is the greatest opportunity any American citizen can access, and HIRA offers a platform to share successes and disappointments, trends and pitfalls on the horizon. Do you have ALL of the answers to running your own IMR business? If not, try HIRA, join, attend a conference and a year later, see if that decision has proven to be an asset to your business and to your family. Okay? Just one take-away from HIRA membership and Conference attendance can have a positive effect on your business and family for years to come. Ex. - One presenter's alert to a future business pothole or stumbling block can help you to avoid a poor decision and make a better one, true?
Through the extensive network of HIRA representatives and the “Lines Available” service, I’ve been able to add key lines in the past 18 months that have truly sustained and provided growth for my business.
Most importantly, I appreciate the professionalism of the membership, the camaraderie and their willingness to share experiences and advice. Thank you again.
With kind regards,
Please extend my best wishes to Director Charles Higgins. I called after hours and he answered directly! He was exceptionally helpful. He offered excellent advice for best practices to develop and encourage effective relationships with our sales team of independent representatives.
Keep up the great work Charles!