The inaugural NAMB National conference was held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Dec. 8-10. What an amazing event that featured amazing national speakers and a jam-packed convention hall! This conference had to be, without question, one of the best that I have attended in a long time. Live seminars were held on Sunday and Monday, where attendees were able to experience dynamic speakers such as Greg Frost, Erik Janeczko, Ginger Bell, Rene Rodriguez and many more.
As a licensed mortgage originator, this was perfect timing for the New Year, as 2012 was wrapping up and 2013 was set to begin. The conference was filled with seminars that are helping me create a successful business plan for what is already shaping up to be a great 2013. I was able to choose the meetings that I wanted to attend that worked with my goals and schedule.
The exhibitor booths on the exhibit hall floor of the MGM Grand ranged from wholesale lenders, software companies and technology providers, credit solutions, sales and marketing firms, referral sources, commercial mortgage providers, insurance providers, bonding firms and media outlets. All of these vendors were on hand at NAMB National to support the originators and give them more ideas to create more business. I would like to say thank you to the exhibitors on behalf of NAMB, the mortgage originators and business owners.
This conference brought together mortgage professionals from around the United States to network. This group is definitely at the top of the mortgage profession. I felt extremely fortunate to be in the presence of so many outstanding individuals who gave of their time and shared information to help me enhance my mortgage business.
As a licensed mortgage originator and owner of my own company, it is imperative that I know what is going on legislatively and how it affects me, my customers and my company. NAMB helps me to know exactly what is coming legislatively and what I need to do as a mortgage professional in order to always be prepared. The legislative update, presented by NAMB Government Affairs Committee Chair John H.P. Hudson, was informative and specific. Watch for NAMB’s Call to Actions and act.
I am thankful for all of the volunteers at NAMB, as well as the association’s sponsors, vendors and partners that made this Conference one of the best! It is important that we all play a part in our mortgage industry. If you are not a member of your state and national association, please join today and help us to make a difference and support our industry.
Kay A. Cleland, CMC, CRMS of KC Mortgage LLC in Castle Rock, Colo. is secretary of NAMB—The Association of Mortgage Professionals. She may be reached by phone at (720) 810-4917 or e-mail [email protected]