How designers can overcome the most disastrous of circumstances. [Monday Minute]

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August 15, 2022 edition of the AIBD’s Monday Minute weekly newsletter.
How designers can overcome the most disastrous of circumstances.
AIBD Professional Member Mike Battaglia said something that reminded me of this story I heard last November.
It’s a story told by one of my mentors, Darren Hardy, who sends me an email every weekday morning with a helpful tip aimed at making me a better business person.
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Coffee with Bernie – REPLAYS
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This informal roundtable is a great way to learn from colleagues and get inspired.

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You’ll get perspectives that you won’t find anywhere else.

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A Place for Everything
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Meet our newest CPBDs!
Help us congratulate our latest achievers.
  • Elena Brindle, CPBD #44-818, Red Rock, TX (8/1)
  • Megan G. Musgrove, CPBD #04-106, Dover, AR (7/25)
  • Donald Anderson, CPBD #22-222, Chelmsford, MA (7/22)
  • Vachana Rao, CPBD #44-18, Austin, TX (7/13)
  • George L. Russell, CPBD #44-816, San Antonio, TX (7/7)
Our new fiscal year is off to a great start.
  • 5 new CPBDs in 2022/2023
  • 33 in 2021/2022
  • 47 in 2020/2021 (the record)
  • 46 in 2019/2020 & 44 in 2018/2019
An email went out to every CPBD inviting them to set their password and begin using the app for uploading their CE certificates.


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  • Jill K. Risser, Professional Member from FL
  • John E. Sylvain, Professional Member from CA
  • Steve Miller, Professional Member from NH
  • Craig Goodsell, Professional Member from FL
  • Jeremy Moore, Professional Member from NC
  • Brandon Edward Cornelius, Professional Member from TX
  • Josh Hushkins, Professional Member from OH
  • Jamal Donson, Associate Member from FL
Compass Club Report: We have a new ALL-TIME LEADER!
The total points this Fiscal Year (July to June).
  • Total Score = 17 points. (Pace = 138 by June 2023)
  • Last Year’s Score = 120 pts. (2021/2022)
  • The Record = 154 pts. (2018/2019)
Welcome to our newest Compass Club members.
  • Beatriz Castro (TX) recruited a Professional member in August (And with it reached the 2500 Compass Club point plateau)
  • Heather Baldwin (OH) recruited a Professional member in August.
  • Angel Silva (TX) recruited one new Professional Member in July.
Click here to learn more about Compass Club.


This week’s movers and shakers!

  • Mike Keesee (💎 Member – FL), the founder of the Compass Club, is on a recruiting mission! This past week, he recruited two Professional members and an Associate, increasing his points to 86 and his lead over #2 CC member, Richard Emigh (💎 Member – CA), by 6 points. Can you reach 100 by July, 😎 @MikeKeesee?
Upcoming chapter meetings (and more).
  • September 9 – Coffee With Bernie – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • September 23 – AIBD, Central Oklahoma Chapter – Meeting in person. For more information, contact the new chapter chairman, Donnie Loveday,
  • September 23 – AIBD, Denver Metro – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • September 30 – AIBD, Central Colorado – Virtual, on Hopin.
  • November 9 & 10 D&B Technology (Virtual) – Noon ET to 6 pm ET (daily).
  • March 3 & 4 – D&B North Myrtle Beach (Hybrid) – Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort, North Myrtle Beach, SC.
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When it comes to small building design firms, time is of the essence.
You need to complete your projects on schedule and under budget, and every day counts.
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