MHISC Fall Meeting Report
Industry leaders convene in Columbia for state meeting
MHISC members from across the state and the Southeast gathered November 5 and 6 for the association’s fall meeting.
Association Chair Joanne Polston presided over the meeting. Ronnie and Kaesi Boyce served as hosts for the awards presentation.
Best in the Business
The group honored the Retail Center, Salesperson, Community, Supplier, and Manufacturing Facility of the year with a reception and dinner at Embassy Suites. Honorees were chosen by a vote of the membership based on ethics, professionalism, association involvement and marketing. The appearance of retail centers and communities was factored in also because of the impact on the image of the industry.
Service Supplier of the Year
Salesperson of the Year
Community of the Year
Clayton Homes of Florence
Corporate Retailer of the Year
Clayton Homes Giles
Manufacturer of the Year
Lexington Discount Homes
Independent Retailer of the Year
Members got two hours of free continuing education. Dealers, salesperson, contractors, installers and repairers will need four hours of CE in order to renew their license next spring.
Topics were “Optimum Site Prep,” by Chuck Morgan, Clayton Homes; “How to Avoid Damage Setting Homes with New Machinery” by Cliff Crosby and David Haney, Scoitbilt Homes; “Lost Documents of the 90s” by Mark Dillard, MHISC.
Members played golf to raise funds for the association’s Political Action Committee. The PAC supports the candidates who support the industry.
Six key committees meet: Dealer Roundtable, Modular Steering Committee, Image and Professionalism Committee, Membership Committee, and Community Managers Committee.
These committees are led by members of the association and work on projects that shape the industry as a whole.
Board of Directors
The MHISC Board of Directors, the association’s policy-makers, met. In the association’s continuing efforts to maximize consumer protection and to preserve a level playing field, the group endorsed removing the seven-year limit on background checks for dealer and salesperson applicants.
The Board approved a budget for 2020 with funding for Statehouse, state agency and local government lobbying; free continuing education for members, quarterly issues of two magazine for industry professionals, state meetings in Charleston and Columbia; and social media and billboard advertising to promote the industry.