Corinne Zudonyi

Almost two years ago, I was preparing for my annual trek to the industry's largest gatherings. It had become a familiar trip — my 15th as a member of the industry — but it would be my first up close and personal opportunity to meet with BSCs. I was scheduled to take over Contracting Profits only two months later.

Had I known then that the world would change shortly after I returned home, and it would be two years before I'd be able to connect in person with the industry once again, I might have done a few things differently. But hindsight is 20/20 and it's time to look forward, not back.

After two years of working from home and seeing readers only through virtual meetings, I'm excited to get back out to industry events once again. My team and I are ready to hit the ground running at both the Building Service Contractor Association International's Contracting Success Conference and the ISSA Show in Las Vegas this November.

As outlined in our coverage of the events, attendees have a lot to look forward to. Throughout the event, BSCs can choose from a full educational lineup where BSCAI and ISSA have outlined multiple featured tracks specific to contractor needs. You'll find me bouncing between various sessions in hopes to collect as much information and meet with as many readers as possible.

Of course, the show floor opens on Nov. 16. With hundreds of exhibitors expected, and even more education and keynote presentations available during show hours, I'll have my comfy shoes on so nothing slows me down from seeing as much as I possibly can.

Topping it all off are various welcome receptions, product innovation recognition, industry awards and countless opportunities to network with peers from every facet of the industry. There will be little downtime as I am determined to make the most of this opportunity.

For those of you who are planning to attend, look for me. I'll be milling around BSCAI all week and we'll have a booth at ISSA (W-4933). I encourage you to stop by. If I'm not there and you see me out in the wild, feel free to flag me down and introduce yourself.