A Note from the VP, Jim Greatorex: May 2022

Published in Home Modifications on May 25, 2022

Let’s start out today just saluting VGM Live at Home members and the corporate manufacturer partners we work with. We have a fast-growing industry that is challenging in normal times (whatever “normal” is anymore). With the current climate, constant adjustments, and daily challenges that you encounter every day, we marvel at your resiliency and ingenuity to still get the job done. I can assure you that the fortitude shown and the extra efforts put forth does not go unnoticed by the customers you serve. Even though we have this inflationary economy with our unsettled supply chain the demand for home access solutions growing, our future is bright, and someday stabilization will come.

We are excited to host many home access guests along with other VGM guests to our Heartland Conference June 13-15. We have some great education tracks that are scheduled and some new and familiar vendors for you to meet.

Finally, after telling you for the last few months that a home access bill was coming, we were finally able to announce the introduction of HR7676 Home Modification For Accessibility Act

If you missed them, we had two great webinars in May that I would highly recommend that you take a minutes to view the recording. 

Save the date for our Building Opportunities Summit Nov. 10-12 in Tampa FL. Join over 100 executives and company managers for interactive sessions, round table discussions, vendor exhibits, and great networking opportunities. Registration and more information will be forth coming in July.

We are working on a lot of projects right now that will bring more great opportunity to our members and your customers, and we hope to announce them in the next two to three months.

Thanks for your membership. It’s an honor to work with all the great companies that make up VGM Live at Home.

Jim      

From Our Experts

Your Career Compass: Developing Your Personal Leadership Values thumbnail Your Career Compass: Developing Your Personal Leadership Values True leadership transcends formal authority—it's about influence, vision, and the impact and value you create. Home Modification – The Reactive And The Proactive thumbnail Home Modification – The Reactive And The Proactive Medtrade Monday sat down with Jim Greatorex to learn about the evolution of home access, where it stands today, and where it could and should go in the future. Insight for Aging Services Professionals: The Role of Clinical Home Modifications thumbnail Insight for Aging Services Professionals: The Role of Clinical Home Modifications VGM Live at Home member Katy Dodd from LifewiseCHM in Kansas City was featured on the ComForConnections Podcast regarding aging in place professional services. Grow Your Business with Financing: Plug & Play Customer Financing Methods thumbnail Grow Your Business with Financing: Plug & Play Customer Financing Methods Last year, I went online to buy my children coloring books. I chose six that I thought they'd really like with their favorite cartoon characters. At checkout, I was asked whether I wanted to pay $42 today or make installments payments over the next six months. A Note from the VP, Jim Greatorex: May 2024 thumbnail A Note from the VP, Jim Greatorex: May 2024 Jim Greatorex, VP of VGM Live at Home, shares the latest information about ongoing initiatives, reintroducing a new vendor partner, and more. Member Spotlight: Frank Wasilewski, Vice President of Sales at Access thumbnail Member Spotlight: Frank Wasilewski, Vice President of Sales at Access Frank Wasilewski, Vice President of Sales at Access, has been involved in making homes more accessible for people with mobility needs. A Good Time to Dive Into Home Access thumbnail A Good Time to Dive Into Home Access With demand as great as ever for aging in place—and housing costs high—the market is ripe for a surge in the home modification business. A Note from the VP, Jim Greatorex: March 2024 thumbnail A Note from the VP, Jim Greatorex: March 2024 VGM Live at Home has a lot of information to share, including an industry survey, website updates, social media updates, events, and more.