• 02.16.22

    2022 Economic Outlook

    The economy is moving upward, albeit at a slower rate of growth. How will you respond to continuing issues … and new opportunities?

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  • 02.01.22

    Keynote Speakers Announced for Seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium

    Dr. Richard Thorsten, chief impact officer for, and Robert Puente, president and CEO of the San Antonio Water System, will deliver the keynote addresses at the seventh Emerging Water Technology Symposium (EWTS), scheduled for May 10-11 in San Antonio.

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  • 03.12.21

    A Return to Live Events in 2021

    Kimberly Hardcastle-Geddes (2020) wrote in her December 1, 2020, article, Predicting the Future of Events, “[MDG has] been researching, reading, experimenting and tracking what’s working and what’s not in the events space.”  The following are what might be expected in 2021

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  • 02.26.21

    2021: Helping Members Thrive in the Next Normal

    After a challenging 2020, the plumbing-heating-cooling industry is looking forward to renewed prosperity with the hope that COVID-19 will fade into the background with the introduction of multiple vaccines and hence, encouraging the public to work, shop, dine and travel the way it did in pre-pandemic times. In fact, some economists are predicting the economy will return to normal by this fall. The recovery, however, will not be without its share of challenges.

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  • 02.17.21

    2021 Economic Forecast

    After more than 10 years, the longest U.S. expansion on record came to a screeching halt due to the novel coronavirus. A recession precipitated by the pandemic began in March of last year. Although not officially declared yet, most economists agree that June was the last month of a very short, deep recession. Even though economic growth resumed in July, economic activity has yet to return to its pre-pandemic level. Return to that level as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is unlikely to happen until at least the second half of this year or early next.

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