The new year calls for new experiences and learning opportunities for everyone, including myself. 2017 was a whirlwind of events. I have always been a fan of traveling and have done a lot of leisure travel this past year. I guess you could say I traveled into the world of having a career as well. For a person in their 20s, I think I am off to a great start. 

Speaking of wind and travel, my next stop is Chicago — aka the Windy City — for the Jan. 22-24 AHR Expo. I haven’t been to an event of AHR’s magnitude before. I am excited that my first trade show will be a large one. I am anxious to meet new people and see what HVAC construction industry is all about.

I am slowly starting to learn the lingo of this industry: HVAC, sheet metal, refrigeration, spot welders and fabrication are just a few of the words and phrases that have jumped into my vocabulary more recently. I hope that after my visit at AHR, I will be familiar with even more of them.

Are you going to be at this years’ AHR Expo? If so, be sure to stop by the BNP Media booth, No. 4829, to pick up the latest copy of Snips. Editor Michael McConnell and I will also be there periodically throughout the expo. Also, visit our Twitter and Facebook pages for regular updates from the show floor.