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Being a part of a community is something special. For over 50 years, IDDBA has cultivated a community with a culture that values information and innovation and looks at its fellow members more as partners than competitors. Members of a community become more than just colleagues; members of a community lend each other support and provide each other opportunities for growth. Relationships in a community can build into life-long friendships with stronger bonds than simple "networking" can offer.

According to IDDBA Membership Director, members join IDDBA because of the value of that membership in information from the association's research, initiatives, and collaborative resources and events. They stay because of the community and the strength of the relationships they find in the association. Notably, these bonds also supply a competitive edge.

The focus on community is so important to IDDBA and its members that it inspired the name of the online focal point for our members: the IDDBA Community, an online space that brings everyone together to focus on learning and sharing.

Information, innovation, and inspiration is at the heart of our community and thus at the heart of IDDBA's mission and the IDDBA Community. As the world grows more and more competitive, especially in the face of consolidation within the industry, now more than ever, community is a key to not just surviving but thriving.

IDDBA CEO Mike Eardley sums up community this way: "Our IDDBA community is built on shared successes and the creation of long-term value for all of our members, which in turn makes us more valuable to our customers. It is only together that we create that value!"