I’ve written previously in this blog about being a salesperson for SuperTech. As we get closer and closer to the date, I’m finding it’s easy to be a salesperson when the product you’re “selling” basically sells itself. The SuperTech Steering Committee has now entered the phase of planning when publicity and sponsorships is crucial. This week, I attended our state maintenance council’s session on proper tire inflation. While I did learn a lot about automatic tire inflation systems, I also had the chance to recruit some sponsors and potential technicians for the competition. Imagine my surprise when Mike Niemeyer of Pressure Systems International walked right up to me and said, “I’ve been reading your blog.” In fact, several members approached me throughout the evening to say they had seen the blog or heard about SuperTech. This was a great feeling, because all of the hard work we’ve been doing publicity-wise is starting to pay off. The fact that many state maintenance council members want to get involved is fantastic. But if I really think about it, I’m not surprised, because why wouldn’t they want to get involved with an event like SuperTech? Our goal for the next month is to get as many people interested in Nebraska’s first-ever SuperTech competition as we can. It’s spreading like a wild fire, and we’re excited to use the momentum to our advantage!