Working at a building materials company, I gained clarity from builders on the boom of orders that were coming in 2020 before my organization felt the lift in addition to hearing how others managed the initial shutdowns. The group’s diversity within housing enabled me to better understand areas of the industry outside of my business and have clarity in how these areas interconnect. Finally, these meetings far exceeded any one-off networking event as I got to learn about the other participants over a long period of time providing a better connection.