ATTENTION, CONTRACTORS! ARE YOU READY TO 'TALK PLUMBING'? HOW ABOUT ELECTRICAL?

If so, you're welcome to join in the discussion, and reap the benefits that come from sharing ideas, project challenges and solutions, and your many success stories with your plumbing and electrical contracting peers.

Professional information services company Penton Media has officially launched two unique online discussion forums: Plumbing Talk and EC&M Talk.

These two new and free-to-use discussion forums — give electricians and plumbers a rock-solid platform for help with project questions, equipment specs, training, electrical codes, and much more! There's even a section for "rookies and trainees," who want access to the best information and peer support possible as they begin their careers.

Both forums were launched through the combined efforts of Penton's online team: Community Leader Kate Kelly, who had previously served with distinction as managing editor of ContractingBusiness.com magazine; Content Products Director Lauren Watters; marketing experts Kim Davidson and Angie Gates; and the editorial staffs of both EC&M and Contractor magazines.

“With a strong plan, committed team and an eye on analytics," says Kelly, “it’s guaranteed you’ll do more things right than wrong."

Guidance from Contracting Industry Experts

Kelly has recruited well-known industry leaders to seed the forums with compelling content. Also, under Kelly's direction, the sites pro-actively encourage users to take part in forum discussions about everything from new products to effective business practices. The forums are prominently promoted in email newsletters, and throughout the site - via widgets that display the latest topics and contributions, as well as with in-article links.

In addition, Forum highlights are being published in EC&M and Contractor magazines, to encourage readers to go online and participate.

Both forums are free. So visit Plumbing Talk and EC&M Talk today, and start talking!