The WCAA is currently developing local networking groups in the following areas.
These groups meet on a monthly basis and discuss topics ranging from marketing
to fabricating to presentations from area business professionals.
If you are interested in attending, please contact the chapter contact person
for meeting dates and locations.
Omaha, NE—Annie Davis: email@example.com; (402) 861-8121.
Southern MA—Pat Mahler: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minneapolis, MN—Bill Jolley: email@example.com; (952) 894-2142.
Chicago, IL—Diane Sherman: firstname.lastname@example.org; (847) 955-0083.
Tidewater/VA Beach—Deborah Stone: email@example.com; (757) 499-6668.
The WCAA will hold its annual National Meeting on Thursday April 3 from 5 to
7 p.m. at the Sheraton Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD. The meeting will be held
in conjunction with the International Window Coverings Expo.
The meeting will feature an update of Association activities along with plenty
of time for networking and socializing. This is an excellent opportunity to meet
your National Board of Directors along with other attendees of the conference.
Light appetizers will be provided along with a cash bar. For additional information,
contact Mark Nortman in the WCAA office at (888) 298-9222.
DRAPERY YARDAGE FINDER AVAILABLE
The WCAA announces the addition of The Drapery Yardage Finder to the list of
educational and sales aids available to the window coverings industry. It is
an easy-to-use, reliable guide to drapery and pleated valance yardage.
It works with both plain and pattern-repeat fabrics, estimates for 45-, 48/50-
and 54-inch fabrics with three choices of fullness for each size. It also makes
all seam, hem and heading allowances, so no calculations are necessary.
If you are relatively inexperienced or not confident about yardage estimating,
please call the WCAA at (888) 298-WCAA to order one today.
ON-LINE TESTING NOW AVAILABLE
The WCAA is proud to announce the addition of online testing to both its Certified
Workroom Professional and Certified Window Treatment Consultant programs. This
new feature will enable participants to take their exams in their homes or offices
and not have to travel to one of the testing sites. Contact Mark Nortman at the
WCAA office to register or for more information.