New Industry Partners
The WCAA is proud to announce the newest addition to its growing list of Industry Partners. Industry Partners support the mission of the WCAA to make available educational opportunities, to encourage a code of business ethics and to work for the betterment of the industry.
• Gulf Coast Window Covering, Houston, TX, is a full-line Hunter Douglas fabricator. Gulf Coast also fabricates Joanna custom roller shades, NeerWood and Wood Secrets PVC blinds. Additionally, Gulf Coast distributes Nanik wood blinds, Blue Ribbon woven woods, VIMCO sheer shades and Coastline shutters. For more information, call (800) 392-4336.
Sign Up Now for Certification Program
The deadline is fast approaching for registering for the Certified Window Treatment Consultant Program at the International Window Coverings Expo, Wednesday, March 18, 1998, in Baltimore, MD.
As the most comprehensive, single educational program in the industry, it requires a minimum of one month self-study in preparation for the review seminar and examination at the show, so don't miss out by being too late. When you register for the program, you are immediately sent the study materials -- so don't wait until the last minute! Contact Mark Nortman at the WCAA office for more information or to register.
Gariepy to Keynote WCAA Breakfast Symposium
Dick Gariepy, Gariepy Motivation, is the keynote speaker at the WCAA Breakfast Symposium in conjunction with the International Window Coverings Expo March 20, 1998, in Baltimore, MD. Gariepy stresses that physical and mental exercise and self-discipline are vital to a healthy and successful life.
The keynote speaker is sponsored by: Lafayette Venetian Blind, Draperies & Window Coverings, Messe Frankfurt, The Blind Maker, Window Fashions and Newell Window Fashions
Local Chapters Elect New Officers
• Northeast Chapter: Carol Sackler, president; Darcy Canu, vice president; Evy Greene, recording secretary; Susan Cronin, correspondence secretary; and Kate Toomey, treasurer.
• Austin Chapter: Laurie Dorsett, president; Michelle Treichel, vice president; Nell Proffitt, treasurer; and Suzanne Gwinn, secretary.