The Window Coverings Association of America (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.
• The New England Fringe Exchange, Portsmouth, NH, is a wholesale distributor exclusively for Conso Products. Product selection includes British Trimmings, Claesson hardware and Duitall Fabric Master. They offer free shipping of orders over $25, cut yardage at only 25 percent over wholesale and a free memo and matching service. For information, call (800) 944-7514.
WCAA Open House
The WCAA will hold a cocktail party and open house in conjunction with the Pacific Home Fashion Fair from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 1998, at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
This will be an excellent opportunity to network with peers, discuss industry issues and business needs. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Enter to win a free WCAA membership for 1999. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call WCAA for more information or to register.
The WCAA will hold its semi-annual board meeting, August 14, 1998, in Las Vegas, NV. Among agenda items, the board will discuss the expansion of educational programs and updating the Certified Window Treatment Consultant Program. Also on the agenda will be expanding the benefits available to the membership as well as other issues that will help guide the association in the coming years.
Members may bring issues to their regional directors in advance of setting the final agenda for the meeting. You can check the telephone number or address of your closest director on WCAA's site on the World Wide Web (www.askadesigner.com/wcaa), or call WCAA at (888) 298-WCAA.
The first annual WCAA Membership Directory will be distributed beginning the second week in July. This directory will contain a list of all current members along with their respective address, telephone, fax and e-mail address. The directory will be a great way to locate and network with other WCAA members in your area. For more information on becoming a member and member benefits, contact Mark Nortman, executive director, 2339 Meadow Park Court, Maryland Heights, MO 63043; (888) 298-9222.