The WCAA's Breakfast Seminar at the Pacific Home Fashion Fair will feature Steve Raniszewski, regional sales manager for Seabrook Wallcoverings. Raniszewski will speak on "The Decorating Process" and the steps by which you can decorate with confidence.
The speaker lineup also includes LaVelle Pinder who will talk about "Benefiting from a Local Chapter and How to Get One Started." Pinder is the owner of LaVelle Pinder Decorating in Austin, TX, and a WCAA director.
The Breakfast Seminar will be held from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 1996 at the Crown Plaza Parc Fifty-Five Hotel, San Francisco, CA. The Breakfast Seminar takes place prior to the show seminars, which also are being held at the hotel. Seating will be limited, and advance registration or purchase of tickets is recommended.
Sign Up Now for Certification Program
Time is running out to register for the Certified Window Treatment Consultant Program to be held at the Pacific Home Fashion Fair on Thursday, August 22, 1996. As the most comprehensive single educational program in the industry, it requires a significant amount of self-study in preparation for the review seminar and examination at the show. When you register for the program, you are immediately sent the study materials -- so register now, and donŇt miss out by waiting too long.
Northeast Chapter Hosts Regional Open House
On May 21, 1996, the WCAA's Northeast Chapter meeting was held in North Hamption, NH, at member and vice president Larry Lariviere's place of business. Invitations were sent to WCAA members and prospects within a reasonable travel distance, and resulted in two dozen attendees from Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
The evening began with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments and continued with workroom demonstrations by Lariviere's staff of d÷fix product applications and the assembly of Comfortex Symphony« shades. Two WCAA Industry Partner representatives also were on hand -- Harry Swift of Lafayette Venetian Blind and Penny Remick of Seabrook Wallcoverings -- who each had a table to show their new products lines.
A short business meeting followed in which Chapter Chairman Alan Barnett encouraged dialogs between current and prospective members. Former WCAA director Joe Barnett also gave a history of the chapter and how it came together to work for the common good of all.