FLORIDA CHAPTERS ON THE RISE
Window coverings professionals in the Fort Meyers, FL, area recently
were encouraged to continue their learning and sharing experiences
by forming WCAA chapters in their towns and cities. Teresa Grysikiewicz,
WCAA vice president and local chapter development coordinator, ended
up with dozens of interested professionals wanting to help start and
join chapters across Florida.
Local chapters will start up in early 2005 in Fort Lauderdale, West
Palm Beach, Sarasota, Tampa and Orlando. Contact Teresa, curtain email@example.com,
(904) 269-5266, to be added to the mailing list for these areas or
to discuss starting a chapter in your area.
• The Naples Chapter will hold a meeting on January 7 at Gulf
Coast American Fabrication (GCAF). GCAF will present its Hunter Douglas
Gallery. WCAA Executive Director Mark Nortman and Teresa Grysikiewicz
will be on hand to discuss the benefits of WCAA and starting or being
involved in local chapters.
Anyone wishing to start chapters in southern Florida are encouraged
to attend this meeting. Contact Karen Hardie,
hardie@V2Kwf.com, to RSVP.
• The Jacksonville Chapter has planned out a meetings schedule
for the winter and early spring. Contact Teresa Grysikiewicz, firstname.lastname@example.org,
(904) 269-5266, to get on the mailing list.
INDUSTRY PARTNERS SUPPORT CHAPTERSWCAA
Industry Partners continue to provide support to the local chapters.
Rowley Co. has given a tremendous amount of help to nearly every
chapter that has been established over the past couple years. Adaptive
Textiles, American Duvet, Evan Marsh Designs, Kasmir Fabrics, döfix,
Minutes Matter Solutions and Resin Solutions are companies we hear
about again and again from our chapters. Their support has helped
our leaders open doors, and windows, for members. Thanks!
Check out www.wcaa.org for a complete list of local chapters, benefits
and membership information, and the Certified Workroom Professional
(CWP) and Certified Window Treatment Consultant (CWTC) educational
programs. Call WCAA Executive Director Mark Nortman, (888) 298-9222,
for more details.