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.
• Metro Blind & Shade Co., Ft. Worth, TX, is a fabricator of a complete line of custom alternate window coverings. Brand names include LouverDrape, Joanna, Nanik, Vertilux, Roll Release and Phifer Wire. For information, call toll free (800) 825-1001.
WCAA Open House
The WCAA will hold a cocktail party and open house in conjunction with the Pacific Home Fashion Fair at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, NV from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 1998.
This is 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 the WCAA office for more information or to register.
The Window Coverings Association of America (WCAA) is the only national non-profit trade association dedicated to the retail window coverings industry and to the dealers, decorators and designers who are its members. 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.
The WCAA will hold its semi-annual board meeting on 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 into the coming years.
Members may bring issues to their regional directors in advance of setting the final agenda for the meeting. You can check out the WCAA site on the World Wide Web (www.askadesigner.com/wcaa) for the telephone number or address of the closest director, or you can call the WCAA office at (888) 298-WCAA.
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 membership. It is an easy-to-use, reliable guide to drapery and pleated valance yardages. The accurate results are guaranteed to satisfy you or your workroom estimators. If you are relatively inexperienced or not confident about yardage estimating, please call WCAA toll free at: (888) 298-WCAA(9222) to order one today.