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National Floorcovering Alliance: Members implored to get involved

By Steven Feldman

Volume 26/Number 24; April 15/22, 2013

NFA’s California contingent, from left: Steve Boardman, MMM Carpets, Bay Area; Jim Wynn, Carpet Distributors, Orange County; Jimmy Poulos and Ian Newton, Flooring 101, Ventura County, and Steve Coles, Coles Fine Flooring, San Diego.

Beaver Creek, Colo.—Phil Koufidakis, co-owner of seven-store Baker Bros. in Arizona, began his first meeting as National Floorcovering Alliance (NFA) president by reminding the 42-member organization of their primary duty: to serve, as it is a group run by the group and for the group. And by the time the meeting was over, he had announced the restructuring of NFA committees to involve more members.

“The executive board felt strongly that more people needed to be involved in driving the entire group,” he said. “Too many people are not participating. The power of this group is based on the power of the people in this room. We can’t have 20% of the people doing 80% of the work.” Continue reading National Floorcovering Alliance: Members implored to get involved

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Belong to something

FCNews Volume 27/Number 12, October 22/29, 2012

By David Stafford

What do associations, churches, country clubs, political parties, societies and unions have in common? Membership.

Most of us will have multiple chances, offers, opportunities and downright prodding to join one or more of these organizations. However, there’s only so much energy, money or hours in the day.

How do you make those important choices? Here are some tips: Continue reading Belong to something