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NAFCD announces Leadership in Action and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients

image001-4Chicago—To celebrate leaders in the floor covering distribution industry, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) announced its Leadership in Action and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

The Leadership in Action Award recognizes individuals for the positive impact and meaningful contributions that they have made to their company’s success. Aaron Hormann of Herregan Distributors, Jim Boyce of Rosel-Heck Co. and Flavia Baggio have all demonstrated leadership and contributed positively to the industry while being an innovator, motivator and a proactive contributor towards effective solutions.

Lifetime Achievement Award recipients have shown exceptional leadership and made outstanding contributions that have led to expanding the vision of the floor covering industry. Don Evans of Swift-Train, Jim Gunter of The Cronin Company, James C. Gould of The Floor Covering Institute and John Capell, Kerry Capell and Marsden Haigh, founders of CMH Space Flooring, are all recipients of the award.

All award recipients have made a tremendous impact in the floor covering distribution industry, and will be honored during the 2014 NAFCD and NBMDA Annual Convention.

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NAFCD, NBMDA convention speaker line-up announced

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Chicago—A powerful lineup of speakers will headline the upcoming 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA annual convention, scheduled to take place here from Nov. 12 to 14. Providing tips and best practices that will enhance each attendee’s business and personal brand, these nationally recognized figures will share their expertise on economic trends, driving sales, relationship building, developments in the building product supply chain, corporate culture and leadership improvement.

Brian Beaulieu, one of the country’s most informed economists, has served as CEO of Institute for Trend Research (ITR) Economics since 1987. Beaulieu will give a presentation on economic trends and forecast. Continue reading NAFCD, NBMDA convention speaker line-up announced

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NAFCD and NBMDA announce convention location, partnership extension

Chicago – More than five hundred distributors and manufacturers will join together at the 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention to enhance their business strategies and meet with key decision makers in the flooring, woodworking and building materials industries. This year’s event will take place Nov. 12 to 14 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago.

The 2013 NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention is not a traditional tradeshow. This event is recognized as a highlight every year by distributors and manufactures who are able to connect face to face and conduct meaningful business planning. Instead of full displays of products, distribution professionals come together to develop business plans and set sales strategies. A semi-private, tabletop booth offers a comfortable setting in which senior executives interact and discuss distribution plans and strategies for the future while also reviewing past performance. Meetings are coordinated by appointment to ensure a highly focused and productive environment. Continue reading NAFCD and NBMDA announce convention location, partnership extension

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NAFCD & NBMDA convention speakers provide insight on key issues

Chicago – The North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) are pleased to announce a strong lineup of industry expert speakers at their 2012 Annual Convention, this November 13-15, in Orlando, Florida.

The co-sponsored Annual Convention will feature highly respected speakers, including economic forecaster Alan Beaulieu, manufacturer-distributor relationship expert Robert Nadeau, and selling and sales leadership veteran Jim Pancero. The Convention, formerly known as the Distributor Marketplace, brings hundreds of leading distributors and manufacturers from the floor covering and building material industries together for networking, strategic business planning, and industry-specific education. Continue reading NAFCD & NBMDA convention speakers provide insight on key issues

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NAFCD: Co-locating pays off for distributor groups

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.—By all accounts, the experiment was a success. Billed as “One Event, Two Groups, Three Days,” the combined annual conventions of the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD) and North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) yielded benefits that neither group would have achieved on its own. Continue reading NAFCD: Co-locating pays off for distributor groups

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Distributors’ Perspective: Bringing you the best

by Robert Wagner

For three days in November, the North American Association of Floor Covering Distributors (NAFCD), will be breaking with tradition.

Don’t worry. The annual conference will continue to offer you everything you value—networking, education, the distributor’s marketplace—but what is changing is that NAFCD will be joining another leading organization, the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) for this year’s conference.

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