CTDA August Webinar

2009 Management Conference

Courtesy Of Copies of TileDealer

Showroom Idea Center

Summer Committee Meetings

Social Networking & CTDA


CTDA August Webinar
The next CTDA webinar is scheduled for Friday, August 21st at 10 a.m. CENTRAL. Leading this month’s webinar is Management Conference speaker, Mark Krawczyk.

This webinar will provide attendees with information concerning how to optimally manage their retail and wholesale store operations. Mark will discuss some very basic philosophies regarding daily opening and closing procedures, the "look and feel" of your sales floor, determining the "welcome" factor you want to achieve as well as other basic decisions you have to make concerning how you want your customers to perceive your store and what you have to offer. Mark will also focus on certain "management" philosophies.

Click here for more information on the August webinar as well as to register.

Looking for more information on CTDA webinars? Have you missed a recent webinar and want to purchase the link? To view more information on CTDA webinars click here.

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CTDA 2009 Management Conference
The CTDA 2009 Management Conference will be held November 5-7th, 2009 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ. F
or more information on the conference click here.

The CTDA Convention Planning committee has been working hard on ways to save you money on this year's Management Conference without reducing the value of the event. The schedule for this year's conference has been consolidated to bring you the educational information you have come to expect from CTDA Management Conferences in a shortened time period. To view this year's schedule click here.

Sponsor this year's conference and receive up to 4 complimentary registrations, among other benefits that spotlight your company throughout the conference. For more information on sponsorship click here.

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Last Chance in 2009!
Have you taken advantage of CTDA's FREE Marketing yet? One of the many benefits of membership in CTDA is the ability for members to provide customer names to receive TileDealer magazine. The customer names you provide will receive issues of TileDealer, above their address on the issue it will read, "This Copy of TileDealer Courtesy of (your Company name here)".The names provided by our members will receive TileDealer throughout 2009. Submit your list by September 1st to have your customers recieve the last issue of 2009.

Would you like your customers to have this?

Follow the steps below to submit customer names to CTDA:
1. Click here and download the format (Note: No lists will be accepted unless in this format)
2. Prepare your data into the correct format
3. Email list to info@ctdahome.org
4. Each company may submit up to 200 customer names. Note: Duplicate names will be treated on a first come, first serve basis.

Note: Lists must be reviewed and resubmitted by December 1st for customers to continue recieving TileDealer.

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CTDA Showroom Idea Center - In Progress!
The CTDA Showroom Task Force is currently working to develop a website in which members can share showroom photos, ideas and articles. The site will also allow CTDA Allied Members to post links to their products.

Help CTDA staff kick off the website by providing pictures of your showroom!
Each photo must be a jpeg image and contain the following information:
1. Company Name
2. Market Focus (who is this showroom trying to sell to)
3. Business Focus
4. Whether or not the showroom is open to the public
5. Showroom Size
6. Number of Employees at showroom location
7. Type of Employees (Interior Designers, Certified Salesman, etc.)
8. Location of Showroom

In addition the site will include information on the following topics: Hand Crafted & Decorative Tile, Tools & Accessories, Care & Maintenance, Design Services, Under Tile Heating, Merchandising Options, and Showroom Lighting. If you have any information you would like to post on any of these sections please contact CTDA staff.

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Summer Committee Meetings
The CTDA 2009 Summer Meeting Conference Calls were held August 3-5, 2009. Did you miss the Summer Committee Conference Calls? Want to know what the Committees are currently working on?

To view minutes from any past meeting follow these steps:
1. Go to: www.ctdahomenet.org
2. Login with your user name and password
3. Select 'Document Retrieval'
4. Open the 'Minutes' folder
5. Select the year and meeting you wish to view

For more information on committee projects contact CTDA staff. To join a CTDA committee click here.

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Social Networking & CTDA: Find Out What the Industry is Saying
CTDA has recently joined a Social Networking site, Facebook, a free-access social networking website that is operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. There are many different aspects and uses of Facebook that CTDA plans to take advantage of.

Our purpose for joining Facebook is to provide an opportunity for our members to share useful knowledge in a convenient and economic way. For information on how to set up your Facebook account click here.

Discussion Competition
For each substantive topic you post to the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association Facebook group that prompts at least one response post, you receive 2 points. For each response you post to a topic you receive 1 point. Whoever posts the most topics and responses between now and Thursday, October 1st will receive 1 free Management Conference Registration, a value of $695!

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