2008 Management Conference

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CTDA 2008 Management Conference: Register Today!
The CTDA Management Conference held every November provides valuable opportunities to learn from the nation’s finest speakers, discuss needs with suppliers, and share ideas and solutions to mutual problems with fellow distributors. Programming is designed to improve both your professional and personal life.

This year's Management Conference will be held at the Wyndham Rio Mar Resort in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico from Wednesday, November 5th through Saturday, November 8th.

Registering now saves you money! Early Bird registration ends August 31st.

For more information and to register today Click Here.

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Leed Certification with Ceramic Tile By Howard Pryor
This month's CTDA webinar is scheduled for August 15th at 10:00 a.m. CDT. It will be given by Howard Pryor, Howard graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He has been Director of Architectural Services for Conestoga Ceramic Tile for over 23 years. He is a certified Ceramic Tile Sales Person, A Certified Ceramic Tile Consultant and a Certified Construction Specifier.

He currently serves on the board for CTDA and is chairman of the Green Building Committee. Howard also serves on the Certification Committee and helped design the new CCTS Certification program and exam. He is on the Mold Committee and has served as President for the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of CSI (Construction Specification Institute) and was past chairman of the certification committee for the Middle Atlantic Region of CSI. Howard will also be speaking at this year's Management Conference in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico November 5th through 8th.

Webinar Participants Will Learn:
1. What LEED Certification involves and how it relates to “green architecture”
2. How to apply for LEED Certification for building projects
3. How ceramic tile will add to the accumulation of LEED points
4. What Ceramic Tile & Setting Material Manufacturers offer LEED points and how they are able to do this
5. How to properly specify Ceramic Tile to be assured that they are following the LEED guidelines for certification.

(Content Level of Webinar: General)

Please Note: You must register by the end of the day Thursday 8/14 to attend this webinar!

Click here to download a registration form for this Webinar. Click here to register online. Click here to view the developing schedule of monthly webinars.

Please contact CTDA Staff with suggestions on future topics, or if you or someone from your company would like to present a CTDA webinar.

Please Note: In order to register online you will need your user name and password. If you have troubles obtaining this information please contact CTDA Staff at (630)545-9415.

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Certified Ceramic Tile Salesperson
CTDA's Certified Ceramic Tile Salesperson program is quickly becoming a must have Certification for all individuals in the Ceramic Tile industry, with currently over 160 certified! Don't pass up this opportunity to put your employees ahead of the competition!

The next CTDA hosted testing will be at the 2008 Management Conference in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, November 5th.

Sign up now by clicking here.

Not able to make it to the Management Conference this year? Follow the lead of fellow distributors like, D&B Tile Distributor's, Century Tile, Hamilton Parker, and Laticrete and schedule a Private Testing!

D&B Tile Distributor's are hosting two private testings in August. We look forward to seeing the results!

To learn more about the CCTS program click here.

To apply now for your private testing click here.

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'Coutesy of' Copies of TileDealer
A new benefit of membership in CTDA is the ability for members to provide customer names to receive TileDealer magazine. The customer names you provide will recieve issues of TileDealer and above their address on the issue it will read, "TileDealer Magazine, Compliments of (your Company name here)"

The names provided by our members will be sent TileDealer for one year beginning with the first issue in January 2009. After one year, the member will be given the opportunity to resubmit a list of customer names to receive TileDealer for the following year.

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 erins@cmservices.com no later than November 14th. Any lists sent after this time will not be integrated into the 2009 mailings.

Duplicate names will be treated on a first came, first served basis.

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The Ceramic Tile Distributors Association is an international association of distributors, manufacturers and allied professionals of ceramic tile and related products. Our mission is to provide educational and networking opportunities for distributors of ceramic tile and their suppliers to further the consumption of ceramic tile.

Are you using your current membership in the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association to your advantage? Make your commitment to the industry known to your customers by placing a link to the CTDA website (www.ctdahome.org) on your homepage.

Or place a CTDA logo underneath your email signature. Download the CTDA member logo by clicking here.

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