CTDA September Webinar

2009 Management Conference

Courtesy Of Copies of TileDealer

Showroom Idea Center

Fall Committee Meetings


Welcome to CTDA's Member's Only Newsletter!

CTDA September Webinar
The next CTDA webinar is scheduled for Friday, September 25th at 10 a.m. CENTRAL. Leading this month’s webinar is Donato Pompo.

Ceramic Tile and Stone Expert Donato Pompo will review the common causes of ceramic tile and natural stone tile failures. He will then review the appropriate standards and methods that should be utilized by installers and specified by architects within CSI Masterformat tile specification sections 09 30 13 for ceramic tile and 09 30 33 for stone tile under the Quality Assurance and Quality Control sections.

Click here for more information on the September 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: Hotel Cutoff & Mentors Needed
Don't wait! Make your hotel reservation for the upcoming Management Conference before September 28th to receive the discounted room rate. To reserve your hotel room, call (800)228-9290 please indicate that you are with the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association to receive the discounted room rates. You can also make your hotel reservation by clicking here and entering the Group Code "CTDCTDA".

If you will be attending the 2009 Management Conference and have attended at least 4 CTDA events over the past 5 years you are eligible to be a mentor! Please email erins@ctdahome.org if you are interested in being a mentor to a new member/first time attendee.

Mentor Responsibilities Include:
1. Contact the new member/first time attendee prior to the conference to introduce yourself and determine what the new member/first time attendee hopes to get out of being involved in CTDA.
2. Provide suggestions and personal testimony on the best ways to make CTDA work for you.
3. Be available for questions prior to the conference via email/phone.
4. Introduce the new member/first time attendee at the Opening Reception on November 5th.

For more information on the CTDA 2009 Management Conference click here.

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Courtesy Of Copies of TileDealer
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 received TileDealer throughout 2009. Submit your customer list to CTDA by December 1st to take advantage of this offer for 2010!

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 receiving TileDealer.

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CTDA Showroom Idea Center
The CTDA Showroom Idea Center is nearly ready for launch! Submit your photos with the following information before Monday September 21st to appear in the launch.

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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Fall Committee Meetings
The 2009 Fall Committee Meetings will be held via conference call prior to the Management Conference. The calls are scheduled for October 26th - 29th. To view the schedule click here. Please contact CTDA at info@ctdahome.org with any Committee project suggestions.

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