2008 Management Conference

The Doctor is In!

Regional Advertising

'Courtesy of' Copies of TileDealer

CTDA Member Showroom Idea Center!


CTDA 2008 Management Conference
Meeting Follow Up

Beautiful Puerto Rico provided the perfect setting for another successful CTDA Management Conference! Members from California to Turkey visited the Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico to attend multiple educational and motivational sessions. This year's conference speakers focused on how to survive through these tough economic times as well as provided attendees with vital information on how the tile industry must get involved in the Greenbuilding movement. Attendees were able to come away with valuable information to take home to their businesses as well as personal life.

Look for an email including links to all speaker presentations and further follow up from the meeting in the next few days.

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The Doctor is In!
Financial Consultation Offer
CTDA Management Conference speaker Al Bates has agreed to provide personal consultation support to CTDA members during these difficult economic times.

The ground rules for this consultation are as follows:
1. Only CTDA members that took part in the 2008 PROFIT survey OR who commit to take part in 2009 are eligible.
2. There is no cost to participate.
3. A set of questions you want to discuss should be sent to Al at: bigal@profitplanninggroup.com. You should also indicate some times that would be convenient to chat.
4. Al will get back to you with a suggested time.
5. You will call Al at the agreed upon time to initiate the consultation.
6. The sessions are limited to no more than 30 minutes.

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Regional Advertising
TileDealer is now offering to members only the ability to advertise regionally! For the last 5 years, TileDealer Magazine has been met with rave reviews. This bimonthly publication is devoted entirely to the ceramic tile industry. In addition to its content, what distinguishes TileDealer from other publications is that it is published by the leading industry association -- CTDA.

We are excited to provide our targeted readership of 26,000 dealers, distributors, and architects -- the largest in the industry -- with a unique publication that adds value with every turn of the page!

Regional circulation of TileDealer will give advertisers like you the opportunity to reach the buyers that represent the majority of all the tile purchased in the United States. We encourage you to leverage this opportunity now for you and your company.

For more information contact Karen or Susan and Niche Sales & Marketing 818-704-5555 or email at ssomer250@earhtlink.net or Click Here.

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'Courtesy 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 receive 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 come, first served basis.

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CTDA Member Showroom Idea Center - In Progress!
The CTDA Showroom Task Force is currently working hard on developing a website in which members can share showroom photos, ideas and articles. Not to mention 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

CTDA staff recommends downloading the photos onto a CD and mailing to CTDA, 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C Suite 312, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Upon receiving the photos the Showroom Task Force will review to determine which photos are appropriate for the site.

Please contact CTDA staff with questions at 630-545-9415.

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