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Monday Morning Memo 10.06.14

Posted By Jorey Rekoon, Monday, October 6, 2014

2014 NAFCD Annual Convention Highlights

A powerful line-up of speakers will headline the 2014 NAFCD Annual Convention! 

Mark Herbek is a partner at Cleveland Research Company, one of the country's largest independent research firms and NAFCD's partner is the Quarterly NAFCD Sales Trend Survey. Herbek will speak to the trends in the flooring and building product supply chain, while sharing insights on recovery to date by key end markets including residential, non-residential, new construction and remodel as well as new initiatives across retail with special focus on Home Depot and Lowes. Mark will share growth forecasts for 2015 and analyze, compare and contrast NAFCD member performance and expectations as shared within the 2014 NAFCD Quarterly Sales Trend Surveys. Mark is back by popular demand after a popular and well received presentation at the 2013 event.

Learn more by visiting the 2014 NAFCD Annual Convention Website

Did You Know that NAFCD Offers...

NAFCD Regional Sales Training

NAFCD is a current active member of the Association Education Alliance (AEA) and as an member you have the opportunity to attend Jim Pancero's advanced two day sales training program December 2-3, 2014 in Dallas, TX. This information-intensive sales presentation will help you take a personal inventory of your selling skills and learn new ways to maximize your selling success. You will also learn how you can implement a more competitive style and approach to successfully sell your most important customers. Jim is a proven presenter within the distributor community and received high marks when he presented to NAFCD members at the 2013 NAFCD Convention.

Learn more and register today by visiting

Distribution Management University 2014 

Distribution Management University is an in-depth sales and operations workshop designed for a floor covering distributor's branch and operations managers. This customized workshop provides eight hours of practical training that can positively impact your company in 2015.

Does your Manager have the tools to:

• Improve market knowledge?

• Be more effective at directing the sales organization?

• Create a branch team that provides customer value?

• Improve cost productivity?

Look no further! Enroll branch and operations managers in the 2014 Distribution Management University (DMU) to see immediate cost savings and productivity boosts to your business. More than 25 NAFCD distributors have already registered their managers for DMU which will provide your people an opportunity to develop their own peer network within the flooring distribution channel.

When: Tuesday, November 18 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Speaker: Steve McClatchy, Alleer Training & Consulting

Held in conjunction with the NAFCD Annual Convention 

Please note: DMU enrollment is separate and does NOT include registration to the full NAFCD Annual Convention. See registration page for details regarding DMU and full convention.


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