Agenda

Times are Eastern Time Zone

  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Virtual Grand Hall
Mike Digilio
09:00 AM - 10:00 AMWIA Annual Business Meeting By Mike DigilioWIA President
Mike Digilio
10:05 AM - 10:12 AMWelcome By Mike DigilioWIA President
Jon Sherman
10:15 AM - 11:10 AMWallpaper Symbiosis By Jon ShermanFlavor Paper

Wallpaper designers and manufacturers rely upon installers to make their product look good and make customers happy, while installers rely upon wallpaper companies to make products that will look great and create their customer base. This symbiotic relationship requires a supportive and engaged relationship to thrive.

11:15 AM - 11:30 AMVendor Partner Cavalier Wall Liners By Ed HovnanianOwner
Break Time
11:30 AM - 11:40 AMBreak
Cathy Baillargeon
11:45 AM - 12:40 PMThe Not-So-Subtle Art of Delegation and Other VA Mysteries By Cathy BaillargeonFounder/CEO - Virtual Cathy

This presentation will provide insight on how overworked business owners can free up their time and energy by delegating daily tasks and projects to virtual assistants.

Greg Laux
12:45 PM - 01:05 PMLet’s Check Out Wallcoverings University. By Greg LauxTechnical Director at MDC Interior Solutions

We fly you through our new educational offerings with some short descriptions of our new classes. You will walk away with how to enroll and what classes are now available.

OLFA USA logo
01:10 PM - 01:25 PMVendor Partner Ahlstrom Munksjo By Noori BlasiAhlstrom-Munksjo
Lunch Time
01:25 PM - 02:30 PMLunch Break

Be sure to grab your food then visit the vendors booths that will be available during the lunch hour.

Roundtable Discussion
02:30 PM - 04:00 PMBusiness Roundtable Discussions

Table topics are:

Scheduling Marketing

Finding Good Help

Finding Industry Specific Tools

Self-Care / Mental Health

Managing Equipment as You Age

Break Time
04:00 PM - 04:10 PMBreak Time
York Wallcoverings Logo
04:10 PM - 04:25 PMVendor Partner York Wallcoverings By Joanne BerwagerYork Wallcoverings
Robin Patrick Roman Products
04:30 PM - 05:00 PMROMAN: Moving into the Future with Expanded Formulas By Robin PatrickRoman Products - VP of Sales & Marketing

Robin will address ROMAN’s transition as formulas that have been acquired by ICP/Gardner-Gibson are incorporated into the ROMAN assortment of wallcovering primers, adhesives and removers.

Chris Klock
05:05 PM - 05:20 PMUnusual Installation By Chris KlockPresident at Creative Wall Interiors

Discussion about two ceiling installs with photos.

Optional Cocktail hour
05:25 PM - 06:30 PMOptional Cocktail hour

Gather around your computer and catch up with old friends and new

  • Virtual Grand Hall
Morning Session
09:00 AM - 09:55 AMOptional Morning Social Time

Join in on an open conversation with others before our day starts.

Welcome
10:00 AM - 10:05 AMSaturday Kickoff & Welcome
Linda Holt
10:10 AM - 11:05 AMHow to take stellar photos for social media using your smartphone By Linda HoltLinda Holt Creative
Roman Products
11:10 AM - 11:25 AMVendor Partner Roman Products By Robin PatrickVP of Sales & Marketing Roman Products, LLC
Break Time
11:25 AM - 11:35 AMBreak
Why You Should be OSHA Certified
11:40 AM - 12:20 PMWhy You Should be OSHA Certified By Martin GuerroPresident at Proactivo Safety LLC
Diana Halverson Revive Wallcoverings
12:25 PM - 12:40 PMVersace Large Greek Key Wallcovering By Diana HalversonOwner at Revive Wallcovering

Tips to a successful installation minus the frustration & headache with this tricky & mind boggling pattern!

Thibaut
12:45 PM - 01:00 PMVendor Partner Thibaut By Jennifer MillerThibaut
Dr Simon McFarlane
01:00 PM - 01:30 PMPreventing Injury for Specialized Manual Professionals By Dr. Simon McFarlaneChiropractor at OWCH

We will discuss how to gain ergonomic advantages and improve movement to work smarter and prevent injury in the workplace.

William Armstrong
01:35 PM - 01:55 PMWhy You Should Participate in the WIA Facebook Group By William ArmstrongOwner at William Armstrong

The benefits of the WIA Facebook Group

Lunch Time
01:55 PM - 03:00 PMLunch
Ahlstrom Munksjo
03:00 PM - 03:15 PMVendor Partner OLFA By Grant ShepherdOLFA U.S.A. Inc.
Heidi Mead
03:20 PM - 03:35 PMWhen a Simple Stripe Becomes a Design Element By Heidi MeadOwner at Wright Mead Inc.

When you balance pattern on four walls where does the mismatch go? What about the dormer? How do you wrap the dormer to create a pleasing flow of pattern? Heidi will share a recent job that had the both Heidi and the designer sighing with disbelief at the results

Eunice and Frank Bokstrom
03:40 PM - 04:10 PMTool Talk By The BokstromsOwner & Tool Junkies at Design Wallcovering

Having the right tool makes the difference between doing a good job or a great job. Join us as we share and demonstrate some of our favorites.

Shelly Wilkins
04:15 PM - 04:30 PMSaving the Day By Shelly WilkinsWalls Etc - Owner

Designer had planned on removing what was thought to be decorative molding, but turned out to be a concrete support beam (with wood framing) prior to installing a mural. The installer removed the framing, wrapped it with paper, then also covered a wood piece which covered the concrete beam, all while keeping the integrity of the mural.

Mike Digilio
04:35 PM - 05:00 PMClose & Announcements By Mike DigilioWIA President

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