Letter from the Executive Vice President

2020 Convention Update

Thank you for responding to our survey about the possibility of holding a virtual event this year instead of our annual conference.  While we had a number of companies who supported the idea, we had a significant number of companies that did not feel like it would work for them. Therefore, we will not be offering a virtual convention.

We received some feedback that many vendors have been using virtual platforms to stay in touch with the distributors as a practical means of communication during this pandemic.  Also, we have heard that many states are beginning to open more and construction is resuming almost everywhere so business is picking back up.  This means that sales staff from our vendors and reps are beginning to make travel plans and get very busy catching up on more face to face contact.  Some companies indicated they don’t have much time for virtual meetings.  This is actually good news that business is moving in a positive direction and hopefully our economy will begin to get healthier as we return to more normal business conditions.

2020 – Sponsoring companies may submit a video which will be posted on the NCWA Facebook page for viewing and we will push out notifications of all videos as they are posted.  The videos will remain on the page indefinitely and anyone viewing the videos will have a contact link directing them to the company.  Additionally, we are currently working to add links to our sponsors’ websites on the Sponsors tab on the NCWA website and all 2020 Platinum and Gold sponsors will be permitted two full page email blasts to the NCWA membership in the second half of 2020. All other sponsors will be offered one email blast during the same period. 

Registration Fees Those who have registered for the conference in Columbus have the option of choosing to:

  • Push their registration fees to next year at our June 7-8, 2021 conference at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in PA.
  • Get a full refund of registration fees that have been paid.

Contact [email protected] regarding your preference.

We are so grateful for your support of NCWA.  We look forward to providing a great deal more virtual value this year and in years to come.  We are still very committed to our annual convention and plan to have it each year moving forward. 

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions and we wish you all the best as your businesses negotiate this unprecedented time.  We look forward to seeing you at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania next year. It is an amazing place and I know you will want to bring your spouse to this one.  You can check the resort out at www.Nemacolin.com

 

Sincerely,

Terry Shafer

NCWA Executive Vice President

 

INDUSTRY CALENDAR

9/16/20209/19/2020AIM/R 48th Annual Conference – Postponed
9/22/20209/24/2020WIT Fall Networking Meeting
10/7/202010/9/2020NETWORK 2020 – Postponed
1/27/20211/29/2021Luxury Products Group Meeting
1/31/20212/2/2021IMARK Plumbing Spring Meeting
2/10/20212/12/2021NAHB International Builders Show
3/15/20213/19/2021Embassy Group Spring Conference
6/7/20216/8/2021NCWA Annual Convention, Nemacolin Woodlands
1/12/20221/14/2022NAHB International Builders Show
3/14/20223/18/2022Embassy Group Spring Conference
3/13/20233/17/2023Embassy Group Spring Conference