Letter From Terry Shafer

Momentum is building, and great things lie ahead for NCWA.  We have been having a great year with strong meetings, quarterly sales reporting and opportunities to network with many in our region.  Out Young Executives put together regional annual tours of Manufacturer/ wholesale companies. If you would be willing to let our group come and tour your facility, we would love to hear from you as we are always looking for opportunities to enhance our members knowledge of products and how they are made and distribution ideas that can improve how they do business.


In June we held our convention at The Greenbrier in West Virginia and it was incredible!  We moved the event to a Monday meetings and Tuesday golf.  This was done to encourage everyone to bring their spouses and stay the weekend at The Greenbrier.  It worked!  We had a record number of spouses attend the convention!  We set up a tour of the now “declassified” bunker which was created during the Cold War to house our government in the event of a nuclear war.  The golf courses are some of the finest in the world, 94 golfers joined in the golf tournament.  While it was an exciting and fun new venue for us, we also had the opportunity to network and discuss improving our industry.  Alan Zimmerman spoke in the morning and he is highly regarded as one of the leading authorities on communication.  He has been featured on CBS, CNN, CEO and Entrepreneur magazine as his positive communication strategies have helped many companies transform how they work with customers.  We had amazing feedback about his presentation!

The year 2020 also shows great promise.  We will hold our annual convention at the Renaissance Hotel in Columbus, Oh June 2-3, 2020.  The golf tournament will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd.

In closing, I want to assure you that the board is committed to continually offering first class events! We always welcome suggestions and ideas for improving our services to you.  If you have any feedback for us, please take a minute to email me or give me a call.


Terry Shafer

Executive VP

North Central Wholesalers Association


News and Industry Dates

9/11/2019 9/14/2019 AIM/R 47th Annual Conference
9/16/2019 9/19/2019 AD 2019 PHCP North American Meeting
9/17/2019 9/19/2019 WIT Fall Networking Meeting
9/25/2019 9/27/2019 NETWORK2019
10/14/2019 10/16/2019 2019 Equity Plumbing Annual Meeting
10/24/2019 10/27/2019 ASPE Technical Symposium
10/27/2019 10/31/2019 WIT Fall Vendor Meetings
11/4/2019 11/6/2019 2019 AD Annual Meeting – AD Decorative Brands
11/7/2019 11/7/2019 2019 SWPD Awards and Recognition Dinner
1/21/2020 1/23/2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show
2/1/2020 2/4/2020 Omni Spring Meeting
2/3/2020 2/5/2020 AHR Expo
2/26/2020 2/28/2020 ASA Winter Leadership 2020
3/3/2020 3/5/2020 WIT Distributor/Vendor Conference
3/9/2020 3/13/2020 Embassy Spring Conference
4/21/2020 4/23/2020 2020 Annual Women in Industry Spring Conference
5/4/2020 5/6/2020 2020 Emerging Leaders Spring Forum
6/2/2020 6/3/2020

NCWA annual convention

9/16/2020 9/19/2020 AIM/R 48th Annual Conference
9/22/2020 9/24/2020 WIT Fall Networking Meeting
10/7/2020 10/9/2020 NETWORK2020
1/27/2021 1/29/2021 Luxury Products Group Meeting
1/31/2021 2/2/2021 OMNI Spring Meeting
2/10/2021 2/12/2021 NAHB International Builders’ Show
3/15/2021 3/19/2021 Embassy Group Spring Conference
1/12/2022 1/14/2022 NAHB International Builders’ Show
3/14/2022 3/18/2022 Embassy Group Spring Conference
3/13/2023 3/17/2023 Embassy Group Spring Conference