International Door & Operator Industry

JAN-FEB 2019

Garage door industry magazine for garage door dealers, garage door manufacturers, garage door distributors, garage door installers, loading docks, garage door operators and openers, gates, and tools for the door industry.

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Workshops (Schedule subject to change) with specific knowledge of the fence and gate industry, will enable attendees to understand what is covered under their insurance policies, and what needs to be added or subtracted from the coverages. (#10) Women Open Doors Moderator - Panel Discussion: Ranee Patel , Overhead Door Company of the Meadowlands & NYC The Door & Access Systems industry still seems to be called the "good 'ole boys club", but when you look around, there are a lot of female faces and the number seems to be growing every year. This panel discussion is composed of women owned dealers and manufacturers who have made an impact in their own businesses and the industry itself. We will engage in various discussions over female leadership & management, experiences working in a male dominated environment, working with family and so much more! Whether you grew up in the industry or if you are just getting involved, this will be an empowering conversation with strong women in the industry. (#11) Using Creative Methods to Source Qualified Employees Presenters: Andy Pomroy, Windsor Door Sales Joshua Welhener, Greene County Ohio Board of Disabilities This session will explore the advantages of diversifying hiring practices by intentionally sourcing the potential of our workforce communities. Many employers are currently struggling to meet their staffing needs, but most overlook one of the greatest untapped sources of labor; high school students and students with disabilities who are preparing to enter the workforce. We will explore the opportunities for hiring from this new workforce. Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of the population available to employers from this untapped gold mine of wonderful hard-working potential that is often overlooked. (#12) Media Training: Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones but Words Are Even Worse! Presenter: Chris Barry, International Door Association In today's world of social media and instant journalism, understanding how to speak to the media is an important tool for small business owners. This session will provide an overview of the do's and don'ts for getting the right message out and will include a discussion of managing crisis communication. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. (#13) SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Working and Living with Millennials Presenter: Amy Lynch How to deal with this confounding generation known as Millennial. This session will reveal the secrets of how to unlock the interests and desires of our most perplexing generation. Amy Lynch speaks from experience. While others talk about generational awareness, Amy's clients apply her techniques and strategies in their businesses every day. Her high content programs are filled with memorable stories punctuated with a generous dose of humor. 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (#14) Branding Your Story Presenter: Kaley Wichman, McAlear Group Storytelling isn't just fluffy stuff, it's a powerful and actionable marketing technique. It's based on human-to- human connections and at the heart and soul of every strong business. In this session, learn the art of storytelling to build your brand and relationships with prospective customers in your community. Plus, get a few tips and tricks for how to get started and maintain your branded story even during the busy season (#15) Business Planning a Common-Sense Approach Presenter: Chuck Miller, Miller Consulting In this seminar we will discuss the reason for business planning, why it is essential to your business and profitability. We will explore how to do a business plan by using a common- sense approach which is easier to complete and execute than a more formal strategic planning process. This process will help even the smallest of companies have a plan which will improve operations, sales and profits. (#16) Safety Training – Are you Committed? Presenter: J Hayden James, Custom Door and Gate If you are committed to teaching your team to "recognize, avoid, abate and prevent safety and health hazards" [quoted from the OSHA 10 learning objectives], your biggest challenge might be finding effective training tools. That is to say, "we are starved for effective safety training content." Techs get bored with hearing someone read from a script as they clock in on a Monday morning and sign the sheet without knowing what the topic was much less what the purpose and importance of the training covered. This seminar will help you develop an effective training plan with training videos and handouts. (#17) Fire Door Drop Testing: Best Practices Panel Discussion Moderator: Mike Fisher, IDA With a panel of Industry Experts: David Dawdy, Senior Marketing Strategist and NPD Director, Cornell-Cookson, Jerry Heppes, CEO, DHI, Joseph Hetzel, P.E., Technical Director, DASMA, Chris Meyer, General Manager, DH Pace With recent updates to NFPA 80, there is a growing opportunity for door dealers to offer fire door inspection and drop testing services to building owners. This panel discussion will include a look at other programs for post-occupancy services and how they work to help maintain building fire safety while providing growth opportunities for professional door dealers. V O L U M E 5 2 I S S U E 1 F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9 61

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