International Door & Operator Industry

MAR-APR 2018

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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I n s t i t u t e o f D o o r D e a l e r E d u c a t i o n a n d A c c r e d i t a t i o n NEWS&EVENTS IDEA Officers and Directors Joseph Chisholm (IDA) President Joseph Chisholm Door Corp. Waltham, Massachusetts Dan Dombkowski Past President Mount Prospect, IL Deborah Nagele (DASMA) 1st V.P. Torsion Source Twinsburg, OH ce.com Mark McManus (IDA) 2nd V.P. Door Boy Berkeley Heights, New Jersey .com Bearge Miller (DASMA) Treasurer Miller Edge, Inc. Jennersville, Pennsylvania Mark Daus (DASMA) Director Wayne-Dalton Corp. Dundee, Ohio Tom Stubblefield (IDA) Director Highfield Door Sales, LLC Kettering, Ohio David Ziegenhorn (IDA) Director Garage Door Company of Sikeston Sikeston, Missouri Joe Earwood (DASMA) Director Napoleon/Lynx Archbold, Ohio joeear Curtis Schroeder (DASMA) Director Janus International Group Temple, Georgia Tom DeSilvia (DASMA) Director LiftMaster Oakbrook, IL Kyle Hart (IDA) Director Canadian Doormaster Electric LTD Burnaby, BC Canada .com J Hayden James (IDA) Director Custom Overhead Doors Raleigh, NC Zach Eichenberger (AFA) Director Controlled Products Systems Group Pleasanton, California Josh Cecil (AFA) Director United Fence & Construction Co., Inc. North Little Rock, Arkansas .com Debra Welhener, Managing Director Michelle Hardisty, Administrative Manager, Sheila Sharp, Accounting Manager, In the December 2017 issue of this magazine, I offered a challenge to everyone that could cost me a $5,000 contribution to IDEA. My challenge remains to be in place, and it does so until the conclusion of the IDAExpo ® on April 28th. To meet my challenge, all you need to do is become IDEA accredited or certified…it's just that simple! If my first challenge doesn't work for you, allow me to offer a second one that won't empty my pocket book, but could very well fill yours! For my second challenge, I urge you to attend the 2018 IDAExpo to be conducted in Las Vegas April 25-28. By taking full advantage of the educational line-up, and the vast array of products on display in the exhibit hall, I guarantee you that you will indeed fill your pocketbook. You and I can never have enough information this day and age to effectively operate our businesses. Surrounding us are numerous changes. Changes in codes, products, sales techniques, communication, and marketing are just a few to name. What can a person like you and I do? I recommend investing a few days in Las Vegas to explore the opportunities to be unveiled during the IDAExpo. Speaking of investing, my particular door business is a small one, and I, like you need to be very smart about how I spend my time and money. Here's something to think about. For an IDA member to register two people for the entire event, the registration fees would total $540.00. However, for four days of business enhancement opportunities, that breaks down By Joseph Chisholm, IDEA President CHALLENGES OFFERED Care to Accept One? to only $135.00 per day. Not bad for what you'll receive in return! You'll enjoy; take a look: • Two days of educational workshops and seminars • Two days of exhibits • A fabulous Awards Banquet • Lunch for two days • Opening session attendance featuring keynoter, Jim Morris (of the movie The Rookie fame) • Numerous opportunities to visit with door dealers from throughout the globe The full schedule is available on the IDAEXPO website. I encourage you to take time now to visit the site (www. idaexpo.org) and decide which of the 34 educational programs can help you improve your business operations and opportunities. The offering is extensive! As business owners we can never have enough information and in this day and age change occurs so rapidly that keeping up is a challenge all of its own. That's where the IDAExpo shines for sure! Changes impacting our industry, safety, employees, marketing, health, wellness and finances…it's all part of the 2018 IDAExpo. See you there! 90 International Door & Operator Industry™

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