Can you stop work, say “no” to a project and, dare I suggest, take a few days off work to attend an event? The answer is simple. You can’t afford not to. There are several associations in the floor covering industry working hard to bring about positive changes. Each has at least one big annual event, call it a conference, convention, or whatever. The purpose of these get-togethers is education: New products; new installation methods; business information; and other programs to get you fired up about flooring.
Some associations have a nice bankroll to work with, but most do not. Still, the programs offered are tremendous, especially when you consider most associations make things happen with member volunteers.