Letter from the Editor
61 – The number of days left in 2017… which means the VDTA•SDTA Int'l Trade Show and Convention is approaching, March 24-26, 2018 with special classes beginning March 22. That may seem like a long ways off, but now is the time to make travel arrangements, hotel reservations, and register for the convention with our office before prices increase!
As you plan, we want to warn you of the scams going around. The VDTA is not working with any outside hospitality agency or organization that may try to give you a "discount" or have you book rooms through them.
We are working directly with the host hotels who provide group codes or weblinks you can find online at www.vdta.com and in our magazine.
On a positive note, we'd like to invite you to VDTA's annual special events:
• The Industry Cocktail Reception: Friday evening, March 23, 2018 at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
• VDTA/Epstein Charity Fun Night: Sunday, March 25, 2018. The evening is a fun charity event with a spinning wheel of prizes and a Vegas- themed game night. It's $100 dollars to play, no cost to be a spectator, and all donations go to the VDTA / Epstein Scholarship Fund.
We are also looking for donations for this charity night - both prizes for the spinning wheel and sponsors for the game tables. It is $1500 to sponsor a table AND 8 players, and $700 to sponsor just a table. Call us at 800-367-5651 or email email@example.com if you are interested in this sponsorship.
And don't forget to attend classes and seminars at the show! Some – like those from DIME and Floriani – require pre-registration, which you can do by calling
the phone number listed by their class description in this magazine and online.
With all of this planning, it's still important to be present in the moment, especially this time of year when we are reminded to be thankful and generous. Let me finish this letter wishing you Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at VDTA!
Reprinted from Floor Care & Central Vac Professional & SQE Professional, November 2017