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2021
SESSIONS

 

Audience and Lecturer

VDTA•SDTA

SESSION SCHEDULE 

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Thursday, June 10

 

Sewing Machine Repair (Day 1)

8:00am-4:00pm

Norm Himebaugh

In this class you will learn where to start the repair. Starting at the first setting is a must. Then proceeding through the settings in proper sequence. Your tension will end up in the correct range for perfect stitching. We will cover pricing your work and your warranty practices. Machines and tools must be brought to class. A list will be provided.

$400 (2-Days)

Friday, June 11

 

40th VDTA-SDTA Anniversary Party!

7pm

VDTA-SDTA Staff

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Vacuum and Sewing Dealers Trade Association, with the Independent Retailers and Suppliers that have made this incredible milestone possible. Join us at the Soleil Pool Deck for some fresh air, fun, food & cocktails. Meet up with your industry peers and enjoy the beautiful sunset view and night lights of the Eiffel Tower.

Included

PowerHouse Roundtable

1:00pm-4:00pm

Paul Laponte (Moderator)

Hear from some of the most successful dealers in the industry, as they discuss the “hot topics” regarding retail business today. Get insights into what is needed, along with the concrete solutions that worked for each of them.

Included

Sewing Machine Rep. (Day 2)

8:00am-4:00pm

Norm Himebaugh

In this class you will learn where to start the repair. Starting at the first setting is a must. Then proceeding through the settings in proper sequence. Your tension will end up in the correct range for perfect stitching. We will cover pricing your work and your warranty practices. Machines and tools must be brought to class. A list will be provided.

$400 (2-Days)

Saturday, June 12

VDTA-SDTA Members Meeting and Awards

VDTA-SDTA Members Meeting and Awards

5:15pm

VDTA-SDTA Staff

Meet the new VDTA-SDTA staff! And hear plans for the future of this trade association. We will honor some long-time dealer members with their 20 & 30 year awards. And there may be a surprise or 2 in store!

included

Grow your Business with License to Create

Grow your Business with License to Create

9:15am-10:00am

Katherine Davis

Don't miss your chance to learn about the brand new "Sit-N-Sew" program by Hope Yoder, Embellish, and RNK! As consumers begin to return to your stores for live, face-to-face instruction classes, the New LTC dealer program is the perfect program to help you make machine and consumable product sales. Join Kathy Davis, Embellish Division Manager to learn all the reasons why any Sewing Retailer would want to be licensed to offer "Licensed To Create".

included

Analyzing Your Business Data

Analyzing Your Business Data

10:15am-11:00am

Tim Brashear

included

David VS Goliath--Advantage David

David VS Goliath--Advantage David

9:15am-10am

Steve Butler

Industry giants pose a serious challenge to independents. How do you compete? This short class will transform your perceptions of size and power and help you recognize the many unique competitive advantages easily within your grasp.

included

What's New with Quilters Select

What's New with Quilters Select

10:15am-11:00am

Brianne Hickman

Take a peek at the newest offering from Quilters Select. We have some very exciting new things in the works that we cannot wait to share with you. You do not want to miss this! This class is open to all dealers.

included

Making $$ with Service

Making $$ with Service

10:15am-11:00am

David Arnold

In depth format to earn top dollar servicing vacuums. How to give upfront estimates and get prepayments.

included

Entrepreneur Midset--Growing and Scaling Mega Teams

Entrepreneur Midset--Growing and Scaling Mega Teams

10:15am-11:00am

Randy Schilling

included

Capturing More CVAC After-Market Sales

Capturing More CVAC After-Market Sales

10:15-11:00am

Grant Olewiler

Learn quick tips to view construction floor plans electronically and mark them up for central vacuum design and pip routing. Inlet valve placement, VacPans and even Hid-a-Hose instructions will be discussed. Reduce jobsite visits, present a professional response, and capture more installations. Bring your laptop and be ready to start designing during the class!

included

Get Found In Search Engines: SEO Tips for 2022

Get Found In Search Engines: SEO Tips for 2022

9:15am-10:00am

Tyler Rhoton

Learn the fundamentals of SEO and leave with an understanding of how to boost your online presence and drive traffic.

included

Referrals, Rewards, and Re-Marketing Magic

Referrals, Rewards, and Re-Marketing Magic

9:15am-11:00am

Chris Blakeman

Learn how to set up, automate, and optimize your Referral, Reward, and Remarketing system so that you can pay attention to the store.

included

Introducing SewVacology Dealer Membership Community

Introducing SewVacology Dealer Membership Community

9:15am-10:00am

Walton Schilling

included

Energy Intelligence :: The Workshop

Energy Intelligence :: The Workshop

9:30am-11:00am

Linda Loveless

included

 

Sunday, June 13

 

Attorney

8:15am-9:00am

TBD

TBD

included

What's New with Quilters Select

10:15am-11:00am

Join Brianne Hickman and Take a peek at the newest offering from Quilters Select. We have some very exciting new things in the works that we cannot wait to share with you. You do not want to miss this! This class is open to all dealers.

Brianne Hickman

included

Boost Your Brand with Resale in Retail

9:15am-10:00am

Discover the top 10 custom branded retail resale items that will boost your brand and create customer loyalty through strategic logo placement and merchandising. Heather will reveal her secrets to creating a buzz amongst your customers and keep them coming back for generations.

Heather Capps

included

What's New with Floriani?!

8:00am-9:30am

Attention Floriani Dealers! You are cordially invited to Join Beth Palmer and Kathi Quinn for breakfast Sunday June 13 at 8:00am to see What's New with Floriani.

Beth Palmer and Kathi Quinn

included

Floorcare Panel : Business Today and Tomorrow

8:00am-9:45am

Learn how industry leaders are dealing with change in the floorcare market. Hear how they not only survived, but thrive after this upended year! Top dealers discuss how they experience success, and how you can too.

Chris Blakeman (Moderator)

included

Post Pandemic: Website Strategies for the New Normal

8:15am-9:00am

We’ve analyzed quilter buying behavior through, and after, the pandemic and can teach you helpful tactics to grow your sales.

Tyler Rhoton

included

Numbers Do The Talking!

10:15am-11:00am

TBD

Tim Brasher

included

Story of a Store Remodel

9:15am-11:00am

Hear the truth of a store remodel from a fellow dealer on her experience -the good, the bad & the ugly business of a store remodel. How to create your remodel team, how to avoid pitfalls on common mistakes, how to create a new 'Image' to entice new customers, increase sales and profits.

Jim Rasmus

included

Interviews :: Successful CVAC Marketers

8:15am-9:00am

This will be a hybrid class with interactive discussions from top CVAC sales and marketing professionals. Come prepared to add to the conversation as we explore the never-ending change of options to market one of the best-kept secrets in construction.

Grant Olewiler

included

Serger Repair (Day 2)

8:00am-4:00pm

In this class you will learn the intricacies of the different settings and their relationship to each other. Finally understand that lower tension values in tightness are the reward for setting the machine perfectly. Machines and tools must be brought to this class. A list will be provided.

Norm Himebaugh

$400 (2-Days)

Central Vac Panel

10:00am-11:00am

TBD

Grant Olewiler (Moderator)

included

Sell More Sewing Machines!

9:15am-10:00am

Seeing is believing! Pointing to pictures on the product carton may seem to be “how it’s done”, but a few simple demonstration techniques will impress your prospects. Not only with the machines capabilities, but with your expertise as well!

Ray Winslow

included

SewVacology Talks

9:15am-11:00am

You’ve heard of Ted Talks?! This is our SewVacology industry take. Short lightening sessions. One topic per presenter. Every session with a key idea, concrete results, and the details so YOU can implement! Each “Talk” is 20 minutes. Come for one session or stay for all of them.

Scott Goodman, Chris Blakeman & others.

included

Introducing SewVacology: NEW Dealer Member Community!

8:15am-9:00am

TBD

Walton Schilling

included