Canvas Products Association, Zone 7 NEWS

This past DECEMBER of 2017, we held a very successful, three day conference in Cincinnati, OH.  We started out Wednesday evening with OUR casual market day & cocktail reception, followed by our famous cincinnati celebrity themed DINNER.  needless to say, we had a lot of good laughs.    LATER IN THE EVENING, WE enjoyed OUR ENTERTAINMENT, a local comedian, he definitely gave OUR MEMBERS quite the chuckle; which created a very FUN environment.  

On Thursday, we enjoyed breakfast followed by a trip over to queen city AWNING to tour their facility.   THEir shop had so many new advancements and industry equipment - we all left with some wonderful new ideas!  we were honored to also enjoy our guest speaker, kevin kelly, he so kindly provided a lot of useful information and tools for our members to take back to their shops.  our presenters, byron yonce and danielle maskermoni also educated us on graphics and the awning composer program.  we're thankful to be able to learn from each other and this conference definitely gave us great value having us all together.  we would like to thank queen city awning for their time and efforts in making this day possible.  later thursday evening, we really enjoyed the bb riverboat dinner cruise.....cruising the ohio river.  we were able to network with each other while enjoying a wonderful local jazz band.

Friday morning began with a very engaging PRESENTATION By russ griffin, his TIPS and great techniques, without a doubt, helped our members learn HOW TO BE MORE efficient and expanded their knowledge using clear vinyl and many other fabrics.   Shortly thereafter, we enjoyed a round table discussion on managing on the road employees, roi, fleet acquisition and advice on implementing company safety and maintenance.  finishing off the business meeting with a terrific lunch.   our annual Market Day began and was a tremendous success and very well attended!  friday evening we held our president's semi formal dinner.  afterwards, the awards for our photo contest were presented and our members took home some really great gifts from our raffle drawing, as well.  we finished the night with a super hilarious live version of the family feud.  everyone was quite involved and this entertainment couldn't have been any funnier!  it was so nice to see the members supporting each other on their teams, and enjoying spending time together!

This conference was made possible with the help of our suppliers and the aid of your annual dues. We were pleased to receive a great amount of positive feedback and we look forward to repeating it this December 5TH -December 7th, 2018, in louisville, ky.  The details for this year’s event are still being organized and are soon to come, but will include a tour of a local AWNING facility. Please keep checking our website for exciting updates to follow.

Thank you again, to all of the suppliers and manufacturers who participated at the 2017 conference. We hope you had a wonderful time!  Be sure to save the date for next year in louisville, ky!!

thank you for supporting Zone 7!! 

Wish you all a joyous, healthy & productive 2018!! 
Kindest regards,

Kisha Moldovan 
Secretary, Treasurer 
Canvas Products Association, Zone 7