NADRA Atlanta Chapter Meeting Re-Cap October 2012
Thanks to all who attended the NADRA Atlanta Chapter meeting this past Monday evening at the Ivy in Buckhead. We had 60+ attendees and many guests from the Principia Conference. I want to thank Larry Pease with Trex for sponsoring the meeting and for a great presentation. Our guest speaker was Ryan Magnon the Senior Manager, Hospitality and Service Design, Chick-Fil-A. Ryan gave us a great presentation and left us with some new ideas on how to brand our companies and provide superior customer service.
I had the opportunity to review the recent Deck Expo Show and highlighted many of the things that went on at show this year including our recent National meeting. Our own Bobby Parks is the new Vice president of the National Board so please congratulate him next time you see him and He can fill you in on any of the “happenings” with NADRA national. We had four Atlanta members that attended the Master Deck Certification classes; David Tibbetts (Atlanta Decking & Fence), Frank Pologruto (Decks & More), John Lea (DeckSouth), and Craig Jacks (Nyloboard). We also had several members that participated and won some of the National Deck Awards; John Paulin (Tailor Decks) won three awards, Rick Goldstein (Mosaic Group) won two awards, John Lea (DeckSouth) won two awards, and Frank Pologruto (Decks & More) won two awards. Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks to all who participated
Rich Phillips (Decks By Design) spoke to the group about a HomeAid Atlanta project that we are undertaking in the coming weeks in South Atlanta. HomeAid is nonprofit group that is affiliated with the Atlanta Home Builders association and they provide transitional housing for the homeless in Atlanta. We are beginning to coordinate some of our efforts with the Atlanta HBA and this is the second project that we will be working with them on. Please contact Rich or myself if you can help us with materials or labor.
Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday– December the 12th. This is our Big Year End Event and we are holding at Maggiano’s – Cumberland Mall location. Arch will be our sponsor and we are still working on our guest speaker. This is our time to look at the year past and to plan for the coming year – we need a big attendance so please put it on your calendars and note that Spouses are encouraged to attend. We will also be putting together a “Toys for Tots” drive at the meeting – details to follow. Thanks again to all the out of town guests that took their time to join us – we loved having you and hope you can join us again anytime you are able.
Respectfully Submitted Keith Compton / Chapter President