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Exciting Windows CEO Conference


September 29 - October 1, 2022 · Arlington, VA

Better systems lead to better opportunities.

Higher profit margins. Higher average sales. Lower operational expenses. Identifying opportunities to rise above your competition.

Learn from those who have done it. Meet dozens of the most successful window covering business owners in North America. Network with these owners and find out for yourself exactly how the best businesses evolve and excel.

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Meet our Presenters

Mark Richardsonp New2a

Mark G. Richardson

Author, speaker, columnist, and business growth expert.

General market conditions for the future of the window covering industry

Luann Nigara Exciting Windows

LuAnn Nigara

Partner | Exciting Windows!

Success Panel Moderator:
Attracting & Servicing Interior Designers

Steve Wishnow Exciting Windows

Steve Wishnow

Partner | Exciting Windows!

Success Panel Moderator:
Power of Past Customer Marketing

Steve Bursten Exciting Windows

Steve Bursten

Partner | Exciting Windows!

Success Panel Moderator:
Strategies for Managing Engaged Employees 

Vin Nigara Exciting Windows

Vin Nigara

Partner | Exciting Windows!

Success Panel Moderator:
Opportunities for Outdoor Product Sales

Jessica Harling 2000

Jessica Harling

Owner | Behind the Design

Recruiting, training & process development

The Predictive Index – A Powerful Hiring Tool for Your Business

William Hamilton

William Hamilton

Owner | Hamilton Creative Solutions

William Hamilton is an innovator in the ever-changing world of videography, web design, and SEO

Learn from the best.

 

Experience the Winning Culture of Exciting Windows!

Successful business owners know that the most valuable commodity is information. How and where to get vetted, industry-specific advice has been an obstacle—until now. Exciting Windows! brings each business owner a more pleasurable, profitable, and valuable business…plus an endlessly rewarding affiliation with like-minded members.

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$679 Member
$579 Spouse/Employee
$199 One-Time, Non-Member

I spend my time now as a leader working to develop and inspire our team members.

— RICK BAKER, CEO Galaxy Draperies

The shared knowledge and experiences from this distinctive group of business owners has been strategic to my continued success.

— KAREN ESSARY, Couture by Karen

The Schedule

What to expect at the Exciting Windows! CEO Conference

  • THURSDAY, September 29, 2022
  • 9:00 AM
    Welcome - Overview, Opening Comments,

    Introduce Non-Members and new members
  • 9:30 AM
    Ask Away! Your Goals and Objectives for the Conference
    To reach your destination, you need a roadmap. LuAnn Nigara opens the conference by asking every individual to share what they came here to learn, to find out, to achieve.
  • 10:00 AM
    Marketing Survey Report
    Panel Discussion: Digital Marketing & Social Media
    Moderator: Steve Wishnow - Panelists: Mark Perel, Oliver Schreiber, Stephanie Hamilton
  • 11:00 AM
    Break
  • 11:15 AM
    Roundtable Discussion:
    Digital Marketing & Social Media Tactics & Strategies
  • 12:15 PM
    Lunch
  • 1:30 PM
    The P&L, The Detailed Explanation with Q&A

    Presenter: Vin Nigara
  • 2:30 PM
    Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Outdoor Product Sales
    Moderator: Vin Nigara - Panelists: JC Rocha, Mike Lin, Oliver Schreiber
  • 3:15 PM
    Break
  • 3:30 PM
    Keynote Speaker:
    Mark Richardson
    General market conditions for the future of the window covering industry
  • 4:30 PM
    Roundtable Discussion:

    Preparing for economic changes in the industry
  • 5:15 PM
    Group Discussion: Aha Moments...

    What we learned today led by LuAnn Nigara
  • 5:30 PM
    Day One Ends.
  • 6:15 PM
    Bus Tour of Washington, DC

    Meet in Lobby
  • 9:30 PM
    Bus Tour Ends
  • FRIDAY, September 30, 2022
  • 9:00 AM
    Welcome to Day 2
    Talent Scout Awards
  • 9:30 AM
    Jessica Harling
    The Predictive Index - A Powerful Hiring Tool for Your Business
  • 10:15 AM
    Panel Discussion: Best Practices for Recruiting & Onboarding Employees
    Moderator: LuAnn Nigara - Panelists: Brandon Roellchen, Colleen Serkaian, Kendra Weldon
  • FRIDAY, September 30, 2022
    Continued
  • 11:00 AM
    Break
  • 11:15 AM
    Panel : Strategies for Managing Engaged Employees
    Moderator: Steve Bursten - Panelists: Oliver Schreiber, Rick Baker, Ron Bryza, Natasha Schroeder, Brook Devenport
  • 12:00 PM
    Roundtable Discussion:
    Predictive Index, Onboarding Practices, Sales Incentives, and Meeting Structures
  • 12:45 PM
    Lunch
  • 2:00 PM
    Panel Discussion: Power of Past Customer Marketing
    Moderator: Steve Wishnow - Panelists: Wilma Kulyk, Tina Engdahl, Susan Day, Jens and/or Marlys Wiegand, Karen Essary
  • 3:00 PM
    William Hamilton - Learn Why Video is a Must in Your Marketing Strategy
    William will share why video is the most powerful marketing tool you have now along with proven strategies for both DIY video as well as what to know if you choose to hire out video marketing
  • 4:00 PM
    Guarantees for Competitive Edge
  • 4:15 PM
    Group Discussion: Aha Moments...

    What we learned today led by LuAnn Nigara
  • 4:30 PM
    Cocktails and Conversations
  • 6:00 PM
    Dinner on your own in the beautiful DC area
  • SATURDAY, October 1, 2022
  • 9:00 AM
    Welcome to Day 3
  • 9:15 AM
    Panel Discussion: Attracting & Servicing Interior Designers
    Panel Moderator: LuAnn Nigara Panelists: Peggy Morgans, Kim Serafim, Nancy Waddell
  • 10:15 AM
    Information Exchange:
    Statistics & Benchmarks - Vin Nigara & Steve Bursten
  • 11:15 AM
    Break
  • 11:30 AM
    Information Exchange:
    Statistics & Benchmarks Continued
  • 1:00 PM
    Group Discussion: Aha Moments...

    What we learned today led by LuAnn Nigara
  • 1:30 PM
    Conference Closes
    Have a safe journey home!

What’s Included?

  • ExpertKeynote Speaker - Mark G. Richardson
  • ExpertAll Presentations
  • QuestionsPanel Discussions
  • QuestionsRoundtable Discussions
  • QuestionsInformation Exchange: Statistics & Benchmarks
  • WorkbookBus Tour of Washington DC
  • WorkbookCocktails and Conversation
  • WorkbookBreakfast - Thursday - Saturday
  • WorkbookLunch - Thursday & Friday

Register Today

$679 Member
$579 Spouse/Employee
$199 One-Time, Non-Member

FAQs

  • I’m not a member. Can I attend?

    Yes, absolutely! We welcome all business professionals to join us for one conference as a non-member to experience the Exciting Windows! community in action. And we offer this opportunity at a special "get to know us" rate! 2 1/2 days of ideas, strategies and collaboration, you will not be disappointed!

  • Where is the Exciting Windows! CEO Conference?

    Travel to DCA Ronald Reagan Airport - Not BWI
    Reserve your room today at the Doubletree by Hilton Washington DC - Crystal City

  • Will there be meals provided?

    Cocktails and Conversation | Breakfast vouchers for Thursday, Friday and Saturday | Lunch Thursday and Friday.

  • When is the Exciting Windows! CEO Conference?

    September 29-October 1, 2022— Plan to arrive on Wednesday, September 28th to spend time with fellow members. Conference events begin promptly at 9 AM on Thursday. The CEO Conference ends Saturday at 1:30 PM.

  • How can I get more information?

    Just ask! Email hello@excitingwindows.biz.

There are members in this group that can show me what’s possible. No need to reinvent the wheel.

— Susan Day, Owner Exciting Windows! by Susan Day

Exciting Windows! has the resources to train new decorators to make an impact from day one.

— Matt Cobb, Owner, Southern Traditions

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