Join Us for the 18th Annual

Exciting Windows Conference

April 7-9,2022 · Fort Lauderdale, FL

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.


Meet our Presenters

Evan Hackel Exciting Windows Keynote Speaker

Evan Hackel

Experienced Business Leader

Better Leadership

Speakers 1

LuAnn Nigara

Partner | Exciting Windows!

Better Profit Margins

Speakers 2

Steve Wishnow

Partner | Exciting Windows!

Better Marketing

Speakers 3

Steve Bursten

Partner | Exciting Windows!

Better Customers 

Madeleine 758

Madeleine MacRae

CEO, Founder | MM MacRae Coaching & Consulting

Better Mindset

Jessica Harling 758b

Jessica Harling

CEO/Founder | Behind the Design

Better Systems

Vin 758

Vin Nigara

Partner | Exciting Windows!

Better Numbers

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.

Register Today

Join us after the IWCE Expo!

$697 Member | $597 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! 18th Annual Conference

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022
  • 2:30 PM
    Kick Off with Networking Session & Sponsor Tables Open!
  • 3:30 PM
    Welcome to the 19th Annual Exciting Windows! Conference
  • 4:00 PM
    What Are Your Goals 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.
  • 5:15 PM
  • 5:30 PM
    Madeleine MacRae
    Control your Business More, Beat yourself up Less

    Have you ever felt overwhelmed, guilty, or stressed out by all of the things that you could be doing to make your business better?  Improving your business shouldn't be a source of more stress or guilt.  To counter those disempowering emotions (that we all feel from time to time) you have to learn and leverage the seven asset categories.  No matter the size or stage of your business, understanding how the seven asset categories are at play in your business will give you a newfound sense of freedom and strategic strength.
  • 6:15 PM
    Better Systems: Roundtable Input by Members

    A hallmark of Exciting Windows! Is our peer-to-peer collaboration. Benefit from idea exchange, comparative learning, and support from colleagues who do what you do every day.
  • 7:00 PM
    Dinner at Your Leisure
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2022
  • 7:30 AM
    Sponsor Tables Open
  • 8:30 AM
    Welcome to Day 2: Steve Wishnow
  • 8:45 AM
    Better Customers System: Sell Customers that seldom shop your pricing

    Move up from Broad market customers to Upscale customers (the sweet spot for custom window treatments). Then move higher with Luxury customers you can access through interior designers. Designers bring you homeowners that want the best and can afford it!. Learn to set benchmarks for each segment you sell today. Then set goals for higher levels by learning what makes Upscale and Luxury customers different.
  • 9:50 AM
  • 10:10 AM
    Jessica Harling
    Building a Strong Process: An Exercise in Building Your Foundation

    In this hands-on exercise you will break down a process into bite-size chunks to make the complicated world of window coverings, simple. Learn tricks to systemizing your processes and making it easy for yourself to follow or team to buy-in. By the end of the session, you will walk away with a process to be proud of to implement in your business.
  • 11:10 AM
    Round Table Discussions

    A hallmark of Exciting Windows! is our peer-to-peer collaboration. Idea exchange, comparative learning, and support from colleagues who do what you do every day.
  • 12:00 PM
    Lunch & Sponsor Highlight - KE & Graber
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 2022 Continued
  • 1:30 PM
    Better Sales: LuAnn Nigara

    Learn the power of the "Make A Friend" 7-Steps to Success Selling System. First, view from your customer's view point. Then learn key selling points for your maximum gross sales and gross profit.
  • 2:15 PM
  • 2:40 PM
    Keynote Speaker: Evan Hackel
    Better Leadership

    An organization’s success depends on the synergy among its team. Leaders who know how to create this from inception, are the leaders who thrive in their business. Open a new path for your organization with an exciting, interactive game and hands- on experiences demonstrating how teams work energetically together.
  • 3:45 - 4:15 PM
    Q&A with Evan Hackel
  • 4:15 - 4:30 PM
    Wrap Up and Recap: LuAnn Nigara
  • 4:30 - 6:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM
    Social Hour, Awards Banquet and Gala

    All are invited! Dress up and celebrate with us.
  • 9:00 PM
    Closing Comments: Steve Bursten, Vin Nigara, and LuAnn Nigara
    SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2022
  • 8:30 AM
    Welcome to Day 3: Steve Wishnow
  • 8:45 AM
    Better Employees: Benchmarks for Commission Structures

    Hiring, compensating and measuring performance of salespeople is complex. What margins do salespeople need to hit to earn commissions? What about quotas and sales goals? What about cold calling and bringing leads to he business? What types of compensation packages are there? What should it include, car, phone, iPad, other? Our esteemed panel will share and discuss what works for them. Ask questions, get ideas, share your strategies too.
  • 9:45 AM
    Better Numbers: Operation System with Vin Niagara

    Every successful business uses systems - are your systems up to par? Smooth Operation Systems allow you to grow your business - see how as Vin Nigara shares Operating Systems from Window Works. Incorporated is a simple Profit & Loss statement to encourage continuity and share the benchmark numbers you need to understand when making key business decisions.
  • 10:45 AM
  • 11:00 AM
    Round Table Discussion - Better Numbers
  • 12:00 PM
    Taking Action: LuAnn Nigara

    Let's make it real. The benefits of the information you've received in the last few days actually kick in when you take them back to your business—and take action. How will you put new strategies to work? Join LuAnn for the session that puts it all together.
  • 12:30 PM
  • 12:45 PM
    Closing Comments: Steve Bursten, Steve Wishnow, and Vin Nigara
  • 1:00 PM
    Have a safe journey home!

What’s Included?

  • ExpertFeatured Speakers
  • ExpertRoundtable Discussions
  • ExpertSuccess Panels
  • QuestionsBetter Marketing Session
  • QuestionsBetter Profit Margins Session
  • QuestionsBetter Customers Session
  • WorkbookThursday Evening Social Hour and Refreshments
  • WorkbookFriday & Saturday Breakfast
  • WorkbookFriday Sponsored Lunch & Awards Banquet

Register Today

Join us after the IWCE Expo!

$697 Member | $597 Spouse/Employee
$199 One-Time, Non-Member


  • I’m not a member. Can I attend?

    Yes, absolutely! You can purchase a ticket at a special, one-time non-member price. But please note: As a non-member, you can only come to one annual conference.

  • Where is the Exciting Windows! Conference?

    The Ft. Lauderdale Hilton Marina Hotel

  • Will there be meals provided?

    There will be a social hour with refreshments on Thursday evening. Breakfast will be served on Friday and Saturday. The Sponsored Lunch & Awards Banquet will take place on Friday.

  • When is the Exciting Windows! Conference?

    April 7-9, 2022—immediately following the IWCE Expo. We'll be getting started at 3pm on Thursday, April 7th.

  • How can get more information?

    Just ask! Email

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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