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November 29, 2018
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WDDA Offers Members Webinar Resources

Earlier this month, WDDA presented a webinar entitled “Systems Make Sales: How to Grow Your Sales Team," hosted by business growth strategist Madeleine MacRae. For members who missed the webinar or would like to review the valuable insights offered, WDDA has posted a recording of the online seminar.

This insightful presentation explores how to:

  • take the guess-work out of your hiring strategy,
  • avoid critical mistakes when building out your sales team, and
  • attract top talent, and keep your top performers engaged and producing. 

CLICK HERE
to access the webinar recording and to download the FREE resource 12 Steps to Hiring Success.

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The Innovation Imperative

Our industry is responsible for delivering the technology that help meet tomorrow’s standards
By Eric Thompson, from Window & Door magazine's THE TALK...

I really enjoyed the recent blog written by American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s Rich Rinka. In it, he retraces some of the most important evolutions of the window industry over the past few decades, from when significant heat loss in American homes was just “accepted as the nature of things,” to California’s goal of all new residential buildings becoming energy neutral by 2020.

Among other technologies, he cites the potential use of Building Integrated Photovoltaics and photovoltaic windows as ways to achieve Zero Net Energy, and he asks these questions:

There are numerous design and cost challenges to overcome, however. Who will design, fabricate, sell, install and repair these systems? What will be the role of window companies? Will they be offered as independent systems assembled and integrated onsite, or as an integrated package delivered to the jobsite?

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Headlines
In Case You Missed it: Meet the WDDA Dealers of the Year
View Releases New Smart Building Products, Partners with Microsoft Azure IoT Services
Western Window Systems Announces Impact-Resistant Option for Series 7000
Harvey Building Products Acquires Northeast Building Products Corporation
AAMA Updates Requirements for Rigid PVC Exterior Profiles
Housing Affordability Edges Lower in the Third Quarter
Marvin, Infinity Appoint New Presidents
Modernize Releases Study on Homeowner Research Behavior
 
 
YOUR PROFITS
The Value of Investing in Networking

By Katie Gregg, WDDA

As a window and door dealer, you already know the importance of investing money in your business. But do you also invest in relationships?

Networking – whether through informal conversations or formal meetings – can uncover opportunities, increase knowledge, and elevate your status all to the benefit of your business. After all, the most connected people are often the most successful.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Bell Brothers, "The No Surprise Guys!"


(l-r) Kenny Bell & Jerry Bell

Meet fellow WDDA member Bell Brothers, headquartered in Mather, California and doing business for 27 years.

The company's keys to success, according to co-owners and founders Kenny and Jerry Bell, include standing behind the work they perform, doing what is in customers' best interest, and embracing their corporate responsibility by leading by example and giving back to their community.

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