Business Solutions Conference for the Housing Industry

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A two-day conference for business owners who are in the related housing and construction industry. "Thinking Outside of the Frame" will focus and address various business issues - particularly in light of the current economic situation.

Thinking Outside of the Frame

A two-day conference for business owners who are in the related housing and construction industry is scheduled for Greenville, SC on April 23rd & 24th. The theme of the conference "Thinking Outside of the Frame" will focus and address various business issues - particularly in light of the current economic situation in the housing industry.

"This conference allows us to have an environment that's totally focused on business issues," said Brenda Baker, chairman of the Education Conference Committee and by day, CEO of Riverbend Timber Framing in Blissfield, MI. One of the conference highlights will be a breakfast program, presented by Tedd Benson, Bensonwood Homes and recently featured in this year's series of "This Old House."

Some of the country's leading business experts and consultants will address the following topics: Best Practices for Growing Your Company; Hiring & Keeping the Best Employees, Innovative Green Building: How to Manage Expectations With Your Clients; Economic Review & Forecast, Construction Climate - Learn "Get Work" Strategies; Secret to Success is Knowing Who to Blame; Email Campaigns that Connect With Customers (and How to Measure Success); Selecting the Right Team; Marketing Fundamentals for Builders; Mastering What Matters; Business Planning; Search Engine Marketing; SIPs and Your Marketing Strategy; the Economy and the Impact on the Custom Building Industry; and much more.

All of the above topics and others will be discussed as part of this two-day housing conference produced by the Timber Frame Business Council. The upcoming Business Solutions Conference will be conducted on April; 23-24, 2009 at the Westin Poinsett Hotel in Greenville, SC.

A total of seventeen sessions have been organized. Due to the assortment of topics that will be covered, two to three simultaneous presentations will be going at one time, so that attendees can select a topic of specific interest. Attendees will also be able to visit a variety of industry-related displays from sponsors and spend time networking with other attendees.

Noted speakers include: Jerry Rouleau, J. Rouleau & Associates, LLC & BuilderRadio.com, Brian Flook, Power Marketing & Advertising, Hal Von Nessen, Resh Marketing, John Abrams, South Mountain Company, Dr. James Smith, Chief Economist at Parsec Financial Management, Mike Kanaby, FMI Corp., Sundeep Kapur, NCR ecommerce, Greg Stine, Polaris, Inc., Dr. Lowell (Duke) Kuehn, Pacific Northwest Consultants, Dr. Bill Sturart, Dr. Laura Grace & Michael Campbell, Mississippi State University, Al Cobb, SIPSchool, Jonathan Orpin, New Energy Works, Scott Stroud, BuilderRadio.com and Reid Greenberg, Trillium Digital Marketing.

A limited number of architects and designers will also be able to attend a special (free) program on timber framing, structural insulated panels and proper wood window installation to earn three AIA-approved CEU credits. This three-hour session will be held from 9:00 am to noon on April 24 (also at the Westin Poinsett Hotel).
Details about the conference and registration information can be found on the Timber Frame Business Councils website: http://www.timberframe.org or by calling 888.560.9251.

The Timber Frame Business Council (TFBC) is a non-profit North American trade association providing information and resources to support the timber frame industry. TFBC members include framers, engineers, architects, designers, preservationists, general contractors, teachers, suppliers, and others interested in the timber frame industry.

Conference Sponsors include: hsbCAD North America, Fraserwood Industries, Ltd., Clarks Fork Timber, Foard Panel and Sauter Timber.

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