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WHFA Academy Announces October 12th Educational Event

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The Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) announced that it has invited home furnishings retailers to attend the October 12, 2006 WHFA Academy in Phoenix, AZ. The bi-annual WHFA educational event consists of two concurrent management workshop tracks designed to create an optimum opportunity for attendees. While one track focuses on sales management, the other is devoted to operations management. Retailers are encouraged to bring their management teams in order to better take advantage of both workshops. A wealth of information will be provided at each session. Both Academy sessions will feature dynamic speakers and workshop presentations. Steve Smith, Sales Management Trainer, will present the Track 1: Sales Management workshop, covering such timely topics as observing and coaching for better performance and gaining insight on your advertising and marketing effectiveness. John McCloskey, President for Profitability Consulting Group, will lead the Track 2: Operations Management workshop. He will speak on pertinent topics such as managing your back-end operations to raise performance, streamlining your operations process and increasing profits, and adding to your bottom line through quality control. A joint networking luncheon will follow, providing attendees from both tracks with the opportunity to recharge their batteries, share ideas, and generate community. To register for this event, contact WHFA at 800.422.3778 or e-mail events@whfa.org. Overnight accommodations at the Embassy Suites Hotel Phoenix-Airport are available for $169.00 plus tax (September 28, 2006 deadline). Be sure to mention that you are with the Western Home Furnishings Association Academy. All registration fees are non-refundable and include the Joint Networking Luncheon. Refer to www.whfa.org for more details. The WHFA Academy is a place for home furnishings retailers to gain insightful and invaluable information in a single day.

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