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July 17, 2013
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The Talk

By John Swanson

Each fall, I make the rounds, attending GlassBuild America, the Remodeling Show, the AMD Convention and Exhibition, and Win-Door North America.  I just started making some travel plans and I couldn't help but wonder whether the strengthening market might translate into busier events this year.

Now I know many factors besides the economy go into decisions to attend a show. You might have personal conflicts, or others at your company might have a greater need to attend.  I plan to add an extra show this fall–Greenbuild–simply because I haven't been for a couple of years and it's a quick train ride away for me to get to this year.  But the strength of the market is generally very influential in determining which shows we go to and how many people a company might send.

So what's happening with you this fall?  That's our poll question of the week.  And, of course, I'd like to hear from you.  If you're attending more events, or less, why?  Email me or post a comment to share your thoughts.   

Is the Real Unemployment Rate Higher?

The employment picture might be getting better, but window and door executives suggest there's much progress to be made still...read more

Looking to the industry's upcoming fall shows:
I will attend the same event or events I attended last year.
I will attend more events than I did last year.
I will attend fewer events than I did last year.
I generally don't attend these events.
 

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