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W&D Weekly

January 6, 2016
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The Talk

By Emily Kay Thompson

Happy New Year and welcome back to your weekly news source for everything windows and doors. Window & Door magazine and its member network, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance enter 2016 with some new plans to connect our audience and members with the people, products, information and innovation that will make this year a success.

For one, you can expect to see new authors and topics in your WDweekly and in the magazine that will provide a fresh perspective and insight for your business. We’re also putting a concerted effort to bring you every important industry headline via Twitter. If you don’t already follow @WindowDoorMag, do so today.

The WDDA will continue to invest in strategic partnerships with entities that provide valuable services to dealers this year, including discounts and exclusive benefits on insurance, shipping, and marketing and leads services. In addition, the Alliance will strengthen its reputation for connecting dealers with their peers through new networking programs. Stay tuned for the official announcement on this front.

As we explore all of the opportunities of 2016, your success is forefront in all of our efforts. So, please, tell us what you need, want and what else we can do for you. Send an email, post a comment and weigh in on this week’s poll.

What information and programs from Window & Door and the WDDA are most useful in your business?
Information on new products and industry trends
Articles and presentations on business strategy
Awards programs and company rankings
Networking opportunities
All of the above
Other (post in the comments)

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