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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Desk Open


9:30 am – 11:45 am
Future Lumber Leaders Roundtable
The Future Lumber Leaders Roundtable provides new owners and emerging business leaders a forum to share best practices and exchange ideas to overcome today’s business challenges.  Tony Misura from the Misura Group will join the meeting to act as a sounding board for your questions on leadership.


9:30 am – 11:45 am
OSHA at Your Door Workshop
Do you know what you should do when OSHA shows up at your business?  During this workshop, Tim Peterson, VP of Operations at OECS, will teach you some tips from workplace safety experts to help employers navigate through an OSHA inspection.


11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Networking Lunch & Keynote
Get to know your colleagues better and share stories while you grab a bite to eat at the lunch buffet.  After everyone has had lunch, Brad Boycks, Executive Director, Wisconsin Builders Association, will share an update on the housing market in Wisconsin and important legislative issues affecting builders, lumber dealers and small businesses.


1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Sales Success on Purpose Seminar with Rick Davis
Author and sales training expert for the building materials industry, Rick Davis, will introduce you to new concepts to create sales on purpose. You will learn why sales results are not the best measure of performance, how to objectively evaluate the quality of a sales call, and advanced concepts in time and calendar management.


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Best Practices for Hiring & Retaining Quality Talent Seminar with Tony Misura
Tony Misura will share cutting edge best practices to hire and retain quality talent. Tony is passionate about helping leaders and professionals create a competitive edge focusing their resources to develop the greatest impact.


3:15 pm – 4:30 pm
5 Key Areas of Your Business You May be Overlooking
During this fast-paced seminar, LBM industry consultant, Emily Overson will review five key areas many business owners overlook that have a huge impact on your business’s bottom line.


4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Networking Reception
Following the afternoon of seminars, enjoy free appetizers, beer and soda while you reconnect with old friends and mingle with new acquaintances, before the Awards Dinner and Membership Meeting.


5:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Annual WRLA & WLDEF Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet
Join us for dinner at the WRLA/WLDEF Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet.  Meet the new board members, review the past year, and hear about the plans for the Association in 2020. Awards will be presented to the Dealer of the Year and one member will be recognized with the Distinguished Service Award.  The Grand Prize drawing for a travel voucher will be drawn at the banquet.  Must be present to win.


PLUS, NLA will be hosting a special LumberTech class on February 5th – LBM Management – Planning for Success.  Building on the concepts shared during the Leadership Conference Seminar – “5 Key Areas of Your Business You May Be Overlooking” we dig deeper into the tools that LBM dealers cannot afford to ignore.  Click HERE to learn more about this class.