Events & Education

To the Trade

April 20th from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm


Please join us for a half day business workshop with LuAnn Nigara, Vince Nigara and Peggy Morgans.   LuAnn is a celebrated media personality, keynote speaker, and host of her weekly podcast “A Well-Designed Business®”.  Vince and LuAnn are seasoned entrepreneurs who are part of the partnership team behind both Window Works, a custom window treatment and awning retailer, and Exciting Windows!, a national membership group for high achieving window treatment professionals. Peggy is the owner of Parkway Window Works, an award-winning custom drapery workroom serving design professionals in the greater Rochester and Upstate New York regions for over 20 years.

The workshop starts with lunch and ends with wine and hors d’oeuvres.  In between will be three info-packed sessions with Vince, Peggy and LuAnn.  With the wide range of topics, you will be sure to walk away with action items, ah-ha moments, and new insights for running a successful design business. See below for the details on each session:

Vince Nigara – Know Your Numbers

Every business runs on numbers, but which numbers exactly? Knowing and understanding your benchmark numbers is key in making smart business decisions. Join Vin Nigara as he explains how to determine everything from your personal compensation package, to your marketing budget to when it is time to add employees. Insightful and helpful information for business owners of all levels.

Peggy Morgans – Know Your Textiles

Specifying textiles for your window treatments is key to a successful result.  As designers, selecting the correct color is the easy part .  But do you consider the weave, fiber content, pattern repeat and width?  Join Peggy as she covers the top 5 mistakes to avoid when specifying textiles.

LuAnn Nigara – Know Your Mindset

Entrepreneurship is challenging. Every day tests your mental strength, your decision making skills, your outlook. Deciding to be excellent takes daily commitment. Join LuAnn Nigara as she walks you through the keys to knowing your mindset, showing up as your best self and designing the business that supports and empowers you, your family and your team.

As a trade partner to IDA of WNY, Parkway Window Works is hosting this event as part of IDA’s monthly calendar of events for its members.  The workshop is open to both IDA members and non-members.  Ticket price is $20.

Click on the REGISTER HERE button above to sign up.

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