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Why FGIA Leadership Roles Matter

During next week’s FGIA Virtual Annual Conference, we will gather (remotely) to engage with speakers and learn from presentations on several important industry topics. Of equal import, we will also take the time to recognize our leadership during the Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony. This ceremony is a time to reflect on the members who make our Association as efficient as it is, and to honor their hard work. Those who take on leadership roles often do so in addition to their regular work assignments with...

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Learn How to Address Blind Spots at Next Month’s AAMA Annual Conference

In any industry, problems can creep up unnoticed. In fenestration, I know our members talk often about things like the skilled labor shortage, the economy and other crucial factors – and how the risks related to them can be mitigated. If you too are entering 2019 looking for ways to avoid problems before they arise, a speaker at next month’s AAMA conference may be able to help. AAMA is proud to welcome keynote speaker and author Kevin McCarthy, who will present “Welcome to the BlindSpot...

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AAMA 81st Annual Conference in the Sun in Orlando

Thanks to everyone who attended the AAMA 2018 Annual Conference this month down in Orlando. February is never a bad month to visit Florida, and we didn’t see a raincloud all week. On Tuesday night of the conference, we held our Annual Banquet with a surprise guest: Three singing waiters, who entertained us during dinner with music and the gentle ribbing of some of our leadership – myself included!The banquet is always one of my favorite events of the year, because it gives us a...

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Shape Up Your Team with “Flawless Execution”

I look forward to meeting many of you at the AAMA 81st Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida!For those of you I have yet to meet, I am Air Force Colonel (retired) Chris “Elroy” Stricklin. For more than 23 years, I served at various levels of Air Force leadership, hanging up my G-Suit last year. During my time in uniform, I flew Combat F-15s and Thunderbird F-16s, led a squadron of 36 airmen, a combat wing of 1,000 NATO servicemembers and culminated my career leading a...

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How Well Do You Know Your Twitter Etiquette?

Twitter has seen a lot of change over the last year or so, including the addition of an official way to thread tweets, aesthetic changes like going from square profile pictures to round and the creation of the Explore tab on the mobile app, which combines trends, Moments and search in one area. Still, one thing that remains constant with Twitter is the set of unspoken rules of how we do and do not talk to each other on the social networking platform. Here are...

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